Delivery Cruises with Cougar Line

While we cruise up and down the Queen Charlotte Sound delivering and collecting goods to private homes, baches and resorts join us for a great cruise to see a side of the Marlborough Sounds not seen by road or via the Cook Strait ferries.

3 Hour Sounds Delivery Cruise

Departs Picton

October to April - 10am & 1:30pm
May to September - 9am & 1:30pm

Returns to Picton

October to April - approx. 1pm & 4:30pm
May to September - 12noon & 4:30pm

Price per person

$ adult
$ child (5-15 years)
Free child (under 5 years)

Please note:
  • Cruise times may vary as we pick up track walkers at various points along the way to Anakiwa.
  • The size of the boat may vary according to demand.

Sit back, relax and cruise with us as we go about our Sounds Delivery Cruise. You can enjoy 80km of beautiful coast line in three hours as we go into coves and hidden bays, not seen from the Interisland ferries, delivering walkers to the Queen Charlotte Track and freight and fresh supplies to the remote homes and resorts along the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Enjoy our skippers commentary on the natural environment and local history. cruise past working salmon farm vessel. We do this run twice daily.

Cougar Line -
the Sounds Courier

We are the Sounds Courier for the Queen Charlotte Sound delivering packages, newspapers, freight and fresh supplies to remote private homes, baches and resorts along the Queen Charlotte Sound who have no road access.

Come and meet the locals who choose to live where boat access is the only link to the outside world and share the experience with us as we deliver goods to the residents along the length of the Sounds.

Water Taxi

If you wish to travel outside our scheduled cruise times, or wish to go directly to your destination, contact us about our "on-demand" water taxi service.

Contact us for a quote:

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