Black Cat Cruises
Akaroa Sailing Cruises
Set sail for a 2½-hour hands-on cruise on a gorgeous 1946 A-Class yacht.
Coast Up Close
Scenic boat trips with an emphasis on wildlife watching. Fishing trips can be arranged.
Akaroa Cooking School
Options include popular ‘Gourmet in a Day’ sessions (10am to 4pm) and specialised barbecue classes. All sessions end with consuming your...
Akaroa Cinema & Café
Grab a beer and settle in to watch an art-house, classic or foreign flick with high-quality sound and projection.
Housed in Akaroa's most impressive waterside shopfront, decked out period-style in dark timbers and burgundy, this is an atmospheric...
Main Wharf · interesting places nearby
Black Cat Cruises information
As well as a two-hour nature cruise, Black Cat offers a three-hour 'swimming with dolphins' experience. Wet suits and snorkelling gear are provided, plus hot showers back on dry land. Observers can tag along (adult/child $80/40) but only 12 people can swim per trip, so book ahead.
Cruises have a 98% success rate in seeing dolphins, and an 81% success rate in actually swimming with them (there's a $50 refund if there's no swim).