Ranked #1 of 11 Sightseeing Tours in Taupo
Category: Boat Tours
Sail Barbary offers sail cruises with a difference: take a spectacular scenic cruise across Great Lake Taupo on board a...
Sail Barbary offers sail cruises with a difference: take a spectacular scenic cruise across Great Lake Taupo on board a beautifully restored 1920s classic yacht! No noise, no pollution – just you and the sparkling water. Daily scenic cruises head out to the Maori Rock Carvings and along the Taupo lakefront, offering relaxation in beanbags, hands-on sailing or a swim in the lake on the way. Spin a yarn with the locals and add an on-board gourmet BBQ to your summer evening cruise! Barbary also provides Taupo yacht charters and movie cruises. The Barbary crew has outfitted New Zealand's only commercially operated electric yacht with luxury bean bags for cosy seating in the sun, an all-weather canopy and warm & waterproof custom-made ponchos for those adventure-filled days when the wind is up.Marvel at the Maori Rock Carvings as you lounge on deck or take a dip in the lake and swim right up close to this must-see attraction! Located on a stone cliff face over the crystalline waters of Mine Bay, the carvings are only accessible by boat. Resembling the remains of ancient Maori civilization, they were created in the late 70s by a group of artists led by artist John Randall and reach a height of over 10 metres! Back on board, you can give your friendly Captain a hand hoisting the sails or take a turn on the wheel and there are plenty of amazing photo opportunities.Barbary also sports comfortable interior seating, music surround sound entertainment system, bathroom facilities and a licensed cash bar. Whether you’re after a romantic cruise, family adventure or chilled-out day on the lake – a sail cruise with Barbary can be whatever you want it to be. The one thing everyone on board has in common is that they’re all having the time of their lives.