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Address: London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 5737925
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Description: Cougar Line offers scheduled daily tours from Picton to the Queen...
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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overpriced mail run

We did the Cougar Line Sounds Delivery trip. It is pretty much the mail/delivery run for Queen Charlotte Sound. Whilst the sound is beautiful and this is one way to see it, what's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Sue A
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We did the Cougar Line Sounds Delivery trip. It is pretty much the mail/delivery run for Queen Charlotte Sound. Whilst the sound is beautiful and this is one way to see it, what's on offer with this trip is certainly not worth the price we paid per person - but that seems to be the norm for tourism in New... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We used the round trip ticket for walking the Queen Charlotte track. Great to deal with, packs were transported safely and water taxis were on time. Office staff and those on the water taxi were all friendly and helpful.

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lower hutt
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Did the Queen Charlotte walk and used this company to drop us to start of tramp and also to move our packs from camp to camp along the way. The trip out was informative and got a free hot cupper on board. Had Fred and Barry they are both awesome! Friendly and just all round great blokes. Day 3 we... More 

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Berry, Shoalhaven, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We booked Cougar Line for transport to and from the Queen Charlotte track and found them excellent. One of our packs was "lost" en route from Sydney to Wellington which meant we had to shuffle our itinerary while we waited for it to arrive. But the Cougar Line staff went out of their way to help trace our missing luggage,... More 

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seattle
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159 reviews 159 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

They shuttled my bag each day, took me to the start of Track and picked us up at the end. No complaints.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

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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53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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