Cougar Line - Picton
Welcome to Cougar line Cruises, Marlborough Sounds Picton NZ.
Specialists in combining Water Transportation and Luxury Cruising in Marlborough's Spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound.
Sit back and soak up the natural world of the Marlborough Sounds as the Cougar Line Catmaran sweeps you into hidden coves and historic inlets.
In a relaxing 3 hours, we will cruise up to 80km (50miles) of coastline, revealing an unspoilt haven you can never discover by road.
From our stylish 16.5m (55ft) vessel, you will experience the charm of remote New Zealand, as we deliver passengers and supplies to resorts, homes and hideaways.
Cruise & Walk:
Limited time? You can capture the historic and natural world of the Queen Charlotte Track in just one day. Select a walk, and cruise the rest with Cougar Line. From one hour to eight hour walks, we have it covered. There is a walk to suit all fitness levels and ages.
Half Day Walk: 13 km: Join the last section of the Queen Charlotte Track in Mistletoe Bay. Our 11:30am service from Picton suits those wishing to enjoy a half day on the track. This moderate section is one of the most stunning, with a variety of mature Beech forest, open farmland and native bush, along with breathtaking views to the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Lunch in the Sounds:
Cruise to a resort and stop off for brunch or lunch in a dreamy cove. Savour fresh salmon, mussels, and regional specialties, from café style to fine dining, matched with Marlborough’s renowned wines.
As Day slips into evening, relax on board our stylish catamaran with a glass of Marlborough’s world famous Sauvignon Blanc, perfectly partnered with Marlborough sounds salmon. Drink in the natural idyll of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds as the summer twilight lingers on the water.
Transfers to Resorts, etc:
Cougar Line's daily scheduled departures offer a chance for casual visitors to book a one way passage to the track. In the summer there are up to four daily departures to choose from. As the track can be accessed at many different entry points the prices and times vary from bay to bay.