Step aboard, explore Lake Taupō, and discover its natural beauty and hidden wonders with an eco-friendly cruise with Sail Barbary. Leave your cares and the shoreline behind and set sail across the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō. Investigate the hidden bays and beautiful coastline as you enjoy stunning vistas guarded by majestic mountains, enduring witnesses to Taupō’s volcanic past. Explore the culture, history, and sustainability of the region as you voyage to the Māori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. We will take you right up close to the 14 metre high face of Ngatoroirangi.
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We are licensed but you are welcome to bring your own prepared food and beverages.
Free refreshments including tea, coffee, hot chocolate.
Warm Ponchos for cooler days.
Please be at the boat 15 minutes before we depart to check in and grab a seat. We leave on time.
Barbary yachts are located at Berth 9 & 10, Redoubt Street, Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo. You can access the Taupo Boat Harbour from Ferry Road (off Lake Terrace, at the southern end of Tongariro Street) Story Place or Redoubt Street.
You will find Sail Barbary located in front of STIR Cafe - a little dark grey converted caravan cafe.
Look for the tall white and green blade flag with ELECTRIC YACHT in white on it, this is where you need to meet.
Berth numbers are on the dark grey bollards in front of each boat. Do not google the numbers as you will be sent to the wrong place.
Minimum numbers apply: There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative boat, date or full refund.
What to Bring: Dress casual, comfortable and warm (layered clothes work best), windproof/showerproof jacket, swimwear and towel (during summer), sunglasses and hat.
Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible, Stroller accessible, Service animals allowed, Near public transportation
Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.
Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.
There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.
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