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Address: London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 5737925
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: Yes
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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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Wonderful service and a very helpful amenity

Cougar offers an all in one service that, for a single set price, allows you to start the Queen Charlotte Track at any point along its route (along the water, that is), be picked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
MaryMargaretNZ
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Cougar offers an all in one service that, for a single set price, allows you to start the Queen Charlotte Track at any point along its route (along the water, that is), be picked up and returned to Picton from any other point along the track, and in between they will move your bag from place to place. (The accommodation... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Thanks so much to Cougar lines and your great staff! We went to Ships Cove and saw a pod of dolphins on the way, walked part of the Queen Charlotte Track and had a great lunch. Both the driver of the boat and the staff in the office were friendly, helpful + knowledgable

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Thank TomCBennett
Winton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Thanks to the Cougar Line for a fantastic, flexible trip. Racing a pod of dolphins, history at Ship Cove, interesting bush walks and scenery around Endeavour Inlet plus a delicious lunch at Furneaux Lodge. A brilliant way to savour what this area has on offer.

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Thank pippisan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Generous with their time, incredibly reliable and super friendly. Nothing was a problem down to giving great local knowledge advice and delivering forgotten things to our next port of call.

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Picton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This company always offers great friendly service. Very helpful with recommendations for the Queen Charlotte Track and surrounding areas. Comfortable water taxis in a beautiful part of the world.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Russell and the whole team for a great trip out to Ship Cove and return from Endeavour Inlet. A total highlight. Great weather helped but this is a must-do in any weather. The hike is quite special. Comfortable trip, lots of dolphins, friendly service, a good day. Thanks

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Thank Michael B
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Not only were the staff polite and helpful but they went out of their way to make things perfect!! The captain pointed out all sorts of bird life and he even slowly approached a pod of hectors Dolphins without alarming them and four came and gave us a beautiful show!! Spectacular!!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Cougar Line's on shore and shipboard staff do great customer service. Nothing is too much trouble - store your luggage at the office, visit a pod of dolphins. Departures and pick ups are timely as are luggage transfers. Luggage handling was especially impressive. Arrive at your destination to find luggage off the jetty snd in your room - a great... More 

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Coolangatta, Australia
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Not only is the delivery of persons well done, our overnight bag was transported between locations with a minimal effort. At every location along the Queen Charlotte Track our bag was deposited in our room @ our location waiting for us. What a fantastic reliable service. Thankyou.

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Bingara, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We wished to get a feel for the Sounds without days of walking. The 3 hour delivery trip run by Cougar Lines was perfect. It drops off walkers, residents & visitors to out of the way places and delivers goods to homes and tourist accommodation. The drop offs vary but all are interesting. There is a brief rundown of each... More 

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