Transfers

Offering fast and reliable scheduled daily departures 364 days a year Cougar Line transfers visitors to any resort or private jetty in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Bookings (one way or return) can be made at affordable prices.

We can transfer to any accommodation in the Queen Charlotte Sound including lodges, homestays, DOC campsites or private baches. Prices and times differ according to distance. Enquire now for your choice of accommodation.

Daily Transfer Schedule

The Cougar Line's daily scheduled departures offer a chance for casual visitors to book a one way passage to the Queen Charlotte Sound and Queen Charlotte Track. In the summer there are up to four daily departures to choose from.

Transfer Schedule

Location
DEPARTS PICTON:
RETURNS TO PICTON:
1 OCTOBER TO 30 APRIL
8am, 10am, 1:30pm & 6pm*
(*daily from 1 Dec – 30 April)
every Friday evening all year.

A service to Grove Arm departs
daily at 11:30am & 2:30pm.
11:30am, 1pm & 4:30pm (approx.)
every day during peak season
8:30pm (1 Dec – 30 April).
1 MAY TO 30 SEPTEMBER
9am and 1:30pm daily,
and 5:30pm on Fridays.

A service to Grove Arm
departs daily at 2pm.
12noon & 4.30pm (approx.)
Please Note:
  • As the track can be accessed at many different entry points the prices and times vary from bay to bay.
  • The boat will leave earlier if everyone has arrived.
  • During peak season a 6pm departure will take walkers as far as Resolution Bay.
  • Pickups can be arranged from Mistletoe Bay or Torea Bay.
  • Return scheduled departures from the end of the track at Anakiwa leave from the Anakiwa Wharf at 4pm daily (1 Oct - 30 April) and 3pm daily (1 May - 30 Sept).

Resort & Private Jetty Transfers

We can transfer to any accommodation in the Queen Charlotte Sound be it Lodges, Homestays, DOC Campsites or private baches. Prices and times differ according to distance. Enquire now for your choice of accommodation.

Resort & Lodge Transfers

approx. pick-up times
Location
Summer (Oct-April)
Winter (May-Sept)
Resolution Bay
9am, 11:15am & 2:30pm
10:15am & 2:30pm
Endeavour Inlet
Furneaux Lodge, Endeavour Resort, Punga Cove
9:15am, 11:30am & 3pm
10:30am & 3pm
Bay of Many Coves
10:15am, 12:15pm & 3:45pm
11:15am & 3:45pm
Torea Bay
Portage Hotel
10:45am, 12:45pm & 4:15pm
11:45am & 4:15pm
Lochmara & Mistletoe Bay
12noon & 3:15pm
2:15pm
Anakiwa
4pm
3pm
Please Note:
Summer Hours: these times are approximate - every Friday there is an evening 6pm departure from Picton which will pick-up from the above locations at times to be arranged. From December 1st to February 28th there is a 6pm departure every day (except Christmas day).
Winter Hours: every Friday evening there is a departure from Picton at 5:30pm.

Private Jetty Transfers

Locations:

Resolution Bay, Endeavour Inlet, Bay of Many Coves, Umuwheke, Ngaio, Ruakaka Bay, Kahikatea Bay, Blackwood Bay, Bowens Bay, Kaipapa Bay, Kumutoto Bay, Torea Bay, Double Bay Cove, Lochmara Bay, Mistletoe Bay, Waterfall Bay, Anakiwa

Times & Prices
on application

Transfers

We can transfer to any accommodation in the Queen Charlotte Sound be it Lodges, Homestays, DOC Campsites or private baches.

Prices and times differ according to distance.

Enquire now for your choice of accommodation.

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
Email: enquiries@cougarline.co.nz