Cruise around an extinct volcanic crater, experience majestic scenery and meet the Akaroa dolphins!

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise - 2 Hours Highlights

  • Full commentary from the skipper and nature guide
  • Full bar facilities on board
  • Free postcard, tea, and coffee
  • Information sheets available in German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French and Korean



  • Akaroa Harbour
  • White-Flippered Blue Penguin
  • Hector’s Dolphin
  • New Zealand Fur Seals
  • Nikau Palm Gully
  • Scenery Nook

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

We suggest you wear warm clothing. Even on warm days, there may be a cool sea breeze blowing. Sun screen and a hat is a must even if it’s cloudy. Bring your camera – there are incredible views.

Our catamarans are suitable for families and for young children. The vessels have high rails, however we suggest that children are supervised at all times both for their own safety and for the enjoyment of the other people on board.

We also suggest warm clothes, a hat and sunscreen lotion.

Under 5’s travel for free. 

We welcome customers in wheelchairs, with able body companions. We’ve invested in proper ramps to enable customers to get on and off the Black Cat with ease.
Once on the Black Cat you will have access to a wide area of the bottom deck at the stern (rear) of the boat. The top deck is only accessible via a relatively steep set of steps.
The bow area is not accessible because its quite a narrow walk up each side (too narrow for a wheelchair).
You also have access to the main cabin of the vessel though this means you have to get over a 30cm lip from the back deck. In the back of the boat you will be able to see the harbour and the dolphins provided they circle the boat, which they normally do. It is however not the quietest part of the boat when she is travelling at speed because the engines are in the back.

Sorry, the toilets on board Black Cat are not wheelchair friendly.

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