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.

Step aboard, explore Lake Taupō, and discover its natural beauty and hidden wonders on New Zealand's only commercial electric sail boat. 100% emissions free, noise free and sustainable. Leave your cares and the shoreline behind and set sail across the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō. Investigate the hidden bays and dramatic 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. Listen to old legends and engaging stories. Sit back and relax or jump in and learn to sail. Fully licenced or BYO. Swimming encouraged. Up to 4 trips per day.

Opening times

Business hours
Maori Rock Carvings Cruise Departs 10.30am, 2.00pm, 5.00pm & 7.30pm (evening cruises Summer only).
Months of operation
All Year


$49 - $59 (Adult)
$29 (Child)

You can also purchase Sail Barbary Gift Vouchers - see our website for details and to purchase. As is normally the case with group tours, a minimum number of bookings are needed in order for a tour to be financially viable and have a pleasant group atmosphere. 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.

+64 7 378 5879
0800 326 7245
Physical address:
Sail Barbary Eco Sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings
Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street
Taupo Boat Harbour
Taupō Town
New Zealand

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