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Lyttelton

Quail Island Return Trip from Black Cat Cruises, Lyttelton Harbour - Options for Adults & Children

Black Cat Cruises

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1 x Child Return Trip to Quail Island (Valid for Ages 5-15)

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$7.50
Valued at $15Save 50% Off

1 x Adult Return Trip to Quail Island

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$15
Valued at $30Save 50% Off

About the Experience

Explore what lies beyond the shore with an unforgettable trip with Black Cat Cruises! Full of unique history and intrigue, Quail Island has a curious background that must be discovered! Depart Lyttelton Harbour across the picturesque waters for a swift 15min ride over to the island. Spend a half day exploring, taking scenic walks, swimming and discovering all the spot has to offer. It's a fun day out for kids and adults alike! You'll see a range of fascinating places, like the volcanic cliffs, shipwrecks, and more! You'll spend a half-day on the island, named after the now extinct native Quail (koreke) by Captain William Mein Smith. The island was originally used as a quarantine station and as a small leprosy colony by the early European settlers. At the same time as the lepers were confined to their one small bay, Antarctic explorers, Scott and Shackleton took advantage of the island to train their sled dogs and ponies before setting off on their ill-fated voyages. The last polar explorer to quarantine dogs on the island was American Commander Byrd, whose huskies were interned on the island between 1928 and 1930. From 1934 till 1975 Quail Island was leased out for farming, and then converted to a recreational reserve. Today the focus is on restoring native vegetation and the island is home to many native birds including the fantail, kingfisher, silvereye and many sea birds including the rare white flippered little blue penguins. Take your lunch and togs with you for a great family day out!

What's Included

  • 1x child return trip to Quail Island (valid for ages 5-15, under 5s travel free)
  • Or 1x adult return trip to Quail Island
  • Trips run 7 days
  • Check out more info and island highlights here

Trip Timetable

  • October-November: Departs Lyttelton 10:20am, Departs Quail Island 3:30pm
  • December-February: Departs Lyttleton 10:20am & 12:20pm, Departs Quail Island 12:30pm & 3:30pm
  • March: Departs Lyttelton 10:20am, Departs Quail Island 3:30pm
  • Check out more of the island here

Black Cat Cruises

The Award Winning Black Cat Group is internationally recognised as one of the success stories of the New Zealand tourism industry and an eco-tourism pioneer. They were the first to offer cruises in Akaroa and are recognised as New Zealand’s first eco-tourism operator. From humble beginnings carrying a few hundred people per year in small canoes and dinghies, Black Cat has grown to be one of the largest cruise companies in the South Island.

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  • Lyttelton

    Address

    B Jetty, Lyttelton Harbour, 5 Norwich Quay Lyttelton CHC 8062

    Phone

    03 328 9078

The Fine Print

Deal Valid Until

31 Mar 2020

Inclusions

Voucher valid for a child OR adult return trip to Quail Island - as selected upon purchase.

Availability

Trips run 7 days (October - November: 10.20am, December - February: 10:20am & 12:20pm, March: 10:20am). Not valid on Christmas Day.

Conditions of the Deal

Multiple vouchers can be purchased (limit: 10 for you & 10 as gifts). Bookings are essential. To redeem your voucher book online at: www.blackcat.co.nz, click BOOK NOW at the top right of the homepage. Select your chosen date and next to "Product", choose Quail Island. Click "Book Now" on your chosen sailing, select ticket option & Add To Cart. Write QUAILTREAT in the Promo Code Box and complete your booking. You MUST present your voucher/s on the day of your travel for scanning prior to boarding your vessel. Departs from Lyttelton. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Child age is 5-15 (under 5s travel free). Must be used in 1 visit. No exchanges. No refunds or cash back (except where required by law). Must be used in 1 visit. Not for use with other offers.

How to Redeem

To redeem your voucher book online at www.blackcat.co.nz, click BOOK NOW at the top right of the homepage. Select your chosen date and next to "Product", choose Quail Island. Click "Book Now" on your chosen sailing, select ticket option & Add To Cart. Write QUAILTREAT in the Promo Code Box and complete your booking. You MUST present your voucher/s on the day of your travel for scanning prior to boarding your vessel.

Cancellations

24-hour cancellation policy applies or voucher is void

Select a Deal

1 x Child Return Trip to Quail Island (Valid for Ages 5-15)

Sold out

$7.50
Valued at $15Save 50% Off

1 x Adult Return Trip to Quail Island

Sold out

$15
Valued at $30Save 50% Off

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