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Cougar Line

London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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US$63.43*
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Marlborough Sounds Cruise & 3 hour Scenic Walk
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US$63.43*
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3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise
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US$70.90*
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Early Bird Eco Cruise
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great service” (28 reviews)
“ship cove” (21 reviews)
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London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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"great service"
in 28 reviews
"queen charlotte track"
in 57 reviews
"ship cove"
in 21 reviews
"reliable service"
in 4 reviews
"water taxi"
in 18 reviews
"furneaux lodge"
in 18 reviews
"drop offs"
in 6 reviews
"service provided"
in 4 reviews
"went the extra mile"
in 4 reviews
"from place to place"
in 3 reviews
"luggage transfer"
in 3 reviews
"pod of dolphins"
in 9 reviews
"marlborough sounds"
in 17 reviews
"dropping off"
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"resolution bay"
in 7 reviews
"day trip"
in 9 reviews
"great trip"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed March 14, 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
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Reviewed February 26, 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 February 24, 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
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Reviewed February 19, 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
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Reviewed February 18, 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

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

We use the Cougar Line to enter and exit the Queen Charlotte track. The time window for drop-off and pick up was VERY wide. Expect delays anyone from 30 to 90 minutes.

Thank M R
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Reasonable Rates LOVELY LOVELY staff/owners Stored our luggage for several hours/had a public bathroom available and just in general a lovely start to our weeks vacation

Thank tmt14
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Mitch W
December 29, 2017|
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Response from Jill_Picton | Property representative |
The trip takes approx. one hour
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admarshtx
February 12, 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
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Tim082
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
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