Scenic Cruises with Cougar Line

Travel along the length of Marlborough's Queen Charlotte Sound with Cougar Line as we deliver passengers and supplies to resorts, homes and hideaways along the way. Our fast, modern catamaran covers over 80 kms in approximately 3 hours during which time you can experience the charm of remote New Zealand.

Sit back and soak up the natural world of the Marlborough Sounds as the Cougar Line Catamaran sweeps you into hidden coves and historic inlets.

Scenic Delivery Cruise Options

Delivery Cruises

Join us for a great cruise to see a side of the Sounds not seen by road or via the Cook Strait ferries.

Lunch Cruises

Let Cougar Line take you on a cruise to a resort and drop you off for brunch or lunch in a dreamy cove.

Picnic Cruises

Pack a picnic lunch, bring your camera, and we'll take you to a hidden Ship Cove. An ideal day trip!

Eco Cruise

Join our evening Sounds Delivery Cruise departing at 6.00pm.

Cruise Highlights

  • An eco-marine haven for seals, penguins, dolphins & birds.
  • Historic sites including Captain Cook’s anchorage.
  • Skippers’ commentary on local history and natural world.
  • Safe, spacious, modern, smooth riding vessels.
  • Free tea & coffee served by your friendly boat crew.
  • Easy access on board suits all ages.

Early Bird Eco Tours

Check out our Early Bird Eco Tour to Motuara Island.

Early Bird Eco Tours

Marine Mammal Watch Permit

The Queen Charlotte Sound is an eco marine haven and sightings of little blue penguins, cormorants and pied shags are common.

We have a Marine Mammal Watch Permit which enables us to view dolphins and seals if we come across them.

Our skippers are locals and have an extensive knowledge of the area which they are happy to share.

Marine Mammal Watch Permit

Contact Cougar Line

For more details and information contact our friendly staff at the Cougar Line office
direct dial: +64 3 573 7925
freephone: 0800 504 090 (NZ only)
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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