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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Top 10 Things to do in New Zealand

CD Traveller.com based in the UK has also named swimming with dolphins in Akaroa as one of their top 10 things to do in New Zealand.   Swimming with dolphins in Akaroa   Whale watch tours in Kaikoura   Tucking into a Maori meal and cultural tour   Partying up a storm in Wellington   […]

Christmas Cruising 2010 Schedule & Prices

Our Christmas day schedule is as follows: Akaroa Harbour Cruises 11.00am $85/$35 Dolphin swimming 9am, 12noon $174/$144 (watching $144/$44). Christchurch Wildlife Cruise (Lyttelton) 1:30pm $85/$35 (includes free shuttle) Diamond Harbour Ferry is a normal Saturday timetable with nothing after 6pm.  

Great Feedback on Lyttelton Wildlife Cruise

This is just a little note to thank Black Cat Cruises for a wonderful trip. We took our two little people out on your Lyttelton Wildlife Cruise on Monday (Labour Day). The weather was perfect and we saw lots of dolphins, one busy young fur seal, some nesting shags and other sea birds. The skipper […]

Christchurch Earthquake Update

Our new location in Lyttelton is two doors down and we are now located at 5 Norwich Quay. We will have a big sign on the old building so any customers reporting to the old address will easily be redirected to the new one. Meantime work is completed on the repairs to the Akaroa wharf […]

Southern Right Whale Spotting in Lyttelton

Recently we were lucky enough to see a southern right whale in Lyttelton which appeared very relaxed and was even seen to rubbing itself up against the rocks near a beach. It seems it is not the first time this whale has done this because the attached video shows the same whale two years ago […]