Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises

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57 Rankers Reviews

48 Face-to-Face

6 Dolphin Watching

5 Akaroa

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View Hector's dolphins
Cruise inside an extinct volcanic crater

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Join tourism award winners - Black Cat Cruises on a 2 hour Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise, we are the largest most experienced cruise company in Akaroa.

The historic French village of Akaroa is 90 minutes drive from Christchurch. Here you can cruise around an extinct volcanic crater in the renowned Black Cat, a spacious comfortable catamaran with excellent viewing platforms. Experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife including penguins and the rare New Zealand (Hector's) dolphin. Cruises depart daily from the Main Wharf, Akaroa.

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South IslandCanterburyAkaroa

Categories

  • Dolphin Watching
  • Boat Cruises

Reviews

Showing 13 reviews of 48.

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Stefano Clerici

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Very well organized, we sow dolphins and seals. Very cold day but we'll remember it. I'd recommend it.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Fran and Ben

England

Ranking: 10/10

Enthusiastic guides, very informative and made our experience lots of fun.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Sue Milne

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Comfortable, exhilarating ride. Complimentary drinks. Friendly, helpful staff. Interesting, reflective and informative commentary. The weather was against us for seeing penguins and dolphins but we loved the seals.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Patricia

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Dolphins, penguins, seals were seen on the boat tour, great waves. Guide made lots of jokes and was cool.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ceri Eaton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic boat trip in the harbour. Lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Thomas Zilio

France

Ranking: 4/10

Cruise with boat to explore animals (dolphins, seals, penguins etc....) Few animals seen during the cruise, few explanations and already $80 per person, quite a lot!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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JoMary Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Black Cat is very professional and well run. We had an excellent wildlife experience. The boat did not have many passengers so it was very personal. We saw lots of dolphins and the boat was stopped and engines off so that they would come really close. We also saw fur seals and lots of birds. The skipper gave us an excellent and informative commentary on everything we saw, and answered questions we had. It was one of the top experiences of our NZ stay.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Christian Schumacher

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Had a lot of fun seeing many dolphins with very nice company and staff.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Marco Schmidt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised and environmentally aware.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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N Zitscher

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

OK but too expensive.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Karin Genyn

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Nicest wildlife, penguins, seals, dolphins (hectors) on one trip for a good price.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Peter Harden

England

Ranking: 9/10

Ticket purchase and booking easy - trip to view dolphins and other wildlife in Akaroa Harbour was excellent with good first class commentary.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Mike & Jennie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well looked after in the sea, lots of information.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012