Barbary Scenic Cruises, Lake Taupo

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We invite you to make yourself at home on one of two lovingly restored sailing yachts. Our skipper and crew will make your sailing trip one to remember aboard the vessel that has proudly entertained locals and visitors to the region for over 30 years.

  • Maori Rock Carvings Cruise – Barbary sails to Taupo’s iconic Maori Rock Carvings up to three times daily. Only accessible by boat, this tourist attraction is well worth a visit while in Taupo.

    2018 WINTER SPECIAL - Save 10% on adult tickets
    Adults only $44 (normally $49) on 10.30am and 2.00pm cruises
    Your 2.5hour cruise includes:
    - A glass of Kiwi Mulled Wine or Kiwi Hot Chocolate
    - Free Drink/10% Discount Voucher for Dixie Browns Restuarant
    - 20% Discount Voucher for Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs
    - Chocolate Fish Candy & A Sail Barbary Postcard
      (valid till 30/11/18)

  • Classic Yacht Charters – Sail Barbary is a favorite amongst locals for stag/hen parties, corporate entertainment, Christmas functions, wedding cruises, team building trips and family outings.
  • Movie Cruise - As NZ's only boat cinema, during the summer months Sail Barbary's Movie Cruise makes for a fantastic and unique night out. Capture the sunset and watch a blockbuster movie on the sails. You can even BYO (bring your own) food and beverages.

We don’t promise the best cruise on the lake – we deliver it!

Barbary’s Highlights

  • A top rated Taupo Activity on TripAdvisor
  • Relax and enjoy sailing at its best (and quietest!) on New Zealand's only two commercially operated electric yachts
  • Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity & Enviro Gold Award
  • Eco-friendly! - no fumes, no noise, no pollution
  • Sailing to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings for over 30 years
  • Beautifully refurbished vintage yachts
  • Unique Kiwi cruise at budget prices!
  • B.Y.O. (Bring your Own) for food and beverages
  • New Zealand's only boat cinema – “BIG SCREEN” on board entertainment
  • Fun in any season (warm ponchos available)

Barbary Scenic Cruises, Lake Taupo Enquiry Form


Berth 9 & 10
Redoubt Street

Phone: +64 7 378 5879


Web: Visit website

Owner and Operator: Jamie Looner

Phone: +64 7 378 5879
Location: Berth 9 & 10, Redoubt Street,
Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo, NZ

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