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Black Cat Group has been operating cruises on Lyttelton Harbour and Akaroa Harbour for 25 years. Today we operate six catamarans and carry more than 100,000 people per year on the two harbours of beautiful Banks Peninsula.

Select from the range of scenic cruise options below to find out more about the unique aspects of each Black Cat Cruise.

We also operate the Diamond Harbour Ferry and run Charter Cruises for groups of 30 plus passengers.

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

akaroa-cruise5The historic French Village of Akaroa and its spectacular harbour is just a 90 minutes drive from Christchurch. Here you’ll cruise around an extinct volcanic crater and experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife on daily harbour cruises.

Your Akaroa Harbour cruise is packed with highlights including the rare NZ native dolphin - the Hector's Dolphin, as well as penguins and other sea birds. And you'll see giant volcanic sea cliffs and hear about Akaroa's fascinating past. Cruises depart every day, weather permitting.

Charter Cruises

people2The Black Cat Group has two large, well equipped catamarans available for charter cruising, catering for groups of 30 or more passengers.

This is the ideal option if you are looking for a unique event venue – for business groups, social clubs, conference delegates or functions with a very special flavour. We also offer a wedding cruise option, with every aspect of your wedding catered for, from the ceremony itself through to the reception, complete with two course buffet meal.

Akaroa Ph: +64 3 304 7641  |   Lyttelton Ph: +64 3 328 9078  |   Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it