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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise provided by Black Cat Cruises

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

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Overview
Don’t miss a chance to spot Hector’s dolphins, the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins. When your ship pulls into port, spend your valuable time on a nature cruise across Akaroa Harbour. The skipper provides on-board commentary while you search the waters for marine life and take in New Zealand’s South Island scenery.
Highlights
  • Akaroa shore excursion: narrated nature cruise
  • Likely to see Hector’s dolphins—bring your camera
  • Tea and coffee served on board to keep you warm
  • Pickup and drop-off available from designated meeting points
Important Information
Departure Point
83 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Full on-board commentary
  • Tea and coffee
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring light jacket, sun protection and camera
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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William R wrote a review Mar. 2019
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Well-run, professional tour. Thoroughly enjoyable. Saw dolphins, penguins, and seals. Be sure to bring a jacked as it can get cold on the water.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from pajoChristchurch, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
Responded May 25, 2019
Hi William R, wow so great you saw so much wildlife out on the water! Akaroa is such a special place - we are thrilled you got to experience it! We hope to see you out on the water again soon.
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Bob H wrote a review Feb. 2019
47 contributions8 helpful votes
We were in port off of Radiance of the Seas. Walked around a little bit and then got in line to board the boat. A bit crowded but found the perfect spot sitting upper deck in the corner on the floor. Views were absolutely stunning. Saw a few dolphins and not the “Flipper”
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from pajoChristchurch, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
Responded May 25, 2019
Hi Bob H, thanks so much for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. Thrilled you got to see some Hector's dolphins - they really are quite magical! Thanks for recommending us!
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KiwiGuy wrote a review Feb. 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand26 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a great trip and saw loads of wildlife. The crew were super friendly and knowledgeable. Our kids (9&7) were enthralled. We would thoroughly recommend this nature cruise.
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Response from pajoChristchurch, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
Responded Feb. 17, 2019
We love to have families come out and join us on the cruise! Thank you for choosing to cruise with us!
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Dodger52 wrote a review Feb. 2019
Wollongong, Australia460 contributions116 helpful votes
This cruise is family run and very friendly and welcoming they are. It is an informative and scenic trip as they do a round trip out through the heads covering both sides of the bay. Buster the dolphin spotting dog is a hoot. The trip is keenly priced and very good value
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from pajoChristchurch, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
Responded Feb. 17, 2019
Thank you for review!
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Jo O wrote a review Jan. 2019
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom66 contributions24 helpful votes
We booked on arrival at Akaroa and found space on the afternoon trip. We were welcomed by members of the family group who runs the tours. we were made very welcome. On starting our trip, we were given our supplimentary drinks and made very welcome. The skipper enlightened us
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from pajoChristchurch, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
Responded Feb. 17, 2019
Thank you so much for coming out with us on Akaroa harbour!
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Terry L
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Spiffing
A great couple of hours of entertainment and relaxation with a bit of education thrown in as well. Dolphins, seals
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caughleyp
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Exceeded our expectations
A great day out - with a friendly and welcoming crew. The guide kept us entertained the whole trip with historical
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TheBismarck
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Excellent experience
Outstanding tour which was both comfortable and enjoyable. There was excellent commentary and knowledgeable staff.
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wellingt0nkirby
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Exactly what was promised
Last did this trip more than a decade ago. Booked for Fathers Day gift and redeemed today. Yesterday we were rung
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alexiat198
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Loved it!
Awesome trip, knowledgeable and cheeky driver. Beautiful nature and animals. Would do it again if I lived a tad clo
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Pauline Y
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only way to see the dolphins
We booked through bookme.com and got a slighter cheaper deal but we noticed they did have specials at the desk!! C
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Christine L
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A great experience
The 12.45pm cruise was great. Very professional yet friendly. Found.lots of dolphins and seals. Even one penguin.
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MeredithC388
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Nz Nature tour
What a joy it was to see a slice of pure NZ stretching out to the Pacific Ocean. The boat was well appointed and co
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lenaawitt
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One of the best things I've ever done
This has definitely been one of my favorite things I've ever done. We saw a few Dolphins, unfortunately they didn't
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LynleyAS
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Great way to explore Akaroa harbour.
Great trip out on the harbour. Captain (Julian) very knowledgeable and passionate about the environment, it's wild
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Rantinrover
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Plenty of scenery and wildlife
We were able to book on the same day for our cruise around the huge natural harbour at Akaroa. Adult tickets were
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MargreetS80
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A must do experience
We had a perfect afternoon cruise. Friendly staff and appreciated the discounted cost for travellers during this pe
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Reece D
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Black Cat B+
Got canceled due to the weather twice but got out on the water today. Ol mate the skipper had more Dad jokes than
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janey-28MH
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Brilliant experience
Wow!! So delighted. The nature cruise was a fabulous experience. The crew so witty and so knowledgeable. Highly re
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Andrewcharley
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Stunning akaroa
My first visit to akaroa, stunning, the black cat cruise the highlight of my one week trip to Christchurch so far
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  • Duration: 2h
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