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Reviewed 17 March 2020

We had a great time on our trip to swim with the dolphins even though we didn’t get the full experience and had some of our money refunded! The folks at Black Cat are great and make the experience a lot of fun. We were thrilled just to be able to float off the coast in New Zealand!
Would highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: March 2020
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BlackCat_NZ, Manager at Black Cat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2020

Hi GKimb, thanks so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Sounds like you had a fab time out in the water, we really hope you can join us again soon!

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Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

Black Cat deliver a fantastic tour which I highly recommend. Over the course of two hours we saw multiple dolphins, fur seals and one penguin and we received fantastic commentary on the area and the formation of the caves and inlets. Our family of five loved the experience.

Date of experience: March 2020
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BlackCat_NZ, Manager at Black Cat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2020

HI Belsara19, thanks very much for your review on TripAdvisor! So glad you had such a great time with our team on the Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise - sounds like you saw so much of our fantastic Akaroa wildlife! We hope you can all join us again one day soon.

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Reviewed 12 March 2020

Friendly and helpful crew led by the wonderful Kate. Saw dolphins, penguins (which apparently are rare but on that day there were quite a few) and seals. The only thing I would recommend is taking binoculars for the seals (not that near) and the penguins (very small!).

Date of experience: February 2020
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BlackCat_NZ, Manager at Black Cat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2020

Hi TamKL, thanks so much for taking the time to write us review on your tour! I've certainly pass your lovely feedback on to Kate - she'll be thrilled! Great recommendation about bringing binoculars, awesome idea! We hope to see you out with us again soon.

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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Take anti emetics prior if cruising on a choppy day.
Very pleasant cruise.
Seen dolphins and seals and a great commentary.
A little kiosk on board.
Gets cold so take a coat.
Can park in side street free. Near a lot of cafes for pre or post snacks.

Date of experience: March 2020
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BlackCat_NZ, Manager at Black Cat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2020

Hi B5724TIcindym, thanks so much for your review on TripAdvisor! So great that you saw the Hector's dolphins and NZ Fur Seals out there - aren't they special?! We hope to see you again out with us soon.

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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

Travelled from Christchurch to see this and it was well worth it.Family run business and they look after you better than other company.Two smaller but nice boats with less people on board.We got the full Monty and saw Hector dolphins, seals,penguins and orca whales which are very rare and only there 3 times a year. Would recommend.

Date of experience: March 2020
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BlackCat_NZ, Manager at Black Cat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2020

Hi Andrew B, wow thanks so much for your lovely review on TripAdvisor! Sounds like you had a such a great time out on your tour and saw so much of our unique wildlife - even more amazing you got to see an orca!!!! We hope you can come out with us again soon.

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