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3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise provided by Cougar Line

3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise

3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise
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AU$89.08
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Take a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at daily life in the unique and isolated Marlborough Sounds as we deliver goods and passengers to far-flung jetties and corners of Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui. This 3-hour cruise is a great opportunity to see the Marlborough Sounds through the eyes of those who live and work here. Discover places far from the nearest road, and maybe meet some of the locals who call this isolated and beautiful place home. Relax onboard our comfortable vessel as we deliver passengers and supplies to homes, secluded resorts and the Queen Charlotte Track, keeping an eye out for seals, penguins, dolphins, stingrays and rare sea birds. Learn about the Marlborough Sounds’ history and natural world from your friendly skipper and crew, and enjoy free tea and coffee.
 This cruise will take you to corners of the Sounds rarely seen by visitors – no cruise is ever the same.

Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58484P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Charlotte Sound
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on some cruises)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand Departure Point: Cougar Line office, Picton Town Wharf Address: 1 London Quay, Picton 7250 Directions: Look for the 3 purple flags Dates: See Availability Return point: Cougar Line office, Picton Town Wharf
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in a majority of weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • In the very rare event of the cruise being canceled due to extreme weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of cruise are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and weather condition
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Charlotte Sound
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on some cruises)
Departure details
  • 1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand Departure Point: Cougar Line office, Picton Town Wharf Address: 1 London Quay, Picton 7250 Directions: Look for the 3 purple flags Dates: See Availability Return point: Cougar Line office, Picton Town Wharf
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in a majority of weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • In the very rare event of the cruise being canceled due to extreme weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of cruise are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and weather condition
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 London Quay
    1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Cougar Line office, Picton Town Wharf Address: 1 London Quay, Picton 7250 Directions: Look for the 3 purple flags Dates: See Availability Return point: Cougar Line office, Picton Town Wharf
    See address & details
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    Queen Charlotte Sound
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    This 3-hour cruise is a great opportunity to see the Marlborough Sounds through the eyes of those who live and work here. Discover places far from the nearest road, and maybe meet some of the locals who call this isolated and beautiful place home. Relax onboard our comfortable vessel as we deliver passengers and supplies to homes, secluded resorts and the Queen Charlotte Track, keeping an eye out for seals, penguins, dolphins, stingrays and rare sea birds. Learn about the Marlborough Sounds’ history and natural world from your friendly skipper and crew, and enjoy free tea and coffee.
 This cruise will take you to corners of the Sounds rarely seen by visitors – no cruise is ever the same.

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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Britney A
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Britany A was an amazing tour guide, her local knowledge , friendly personality made the trip. Highly recommend this service to everyone, in fact if you dont do this when coming to picton, it will be your loss. Not to mention Eco friendly + .
Written 15 August 2021
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cougarline
Hi Mvsdvs, thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation. It's awesome to hear that you enjoyed the experience, our great crew, and yes we certainly do make a huge effort when it comes to being eco-friendly. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Written 25 August 2021
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CCNewZealand
Riverhead, New Zealand22 contributions
The perfect way to arrive at a resort and to see the Marlborough Sounds on the way
Mar. 2021
A fun trip with a great crew - lots of interesting information about the places we passed. Spectacular scenery, and they will pick you up or drop you off at any wharf on their route. Large comfortable and stable boats.
Written 17 March 2021
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Hi CC New Zealand, thanks for your wonderful review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your cruise, the scenery, the boat and of course our lovely crew. We look forward to seeing you back one day soon.
Written 9 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

972patricia
Port Macquarie8 contributions
Lovely time spent out on the Sound
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Great way to see Queen Charlotte Sound. Far more up close and personal than just observing from the high deck of a cruise ship. Really interesting to see the crew working on deliveries and also talking to locals about the way of life they have there.
Captain provided a lot of interesting facts about the local surrounds and all the crew were helpful and courteous.
Well worth doing, but far better if it can be arranged on a bright and sunny day - probably a bit miserable if it were raining!
Written 27 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi 972patricia, thanks so much for your amazing review. We’re delighted that you had a great time onboard with us and experienced a slice of what daily life is like here in the Marlborough Sounds. And don't worry, the Sounds are as beautiful in the rain as they are in the sunshine. We enjoyed hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written 28 December 2019
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Iain_and_Louise
Lisarow, Australia144 contributions
A great way to see Marlborough Sound
Mar. 2019
Great scenery, very relaxing, visited some lovely coves. The skipper& crew knew their stuff & were very friendly. We enjoyed the trip immensely
Written 18 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Iain_and_Louise, thanks so much for your great review. We’re pleased that you had a pleasant experience on Cougar Line, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written 2 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MomAndAll
Olympia, WA98 contributions
Memorable, pleasurable day
Feb. 2019 • Couples
I enjoyed every minute of this cruise. It was sunny, but a little cool outside while we were cruising. Thankfully I had brought warm layers. Half of our group preferred to be inside, and half of us outside. The views were awesome! We opted out of the lunch and didn't disembark at any of the stops. The captain provided a lot of narrative, but unfortunately we couldn't hear it from where we sat. The captain was happy to answer all of our questions. He also helped us figure out how to get around a wildfire that was burning along our driving route.
Written 28 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi MomAndAll, thank you for taking the time to leave your great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your cruise so much. We are sorry that you were unable to hear the commentary. We’ve taken onboard your comments and will use these to help improve going forward. We are pleased the captain was able to answer your questions personally and provide local knowledge for your ongoing travels. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
Written 2 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Cougar Line
Catzmum
Catzmum
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A Must Do!
Thank you so much to the fabulous team at Cougar Lines for the exciting trip out to Punga Cove. Thanks to Steve fo
kiwimike82
kiwimike82
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Value for money water taxi service
We used the water taxi service, the price was highly competitive and the staff were very friendly and helpful. High
GrizzlyToaster
GrizzlyToaster
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perfect day
Well almost - the weather was a little drizzly, but we decided to go for it anyway and so glad we did. Ended up doi
Robert T
Robert T
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Boats on the Sounds
We wanted to to do a two day walk on the Queen Charlotte track, but didn't really want to carry everything with us.
DianeG448
DianeG448
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Walk Queen Charlotte
Great company , staff friendly, the transfer of bags a great service though I do fear the staff lifting all the bag
KiwiMaz13
KiwiMaz13
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Professional, knowledgeable and friendly
Excellent pre, during and post service. Friendly and helpful staff from enquiry to conclusion. Would definitely tra
wayneg760
wayneg760
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Queen Charlotte Track walk
These guys are simply great. From the online booking system to the great service the Cougar Line water taxi service
gregoryf779
gregoryf779
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Reliable, On-Time Transfer while doing the Queen Charlotte Track
We used the Cougar Line service during our Queen Charlotte Track over 5 days. At 98 NZD per person, it offers grea
jacci6
jacci6
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Perfect way to travel and explore the Sounds
We had a day to explore the Queen Charlotte Sound and decided to walk from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge. Cougar Line
Julie_Dave0510
Julie_Dave0510
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Amazing, Highly Recommend
While on an Ovation of the Seas Cruise in October last year we booked a tour for our one day in Picton NZ. We chose
TeamNewman
TeamNewman
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Friendly
Super friendly and helpful, from check in, to loading our bags on and off the boat it was all typical laid back, fr
Andrew C
Andrew C
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Wonderful wonderful wonderful
A very pleasant ferry out to do the Ship Cove to Furneax Lodge - a now 17km walk as some of the track has been re-d
Quest37060823724
Quest37060823724
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Worth it for sure
Went with a whole bunch of tourists to walk the magical queen Charlotte track ,Everytime I do it I wish I could jus
SarahLiveing1
SarahLiveing1
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Taxi to Bay of Many Coves
Needed a ride to Bay of Many Coves so used Cougar Line to take us there. We arrived early but Michelle ensured that
bushell278
bushell278
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Great day out
Cougar Lines are a great operator with excellent staff. This was a wonderful way to see the Queen Charlotte sound
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