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Sail Barbary

Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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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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Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and great to talk to. Has a great trip and the photos are amazing, and they did everything to accommodate our needs.

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Hi there, thanks very much for your lovely review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us :) Cheers, the Sail Barbary Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must do Taupo experience, very relaxing and a great way to see the Maori carvings up close. We did the afternoon tour, hot drinks are provided but you can bring your own food & drinks if you want.

Thank Renaru
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Hi, thanks for your awesome review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your cruise with us and the Carvings :) Cheers, the Sail Barbary Team!

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jmhigginbotham2003
19 June 2018|
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Response from SailBarbary | Property representative |
Hi there, If you would like to book through TripAdvisor, then you can click the "more info" button at the top of the listing then "check availability". Alternatively if you visit the Sail Barbary website directly you can... More
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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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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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