Picton Cruise Ships Summer 2018 / 2019

Cruise Ship excursions.


Make the most of your brief visit to Picton and explore the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound an eco marine haven on either a scheduled tour or charter your own private vessel.

Our smooth riding modern catamarans are the best way to discover this unique part of the world.

Scheduled Tour Sounds Delivery Cruise

Available from

October 1st - April 30th

Departs Picton

10:00am & 1:30pm

Returns to Picton

approx 1:00pm & 4:30pm

Price per person


Join our scheduled Sounds Delivery Cruise. This tour departs daily October 1st - April 30th at either 10:00am or 1:30pm.

This is a 3 hour tour which will travel approx 50 - 60 nautical miles delivering locals to their homes, dropping visitors and supplies at jetties in all parts of the Queen Charlotte Sound where there are no roads and the boat is the only means of access. There is an abundance of wildlife to see along the way and it is not uncommon to come across seals and dolphins along the journey. Cruises return to Picton at approx 1:00pm & 4:30pm.

Private Charter Tour

Available from


Departs Picton

Book your own customised tour for up to 12 people

Booking period

Mimimum of 2 hours hire period

Price per Charter

$750.00 per hour for up to 5 people
An extra charge of $150.00 per person per hour applies if numbers are between 5 and 12 people

Book your own customized tour for up to 12 people. Our skipper will show you some of the most beautiful secluded bays and coves in the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Price $750.00 per hour for up to five people and $150.00 per person above this number. Bookings are for a minimum of 2 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: Cruise ship visits may vary their arrival and departure times. We will need to hold credit card details to confirm your booking. There will be no charge made to the booking in advance of the trip unless the booking is cancelled within 24 hours.

Contact Cougar Line:

Contact us to make a booking or if you would like more information : enquiries@cougarlinecruises.co.nz.

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Cougar Line

Marlborough Sounds premier water transport company, has more than 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.

Cougar Line, The Waterfront

PO Box 238, Picton, New Zealand
Freephone: 0800 50 40 90 (within NZ only)
Phone: + 64 3 573 7925
Fax: + 64 3 573 7926
Email: enquiries@cougarline.co.nz