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Akaroa - Harbour Nature Cruise - Black Cat Cruises

Discover playful, rare New Zealand Hector's dolphins, fur seals, penguins and many other kinds of sea birds, on Akaroa Harbour.

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Discover the natural beauty and fascinating wildlife on Akaroa Harbour with an amazing 2-hour cruise aboard the Black Cat, a spacious, modern catamaran specifically built for sight-seeing.

Departing from Akaroa, you'll soak up sweeping scenic views over the Harbour from the purpose-built viewing decks while enjoying enthralling commentary from the skipper on-board.

While cruising, you'll discover and get up close to playful New Zealand Hector's dolphins, fur seals, penguins and a wide range of sea birds! Not only that, but we'll cruise past a host of local landmarks and points of interest including the stunning volcanic formation of Cathedral Cave, plus you'll see relics of Maori and colonial history, and see a modern working salmon farm.

Dolphins are sighted on 95% of our trips, if you do not see dolphins we will give you a voucher to go again another day.

Voted one of the top 101 things to do in New Zealand by local New Zealanders.

Product Extras: If you need to book additional spaces for adults or children, this can be done on your way to checkout.

Adult $90.00
Child $35.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Notes

  • Child Age is 5 - 15 years.
  • Complimentary tea/coffee is provided on board. Snacks and drinks are available to purchase on board including wine & beer. Optional photo packs available to purchase.

Available Bookings from July 03 to July 09

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2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$67.50
  • Child$35.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$35.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$35.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$30.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$35.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$67.50
  • Child$35.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$35.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$67.50
  • Child$35.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$30.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$30.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$35.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$30.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$35.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Lisa from New Zealand wrote on 28 September 2019

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Repeat customer-so much fun.

I moved to New ealand about 5 years ago and have now been on the Black Cat Nature Cruise 4 times. I have used Book Me each time. This is the best cruise ever. Once you are started out and into the curise, you realise you are not so concerned if you do not see dolphins, the tour of the harbour and the adventure out into open sea, and ht e wild life is asstounding. (Black Cat has a dolphin gaurantee-if you ssee not dolphins yo u can come back again for free). I have seen dolphins everytime. The vessel crew and host are knowledgable and provide information over a speaker system, however, they do not bombard you with constant drivel and talking. They are interactive with the passengers and the experienceis exciting, relaxing, entertaining, and educational. I have gone in winter, summer and fall seasons ans each is enjoyable and has its own unique reasons what that season is the best time to go. Black Cat has a top notch vessel and takes safety fisrt and you will feel confident in your crew and thier ability to keep you safe. I highly recommend them and this tour.

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Warwick Mills from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2019

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Wow and must do

Our Captain Miss K was amazing she was fun and entertaining and knew all the good facts. We definitely hit it on the right day and must of seen more than 50 dolphins, some fur seals and lots of little penguins. Brilliant boat and neat and tidy.

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Vaine from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2019

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Great day

This is recommended to all that have not been on this trip before. Skipper was lovely. A lot of people due to the cruise ship docked at the time. Me and hubby thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Danielle from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2019

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Fantastic experience

It was really informative and wow wow wow the scenery was beautiful. We saw seals and penguins, no dolphins unfortunately but still a wonderful trip and would definitely do it again. A great experience for the whole family. Highly recommended.

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paola arrano from New Zealand wrote on 23 June 2019

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Boat trip

Beautiful experience and cool geography. Also we saw a few dolphins swimming around the boat. Very professional team.100%recommended

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