There are several wildlife spotting cruises operating on Akaroa Harbour that give you the opportunity to see marine life including the rare hectors dolphin.
Black Cat and Akaroa Dolphins both run cruises departing Akaroa that give you the opportunity to see the hectors dolphin in its natural habitat.
Both companies have their offices on Beach Road with two-hour cruises departing from the adjacent jetty.
The following booking grid allows you to book Black Cat Akaroa Harbour cruises online:
- Black Cat cruises 63 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520
Akaroa Dolphins cruises 65 Beach Road, Akaraoa 7520
- Black Cat cruises cost $79
Akaroa Dolphins cruises cost $80
- Black Cat cruises depart Jan–mid Mar 11am, 1.30pm, 3.40pm daily; mid Mar–mid Dec 11am, 1.30pm daily; mid–late Dec 11am, 1.30pm, 3.40pm daily
Akaroa Dophins cruises depart Jan–Apr 10.15am, 12.45pm, 3.15pm daily; May 10.15am, 12.45pm daily; Jun–Aug 12.45pm daily; Sep 10.15am, 12.45pm daily; Oct–Dec 10.15am, 12.45pm, 3.15pm daily