The Department of Conservation have recently re-opened Ripapa Island to the public. 

We now have a couple of special trips planned for the 23rd and 29th of February 2020.

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Sea Week Special!

Celebrate Sea Week on the stunning Lyttelton Harbour with Black Cat Cruises and the NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust!

We are offering special 90min cruises onboard the Canterbury Cat on Saturday 29th Feb and again on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2020.

Join the experts from the NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust so you can you learn from the scientists studying Hector’s dolphins

All profits will be donated to the NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust.

Spaces are limited – click below to book online TODAY!

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Under 5’s Cruise For Free

Did you know that Under 5’s cruise for free all year round with us at Black Cat Cruises. Free child must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Family Pass Offer

2nd child cruises for free when two full price adult tickets and one full price child ticket are purchased on our Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

*Please note that no special offer can be used in conjunction with any other offer

To book a special offer please call us direct on 0800 937 946


About us

The Award Winning Black Cat Group is internationally recognised as one of the success stories of the New Zealand tourism industry and an eco-tourism pioneer. We were the first to offer cruises in Akaroa and we are recognised as New Zealand’s first Eco-tourism operator.

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Our Nature Cruises and Dolphin Swimming experience depart from Akaroa which is only a 90 minute scenic drive from Christchurch. The Diamond Harbour and Quail Island ferry depart from Lyttelton in Christchurch.

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