Sounds Delivery Cruise

The extraordinary natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds is best appreciated from the water. On this leisurely half-day cruise, you will visit some of the most beautiful coves, inlets and bays along the intricate, sheltered coastline. Special highlights include dolphin spotting, Endeavour Inlet and the breathtaking Bay of Many Coves. An excellent commentary will expand your knowledge of the area’s wildlife and history.
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Adult: From $181 per adult
Child: From $95 per child
Infant: No charge for infants

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Things to bring

  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • A warm sweater


08:15 am

Please arrive at the Interislander terminal for final check-in at this time.

09:00 am

Kaitaki departs Wellington.

12:30 pm

Arrive in Picton. If you have any luggage to collect, it will be available from the self-claim carousel on the ground floor of the Terminal. You will have time for a short wander around the foreshore or browse the shops, before making your way to Cougar Line for your cruise.

1:15 pm

Please make your way around Picton Foreshore to the Cougar Line office on Town Wharf in time to depart at 1.30 pm. The Cougar Line vessel is a stylish 16.5m catamaran with excellent viewing areas and a comfortable lounge seating approximately 66 passengers.

The extensive beauty of the Marlborough Sounds are best appreciated from the water. On this half day delivery cruise the Cougar Line catamaran will be dropping off passengers and fresh supplies to secluded bays and hidden coves along the intricate sheltered coastline of the picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound.

The Sound is an eco marine haven so keep an eye out for seals, penguins, dolphins and gannets and our friendly skipper will happily point out areas of local interest along the journey . The price includes return travel on the Interislander and a 3 hour cruise with Cougar Line. Lunch is not provided. NB. The vessel size may vary according to seasonal demand.

4:30 pm

The Cougar Line arrives at Picton.

6:00 pm

Please check in for your return sailing to Wellington. Note these are your final check-in times.

6:45 pm

Depart from Picton.

9:55 pm

Arrive in Wellington.

  *Please note - this itinerary is subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.