Cougar Line can transfer from Picton by boat to where you'd like to start on the track, then pick you up when you're finished to take you back to Picton. We can also move your luggage each day and transfer you too, if you'd like to get to other parts of the track by water.

Our daily departing schedule from Picton to Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui and the Grove Arm offers return and one-way water transfers for the Queen Charlotte Track.

For water transfers outside of this schedule, or for exclusive charter bookings, please contact Cougar Line.

The timings on the timetables are approximate and bookings are essential - especially over the summer months.

SUMMER TIMETABLE: October - April

All times are approximate except for Picton departure times.

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui

Departs Picton Torea Bay Bay of Many Coves Ship Cove/ Meretoto Resolution Bay Furneaux Lodge Punga Cove Bay of Many Coves Torea Bay

Arrives Picton

(approx)

8am 8.15am 8.30am 9am 9.15am 9.30am 9.45am 10.15am 10.45am 11am
10am 10.15am 10.30am 11am 11.15am 11.30am 11.45am 12.15pm 12.45pm 1pm
1.30pm 1.45pm 2pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3pm 3.15pm 3.45pm 4.15pm 4.30pm
6pm* 6.15pm 6.30pm N/A 6.45pm 7pm 7.15pm 7.45pm 8.15pm 9pm

*Every Friday during October & November, daily December - April.

Grove Arm

Departs Picton Lochmara Bay Mistletoe Bay Waterfall Bay Anakiwa Jetty Arrives Picton (approx)
11.30am 11.45am-12noon 11.45am-12noon 11.45am-12noon 12.30pm* 12.30pm-1pm
2.30pm 2.45pm 3pm-3.15pm 3pm-3.15pm 3.30pm-4pm

4.30pm

 

*Pick up from Anakiwa at a different time is available for an extra $30pp, minimum 4 people. Please email us or phone us on +64 3 573 7925 to book.

WINTER TIMETABLE: May - September

All times are approximate except for Picton departure times.

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui

Departs Picton Torea Bay Bay of Many Coves Ship Cove/ Meretoto Resolution Bay Furneaux Lodge Punga Cove Bay of Many Coves Torea Bay

Arrives Picton

(approx)

9am 9.15am 9.30am 10am 10.15am 10.30am 10.45am 11.15am 11.45am 12noon
1.30pm 1.45pm 2pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3pm 3.15pm 3.45pm 4.15pm 4.30pm

5.30pm

Fridays*

5.45pm 6pm N/A 6.15pm 6.45pm 7pm 7.30pm 8pm 8.15pm

*Fridays only, May - September

Grove Arm

Departs Picton Lochmara Bay Mistletoe Bay Waterfall Bay Anakiwa Jetty Arrives Picton (approx)
2pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 3pm 3.30pm

Used their transfer service and luggage transfer service for the Queen Charlotte Track and I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Luggage delivered at all spots promptly and returned to Picton. No hassle. Transfer service was efficient and informative on the way to Ship Cove.

The ladies in the office were all fabulous and so friendly. Will always use Cougar Line!!

Rosalind - TripAdvisor, February 2020