Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing Taupo

Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing Taupo

Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing Taupo
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Our electric yacht is 100% sustainable, emissions and noise free, making it climate safe, and Lake Taupo’s best sailing experience. We have been sailing to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1982! This all-year-round activity offers relaxation, fun and adventure on the water, the Kiwi way. Get right up close to this culturally significant 46 foot (14m) high rock art. Excellent, amusing and current commentary on lake, the volcanics and the carvings. Free refreshments including tea, coffee, hot chocolate and mulled wine (winter only). We are licenced but you are welcome or bring your own. Swimming is encouraged. Sail Barbary is the only boat in Taupo rated 'Qualmark Gold' by Tourism NZ under the 'sustainable business' category.
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Lou W
Lennox Head, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Really enjoyable, peaceful way to see Lake Taupo and the Māori carvings up close. Even though it was overcast and it rained a little it was a great experience. Chris was a very knowledgeable, passionate guide with a great sense of humour. We loved seeing the duck training too!
Written 11 April 2024
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John H
South Perth, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Captain was fantastic staff for great very enjoyable trip even though the weather wasn’t fantastic. On the day the staff done the best to make it enjoyable.
Written 9 April 2024
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Pulak P
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Everything mentioned in the description was false. The picture of the boat is very misleading. That’s not the one we got. Our boat was very different. Further, it was mentioned that it will be a silent electrical boat, and we could enjoy the quiet and calm boat for which I specifically booked this tour. However, to our surprise the boat wasn’t the one in the picture and neither was it an electrical boat. The journey was extremely rough and the smell from the oil was terrible, my wife got unwell in the boat and we didn’t enjoy the trip at all. It was one of the worst experience in our entire New Zealand tour.
Written 6 April 2024
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Ross M
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We went on a fantastic sailing trip on Lake Taupo, to see the Māori rock carvings. It was a glorious morning on the water, and seeing the carvings up close was something I won’t forget. The captain was great and very knowledgeable about the lake and surrounding area.
Written 2 April 2024
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Ruth L
Springfield, IL, United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We went with our 5yo kiddo and it was a great trip. So cool to be on a silent boat just gliding through the water. It was so peaceful. Too cold to swim the day we went, but water was amazing and so clear. I loved that the skipper knew all about all the work that had gone into restoring the lake over the last 20 years - it clearly paid off. More of this in the US please!!!

Also, they were so kind! I realized 15m before departure that I had booked the wrong day and we were >1 hour away. I called hoping for a miracle and Tiffany and the skipper agreed to let our family come the next day, potentially costing them the slots. What kind people!!!
Written 25 March 2024
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Paul B
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely relaxing sail to see the rock carvings on the lake. Brian was an informative and humorous skipper and guide, providing great local knowledge and anecdotes.
Written 19 March 2024
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Ger_Mai2018
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent experience on Lake Taupo. We learnt so much and and had a brilliant and enjoyable time. Incredible value for money, environmentally friendly, great views and the carvings are a must see. What's not to like. Tip: Take some warm clothes and waterproofs just in case.
Written 17 March 2024
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Aleksandra P
Edinburgh, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A fantastic way to spend some time in Taupo. Loved the electric yacht, it was completely silent and it made the experience so much better. We could hear the skipper, who was great and told us many interesting things about the carvings, lake and the area. It was super relaxing and I would highly recommend it!
Written 17 March 2024
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Relax55753844863
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Excellent sailing trip to the carvings. The host was knowledgable and friendly and told us the Maori stories associated with Lake Taupo and the carvings. He also shared information about Taupo and surrounds.
Written 16 March 2024
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Colin F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely amazing trip with my daughter and a special thank you to Peter the Kiwi Skipper, a real character who is a font of local Knowledge, engaging and a wicked sense of humour.
From “The mouthy Pom!”
Respect Peter, seeing the Chilis in the 80s!✊
Written 4 March 2024
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