• Free daily luggage / pack transfer between accommodation
  • Full choice of drop off and pick up points along the track
  • Swift smooth transfers in a modern luxury catamaran
  • Experienced skipper and crew, knowledgeable commentary
  • Free tea and coffee as you cruise
  • View abundant sea and bird life as you cruise
  • Freedom walk or guided walk packages
Queen Charlotte Sounds with the Cougar Line

Kayak Options

It is easy to plan a kayak trip with Cougar Line.

We can package together a top quality kayak hire* and boat transfers. Combination kayaking and biking trips and transfers are also packaged to make planning a breeze. Free transfer of luggage to accommodation each day means you have no bulk to carry and freedom to move.

Round Trip Track Pass

We know the Marlborough Sounds. We’ll take you and your kayak to remote coves where emerald water laps on fernfringed shorelines. You’ll see spotted shags, and forest birdlife above, little blue penguins in the water and perhaps a sunbathing seal.

Transfer your kayak with Cougar Line, or rent one in Picton, and we’ll whisk you away to adventure heaven in Queen Charlotte Sound. Paddle from one inlet to the next, picnic on the way, stay a night in a resort or campground and we’ll take your luggage on ahead. When you’re ready for the world, we’ll stow your kayak and take you back to Picton in style.

Adventure Highlights: Kayak transport, free daily pack transfer • Choice of many pick up & drop-off points • Safe, stylish cruising with bar, free tea & coffee • Lighthearted cruise commentary on sights & history

Daily track transfers

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. As the track can be accessed at many different entry points the prices and times vary from bay to bay. The more popular drop-off locations are: Ship Cove • Resolution Bay • Endeavour Inlet (Furneaux Lodge, Endeavour Holiday Resort or Punga Cove) • Torea Bay • Mistletoe Bay

Track transfers: Casual visitors can book one way passage to the track • Four daily departures to choose from during the summer months
* For kayak hire please visit www.marlboroughsounds.co.nz - this New Zealand Tourism award winning company (next to to ours) can provide you with to quality equipment and advice necessary to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience