Black Cat Cruises

Black Cat’s Charter Cruises make it possible for function and event organisers to create a dramatically different event – whether it’s for an intimate small group incentive, work function or conference delegate entertainment Black Cat can cater to all. 

You have the opportunity to enjoy the highlights of scenic Lyttelton Harbour in the comfort of the spacious catamaran The Canterbury Cat.

Lyttelton Harbour is only 15 minutes from the Christchurch CBD making it a fantastic option for a day time or evening activity or event. With an open itinerary and experienced charter team to work to your timing and schedule, on offer is a relaxed and flexible approach to the busiest of schedules. 

Once on board with Black Cat, they will take you in search of one of the world's rarest and smallest dolphins - the Hector's or New Zealand dolphin. You may also discover Little Blue Penguins and other coastal marine birdlife such as breeding spotted shags, white fronted terns and numerous species of gulls.

As well as the natural wildlife, you'll see evidence of the harbour's violent, volcanic past. Lyttelton also has a fascinating history, and your skipper will point out the many significant sites including those of the early Maori and European settlers. There are also the stories from the historic Lyttelton Township, the legends of Ripapa Island and more.

Black Cat adds the option of a fully catered buffet meal, courtesy of Speciality Spit Roast Catering Company and you then have a complete experience on the water. Enjoy the backdrop of a stunning harbour, as you and your guests relax to your choice of music with a full bar and catering on hand. The perfect floating function venue!