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Black Cat Cruises

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We started our Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises back in 1985 and are the original cruise operators so we know the harbour pretty well. Along the way we've been named as the supreme tourism award winner and also hold the Enviro gold award from Qualmark...more
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Main Wharf | Akaroa Harbour Wharf, Akaroa 8841, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7641
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly and helpfool crew. Good equipment. We found a lot of dolfins. It was amaizing to swim with them.

Thank Jihaaaaa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good team, Thank you Dave & Allister (?) for All your good mood. Good experience and many dolphins and pingouins.

Thank Mickael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this to anyone travelling to Akaroa. Amazing cruise with a great crew and Kate as skipper. Thank you for a great experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cruise. Beautiful scenery, small blow holes towering volcanic rock formations, cattle, sheep and goats grazing the ridiculously steep hills, dolphins and even seals. The skipper and crew were great. Top few hours out on the water.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say except totally professional. From buying the tickets on the wharf to disembarking at the end of the trip was a remarkable experience. If you have the entertainment book you will get 25% discount which is appreciated.What made this a remarkable experience...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time swimming with dolphins with Black Cat cruises!! The whole experience was fantastic - from the check-in, to the donning the gear, the stunning trip out, the dolphin spotting, swimming, the informative and entertaining commentary, hot water hose down afterwards, followed by...More

Thank Lizzza-m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Black Cat Cruises is located on the wharf in Akaroa! The staff is very friendly!! When you check in you’ll get a thick wetsuit, boots and gloves. The locker room was spotless and we used the hot showers when we returned. Big Thank you’s to...More

Thank skidiot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Black Cat Cruises among the options for harbour nature cruises in Akaroa for no particular reason. Our cruise was comfortable and enjoyable with complementary tea, coffee and hot chocolate available. The narrator for the trip was affable and informative. During the trip we...More

1  Thank Brendan72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This nature cruise was purely outstanding. We really delved into the sea life as we saw penguins, dolphins and seals. We had two tour guides, who didn’t really get along, yet they really informed us with information. An amazing experience for animal lovers - I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To meine, it was one of the best experiences ever and I like it even more than Milford Sounds or other'tourist hotspots'. Helen, Tara and Julien did a great job! We didnt only see Dolphins but also seals and Penguins! It was fun, impressing and...More

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