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Cougar Line

London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3 5737925
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Ranked #5 of 18 activities in Picton
Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Easy to book. Our car broke down outside the office in Picton. Everyone was helpful and friendly. We hopped on the taxi and left the staff to arrange for our car to be towed. Service over and above what is expected. Thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We travelled to and from Picton to the Bay of Many Coves Resort. When facing a possible cyclone for the return journey they put on the largest possible boat but all was well. They kindly dropped us off at the Interislander terminal so that we did not have to take the 10 minute walk from their terminal in the pouring... More

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I worked at one of the resorts in the sounds and regularly use the cougar to get back and forth from civilization. They are usually on time, take care of all of their freight like it was their own new born child and treat passengers like human beings. 

The cougar line has 4 boats and I especially enjoy their biggest... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We used the Cougar Line for our Queen Charlotte Trek. The Captains provided commentary on the area and answered our questions. They dropped us off at Motuera Island Sanctuary on the way to Ship Cove and then picked us up two hours later. This was plenty of time to explore the trail and see the birds. At the end of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We always use Cougar Line because they are consistent and reliable with friendly, informative and accommodating staff. On our trip through Endeavour Inlet, a pod of dolphins played in the wake of the boat.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

You would be mad to book with anyone else except Cougar. They were so professional and so accommodating. Their flexibility was marvellous. Always on time and so friendly into the bargain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was a bit disappointed with this company. I was tossing up between them and the competitor but went with Cougar because it seemed they understood my family dynamics. From the outset I explained that we were novice hikers travelling with a young one, and I would have thought they would have provided a better map of the QCT or... More

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Thanks so much to Jill and her crew from Cougar Line for helping to make our day cruising the beautiful Marlborough Sounds so wonderful. The service was fantastic from start to finish. The Australians in our group were most impressed!!! Would definitely recommend Cougar Line to all.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We used Cougar Lines for pretty much all of our getting around while we were in the Queen Charlotte Sound. It was extremely easy to use and the service was excellent. They don't operate to a precise time table, since they not only ferry people around the sound, but make deliveries and provide services for the accommodations and residents in... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Cougar lines provided transport for a recent 5 day break in Queen Charlotte Sound. The service was great, always on time, and our skipper provided some interesting commentary along the way. A great service.

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