‘Barbary’ allegedly once owned by Hollywood star Errol Flynn is a beautifully restored 1926 Colin Archer Ketch and offers adventurous, eco friendly, year-round water activities on Lake Taupo with a range of sail options to suit your requirements, be it a family adventure, romantic cruise, a chilled day out on the lake or a ‘mates’ night out. The ‘Maori Rock Carvings Tour’ where you can swim below the Maori rock carvings, the ‘Sunset Movie Cruise’, New Zealand’s only floating cinema, or private yacht charters for weddings, corporate events or family get togethers.
A ‘must do’ attraction whilst visiting Taupo is the 2-2.5 hr a cruise to the 10 metre high Maori Rock Carvings, situated in Mine Bay and only accessible by boat, they were created in the late 70’s by local artists and are possibly the largest of their type in the world. Stretch out on luxury beanbags and soak up the sun taking in breathtaking scenery as you glide across stunning Lake Taupo, help to hoist the sail or take a turn at the wheel, go for a swim and then enjoy complimentary light refreshments or on the 5pm sailing enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer
Enjoy the sunset after a hot day and experience Lake Taupo by night with Barbary’s private charter ‘Movie Cruise’, which makes for a fantastic summer’s night out. Sit back and enjoy your movie on luxury, comfortable beanbags on the deck’s open-air boat cinema and experience the summer’s starry night sky. B.Y.O or enjoy a drink from our licensed bar and we have an all weather canopy and ponchos for the adventure filled days when the wind is up.
Lake Taupo affords a stunning venue so why not charter Yacht Barbary for your wedding, corporate function celebration or party, with a customized trip for up to 20 guests and all the luxuries you could wish for. Cruise the bays, go for a swim, catch a trout. You are welcome to BYO (Bring your own) prepared food and beverage enjoy a cold beer or wine and watch movies and listen to music on the BIG SCREEN.
From: Adult $44 – Children $25