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Sail Barbary

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Berths 9 & 10, Redoubt Street | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved it, enjoyed by the whole family. Highlights - sunset, son steering the boat, sailing under the stars, highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scottbasetravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved every bit of it. The crew were all smiles which added to the experience. They provided food and drinks for the journey as well as warm and comfortable clothing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cdias887
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sailing trip to the "Maori Carvings" on the lake. Skipper and First Mate were friendly helpful and full of some interesting facts about the lake. Would definately reccomend this trip to family and friends.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank I6240BTmichaelf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cruise was amazing, with beautiful boats. Peter and the french skipper was so lovely and very funny. The maori’s carving are beautiful and we can also swim in the Lake. I loved this moment. Thank you Peter and Jean-Baptiste !!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lydie383
Barbary B, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Peter and Jean-Baptiste will be delighted you enjoyed your trip. It certainly is a beautiful time of the year to be sailing.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kerry was amazing so accomodating. We have decided it’s an annual trip we are sorry but Yus can’t wait.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nancy_Nance
Barbary B, Owner at Sail Barbary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great news that you had an excellent Hens Private Charter with Kerry. He is very good at his job. I'm sure he would love to take you all out again. See you all again soon :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a peaceful and enjoyable sail to the Maori Rock carvings. Knowledgeable and fun skipper. Would recommend this particular company as the electric engines are practically silent when used so enhance the experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LincolnLizzie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To say this was the best sail ever is a vast understatement. The views were incredible, the trip was “smooth sailing” and the captain and skipper made our whole trip! There was pizza and drinks on board too! We did the 5pm sail to Maori...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kym_Keil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was sooo hot the day we went it was lovely to get out on the water and get a bit of a breeze. Even better to jump in for a quick swim once we had seen the carvings. I would definitely recommend this to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrightandWarm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined the evening 7:30 cruise, it was perfect as there were fewer people, the weather was nicer, and the sunset on the carvings was stunning. The yacht is very comfortable and it is definitely a rare experience for most to sail on a yacht....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank msandler2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening sail on Barbary. The cruise to magnificient rock carvings and back takes some 2.5 hours and the price nzd54 is decent as it includes beer and pizza. The skipper was very skilled and managed to get us very close to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Inspire825381
21 October 2018|
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Response from Barbary B | Property representative |
Hi there, yes we do! :) We have comfortable bean-bag style seating on board, and we have custom-made fleece-lined water proof ponchos that are super snuggly for when it is a little chilly, as well as blankets, beanies and... More
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jmhigginbotham2003
19 June 2018|
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Response from Barbary B | 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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lmf60745
16 January 2017|
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Response from Barbary B | Property representative |
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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