To find out more about Black Cat’s Akaroa and Lyttelton Cruises, Swimming with Dolphins, Diamond Harbour Ferries and our Island Adventures, please use the contact details below, or click on the button to book directly online.

FREE PHONE 0800 4 DOLPHINS (0800 436 574)


Akaroa Harbour Cruises & Swimming With Dolphins

Telephone: +64 3 304 7641
Fax: +64 3 304 7643
Email: [email protected]
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Post: P O Box 23, Akaroa
Map: Akaroa Main Wharf, Akaroa, 7520


Lyttelton Private Charters, Diamond Harbour Ferry & Quail Island Adventures

Telephone: +64 3 328 9078
Email: [email protected]
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Post: PO Box 80, Lyttelton, 8841
Map: B Jetty, Lyttelton Wharf, Lyttelton, Christchurch 8082

About us

The award-winning Black Cat Cruises is not only an acclaimed success in New Zealand’s tourism industry but also internationally recognized as an eco-tourism pioneer. We hold the honour of being the first to introduce cruises in Akaroa, and we're proud to be acknowledged as New Zealand’s very first eco-tourism operator.

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Our Nature Cruises and Dolphin Swimming experience depart from Akaroa which is only a 90 minute scenic drive from Christchurch. The Diamond Harbour, Quail Island and Ripapa ferry depart from Lyttelton in Christchurch.

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