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Black Cat Cruises

#5 of 23 Tours in Akaroa Features Animals
Main Wharf | Akaroa Harbour Wharf, Akaroa 8841, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7641
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Main Wharf | Akaroa Harbour Wharf, Akaroa 8841, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7641
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to see the blue penguin, hector dolphins, fur seals, and albatross on this 2.5 hour cruise through and just outside akaroa harbor. Friendly staff. Very cold in May so dress warmly.

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an afternoon cruise booked and took our grandson for his first ever boat trip. The inner harbour was like glass. The staff were excellent, the boat was immaculate. the skipper provided running commentary on the history of the area which was great and...More

Thank alangiles2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip out of Akaroa harbour up to the heads on a good boat with plenty of indoor and outdoor space plus tea, coffee etc. Great commentary from the captain along the way. We initially saw a couple of dolphins as we were shown various...More

Thank NZTraveller20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From boarding the boat at 11:00 to departing at 1pm we loved every minute of the cruise. Very informative and the Puns and jokes were great. Keep up the great work, to fellow travellers this is a must do in akaroa

Thank jtm7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We boarded the Black Cat catamaran and immediately felt at ease. The crew was fantastic, inviting and professional. The Captain kept us all informed as to what we were seeing and when sea life was spotted he turned the boat so all could see. We...More

Thank RSAguirre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well run operation with an emphasis on safety. Everyone was provided with wet suits; plus booties, gloves and hoods, as desired. Time was spent to explain about the dolphins and every effort was made to find dolphins that wanted to "play" with the swimmers....More

Thank davejohnbiking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 11am cruise on Thursday 27th April was overwhelming. a group of 14 dolphins surrounded the boat swam alongside and leapt into the air. the skipper stopped the vessel and we just had the most amazing show. also saw the wee fur seals and the...More

Thank AliBurns1948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent scenic and wildlife encounter. Well run and very well presented trip. I would highly recommend it

Thank Jillian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a magnificent morning spent out on Akaroa Harbour. With great oration, which was good humoured as well, this cruise was a wonderful opportunity to see some of my favourite sea creatures frollicking in the bay. What a beaut harbour with cliffs majestically formed from...More

Thank RacingRobyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This really has to be a must do activity for those visiting Akaroa. This was our third time on this cruise and we will continue to go on it when we return to Akaroa again. The boat is large and comfortable and the captain provides...More

Thank BringOnTheFun
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