Sail Barbary

Sail Barbary is an ecofriendly company, developing NZ's first commercial electric yacht in 2010. We sail to the Maori Rock Carvings every day, or you can enjoy a private charter trip.

Est. 1982 - we sail a classic kauri ketch.

Customer focused and progressive we developed NZ's first commercial electric yacht in 2010.
From the goal of reducing carbon emissions we have evolved to embrace Sustainability as our core value.

On our trips customers enjoy the lake's picturesque bays and majestic snow-capped mountains that tell the story of Taupo's volcanic past. Past reviews tell us they find our boat relaxing and enjoy the beautiful scenery, some join in by helping to hoist the sails or take the wheel during the journey to the carvings in Mine Bay.

Only accessible by boat, the Māori Rock Carvings have been hailed as one of New Zealand's most spectacular contemporary artworks and stretch a sheer 14 metres tall. Our skippers share information on their history and significance as they take customers in close for the perfect photo opportunity.

On the trip home, there is an opportunity to jump into the deep blue fresh water for a swim or just watch and enjoy a hot/cold drink. We are fully licensed or BYO.

"Sail Barbary is a unique and authentic experience"

Find out more about Sail Barbary

  • Boat cruises

    Sail Barbary - eco sailing Lake Taupo

    Explore Lake Taupō on an eco-friendly scenic cruise with Sail Barbary. Enjoy stunning views as you set sail to explore the Māori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. Book and enjoy a must-do experience on New Zealand's only commercial electric sail boat.

    $49 - $59
+64 7 378 5879
0800 326 7245
Physical address:
Berths 9 & 10 Redoubt Street
New Zealand
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