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3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise provided by Cougar Line

3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise

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2 adults
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on some cruises)
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in a majority of weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • In the very rare event of the cruise being canceled due to extreme weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of cruise are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and weather condition
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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972patricia wrote a review Dec 2019
Port Macquarie8 contributions2 helpful votes
Great way to see Queen Charlotte Sound. Far more up close and personal than just observing from the high deck of a cruise ship. Really interesting to see the crew working on deliveries and also talking to locals about the way of life they have there. Captain provided a lot of
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at 3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Hi 972patricia, thanks so much for your amazing review. We’re delighted that you had a great time onboard with us and experienced a slice of what daily life is like here in the Marlborough Sounds. And don't worry, the Sounds are as beautiful in the rain as they are in the sunshine. We enjoyed hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Iain_and_Louise wrote a review Mar 2019
Lisarow, Australia145 contributions36 helpful votes
Great scenery, very relaxing, visited some lovely coves. The skipper& crew knew their stuff & were very friendly. We enjoyed the trip immensely
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from AnMTCexperience, Manager at 3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise
Responded 2 Dec 2019
Hi Iain_and_Louise, thanks so much for your great review. We’re pleased that you had a pleasant experience on Cougar Line, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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MomAndAll wrote a review Feb 2019
Olympia, Washington100 contributions44 helpful votes
I enjoyed every minute of this cruise. It was sunny, but a little cool outside while we were cruising. Thankfully I had brought warm layers. Half of our group preferred to be inside, and half of us outside. The views were awesome! We opted out of the lunch and didn't disembark
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Date of experience: February 2019
Response from AnMTCexperience, Manager at 3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise
Responded 2 Dec 2019
Hi MomAndAll, thank you for taking the time to leave your great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your cruise so much. We are sorry that you were unable to hear the commentary. We’ve taken onboard your comments and will use these to help improve going forward. We are pleased the captain was able to answer your questions personally and provide local knowledge for your ongoing travels. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
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About the operator

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By: Cougar Line
Professional, knowledgeable and friendly
Excellent pre, during and post service. Friendly and helpful staff from enquiry to conclusion. Would definitely tra
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Queen Charlotte Track walk
These guys are simply great. From the online booking system to the great service the Cougar Line water taxi service
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Reliable, On-Time Transfer while doing the Queen Charlotte Track
We used the Cougar Line service during our Queen Charlotte Track over 5 days. At 98 NZD per person, it offers grea
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Perfect way to travel and explore the Sounds
We had a day to explore the Queen Charlotte Sound and decided to walk from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge. Cougar Line
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Amazing, Highly Recommend
While on an Ovation of the Seas Cruise in October last year we booked a tour for our one day in Picton NZ. We chose
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Super friendly and helpful, from check in, to loading our bags on and off the boat it was all typical laid back, fr
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Andrew C
Wonderful wonderful wonderful
A very pleasant ferry out to do the Ship Cove to Furneax Lodge - a now 17km walk as some of the track has been re-d
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Worth it for sure
Went with a whole bunch of tourists to walk the magical queen Charlotte track ,Everytime I do it I wish I could jus
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Taxi to Bay of Many Coves
Needed a ride to Bay of Many Coves so used Cougar Line to take us there. We arrived early but Michelle ensured that
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Great day out
Cougar Lines are a great operator with excellent staff. This was a wonderful way to see the Queen Charlotte sound
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Wonderful Views
Wow what a great day. The boat ride through Queen Charlotte Sound was amazing and then I was dropped at Resolution
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Great way to start our New Zealand trip
Cougar Line boat cruise through the Sounds was delightful. The 2 hour stop at Motuara Island was wonderful. The hik
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Love Cougar!
Used their transfer service and luggage transfer service for the Queen Charlotte track and I can not recommend them
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Great walk but boat timings need a review.
The walk and the staff on the boat were great. Our problem was the the timings of the cruise and the walk. We were
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A bit unorganised
Lovely trip out and saw pod of dolphins on the way. Unfortunately the crew dropped us off at Ship Cove instead of R
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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