For over a decade Black Cat has been recognised nationally and internationally with numerous tourism awards and are recognised as New Zealand's first true eco-tourism operator  

 

The New Zealand Tourism Awards

We are the current champions of The New Zealand Tourism Awards for the Business Excellence category (Under 6 million)

TIA Awards Digital Badge Winner

Qualmark

Qualmark endorsed and the only cruise operator in Akaroa to hold an Enviro-Gold award

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SMART

Awarded by the Department of Conservation for our safe and sustainable practises not just with the environment but the willdlife we work around

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DOC Approved

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Green Globe benchmarked

Black Cat Cruises were the first cruise operator in the world to be awarded the coveted Green Globe 21 award

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Experience OZ + NZ Bucketlist

Black Cat Cruises made it onto the Top 100 Bucket List for Experience OZ + NZ

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Number 1 Wildlife Activity in New Zealand

We currently hold this title as voted for by thousands of Kiwi's in the AA's  national survey

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Lonely Planet

Black Cat Cruises are listed in the 2014 guide as one of the Top 10 Marine Mammal Experiences in the world for our akaroa dolphin swim experience!

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Trip Advisor

We have received Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence for the last 2 years running

 CoE 2015 HoF UK

Supreme Tourism Award Winners

In 2003 Black Cat Cruises received this prestigious award from the NZ Tourism awards

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SKAL Eco-tourism award

Recognised by our industry peers for our conservation efforts we proudly received this award in 2004

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The Black Cat Group has also reached the finals of the host section of the Champion Canterbury Awards three years running.

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