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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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Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5879
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this sailing. Kerry, our captain was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We have done many other tours and feel this tour was the best for the money of any in the area.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour is good, but unfortunately, we were there in a rainy day with very strong wind. We were at the side where facing the strong wind. But given we need to make a balance to the whole boat, we stayed there most of the...More

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SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Natalie. Thanks for your review. Unfortunately we haven't quite figured out how to control the weather yet! We're sorry to hear your 6yr old was a bit uncomfortable with the heeling (tilt) of the boat. I can definitely assure you the water was no...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lucky with a very windy day and were able to see the sails properly at work which was really good fun. Our guide was really fun and interesting to chat to and made sure we all tucked into our pizza and wine/beer. Unfortunately...More

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SailBarbary, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thanks for your review. We're rapt you enjoyed the trip, despite the issues we had with the headsail - the wind was a little TOO good! We're sorry you didnt get to make it to the Carvings, if you're ever back in Taupo,...More

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lmf60745
16 January 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
1 November 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
28 October 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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