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 booked at affordable prices.

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.

Daily Transfer Schedule

The Cougar Line's daily scheduled departures offer a chance for casual visitors to book a one way passage to the 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
8:00am, 10:00am, 1:30pm & 6:00pm* (*every day from mid-Dec – Easter)
Every Friday evening all year.

A service to Grove Arm departs
daily at 11:30am & 2:30pm.
11:30am, 1:00pm & 4:30pm (approx) every day during peak season
8:30pm (Dec – Easter).
1 MAY TO 30 SEPTEMBER
9:00am, 1:30pm
& 5:30pm on Fridays.
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 6:00 pm 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 leaves daily 4pm.

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
9:00am, 11:15am & 2:30pm
10:15am & 2:30pm
Endeavour Inlet
Furneaux Lodge, Endeavour Resort, Punga Cove
9:15am, 11:30am & 3:00pm
10:30am & 3:00pm
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
12:00noon & 3:15pm
2:15pm
Anakiwa
4:00pm
3:00pm
Please Note:
Summer Hours: these times are approximate - every Friday there is an evening 6;00pm departure from Picton which will pickup from the above locations at times to be arranged - from December 1st – February 28th there is a 6:00pm 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

As an additional service we offer an "on-demand" water taxi service for visitors who wish to travel outside these times.

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 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