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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Tour provided by Sail Fearless

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Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Tour

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Set sail on a scenic voyage across Lake Taupo to get an up-close view of ancient Maori rock carvings that are only accessible by water. Help the crew rig and hoist the mainsail if you want, or simply relax on deck and soak in the spectacular mountain views. Stop for a swim during summer months, or make a night of it with a dinner cruise option that includes pizza, beer, and music onboard.
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You'll start at
27 Redoubt Street
27 Redoubt Street, Waikato 3330, New ZealandDeparture Point: Sail Fearless  Boat # 25 (Berth #25)  Taupo Marina, next to 65 Redoubt St.
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    Redoubt Street
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Maori Rock Carvings
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Lake Taupo
    Stop: 3 hours -
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You'll end at
27 Redoubt Street
27 Redoubt Street, Waikato 3330, New ZealandDeparture Point: Sail Fearless  Boat # 25 (Berth #25)  Taupo Marina, next to 65 Redoubt St.
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Highlights
  • Learn the history behind Maori carvings etched into rocks on New Zealand's largest lake
  • Try out basic sailing skills aboard a 48-foot (14.6-meter), double-mast ketch
  • Swim off the boat during summer months or admire snow-capped peaks in wintertime
  • Bring aboard your own picnic lunch or opt for a pizza-and-beer dinner cruise
Important Information
Departure Point
27 Redoubt Street, Waikato 3330, New Zealand
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Light refreshments (if option selected)
  • Sunset Tours
  • Free Pizza Beer and wine on selected trips
  • BYO
  • Longest swim stop on all trips ( weather Depending)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sailing trips are subject to minimum numbers, lake and weather conditions.
  • If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • Bring a warm jacket for cool weather or wind.
  • Bring a towel and swimwear.
  • Light Refreshments can be purchased from the cheapest bar on the Lake or you can also bring your own light refreshments for your convenience.
  • The operator reserves the right to upgrade passengers to his other sailing yacht Kindred Spirit should weather conditions, demand or other circumstances require it. No extra costs will apply. The trip at 9.30am or 12.30pm might be postponed by 30min in such circumstances.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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tsrothwell wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico14 contributions14 helpful votes
We loved the sailing excursion. It was a beautiful day on a beautiful lake. Lots of activity from boating to water skiing to parasailing to parachuting. The rock carvings were amazing to see and the story of how they came about truly fascinating. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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travelwhere wrote a review Mar 2020
Modesto, California2,380 contributions345 helpful votes
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Our group got upgraded from the Fearless to a lovely larger yacht (due to tour size, I think.) The trip to the Maori carvings was so relaxed & beautiful. It was a lovely day with just a little wind. We enjoyed pizza & a drink on the way out. Plenty of time was spent looking at
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Sarah HD wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had an absolutely brilliant time on the Sail Fearless boat, Dave was so welcoming and chatty and gave us a fab tour of the lake as well as just a generally nice experience and chit chat! Swimming in the lake before all the cruise ships arrived was breathtaking and getting to
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Date of experience: March 2020
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JerryThefirst wrote a review Mar 2020
Folkestone, United Kingdom76 contributions19 helpful votes
This was one of the best trips on our holiday so far. We did have amazing weather which helped but it would have been great anyway. Our captain Sarah was really informative, and full of tall tales. Being allowed to steer was the icing on the cake. A beer and a pizza was
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kallen04 wrote a review Mar 2020
Murrieta, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
We went in the morning and the lake was pretty glassy. It was very good, beautiful and great... The carvings are impressive, and the story behind them was interesting.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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About the operator

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CaymanMike
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Great Activity
My wife and I just returned from a boat cruise with Captain Dave on “The Fearless”. This is a wonderful sailboat w
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rhigr
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Lovely afternoon out
Totally fabulous, from the free pizza and beer to swimming in NZs largest lake and right up to the carvings, this w
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MeganMcBrien
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Amazing
Got via bookme. Went on the 3pm boat on a calm sunny day. The skippers were both v friendly! Had loads of pizza and
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Julie_and_Matt_W
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Nice cruise!
A great cruise to the Maori carvings. Pizza and beer were excellent and the skipper was extremely knowledgeable.
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Meander268703
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A morning sail
Got up today early to sail way this morning. It was a fantastic sail the sky was so blue and the lake water matche
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brushee
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Relaxing
The crew were great. (David and Jess) Very relaxing with Pizza, Beer, Wine or soft drink served. Absolutely one of
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rebaqua
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Fantastic Morning!
Can't recommend this trip enough. Great Captain & Mate ... friendly & chilled. Stunning scenery and such a peaceful
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39cjf
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Fantastic!
What a gem! David, the Captain, was very professional and very accommodating. It was a fantastic experience on his
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Natrismar
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Beautiful sunset sail
This experience was everything we wanted. Dave and the crew were friendly and made the trip very, very comfortable.
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Sightsee747472
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Fun evening out
This was a fun relaxing evening, we enjoyed pizza and few drinks. Great hosts and good views on the moari carvings!
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Hannah H
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Enjoyable and relaxing way to see the carvings
Dave was a great host, lovely boat and refreshments were spot on. Recommended. Dave added commentary and flexed the
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Hershel40988
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Amazing experience
18 of my closest friends had an AMAZING time on the romantic fearless sailboat. Would recommend to all pirate lover
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Culture19988389378
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Highly Recommend!
Did the morning sail and thoroughly enjoyed it! Loved the information about the area and facts about the lake! Enjo
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SimonM2799
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Maori Rock Carvings
We had an amazing time on Lake Taupo. Dave made us feel very welcome and explained the carvings and the scenery wel
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Dawn T
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Fantastic experience
We had a brilliant day today sailing on fearless..the skipper made the trip..he was friendly, helpful and amusing..
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Key Details
  • Duration: 150–180 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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