Cougar Line Commitment

The Cougar Line has a commitment to safety and quality of our vessels. We pride ourselves on the personal and professional service we provide.

  • Active members of the Marine Transport Association
  • Qualmark endorsed Visitor Transport Activity
  • Members of Destination Marlborough IMG & TIANZ
Marine Transport Association Marine Transport Association Destination Marlborough

About Cougar Line

Cougar Line, the Marlborough Sounds PREMIER WATER TRANSPORT COMPANY, has over 21 years experience.

Jill and Mark Evans, owners of Cougar Line and with over 21 years of operating experience, have gained a reputation for quality vessels and outstanding service provided to overseas visitors and domestic holiday makers.Their major proactive involvement in promoting the Queen Charlotte track has made a major contribution to the growth in visitor numbers to the Marlborough Sounds.

Cougar Line Staff

Cougar Line staffYou can trust Cougar Line to make sure your Queen Charlotte Track experience goes to plan with experienced staff who have a wide knowledge of the area and are extremely friendly and helpful.

We have a team of highly experienced skipper and hostesses. Our friendly office staff respond to your queries and confirm reservations.

During peak season times we have a 14 strong crew ensuring excellent client service.

Cougar Line Vessels

Cougar Line has four vessels which supply a regular and reliable service to all points of the Queen Charlotte Sound.

MV Sounds Discovery

Cougar Line MV Sounds Discovery
  • 11 metre alloy catamaran
  • 12 metres overall
  • Year of manufacture 2007
  • 2 x 250 hp Yamaha outboards
  • Surveyed for 40 passengers + crew
  • 18 inside seats
  • Enclosed waters Nelson/Marlborough

MV Sounds Exciting

MV Sounds Exciting
  • 16.6m Cougar catamaran
  • Cruising speed of 26 knots
  • Passenger capacity of 66
  • Informative and helpful hostesses
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • 2 restrooms
  • Wheelchair access
  • Extensive sound system including cd player
  • Upper and lower deck viewing platforms
  • Kayak and bike racks

MV Sounds Adventure

MV Sounds Adventure
  • 17m Cougar monohull
  • Cruising speed of 18 knots
  • Passenger capacity of 110
  • 2 restrooms
  • Large saloon windows for unrestricted viewing on lower deck
  • Spacious open upper deck
  • Ideal vessel for BBQ cruises weddings or group charters

Cougar I

Cougar I
  • 10.8m Cougar catamaran
  • Cruising speed of 23 knots
  • Passenger capacity of 28
  • Recently refurbished
  • 1 restroom
  • Full public address system
  • Kayak and bike racks

Cougar II

 Cougar II
  • 10.5m Cougar catamaran
  • Cruising speed of 25 knots
  • Passenger capacity of 25
  • Recently refurbished
  • Kayak and bike racks