Cougar Line, Marlborough Sounds premier water transport company, has over 25 years experience transporting people and goods to and from the Queen Charlotte track, resorts and private homes along the Marlborough Sounds. You can trust Cougar Line to ensure your Marlborough Sounds experience goes to plan.
Providing a fast and efficient water taxi service to all resorts, lodges and private jettys along the Queen Charlotte Sound with scheduled daily departures Cougar Line has gained a reputation for quality vessels, outstanding service and provides a fast and efficient service to and from the Queen Charlotte Track each day.
Cruising Options with Cougar Line
Choose from one of the exciting products below, sit back and let Cougar Line show you the Queen Charlotte Track and Marlborough Sounds like no one else can.
One Day Walk or Bike Cruises
Great for those with limited time, Cougar Line offers a range of options to capture the natural and historic world of the Queen Charlotte Track in just one day. Cougar Line has walks designed to suit all fitness levels and ages ranging from one hour to eight hours long. It's easy to enjoy the Queen Charlotte Track just select a walk and cruise the rest with Cougar Line... more
Sounds Scenic Delivery Cruises
Travel the length of the Queen Charlotte Sound as Cougar Line delivers passengers and supplies to resorts, homes and hideaways. Soak up the natural world of the Marlborough Sounds as the Cougar Line Catamaran sweeps you into hidden coves and historic inlets. Indulge in a leisurely cruise for lunch, at twilight or even for only an hour... more
Join an Early Bird Eco Cruise to Motuara Island a bird sanctuary in the Marlborough Sounds, which provides a safe haven for many rare species including the South Island Saddleback and Bush Robin... more
Cruise the aquamarine waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound to a secluded cove and with a backdrop of native forest and birdsong exchange your wedding vows before family and friends... an unique wedding in the Marlborough Sounds... more
Corporate & Group Charter Cruises
Whether you are planning a conference or staff outing the Cougar Line can help. With an experienced team to help you with your itinerary Cougar Line offers exclusive charter of their luxury fully licensed catamaran and with the Queen Charlotte Sound as your backdrop your function will be spectacular... more
Queen Charlotte Track Specialists
Make Cougar Line your first stop when booking transport to the Queen Charlotte Track. With expert track knowledge, free advice on how best to experience the track Cougar Line can take the hassle out of your Queen Charlotte Track holiday... more
Resort & Private Jetty Transfers
Offering fast and reliable scheduled daily departures 364 days a year Cougar Line offers visitors one way or return transfers to the track or any resort or private jetty along the the Queen Charlotte Sound. With access from many different points along the Queen Charlotte Sound moving around the track is a breeze with Cougar Line... more
Cougar Line News
Queen Charlotte Track Joins NZ Great Rides
1 March 2013
The Queen Charlotte Track is now part of the NZ Cycle Trail. The stunning Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds has officially become the 21st Great Ride on the NgÄ Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trail, Minister of Conservation Nick Smith announced today.
"This 70 km mountain biking track runs from historic Ship Cove to Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds offering some of the best views you can get over the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds," says Dr Smith.
The Queen Charlotte walkway has been at the forefront of the biking revolution sweeping New Zealand, in allowing mountain biking for some years. It was my own experience as a tramper doing the full length of the Queen Charlotte that convinced me that tracks could be managed quite adequately with both walkers and bikers.
This official status as one of New Zealand’s Great Rides helps raise the profile of the trail even further and is a boost for Marlborough and the top of the South Island tourism industries.
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2013 / 2014 Summer Specials
Cruise, Walk & Lunch at Furneaux Lodge
Available: Dec 1 2013 - Apr 30 2014
Depart Picton with Cougar Line and either cruise to Resolution Bay and walk to Furneaux Lodge or cruise direclty to Furneaux Lodge, via the bays and coves of Queen Charlotte Sound, and enjoy lunch at Furneaux Lodge before your 3.00pm pickup back to Picton.
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Fish & Chip Cruise
Available: Dec 20 2013 - Feb 28 2014
Join our evening Sounds Delivery Cruise departing at 6.00pm. Enjoy a serving of freshly cooked battered blue cod and fries partnered with a complimentary glass of Giesen Sauvignon Blanc. Watch the world go by as we deliver passengers & supplies to remote jetties in the Queen Charlotte Sound.
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