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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 22 Activities in Picton
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Cougar Line offers scheduled daily tours from Picton to the Queen Charlotte Sound and the Queen...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My husband, son and grandsons went to Ship Cove on a Cougar Line boat to start their 4-day Queen Charlotte Track walk. As there was space I was able to do a Sounds Delivery Cruise in the same boat. All Cougar Line reservations/ticketing staff we dealt with were helpful, friendly, accommodating and efficient. Rich, the skipper of the 28-passenger boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Cougar line really stepped up to deliver our work party to Furneaux Lodge. Top service, and dolphin encounter added in.

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Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had no idea that a three hour trip on the mail delivery run would be so fantastic. Not only the beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound, but the friendliness and knowledge of the skipper. And...seeing seals, dusky dolphins and...a family of orca. OK, so not everyone will see orca and it was just luck, but with or without the... More 

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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Fred was our skipper and made our adventure beyond awesome. He sent so much extra time explaining the history of the area. BEST of all he was determined to find the Orca whales for us and he DID. What an amazing experience. Thank you Fred. you made our holiday! Sid and Jenny Weintroub - South Africa

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London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
61 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Throughout our time in Picton, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton Sound and Bay of Coves - these guys and girls were incredible. We were warmly welcomed into their office in Picton before leaving and confirmed our departure and pick up times with them in advance. Everything was in order, and there was an air of professionalism apparent as everything was pre... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We used Cougar Line as a our form of transport for the Queen Charlotte Walk. Their service was great. On our way to Ship Cove, our driver pointed out key areas of interest, provided us information about the track and also stopped for us to take photos of the seals. Overall a great experience and would recommend as a great... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nice boat taxi. Good "driver". told us all about the trip as we went along. Very chearful guy. A really goo way of getting around to all the inlets a bays.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While riding the Queen Charlotte track, we phoned them as we were needing a spare part from a bike shop (chain link)...they provided the number of the bike rental next door and then went over to them while we called. After a few minutes we had a spare part and it was on the next boat out of Picton to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We booked a water taxi to get to Queen Charlotte track.. The price was fair for a taxi. It wasn't until we got on board that we realized how lucky we were.. The boat's skipper, a talented sailor named Richard gave us wonderfully detailed description of the area and its sea life. He slowed down where dolphins swim and gave... More 

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