Sail Barbary Lake Taupō

Lake Taupo

The beautiful panoramic views of Great Lake Taupō. There’s no better way to experience this natural wonder than on the water itself. For a truly unique sailing experience – Sail Barbary to the Maori Rock Carvings.

Make yourself at home on either of our lovingly restored two classic white sailing yachts. Our skipper and crew will make your sailing trip with Sail Barbary, Lake Taupo's quietest cruise boats, enjoyable and memorable. 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. We’re equipped for all conditions. If the wind dies down, Barbary’s quiet, eco-friendly electric engine kicks in. Or, if you prefer a real sailing adventure, then come aboard when the wind is up and enjoy sailing without salty sea spray and noisy outboard motors. You are even welcome to B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) prepared food and beverages. TripAdvisor's Number 1 boat tour on Lake Taupo!

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 - $54 (Adult)

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 required in order for a tour to be financially viable and have a pleasant group atmosphere. In the event that adequate numbers cannot be achieved, it may be necessary to cancel a scheduled departure and to offer the nearest possible alternative date or trip time (or a full refund of monies paid).

+64 7 378 5879
0800 326 7245
Physical address:
Sail Barbary - Lake Taupo
Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street
Taupo Boat Harbour
Lake Taupo
New Zealand