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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...more
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London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Cougar lines to get to Furneaux Lodge and also for pick-ups and drop offs from different bays so we could do full, one way day walks during winter and then be returned to our cosy digs at Furneaux each night :) The service...More

Thank 23Shannon23
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Three of us used Cougar Line taxi service for the Queen Charlotte Track. The service was superb, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the made the whole booking/check-in process very easy. The ride itself was very comfortable, fast, informative and enjoyable. The reception...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We used Cougar line to drop us off for our Hotel pick up in Marlborough sound and to get us back to the main ferry terminal on our return. They were very efficient and friendly and managed our logistics perfectly. On our first trip, I...More

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Coordinating the Queen Charlotte Walk for a family of 12 was made significantly easy with the help of the staff at Cougar. I cannot speak more highly of their friendly, helpful staff as the plans took shape over preceding months. Throughout the week on the...More

Thank jetsetjinny
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Walked up at 730 and was able to get on the ride out to Ship's Cove with pick up at the Furneaux Lodge. The staff was friendly and helpful with our questions.

Thank Chau N
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Water taxi drop offs to bays around the sounds run regularly. Book in advance to get a seat on the boat. Nice boat with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating so everyone gets a great view of the stunning scenery.

Thank D P
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I organised for 21 of us having a cousins reunion weekend. We were taken from Picton out to a few of the bays and the Captain gave us a bit of a commentary about the area. We stopped at one of the Bays to feed...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We used Cougarline water taxis to get to and from the Queen Charlotte Track. They were extremely efficient and helpful with our bags and extra tourist information.

Thank holsaddictGlendowie
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We used the Cougar Ferry to Ships cove to begin our Queen Charlotte walk. The ferry was clean and very well maintained, the staff were very friendly, informative and went out of their way to make the trip fun. We used the service of Cougar...More

Thank gourleyc
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Took the cougar line twice over the weekend and both times the crew were amazing. We were lucky enough to see a seal eating an octopus and Fred turned the boat around and stopped so we could watch. Thanks Fred & Rhiannon 😀. Would thoroughly...More

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Mitch W
29 December 2017|
Response from Jill_Picton | Property representative |
The trip takes approx. one hour
12 February 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
22 June 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