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Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing on Lake Taupo

boat ride

Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing on Lake Taupo

4 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing on Lake Taupo

boat ride

Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing on Lake Taupo

4 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

• We invite you to make yourself at home on our lovingly restored classic white electric yachts. Our skipper will make your sailing trip one to remember aboard the vessel that has proudly entertained many visitors to the region since 1982. • We leave the marina at the beginning of the mighty Waikato River and work our way along the bays of Great Lake Taupo with an informative and interesting short history of the area, it’s volcanic nature and settlement. • Sit back and relax in comfortable seating on our spacious deck as we round the point to the famous Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings. • Sail Barbary takes you right up close for the perfect shot of the 14-metre high rock art. You’re guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life’s instagram moments on this tour of cultural significance. • Soak up the warm sun or go for a swim before you enjoy free refreshments at the Rock Carvings. • As we depart from the carvings, roll up your sleeves, as you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view. • We’re equipped for all conditions, including awesome warm ponchos. • If the wind dies down, Sail Barbary’s quiet, eco-friendly electric engine kicks in. We have NZ’s only two commercially operated electric yachts. • We work our way back across Taupo Bay to the marina with stunning views of mountains, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.

Your host

Tiffany

Tiffany

We are a family business with Peter sailing the yacht and Tiffany in the office taking bookings and organising anything else to do with Barbary. Whilst we are new to the business of sailing we have owned and operated small businesses for many years and enjoy working with people. Sailing is a passion. Peter is very passionate about passing on information about our eco friendly yachts, Lake Taupo and our local cultural heritage. Peter is a fully qualified skipper. Skipper Restricted Limits ( with passenger endorsement) licence and a Level 2 First Aid Qualification. Tiffany's past experiences as a qualified teacher and then work within the business sector for a number of years means she is a good communicator and used to organising people and an office.

What's included

Drinks
Our day trips offer complimentary tea, coffee or soda in the summer. You can purchase a limited range of drinks aboard our…
Equipment
We have toasty warm ponchos, hats and gloves you can use during the trip to keep you dry and warm. We do recommend you bring…

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Where you'll be

We sail out to Whakamoenga Point to see the famous Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings. They are only accessible by water. Sail Barbary takes you right up close to the face of Ngatoroirangi for the perfect photo of the 14-metre high rock art. The main carving is the face of an 800 year old ancestor. It is surrounded by smaller sculptures depicting ancestors and kaitiaki (guardians). While it was carved in 1981 the designs used are ancient.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. You must be over 18 years old and present valid photo ID in order to BYO or purchase alcohol

More tips

Cancellations by the client with less than 24 hours notice will incur the full charge. Barbary reserves the right to cancel or amend a cruise due to operational, lake or weather conditions, or other circumstances beyond our control. A refund will be given if necessary.
Tiffany
Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing on Lake Taupo
4 reviews
From $49/person
4 reviews
From $49/person