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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Tour

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    Choose the sailing time that’s most convenient for you, and then make your way to Taupo Marina where your ketch Fearless, a 48-ft (14.6-meter), two-mast sailing boat, is waiting for you.
    On board, take a seat and soak up the views, or choose to join in with rigging and hoisting the mainsail. Note: in completely still waters, a motor is used to operate the boat.
    Listen to commentary from the crew as you take the scenic route — past the bays of Te Kopua and Acacia — to the Māori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay (or Okuta Bay). The carvings are only accessible by water and, on this tour, you’ll get right up close to the rock face and have ample time to take in the intricacy of the large Māori figures.
    In the warmer months, bring your 'togs' (swimwear) and towel for swimming, or perhaps choose a cruise with music, wine and pizza (if upgrade selected) for the perfect summer evening on the water. You are also able to bring your own food and drink with you, should you wish.
    After about 2.5 hours, return to the marina where you tour concludes.
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    All reviews pizza captain dave rock carvings lake taupo great trip lovely morning bean bags free drinks warm welcome relaxed atmosphere the early bird refreshing swim early morning cruise fantastic sail laid back the bean relaxing afternoon
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    What a fabulous way to get to see the carvings! Starting with the warm greeting of our skipper as we arrived at the docks, before boarding the beautiful 40-foot Kauri yatch. We had reviewed the weather prior to booking and moved up our trip, which...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AlandSam13
    Reviewed June 19, 2019

    Great morning out!! Sooo cold but lots of warm blankets to keep you warm. Skipper David was awesome and with the 930 tour you are the only boat at the carvings! No wind so couldn't sail but sails were put up anyway for show.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank GraceK00
    Sail Lake T, Owner at Sail Fearless, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank your for joining us on a nice winter trip. We love to give you the chance to experience the carvings in this relaxed and calm atmosphere. Cheers Dave and Jess

    Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

    Lovely morning out and first and only boat at carvings. Close view, great information from Dave but unfortunately no wind so no sailing.Thoroughly enjoyed.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank snew65
    Sail Lake T, Owner at Sail Fearless, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for your great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on board Fearless. Maybe we can show you another time how lovely sailing is - we would love to welcome you back on board. All the best Dave & Jess

    Reviewed May 9, 2019

    Our entire family of young adults and teens all considered our Lake Taupo sailing trip a highlight of our time in New Zealand. Starting our afternoon journey with hot pizza and sodas as we skimmed the water of the lake, made for a relaxing and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank CKfromFL
    Sail Lake T, Owner at Sail Fearless, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019

    To be a highlight of your time in New Zealand...that is so awesome to hear. Thank you so much for that. You are always welcome back ❤⛵

    Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

    This was the best thing we have done in our holiday so far. Our first booking was cancelled due to bad weather but this was worth waiting for. The yacht is open to the elements so wrap up warm but blankets and bean bags help...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Jenny T
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