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Sail Barbary

Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5879
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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Trip in Taupo
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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 possibly the largest of their type in the world and are a must-see attraction, only accessible by boat. Sail Barbary has been offering sailing cruises to these carvings since 1983. Soak up the sun or roll up your sleeves; you can take the wheel, help hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the view. You’re guaranteed amazing photo opportunities as you experience one of life’s postcard moments. You can even BYO (Bring Your Own) food and beverages. Things really couldn’t get more Kiwi! As New Zealand’s only two commercially operated electric yachts - We're equipped for all conditions; if the wind dies down, Barbary's eco-friendly electric engine kicks in, moving noiselessly through the water. When the wind is up, you can enjoy sailing without salty sea-spray and noisy outboard motors. Warm ponchos are supplied. Sail Barbary cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings depart daily at 10.30am, 2.00pm, and 5.00pm (*5.00pm Summer Only). We don’t promise the best cruise on the lake, we deliver it!
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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+64 7-378 5879

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Reviewed March 2, 2016

Had an amazing trip out on the Barbary such a beautiful sail boat to cruise around the lake on. The Sailor Sarah was absolutely amazing she told us so much history about the lake which was extremely interesting. We had a chance to jump in...More

Thank Sophie H
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

Hi Sophie, thanks for your brilliant review. We are so pleased you had such an amazing trip with us! Cheers, Sarah & Jamie

Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trip, great sailing. Captain was great fun and evidently very experienced both with people and sailing! Cant recommend enough.

Thank Coursejunkie
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

Hi, thanks for your lovely review - we're so glad the rain didnt stop you having a fantastic time :) Cheers, Jamie & Sarah

Reviewed February 28, 2016

This was a fun, interesting, and exceptional experience. The boat owner/sailor was friendly and helpful, joking around with all of us and making us feel welcome. He periodically checked on each of us and made sure we were having a good time. It was raining...More

Thank Susan J
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Hi Susan, thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience on Barbary and had fun with Jamie! Cheers, Sarah & Jamie

Reviewed February 27, 2016

Me & my friend sailed out in the Barbary on the 5pm trip and it was so much fun. The Aussie girl that had only been working on the Barbary for 2 weeks (didn't catch her name) was really informative and interesting and let us...More

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SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review. We're so pleased you had such a great time on board Barbary :) Cheers, Sarah & Jamie

Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

A group of 3 of us sailed with The Barbary on the 5pm trip. From start to finish it was excellent. Organisation and communication beforehand was first rate, Sailor Sarah was an awesome captain and guide - welcoming, friendly and knowlegable. The free pizza and...More

Thank HandMTravelling
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2016

Hi, thanks for your lovely review :) It's always wonderful when people enjoy the Barbary experience! Cheers, Sarah and Jamie

Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Two couples went on the boat with many others and found it very enjoyable and worth the cost. Sarah, the skipper was informative and got the sails up to give us all the real sailing feel if the boat. With the rougher seas and brisk...More

Thank Bruce M
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2016

Hi Bruce, Thanks for your lovely review. It's always awesome being able to give our guests a true sailing experience :) cheers, Sarah and Jamie

Reviewed February 23, 2016

Jamie looked after us all very well and was very entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning sail and the electric engine meant that it was a very peaceful journey.

Thank Caroline S
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2016

Hi, Thank you for your review! We are always so pleased when people recognize and enjoy the peacefulness provided by the electric engine :) Cheers, Sarah & Jamie

Reviewed February 22, 2016

Great pizza and drink on the 5pm cruise. Sarah and team very cruisy. Lovely trip. Opportinty to jump off the boat, which quite a few did, after seeing the Mauri Art.

Thank 22CandD22
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2016

Hi there, thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed our 5pm sailing and the Maori Rock Carvings. Cheers, Jamie & Sarah

Reviewed February 22, 2016

AWESOME! We had Sarah as our Skipper and Ash as crew! Both informative and awesome. What a young but vibrant Ashley! A bloody great trip considering NZ activities are SOO expensive. Cheap and fun- great sailing, got to dip in the lake and the maori...More

Thank Tieradactyl
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2016

Hi, Thanks for your wonderful review! We are so pleased you had an awesome time on Barbary and enjoyed all the different aspects of the trip :) Cheers, Sarah and Jamie

Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. It was relaxing, enjoyable and educational. Skipper was funny and his 1 person crew helpful.

Thank gerard P
SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2016

Hi, thanks for your reivew. We are glad you had a relaxing time on Barbary. Cheers, Jamie & Sarah

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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 ArJun S | 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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gourmetwalks
October 27, 2016|
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Response from SailBarbary | Property representative |
Hi there. Thanks for your question! The jet boat rides are actually on the Waikato River, which flows out of Lake Taupo. Where as our sailing trips are on Lake Taupo it's self. A trip on Sail Barbary is much different from a... More
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