The only thing better than sailing on the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō is knowing you are doing it sustainably with minimal impact on the environment. Step aboard Sail Barbary, an electric yacht and feel the sun on your face and enjoy the gentle lake breezes as you cast off and head out to make new friends and new discoveries.
Kick back and relax as you skim across the surface, the crystal-clear waters gliding quietly beneath you, and you investigate the hidden bays and dramatic coastline that tell the story of Taupō’s volcanic past. Take in the stunning vistas that spread out before you, the distant peaks of majestic mountains rising high above the lake, guarding the Taupō caldera as they have for ages.
Whether you want to sit back and just enjoy the peace on the quiet, zero-emissions yachts or want to get more hands-on and take the wheel or help hoist the sails, you’re set for an amazing experience.
Experience the cultural significance of the Māori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay, listen to old legends and engaging stories. Discover the masterful artistry of Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell, years in the making, and marvel at his magical creations as they stretch 14 metres above you, attempting to touch the sky.
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Only accessible by boat, discover the history and significance of this world-renowned site as our experienced storytellers and guides weave a vibrant tapestry that takes you back to days gone past. Listen and become enmeshed in the story as you join the artist on a mystical journey, calling his ancestor’s home.
Truly the sustainable choice, Sail Barbary is dedicated to preserving the resources and natural beauty of the very place they sail. Every yacht in the fleet is 100% emission free and lets you immerse yourself in the experience without the distracting rumble of a motor or the smell of noxious fumes.
Their commitment to sustainability doesn’t end with the fleet but carries into reducing packaging waste to employing environmentally friendly cleaning products to using recycled and bio-degradable goods on board.
Day cruises sail at 10:30am, 2:00pm 5.00pm and 7.30pm sunset cruise in Summer. Cruise includes a complimentary hot chocolate, tea, or coffee. BYO and Licenced.
Address: Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street, Taupō Boat Harbour, Taupō , New Zealand
Phone: 07 378 5879 or 0800 ECO SAIL