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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Great Quail Island Treasure hunt

The Great Quail island treasure hunt is on from 1st December to 31st March. Grab a map and hunt out the clues located all over the island. Every correct entry wins a prize valued at $5 and one lucky entrant will win a holiday in Stewart Island. Ferries depart daily at 10.20am and 12.20pm.

Red Bus Buys Akaroa Shuttle

Akaroa Shuttle is under new management! From 29th November the iconic daily shuttle service is now operated by Red Bus who are the major public transport operator in Christchurch. Marketing material will be refreshed. At this stage the timetable and prices remains the same. www.akaroashuttle.co.nz Tel 0800 500 929

One in a Million Experience Swimming with Dolphins

Black Cat Cruises guide Laura Hansen captured this amazing photo of a dolphin ‘spy-hopping’ in Akaroa Harbour. Jason Hagedorn, from Chicago, was swimming with dolphins when the dolphin raised vertically out of the water for an eye to eye encounter. Spy-hopping is the term given to a dolphin or whale raising its head vertically out […]

Christmas Cruising Schedule

Our Xmas day schedule is as follows: Akaroa Harbour Cruises, 11.00am $85/$35 Dolphin swimming 0900, 1200 $174/$144 (watching $144/$44). Christchurch Wildlife Cruise (Lyttelton) 130pm $85/$35 (includes free shuttle) and the Diamond Harbour Ferry is a normal Saturday timetable with nothing after 6pm.