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Cougar Line

London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7925
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See the Sound from the water

When the only way to travel is by boat from Picton you have a few options but one is Cougar Line... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom
Great Experience

We enjoyed our first cruise along Queen Charlotte Sound with Cougar Line, we booked a second which... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2017
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7925

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

When the only way to travel is by boat from Picton you have a few options but one is Cougar Line. We used them for a private transfer to the Bay of Many Coves resort in Queen Charlotte Sounds and they were exactly what we...More

Thank Peagreen98
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our first cruise along Queen Charlotte Sound with Cougar Line, we booked a second which included a guided walk. Our guide, Jill, was charming and very knowledgeable.

Thank Largetone
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Great service and experienced guides. This is a must see area and Cougar Line staff could not have been nicer. Don't miss this unique experience in New Zealand.

Thank chalien2016
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Something we had intended to do for a while and since we had US guests decided to do it. Choose a beautiful sunny day and also got calm water as a bonus. The boat trip and staff was very good...but when it came to lunch...More

Thank LeighR625
Reviewed January 7, 2017

I booked with Cougar Line several weeks before my Marlborough Sounds trip and called the morning of my departure to discover that my taxi transfer had never been booked.The customer service to rectify this mistake on their part was far below expectations; they were neither...More

Thank Jess B
Jill_Picton, Owner at Cougar Line, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2017

If you could please email us your booking details I will follow up.

Reviewed January 6, 2017

We did the Cougar Line to Furneaux Lodge for lunch option and all was well managed / organised. The boat did a goods and passenger drop off as we moved up the Sounds. An interesting day out despite the drizzle and grey skies. Many extended...More

Thank KeenPhotographer-11
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This tour leaves from the Picton harbor for a short boat ride to Kaipupu Point Mainland Sanctuary, a wildlife reserve with restored forest and active predator control. Native birds are returning to this protected location. Experienced nature guides accompany you on the trip, The boat...More

Thank Jarobinstx
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I used Cougar Line to do the Queen Charlotte Track--dropping me at Ship Cove and picking me up at Anakiwa 4 days later. They transported my bag to my accommodation each night with no problems at all. Great service and no fuss.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Only chose cougar as they left at a convienient time for us. Cannot fault their service. We were dropped off and our bags were transported around the sounds. They arrived promply at the end of the track. Only wished they had an earlier return as...More

Thank watts-up
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We arrived Picton on the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship and wanted to experience on of the many bush walks that the area was famous for. Going into town we found Cougar Line tours and booked a half day tour which included a boat...More

Thank Amstec
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February 11, 2017|
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Response from Jill_Picton | Property representative |
Hi, Its not a difficult or steep walk. However it is true it can be quite slippery after rain. There are exposed tree roots and rocks on the bush trail which need to be watched out for. It takes about an hour to an hour and... More
June 22, 2015|
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Response from Jill_Picton | Property representative |
Hi there Tim, The ferry that leaves Wellington at 1.30pm will have you into Picton at 5.00pm which will give you time to catch our 6.00pm departure. We ask that if the ferry is going to be late for some reason then talk... More
January 24, 2015|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alvin Taxi would be the best way to get to their terminal and the cost would be minimal for a cab. Cougarline office is right on the water and the view from their office is beautiful and right near the main shopping... More