Black Cat Cruises

If you’re about to visit New Zealand, or live locally, you’ll be looking for the absolute best things to do when you’re on holiday. Why not cruise with us to see the beautiful Hector’s dolphins?

Akaroa Harbour is the best places in the world to view, or swim with, the rare Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphins.

The ultimate marine adventure swimming with wild dolphins in the beautiful, sheltered setting of Akaroa Harbour providing a close encounter with the world’s smallest dolphin, the Hector’s Dolphin.

Situated near Christchurch, in New Zealand’s South Island, Black Cat cruises these scenic waterways daily, offering an unforgettable view of the wildlife as well as the many historical highlights in the area. We offer both nature cruises and dolphin swimming in Akaroa.

We also operate local ferry services to Diamond Harbour and Quail Island in Lyttelton.

If you are looking for a unique venue to celebrate an occasion such as a birthday, corporate function, anniversary or wedding venue then we also offer private charters from both Lyttelton and Akaroa.

The company has won many awards over its 29 years on the water, including the Supreme Award, at the New Zealand Tourism Awards, making it New Zealand’s top tourism operator. They have also been voted as the Number 1 Wildlife activity in New Zealand by the AA, received a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor and been listed as one of the Top 10 Marine Mammal experiences In The World by Lonely Planet!

People the world over have told us what a special experience it is to see the dolphins; we guarantee that you’ll agree.

There are a number of great cruises including:

  • Swimming With Dolphins
  • Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises
  • Diamond Harbour Ferry
  • Quails Island Adventures
  • Akaroa Harbour Cruises & Swimming With Dolphins

Our office address is: 

Black Cat Group 2007 Limited
Harbour Side House
5 Norwich Quay
Lyttelton, 8082

Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour & Quail Island Charters & Ferry
Akaroa Harbour Cruises & Swimming With Dolphins

B Jetty, Lyttelton Wharf, Lyttelton, Christchurch 8082