Black Cat Cruises


"For over three decades Black Cat Cruises has been recognised nationally and internationally with numerous tourism awards and are recognised as New Zealand’s first true eco-tourism operator. Based on Banks Peninsula, close to Christchurch we operate from both Akaroa and Lyttelton harbour. We were the first to offer cruises in Akaroa and today we offer Akaroa Nature Cruises, Swimming With Dolphins in Akaroa, along with the Quail Island Ferry, Diamond Harbour Ferry which both depart from Lyttelton harbour."
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Access Card Notes

Akaroa Nature Cruise, Swimming With Dolphins & Quail Island: 10% off and a free carer Diamond Harbour Ferry: Free carer

Contact details

Black Cat Cruises Level 1, Harbourside House, 5 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand, 8082
Phone: 0800 436574

Standing and Queueing

Seating available at both Akaroa and Lyttelton harbour boarding areas.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access for boats in both Akaroa and Lyyttelton.

Short Distances

Short distance
Both boats have a short ramp so no long distance movement is required.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Toilet facilities are available on the Akaroa Nature Cruise. Wheelchair access to toilets' is available in Lyttleton harbour.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are allowed on the Diamond Harbour Ferry and our Akaroa Harbour Cruise.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
One carer goes free with a paying card holder.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
We have live commentary on our Akaroa Nature Cruise.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
We provide an information sheet on the Akaroa Nature Cruise.
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