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Address: London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 7925
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cougar Line offers scheduled daily tours from Picton to the Queen Charlotte...

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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Faultless. Wonderful service.

Cougar is brilliantly managed and staffed. From very first inquiry to final delivery, they were wonderful. Every staff member cares, and nothing was any trouble to us two 70's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
N0eleen
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Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Dunedin, New Zealand.
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cougar is brilliantly managed and staffed. From very first inquiry to final delivery, they were wonderful. Every staff member cares, and nothing was any trouble to us two 70's plus couples walking the track. This is N Z as it should be, when not everything these days is. Well done, and thanks heaps, Cougar.

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Christchurch
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13 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We contacted Cougar line on e mail to arrange transportation to Ships Cove to start the Queen Charlotte walk. They were so helpful and offered additional information about the track walk we did not have to contact any other group to understand what was required to walk the track. Our main bags were transported between accommodation as we walked the... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect service for hiking the Queen Charlotte trail. Bags were always waiting at each lodge. The ride over and back were great.

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Thank swimgirl106
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What lovely people! Billy was our skipper going out and he made us feel welcome to the Marlborough Sounds. I am prone to seasickness, but the boat and the seating is such that you can avoid getting ill. When we returned at the end of our stay, we found the people at the office helping off load us to be... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous trip with Cougar Line to walk some of the Queen Charlotte track, all staff were awesome, we had a brilliant trip thanks to their expert knowledge and care.

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Hobart, Australia
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89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Organised, friendly everything was seamless. Bags were waiting in your room each day and in the morning you leave them where you find them. It was all so easy would highly recommend.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Helpful, friendly staff are keen to assist in any way they can. Bookings not essential but recommended for the summer season when they are busy ferrying passengers to various drop-off points to the Queen Charlotte track. A day trip out for brunch or lunch is easily accommodated. Watch out for various wildlife on the ride out and back.

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Srinagar, India
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I recently biked the Queen Charlotte Sound track with some friends. Prior to leaving there were a lot of variables to put in order and after many phone calls to Picton a plan was finally decided upon. Thanking the good staff in the office here. The service provided on the trip was excellent with the bikes being well looked after... More 

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Thank davemcfall
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

These guys were on time, friendly, accommodating with changing plans and injuries and just plain good people. Highly recommend using their service, we wouldn't look anywhere else

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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The water taxi company offers flexible water transport schedule even though in quiet season, price is a bit cheaper than other water taxi companies

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