Sail Barbary & Ranui
Lake Taupo, Central Plateau
Cruises on Lake Taupo
Three lovingly restored historic boats, owned and operated by a local Taupo family, are the perfect vessels to showcase this beautiful part of New Zealand all-year-round.
Sailing Taupō's beautiful bays to the renowned 14-metre high Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings, Sail Barbary’s two eco-friendly sailing yachts offer year-round water activities the Kiwi way - with no fumes, no noise and no pollution! Sail Barbary offers the perfect mix of relaxation, fun and adventure at an awesome price. Enjoy sailing Taupō at its best (and quietest!) with NZ's only commercially operated fleet of electric yachts.
A relaxing Taupō cruise on board historic launch Ranui to the iconic Māori Rock Carvings, a family day out, special occasion, trout fishing, or simply a day of fun and adventure on the water – book your classic Taupō charter boat with Ranui, and we’ll put together a custom boat hire package just for you.
Sail Barbary - Maori Rock Carving Cruise
The beautiful panoramic views of Great Lake Taupo… 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 or enjoy a Private Charter.
Make yourself at home on this beautifully restored 1926 classic sailing yacht. The skipper and crew will make your sailing trip aboard Barbary enjoyable and memorable.
Equipped for all conditions, The Barbary’s quiet, eco-friendly electric engine kicks in if the wind dies down. 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.
One of the best environmentally friendly ways to explore Lake Taupo.
Departs: 10:30am, 2pm & *5pm (*Summer Only) | Duration: 2.5 hours.
Ranui - Lake Taupo Day Out
Cruise, Fish, Relax, Play aboard Taupo’s longest running charter boat. Your most memorable adventure is one custom-designed for you.
The Ranui is perfect for a relaxing Taupo cruise to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings, a family day out, special occasion or Christmas party, client entertaining, fishing for the regions famous trout, or simply a day of fun on the water.
Book your classic Taupo charter on Ranui and you can make the rules with regards to your water activities and the same holds true for food and beverages. The BYO (Bring Your Own) food and beverage option means you can choose how much you’d like to bring and cater to everyone in your group’s tastes. Otherwise catering can be organized upon request.
Departs: On request | Duration: Recommended minimum 3 hours
All trips are subject to weather and lake conditions.
Price: $44 to $740
Cruise or Private charter
Trips depart from Berth 9 & 10 in Taupo Boat Harbour on Redoubt Street.
CHILD POLICY Family friendly, Child fare 0-15 years
CANCELLATION 24 hours 100% | Cancellation due to weather; reschedule or full refund
SEASON open every day except Christmas Day