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Cougar Line

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Cougar Line offers scheduled daily tours from Picton to the Queen Charlotte Sound and the Queen Charlotte Track. We are the leading water transportation company in the Marlborough Sounds and operate 364 days. 3hr Sounds Delivery Cruises, Eco...more
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London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7925
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a transfer with the friendly Lee. It was a rainy day with rough weather. The skipper Lindsey had great skills to deliver everybody safely to their destination jetty.

Thank Ta J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The team was friendly and the ferry was on time, we even left Anakiwa earlier because everyone was on board.

Thank blandinelanau
Reviewed 30 September 2018

After getting up especially early and hiking 7hrs to reach the Anawika jetty by the booked 2:30-3pm window (with threats of 'be there by 3pm or be left behind'), we arrived at 2:30pm to find the boat depart at 2:31pm without a word of what...More

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Thank Dan T
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Did the three hour cruise and walk option. Staff are very helpful and easygoing. Skipper of our boat in particular was very nice. Product itself is worth the money ($85), with a total of about two hours of cruising and sightseeing, plus access to the...More

Thank ananyashamihoke
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We used Cougar lines to get to Furneaux Lodge and also for pick-ups and drop offs from different bays so we could do full, one way day walks during winter and then be returned to our cosy digs at Furneaux each night :) The service...More

Thank 23Shannon23
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Three of us used Cougar Line taxi service for the Queen Charlotte Track. The service was superb, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the made the whole booking/check-in process very easy. The ride itself was very comfortable, fast, informative and enjoyable. The reception...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We used Cougar line to drop us off for our Hotel pick up in Marlborough sound and to get us back to the main ferry terminal on our return. They were very efficient and friendly and managed our logistics perfectly. On our first trip, I...More

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Coordinating the Queen Charlotte Walk for a family of 12 was made significantly easy with the help of the staff at Cougar. I cannot speak more highly of their friendly, helpful staff as the plans took shape over preceding months. Throughout the week on the...More

Thank jetsetjinny
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Walked up at 730 and was able to get on the ride out to Ship's Cove with pick up at the Furneaux Lodge. The staff was friendly and helpful with our questions.

Thank Chau N
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Water taxi drop offs to bays around the sounds run regularly. Book in advance to get a seat on the boat. Nice boat with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating so everyone gets a great view of the stunning scenery.

Thank 854DP
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Mitch W
28 December 2017|
Response from Jill_Picton | Property representative |
The trip takes approx. one hour
11 February 2017|
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Response from Jill_Picton | Property representative |
Hi, Its not a difficult or steep walk. However it is true it can be quite slippery after rain. There are exposed tree roots and rocks on the bush trail which need to be watched out for. It takes about an hour to an hour and... More
22 June 2015|
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Response from Jill_Picton | Property representative |
Hi there Tim, The ferry that leaves Wellington at 1.30pm will have you into Picton at 5.00pm which will give you time to catch our 6.00pm departure. We ask that if the ferry is going to be late for some reason then talk... More
25 January 2015|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alvin Taxi would be the best way to get to their terminal and the cost would be minimal for a cab. Cougarline office is right on the water and the view from their office is beautiful and right near the main shopping... More
25 January 2015|
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Response from wasp07 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are a number of options when visiting queen charlotte. I suggest that you contact the local Information centre, who provided us with excellent service and advice. The cougar line service we used was a taxi... More