Lunch in the Sounds

Let Cougar Line take you on a cruise to a resort and drop you 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.

Raetihi Lodge Magical Sounds Lunch Adventure

Available from

October 15 - April 30

Departs

11:30am

Returns to Picton

approx 4:30pm

Price per person

$110/person

raetihilodge.co.nz

Cougar Line and Raetihi Lodge have partnered services to offer a Magical Sounds Adventure Lunch Package (bookings are essential) to have lunch at the Lodge, and experience some amazing Marlborough Sounds scenery getting there. Check in at the Cougar Line office on the waterfront in Picton (look for 3 purple flags) prior to 11:15 am and depart at approx 11:30am for a wonderful day adventure in the Marlborough Sounds.

The package includes:

The trip begins with a boat ride to Waterfall Bay Jetty in the Queen Charlotte Sound. From there you will be transferred by shuttle van to the beautiful Te Mahia Bay Jetty in the Kenepuru Sound. A Raetihi Lodge water transfer will pick you up and transfer you across the water to Raetihi Lodge. This remote lodge has a magnificent indoor/outdoor restaurant area with superb views. Choose any dish from the main lunch menu* and sit back and relax following with a tea/coffee or non alcoholic beverage.

Return to Waterfall Bay jetty for a 3:15pm pickup. Enjoy the return journey to Picton with perhaps some stops at jetties along the way. Return time to Picton approx. 4:30pm.

* extras such a wine or desserts will be at own cost

Bay of Many Coves Resort

Available from

October 1 - April 30

Departs

Brunch - 10:00am
Lunch - 1:30pm

Returns to Picton

Brunch - approx 1:00pm
Lunch - approx 4:30pm

Price per person

$

bayofmanycoves.co.nz

This Bay of Many Coves summer special includes boat transfers on a Cougar Line catamaran (approx 30 mins) to the beautiful Bay of Many Coves five star resort.

Brunch and Lunch are served café style on the deck right beside the jetty.

Brunch option:

Depart for brunch at 10:00am and return to Picton at approx. 1:00pm.
Receive a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival. Choose one dish from the extensive menu. Follow with complimentary coffee or tea.

Lunch option:

Depart at 1:30pm and return to Picton at approx. 4:30pm.
Choose from the extensive cafe lunch menu. A sweet treat will be served to follow accompanied by coffee or tea.

Furneaux Lodge

Available from

October 1 - April 30

Departs

Cruise, Walk & Lunch - 8:00am
Cruise, Lunch - 10:00am

Returns to Picton

approx 4:30pm

Price per person

$

furneaux.co.nz

Cruise, Walk & Lunch option:

Depart Picton at 8:00am, cruise to Resolution Bay and walk to Furneaux Lodge (10.5kms) - approximatley 3 hours. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on the deck before catching boat at 3:00pm. Arrive back in Picton at approx 4:30pm.

Cruise & Lunch option:

Depart Picton at 10:00am and cruise to Furneaux Lodge at approx 11:30am. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on the deck and wander around the historic surrounds before catching return boat at 3:00pm. Arrive back in Picton at approx 4:30pm.

Punga Cove Resort

Available from

October to April

Departs daily

10:00am

Returns to Picton

approx 4:30pm

Price per person

$
Please note: prices quoted cover the cruise only - lunch of your choice is at your own expense.

pungacove.co.nz

Set amongst stunning scenery in the magnificent waterways of New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, Punga Cove Resort is the perfect retreat for people wanting to relax in style.

Portage Resort Hotel

Departs daily

October to April - 10:00am

Returns to Picton

approx 4:30pm

Price per person

$
Please note: prices quoted cover the cruise only - lunch of your choice is at your own expense.

portage.co.nz

Te Weka Restaurant and The Snapper Café are renowned for classic and contemporary style fresh New Zealand food.

Dining at The Portage is sustaining for modern lifestyles and reflects the best of the Marlborough and the Sounds produce while complementing our outstanding Marlborough wine.

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

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Cougar Line

Marlborough Sounds premier water transport company, has over 21 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