Captained Charter on 'Black Cat' Catamaran in Lyttelton or Akaroa

Motor Yacht
70 Guests

About This Tour

Enjoy the highlights of Lyttelton or Akaroa in the comfort of our spacious catamarans on a private charter or dinner cruise.

  • Licensed capacity:99 pax
  • Comfortable cruising:80 pax
  • Dining Cruising:60 pax
  • Enclosed seating:70 pax
  • Public Address System:Yes
  • Sound System:Yes



We make it possible for function and event organisers to create a dramatically different event – whether it’s for a social club group, function, conference delegate entertainment or something very special, like a wedding.

You have the opportunity to enjoy the highlights of Lyttelton or Akaroa in the comfort of our spacious catamaran Black Cat.

We add the option of a fully catered buffet meal, so you can have a complete experience on the water.

Summer evening cruises give you the chance to enjoy the backdrop of a stunning sunset over the water, as you and your guests relax to your choice of music with a full bar and catering on hand. The perfect floating function venue!



  • $1500 per 2 Hours 
  • $2000 per 3 Hours  


We can supply a choice of either platters, nibbles, finger food, cheeses, breads and dips.

Please note that in accordance with our Liquor Licence we expect at least 4 food varieties excluding chips, peanuts, snack foods etc. We reserve the right to refuse service of alcohol if the food requirement is not met.


Spit Roast Cruise
• Duration: 3 hour dinner cruise
• Price per person: $85.00 per adult | $40.00 per child
• Minimum charge: $2550 (30 adults)
• Maximum capacity: 70 people
• Includes: Full boat hire, 2 course spit roast buffet meal.

Pizza Cruise
• Duration: 90 minutes pizza cruise
• Price per person: $55.00 per person | $20.00 per extra pizza
• Minimum charge: $1650 (30 adults)
• Maximum capacity: 70 people
• Includes: Full boat hire, half a pizza per person.

Create an enchanting and memorable wedding on board one of our catamarans.This is your opportunity to have the wedding you've always imagined - with the setting sun over the harbour as the most perfect backdrop.

You can choose to have your wedding ceremony at a venue in Lyttelton, followed by your reception on the water, or have the whole event hosted on the harbour.

You’ll have up to four hours on the water with us, plus you can take time prior to departure to decorate and theme the boat to create exactly the atmosphere you are looking for:

• Wedding cruise: Price on application
• Minimum charge: $1500.00 for 2 hours
• Maximum capacity: 70 people
• Includes: Full boat hire
• Additional hours: $500.00 per hour


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Music: We have a large range of music that we can play or you are welcome to bring your own for us to play.
  • Entertainment: Looking for something to liven your party? We can arrange either a professional DJ with suitable sound and lighting or a “one-man-band”.
  • Boat crew: Minimum of 1 skipper and 1 crew person. 1 spit roast staff member (dinner charter).
  • Cruise departs: Departures are from B Jetty, Lyttelton (over the Oxford Street over-bridge).
  • Where do the cruises go?: Every cruise is different depending on the conditions on the day. If you have specific requirements please let us know at the time of booking. In general, we aim to give you a total experience on the water – cruising out to the heads and then finding a quiet sheltered bay away from the hustle and bustle of the port.
  • Bar: We are fully licensed however our liquor licence does not allow for BYO. Payment for the purchases made on the bar can be made by eftpos or cash. A tab can be arranged but must be paid for in full at the end of the charter.
  • Seasickness: We are so confident you will not have a problem with seasickness.
  • Bad Weather: Unfortunately weather is something out of our control but you can be secure in the knowledge that we have to cancel due to weather on approximately 5% of our cruises so you would be very unlucky! We are still able to hold the event inside the boat and tied to the jetty if necessary.



  • Type: Motor Yacht
  • Capacity: 70 People
  • Rental Minimum: 2 hours
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

  • All prices are inclusive of GST unless otherwise stated.
  • We do not accept personal checks at the bar.
  • The vessel used and the departure point may be subject to change.
  • Full refund or agreeable alternative on the night due to unsuitable weather conditions


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Cuddy Cabin
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Dinghy
  • Dual Comm-forward seating
  • Twin Engine
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Head

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