Black Cat Cruises, Akaroa

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Swim with Dolphins · Eco Tour
One of Christchurch's Best Attractions and the most fun and educational cruises you will find anywhere in New Zealand. View wildlife unique to NZ, learn about this stunning area's past on a 2 hour cruise, or swim with rare Hector's Dolphins.

We are proud to follow the Marine Mammal Protection Act 1978 and the Marine Mammal Protection Regulations 1992. These ensure the marine mammals of New Zealand are protected and that their conservation is a top priority. Our interactions with marine mammals adhere to all regulations and our conservation focused tours, educate and raise awareness
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  • Great cruise! Excellent skipper and narrator during the cruise. Saw a penguin, hector dolphins, birds nesting, seals. Suggest you sit at the front of the boat as the dolphins on our trip seemed to...  more »
  • Awesome morning on the water, which delivered all that was promised - including a dolphin pod with calves. Awesome! The cruise experience was the more special for us because the it took place even...  more »
  • Saw hector dolphins, seals and little blue finally penguins. The team were really great at keeping you interested about locality. Fantastic trip..... As it was before. Hugely recommended And have fish sandwich on pier or fish and chips. Best chips ever and fish so tasty.
  • went on the cruise see dolphins, seals and penguins and it was super good!! there were lots and lots and lots of sea animals to see, the captain was really entertaining and informative! the cruise was reasonably long as well, good length (3 hours) to see everything, and the ride was pretty smooth sailing the whole way. definitely worth the money!

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