Easter Egg Hunt

** Extra Departures Added Tuesday **

The Quail Island Easter Egg Hunt will happen from Friday 29th March through to Monday 1st April 2024.

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted on beautiful Quail Island is back once again!

Take the family or gather up some friends this Easter for a fun-filled day on Quail Island. Search the island for the letters to make our secret word and exchange for scrumptious Easter eggs. There is also a draw on each return Journey for A Giant Easter Bunny (16 to be won in total!). On your journey discover along the way old shipwrecks, cheeky native birds, volcanic cliffs and hidden caves!

The Easter Bunny is getting prepared to leave thousands (yes thousands!) of delicious chocolate eggs with us.

Tickets are limited! Making this the hottest and tastiest Easter activity in town!


$40 – Adult 16 years & over

$20 – Child 5-15 years

Free for under 5’s

Departure times:

9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30

Return Times:

12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

Please note you must choose your departure and return when booking. Please make sure you book one of each with the earlier one being the Lyttelton – Quail trip.

We also offer Gold Card and family passes. You can click Book and choose a day to see the full list of prices.

How does it work?

Come down to B Jetty in Lyttelton at least 15 minutes before your departure time. Our skipper will be there to welcome you on board the Canterbury Cat as you then cruise across Lyttelton Harbour to disembark at the wharf on Quail Island. Our Black Cat Cruises crew (along with the Easter Bunny of course) will have hidden posters, with a letter on each, around the island. You will receive a map and entry form, every guest on our Easter Egg Hunt is encouraged to collect the letters and unscramble our secret word, hand the forms in to the staff on your ferry ride back to receive 3 yummy chocolate eggs and go in the draw to win one Giant Easter Bunny, drawn on each return cruise!

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