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Address: | C Pier, Havelock Marina, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-577 9997
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Enjoy an afternoon scenic cruise on the Greenshell Mussel Cruise from the...

Enjoy an afternoon scenic cruise on the Greenshell Mussel Cruise from the Havelock Marina into the Marlborough Sounds. Departing daily at 1.30pm this cruise visits a Greenshell Mussel Farm for freshly steamed mussels and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a wonderful wine and food match in a beautiful part of Marlborough.Greenshell Mussel Cruise operates daily from October through until mid April each year. Please check our Website for seasonal information, daily departure information, availability and pricing. Bookings are essential so please book online, email or phone our reservation team.

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Marlborough Sounds Greenshell Mussel Tasting Cruise from Havelock
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Mussel farming in the Sounds

Take a super comfortable boat trip through some of the Marlborough Sounds to first enjoy the scenery and second, to learn about mussel farming there. The launch crew are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Staff were more than helpful and knowledgeable and shared with all of us. Popular tour to do and extra nice on a sunny day.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Take a super comfortable boat trip through some of the Marlborough Sounds to first enjoy the scenery and second, to learn about mussel farming there. The launch crew are knowledgeable both verbally and visually and the fresh steamed mussels laid on with a glass of Marlborough Sav Blanc are sublime. No mess - shells are returned to the ocean minus... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great Landscape, very educational, fresh boiled Mussels with wine and a lot of fun with our enthusiastic hosts – a great idea how to spend a wonderful afternoon in this region. I booked this tour spontaneously when travelling by. We were only four guests on this tour so it has been quite a familiar experience.

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Miami, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

John & Georgi you were fabulous. Thankyou for a fantastic and relaxing afternoon out in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. We loved this trip and have nominated our afternoon with you as the highlight of our time in the North of the South. The mussels were fresh and awesome, it was great to see how these tasty little morsels are grown... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

While the cruise does emphasize mussels, it also offers a spectacular way to cruise in the Marlborough Sounds, which has fabulous scenery. Even if you don't like mussels, though, you should try some of these (my husband doesn't and he still ate several) as they are sweet and tender, and the complimentary glass of Sauvignon Blanc was a great accompaniment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

a good 30 minutes cruise through Marlborough sound enjoying the magnificent view before we reached the mussels farm. Learnt about the greenshell Mussels industry in NZ and we were lucky to see the process of harvesting Mussels from the sea. The smell of mussels and sea were just lovely (if you love shell fish). Highlight of the trip has to... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Four passengers and two crew in a 50 foot boat cruising the magnificent Marlborough Sounds! It was a delightful afternoon of fresh air, gorgeous sights, and wind in our hair. We pulled up to a greenshell mussel farm and learned about the industry while the other crew member cooked a large batch of greenshell mussels for us. We ate and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

As part of our tour we cruised beautiful Marlborough Sound. They took us out to a green mussel "farm." We were educated in aquaculture and then the crew harvested and prepared a feast of delicious green shell mussels. The were large and sweet and juicy, best mussels I've ever had the pleasure to enjoy; just the perfect with New Zealand... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Really enjoyed this trip. Friendly and humorous guides, small group of passengers and the mussels and wine were excellent. Just the right length of time on the water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I took this tour on a sunny Saturday afternoon and enjoyed an idyllic experience taking in the beautiful scenery from the 20 metre catamaran. The tour staff had really good knowledge of the landscape, the Sounds ... and most importantly the green shell mussel industry. After cruising the Sound we anchored along side a mussel farm where we learned more... More 

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