Akaroa Harbour Cruises 
Operating daily at 10:45am and 1.30pm.
(reduced capacity for distancing)


Swimming with Dolphins
Operating daily departures.
(reduced capacity for distancing)


Diamond Harbour Ferry
Operating Full Schedule.
(FULL capacity – Face Coverings MUST be worn)

Quail Island
Operating daily at 10:15am and 12:15pm

Ripapa Island
Operating at weekends only.

Read on for more detail….

Our COVID-19 Status

We are currently facing unprecedented times both for our business and the wider tourism industry. 
The situation and information available to us is changing on a daily basis.

Our priority at this time is the health and wellbeing of our customers, staff and their families.


At alert level 2, we will operate our Akaroa Harbour Cruise daily with reduced capacity and appropriate cleaning programme. 
We will also operate our Swimming with Dolphins tours with reduced capacity.

To check on our current schedule and availability, please click here.


The Diamond Harbour Ferry has now returned to a normal schedule.
Under Alert Level 2 we will require face coverings to be worn.

Please stay up to date with the Public Transport schedule by checking out the Metro website.

All other ferries and charters in Lyttelton are running as normal at level 1 and will have redcued capacity enforced at level 2.


If you have any query regarding any existing booking or our current schedule –
please contact our reservations team on
0800 436 574 (or 64 3 304 7641) or email reservations@blackcat.co.nz.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these changes.