Attractions and Activities

We operate out of Picton in the calm & sheltered waters of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.  A clean green paradise of bush and sea full of natural beauty, history and wildlife, all waiting to be explored and experienced. Our tours are fully guided and focus on history, nature and are informative and educational. VIP Kiwi Card holders you get a 10% discount book direct or through us.

We take great pleasure in offering you a selection of boat trips through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Queen Charlotte Sounds.

These include our world famous Magic Mail Run (Mail Run Cruises » Mon & Thurs, Tues & Fri, Wed & Sat) and a host of Scenic Cruises, easy and quick day trips are covered with our Lunch ‘n’ Cruises.

We also offer several flexible day walks that will let you explore the wonderful Queen Charlotte Track.

Visit our dedicated Queen Charlotte Track website:

The Queen Charlotte Track, located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island in the Marlborough Sounds, offers a spectacular trip through the Marlborough Sounds, from the historic Ship Cove through to Anakiwa in the Grove Arm giving unsurpassed views of Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds. A QCTLC pass may be required for your trip on the Track.

Fun filled, flexible, daily tours to the best of Marlborough’s wineries!

Marlborough is one of the world’s finest wine-producing regions and is home to over 140 registered wineries, producing award-winning wines to try, and buy.

Full Day Wine Tour:

Departs 10.30am / Returns 5.30pm 

Daily – all year round

Half Day Wine Tour:

Departs 1.30pm / Returns 5.30pm

Daily – all year round.

Cougar Line, Marlborough Sounds premier water transport company, has over 25 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. Providing a fast and efficient water taxi service to all resorts, lodges and private jettys along the Queen Charlotte Sound with scheduled daily departures Cougar Line has gained a reputation for quality vessels, outstanding service and provides a fast and efficient service to and from the Queen Charlotte Track each day.


Experience the thrill of driving your own boat through the beautiful, sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds… Quick and easy to learn for the first-timer.

Our qualified guide gives you full boat and safety instructions, and you will soon set off gliding across the water to explore numerous bays and hidden coves within the 1500 kilometres of the dramatic Marlborough Sounds coastline.

Welcome to Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company (MSAC) – your Queen Charlotte Track and Marlborough Sounds adventure holiday specialists.

As the oldest, and most experienced, adventure tourism company in Marlborough, you can be assured that your Marlborough Sounds holiday with us will be a special experience.

The Marlborough Sounds offer a spectacular environment for adventures. The 70 kilometre Queen Charlotte Track are a hiking and mountain-biking paradise. Surrounding the Queen Charlotte Track you’ll find 1500 kilometres of breathtaking Marlborough Sounds’ coastine – one fifth of New Zealand’s total coastline – a magical place for exploring by sea kayak.


 03 5737434 or 027 4465432

5 Waimarama Street, Picton, NZ


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