Boat Hire Taupo: Charter Boats Barbary & Barbary II

Taupo Christmas parties; corporate events; hen, stag & wedding cruises; family get-together or mates-day-out? You choose!

No matter what the occasion for your private boat hire, Lake Taupo affords a unique and stunning venue. And when it comes to Taupo charter boats, Sail Barbary sets the scene for amazing things to do in Taupo … Think small wedding cruises, corporate functions, family and friend celebrations, hen/stag do’s and, of course, this year’s Christmas party.

Since we know that there’s a preference for customised boat hire, Taupo yachts Barbary & Barbary II are equipped to suit your needs, creating the perfect mix of fun, relaxation and adventure. Play your favourite tunes, BYO (Bring Your Own) food and beverages, go for a swim, see the Maori Rock Carvings, marvel at the gorgeous scenery, or have a friendly racing competition. Taupo charter boats Barbary & Barbary II not only have all the luxuries you could wish for but we’re also NZ’s only commercially operated electric yacht fleet.

Click here to download Sail Barbary’s flyer for information on private boat hire in Taupo or send us an email to tell us about your plans. You can book our Taupo charter boats individually or, for larger groups, hire both at once! Sail Barbary’s yacht charters can cater for 2 people wanting a secluded experience, or a group of up to 40 people between the two yachts.

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Family Occasion

Small and large gatherings are available on one or two yachts with Sail Barbary. Our friendly skipper will be your personal guide out on the water – allowing you and your whanau (family) to relax and have fun cruising on Lake Taupo. Quality time with family enjoying delicious food and a glass of wine (or two) – what more could you ask for!


Corporate Event Boat Hire

Sail Barbary’s boat hire option is ideal for any event, whether you’re building your team’s confidence or putting them through their paces. Our charter yachts provide a great team building environment where everyone can interact and get involved. It’s a unique setting to challenge and distract you from your normal working day. You can even hire both of Sail Barbary’s beautiful white sailing yachts together, and have a bit of fun, friendly racing competition – no sailing experience nessesary. Perfect for your next conference!


Taupo Wedding Cruises & Reception

The romantic and stunning backdrop of Lake Taupo makes for an exceptional setting for your day of celebration. With photo opportunities galore, if you’re dreaming of something small and intimate, then either of  Sail Barbary’s two beautiful yacht’s provide the perfect wedding or reception venue. A cruise to entertain your guests is one of the most unique things to do in Taupo, a real treat and a true taste of Kiwiana.


Taupo Charter Boat for Hen/Stag Do

Party the night away on board one or both of Sail Barbary’s sailing yachts and enjoy a fun and memorable Taupo cruise with lots of laughs. Play your favourite tunes, drink your favourite beers and entertain your bride-/groom-to-be with awesome hen/stag things to do in Taupo: Take in the scenery, catch a trout, skinny dip and, after dark, watch a film or music videos on the BIG SCREEN!


Christmas Party Yacht Charters

Sail Barbary offers an unparalleled private charter cruise. Sail with us during the day or allow the night lights of Lake Taupo to set the scene for a unique group get-together. This Taupo boat hire can be topped off with great tunes, music videos or movies played on our 3-metre screen. You can even BYO (Bring Your Own) food and beverages.

Eco Sailing

New Zealand's only two commercially operated electric yachts

Eco Sailing

Summer Cruise Specials

10.30am and 2.00pm day time cruises include:

A complimentary non-alcoholic drink

A Sail Barbary Postcard

Evening Cruise Specials

5.00pm and 7.30pm Summer Only cruises include:

Buffet-style selection of pizza

A glass of wine/beer/soft drink

A Sail Barbary Postcard

(valid Nov – Mar only)


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Private Charters

Organise your Christmas Function, End of year Work Do or Hens Party now!

BYO food and beverage or catering options available.

Tailor your charter to suit your needs

Create the perfect mix of fun, relaxation

and adventure

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