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Cougar Line

Address: London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 5737925
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Ranked #3 of 23 Activities in Picton
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Owner description: Cougar Line offers scheduled daily tours from Picton to the Queen Charlotte Sound and the Queen...
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Owner description: 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 cruises, Cruise and Walk day trips, Cruise and lunch. These are must do activities for visitors of all ages wishing to explore the beautiful Marlborough region.Free daily luggage transfers for all Queen Charlotte Track walkers and bikers.

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Had just a morning in Marlborough free and enjoyed a leisurely cruise around the sounds delivering linens, wood, and other materials to the different residences and hotels that line secluded bays in the Sound. Captain Fred and the rest of the staff are very knowledgeable and makes this a wonderful guided tour.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I don't like boat travel but both trips with these guys were very pleasant. The staff were helpful and pleasant

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I loved the friendly service. The served us coffee and even dropped us off directly at the interislander ferry terminal!

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Arranging our walk from Australia, Cougar Line couldn't have been better. Via email they gave a number of recommendation for walking along the Queen Charlotte Track with a 6 and 9 year old. Their recommendation proved to be spot on. When taking the Cougar Line boat, the checkin was seamless, boat modern and well serviced with a great crew. Our... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We used Cougar Line to transport us from Picton to Furneaux Lodge. The staff easily accepted all of our bags and were really pleasant with our children. Also offered to drop us off a stop early so that we could hike into the lodge (but they brought our bags to the lodge), making our arrival more exciting.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I did the Queen Charlotte Track in January 2015 staying at the lodges along the way. We used Cougarline as our transport and to transfer our bags from lodge to lodge as we walked each day. You could not fault the service of this company. From the moment I sent them an email to enquire to the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Travelled with Cougar Water Taxis out to our accommodation at Punga Cove. The kids loved being out on the water and the waves splashing up at the windows. The service was friendly and a novel way to get around the sounds. Thanks to the team!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Cougar line did a great boat trip for me and were very flexible when I changed my plans. The only reason for 4star instead of 5 is that the boat was 30mins late on pick up, but it was New Year's Day so it was bound to be busy! Great staff too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I’ve been living and working in the Marlborough Sounds at Norfolk House for several months and have used the Cougar Line on numerous occasions both departing or being collected from their Picton terminal or from our residential jetty. The service is always fast, friendly and reliable. Richard and Russell are my most regular captains of the waves and they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Fred our captain was extremely friendly and helpful explaining the local surrounds / sights on our trip. We did the three hour cruise / hike. A great way to see the sounds and get a little bit of exercise. I would recommend this trip, take a little picnic and stop for some lunch after about 1 hour with the fantastic... More 

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