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Cougar Line

London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7925
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Helpful, efficient and friendly

This is a great water taxi company. I used their services several times during my stay. They are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jackie W
Hillsborough, California

Marlborough Sounds is beautiful. Up there with the Greek Islands, if not better. This review is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7925

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great water taxi company. I used their services several times during my stay. They are efficient and careful with the passengers and their luggage. What great staff! Troy deserves a special mention for going out of his way to be helpful and...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marlborough Sounds is beautiful. Up there with the Greek Islands, if not better. This review is about the provider not the area, which is highly recommended. I gave this a 3 star rating as there are probably a few less jaded providers out there hopefully....More

Thank Kauri2507
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We went over and back to Bay of Many Coves on Cougar 1 and were pleased with the service. Baggage handled expertly at both ends, boat pilot professional and knowledgeable.

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We took the Cougar Line to our resort on the islands nearby Picton. The staff were friendly and helpful. The pilot knew where he was going and got there. Everything worked just fine.

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Love this service. They were super friendly and very informative. Let us keep our car in their lot during the trip. It was the off season and they had the room. Great captain. He was very friendly and even showed us some Dolphins. Love this...More

Thank Jessie N
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The Cougar Line was a great boat service on my trip to Picton. They were reliable and experienced. They seemed to really want to make sure that I had an awesome experience,not only whilst I was on the boat, but during my entire trip.

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I did the Queen Charlotte Track by bike and everything worked really well. Customer service was nice, ferry was good and fast and even the price was ok compared to service I received. They took me to one spot and my bags to another to...More

Thank miikkabe
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Great way to get around the Sounds....found the pod of dolphins on the way back. Drivers are friendly and tell where they are all the time..Highly recommend them

Thank Neilxrbx
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We took the 5 hour Queen Charlotte track walk trip. The staff are really helpful and the boat trip itself was excellent. The return boat was 1/2 hour late but it did not bother us as the weather was beautiful and we were in such...More

Thank Gadabouts95
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We hopped on the Cougar Line for our trip around the Sounds, really knowledgable and friendly crew, good onboard service and really helpful pointing out places of interest along the trip.

Thank unicyclistjoe
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11 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
25 January 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