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Sail Barbary

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Sail Barbary to the Maori Rock Carvings on Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Sail Barbary is an all-year-round top rated Taupo activity; offering relaxation, fun and adventure on the water the Kiwi way. Taupo's 14-meter high Maori Rock Carvings are...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Adventurous sailing to the Maori Rock, with the strong wind blowing which almost topple the yacht, credit to the captain who sailed the yacht safely throughout the journey.

Thank Aik Leong T
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, thank you for your lovely review. We're pleased you enjoyed your adventurous trip with us, and rest assured there is no way the yacht was anywhere near toppling over! :) Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome time on the barbary no matter the weather, knowledgeable skipper, hot chocolate and bikkies, amazing scenary

Thank Coastal811654
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, thanks for your awesome review. We're so rapt to hear you loved your time on the lake with us :) Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing to see the lake and carvings, and lovely to cruise along the lake. Locals were swimming off the jetty and at the carvings - would be a great place for a swim if you had more time. Only negative - no option to give...More

Thank see-swim-hike
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, thanks for your review. I'm presuming from the context of your review you must have come out with us quite some time ago, as we only run our evening trips (which include free pizza) in summer from November - March. We definitely do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an absolute treat. Skipper Kerry sailed us out to the rock carvings while giving a wonderfully interesting commentary on this ancient lake. We took our own drinks and nibbles and thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful tranquility of a beautiful environment.

Thank Robyn C
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Robyn, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us and enjoyed Kerry's wonderful commentary :) Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect when we got to the docks but boy we were blown away! The captain we had that day was absolutely amazing. From the knowledge he has about the Maori carvings to being a great host! We had an amazing...More

Thank KatS1224
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kat, thank you very much for your amazing review. We're so rapt we exceeded your expectations of the trip :) Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed August 11, 2018

Really enjoyed our trip out on Thursday morning.it was a great experience as well as fab views despite the weather. The commentary from our guide on the day was excellent. Would recommend this to anyone who wants a different experience from the usual lake boat...More

Thank ay161
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there. Thanks for your awesome review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and our skipper/guides commentary! Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed August 11, 2018

Great tour, loved the unique experience of going on the sailing boat and the guide was very knowledgeable and funny.

Thank Wenona C
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Wenona, Thanks for your review. We're rapt to hear you enjoyed your experience and our skipper/guides commentary. Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed August 8, 2018

this was well worth the money, I took my two grandsons to N.Z. for two weeks and this was a fun day for them, jumping of the boat at the carvings and sights were great.

Thank jayne2609
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your lovely review - we're so pleased you and your Grandson's enjoyed your trip with us :) Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed August 3, 2018

Very good activity to do, with a very nice team. Even though it was really cold, the trip worthed it and we had a great time. A must do in Taupo!

Thank Aurora F
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Aurora, thank you for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip despite the cool weather! :) Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had a great time! Our tour guide was informative and made the trip a lot of fun (sorry i can't remember her name) she also made sure to cater to our friend who is deaf which was awesome. Would love to...More

1  Thank rhyleehahipene
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Hi there, thanks very much for your lovely review :) We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that Sarah (your Captain) was able to make your trip extra special for your friend. Cheers, the Sail Barbary team

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jmhigginbotham2003
June 19, 2018|
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Response from SailBarbary | Property representative |
Hi there, If you would like to book through TripAdvisor, then you can click the "more info" button at the top of the listing then "check availability". Alternatively if you visit the Sail Barbary website directly you can... More
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lmf60745
January 15, 2017|
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Response from SailBarbary | Property representative |
Hi there, just a quick note - Sail Barbary's trips actually depart at 2.00pm and 5.00pm, just in case that affects your planning! Both cruises are lovely - the basis of them is the same, but the 5.00pm cruise you will get to... More
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Arijit1988
November 1, 2016|
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Response from ArJunS1151 | Reviewed this property |
It is up to you, the main difference between Sailing and Kayaking is that kayaking in an activity and sailing is relaxing (i.e. sitting on the boat and sailing). If you prefer to actually be on the water, then kayaking would... More
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