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.

Bay of Many Coves Resort

Departs Daily

Available year-round

Departs Picton

Brunch: 9:00am
Lunch: 1:30pm

Returns to Picton

Brunch: approx. 12pm
Lunch: approx. 4:30pm

Price per person

$
Please note: the price covers cruise and brunch/lunch

bayofmanycoves.co.nz

Enjoy a decadent brunch or lunch at Bay of Many Coves five star resort café style on the deck beside the jetty. Includes boat transfer on a Cougar Line catamaran (approx 30 mins) to/from beautiful Bay of Many Coves.

Brunch and lunch include a glass of No.1 Brut Cuvee on arrival, main course selected from the Café menu, cheese selection with breads and crackers, and coffee or tea to finish.

Furneaux Lodge

Departs Daily

Available year-round

Departs Picton

9:00am

Returns to Picton

Approx. 4:30pm

Price per person

$
Please note: the price covers cruise and lunch

furneaux.co.nz

Located at the head of Endeavour Inlet in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, Furneaux Lodge has a backdrop of native forest and lush rolling lawns right to the stunning green-blue water.

Lunch is included in the price – choose a main course from the Furneaux Lodge daily menu.

Cruise, Walk & Lunch option:

Depart Picton at 9:00am, cruise to Resolution Bay and walk to Furneaux Lodge (10.5kms) - approximately 3 hours. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on the deck before catching the boat at 3:00pm. Arrive back in Picton at approx. 4:30pm.

Cruise & Lunch option:

Depart Picton at 9:00am and cruise to Furneaux Lodge arriving at approx 10:30am. Enjoy a long relaxing brunch/lunch on the deck, enjoy the lodge surrounds and walk to the ancient rimu tree, before catching the return boat at 3:00pm. Arrive back in Picton at approx. 4:30pm.

Punga Cove Resort

Departs Daily

Available year-round

Departs Picton

9:00am

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 Marlborough Sounds, Punga Cove is the perfect retreat, surrounded by nature.

Cruise, Walk & Lunch option:

Depart Picton at 9:00am, cruise to Furneaux Lodge then walk to Punga Cove (11km) - approximately 3.5 hours. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on the jetty at the Boatshed Café & Bar before catching the boat at 3:15pm. Arrive back in Picton at approx. 4:30pm.

Cruise & Lunch option:

Depart Picton at 9:00am and cruise to Punga at approx. 10:45am. Dine on woodfired pizzas and local produce on the jetty at the Boatshed Café & Bar, enjoy the beach and walk the trails nearby, before catching the return boat at 3:15pm. Arrive back in Picton at approx. 4:30pm.

Portage Resort Hotel

Departs daily

Available year-round

Departs Picton

9:00am

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