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Address: London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-573 7925
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Fee: Yes

Cougar Line offers scheduled daily tours from Picton to the Queen Charlotte...

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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Our cruise ship landed at Picton and we took a half day trip to Misteltoe Bay on their boat. After we docked, the group was divided into English speaking/French speaking groups... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Arlington, Virginia

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our cruise ship landed at Picton and we took a half day trip to Misteltoe Bay on their boat. After we docked, the group was divided into English speaking/French speaking groups. We did a short 1.5 mile loop and learned much about the forest life and vegetation. The scenery was gorgeous and our guide was very informative. Well worth the... More 

Thank Kauaidudette
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walked the Queen Charlotte Track and used Cougar to transport me to the start of the track and to pick me up at the end. Cougar also transported my pack to my accommodation each day. All for $105. Excellent service.

Thank Andrea G
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very organised and reliable transfers on our inward and outward move to Bay of Many Coves resort. Quick and efficient.

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Cork, Ireland
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the three hour cruise and walk, which I think was overpriced for what it was. I wouldn't call it a cruise it was a drop off and it is a working boat that was picking up and dropping off stuff along the way, so much so that they showed up 40 minutes late to collect us and then... More 

Thank TravelCork
London, United Kingdom
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337 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A modern comfortable boat and a chatty informative skipper made for a pleasant trip from our walk start at Resolution Bay to our pick up at Furneaux Lodge.The walk time estimates they give you are accurate though we did not pick up that there is also a 6pm pick up as well which does provide additional flexibility.Note they take mountain... More 

Thank Nicholas G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the rush to get on the boat I forgot to pay parking for my car at the council carpark. I didn't remember until the next day and phoned Cougar line staff from our resort. They got me a ticket, found my car and saved me more fines (yes i got some!) Thank you Cougar line (Chloe)

Thank kbarber2017
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't speak highly enough of this company. We walked the Queen Charlotte Track so were dropped off at Ship's Cove, had our bags transported to our accommodation each day and then returned to Picton from Anakiwa. The service was seamless and highly recommended. We were a group of 7 with various bags and everything was where it should be day... More 

Thank Dannel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pre-booked Cougar Taxis to take us from Picton to Bay of Many Coves and then return three days later. Other than being a little late picking us up at Picton, the service was excellent. So we have no complaints. The crew were very pleasant, and we thoroughly enjoyed the ride to and from the lodge. Would definitely recommend them.

Thank lastword2016
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used two craft and an intervening drive to get to Raetihi Lodge. The first was the larger of the two taking us across the harbour and into the sound. The young man was considerate in ensuring our safety, stowing our bags etc. As the vehicle was not at the jetty he slowed so that we could see a family... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water taxi worked well, drop off / pick up, luggage transfer. Boat basic but serviceable. Quite expensive for a family of 5, but it's a fairly long way.

Thank Bill S

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