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Akaroa - Harbour Nature Cruise - Black Cat Cruises

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

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

Highlights

  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery around Akaroa Harbour
  • Watch dolphins, penguins, fur seals and birds in their natural habitat
  • View the stunning volcanic formation of Cathedral Cove
  • Relaxing cruise aboard our comfortable catamaran

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!

Adult $109.00 (16+ years)
Child $49.00 (5-15 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Akaroa Main Wharf
  • Akaroa
  • 7520

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

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

    Child Age is 5-15 years old.

    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 26 Jul to 8 Aug 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$89.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$79.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$89.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$79.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$89.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

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  • Adult$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

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  • Child$39.00
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  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$87.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$39.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

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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Emily Smith from Canada wrote on 02 April 2023

Great experience

Wonderful experience! Our guides were knowledgeable and provided a great experience. We were able to see dolphins, a variety of sea birds, a seal colony and even a whale

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Alison Daly from New Zealand wrote on 05 October 2021

Great day out

Really enjoyed our afternoon. Fab day out

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orcas from Taiwan wrote on 21 May 2023

Wonderful

The team is professional. Although it was raining and sea was rough, the team still consists their work. And finally we sight dophins ❤️ love

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Les Hiscock from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2023

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Great service , very friendly .lots of information about the wildlife inc Hectors that we see 😊

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aliciao from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2023

A must do!

We had a phenomenal cruise. The dolphins were active multiple times during our trip. It didn't feel rushed. There were penguins, hector's dolphins, seals with the cutest seal pups, amazing coastal scenery and knowledgeable guides. My husband, two boys and myself definitely think it's the highlight of our Akaroa trip. Thank you!

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