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Address: | C Pier, Havelock Marina, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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+64 3-577 9997

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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Fantastic afternoon

This is a lovely way to see the Marlborough sounds and also gain knowledge into the green shell mussel industry. Fresh cooked mussels and some Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine H
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely way to see the Marlborough sounds and also gain knowledge into the green shell mussel industry. Fresh cooked mussels and some Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc finished the afternoon off perfectly. Skipper Matt was very entertaining and knowledgeable.

Thank Christine H
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hosts Andrew and Matt have just given us a beautiful day out. Weather was stunning, mussels cooked beautifully and Framington sauvignon blanc chilled perfectly. We learnt a lot about mussel farming and the local region. I recommend lunch at Slip Inn beforehand too.

Thank Jessica N
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff who looked after us and gave us information and a great experience. The mussels were great and we were taught how to prepare and cook then

Thank Palamb180k
Tustin, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great few hours with the crew and learned a bit about mussell farming. Enjoyed this tour. The local wine is good and the mussells were delicious and obviously the freshest ever.

Thank Rick C
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It was a rainy and miserable day and we were the only two people booked on the trip, but Matt and Georgia still took us out. The trip was a bit condensed due to the weather but we still got to see the mussel farms and learned about how mussels are grown. We then ate 3kg of fresh mussels and... More 

Thank Supers_2
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

The people were very friendly and knew a lot about what they were talking about. The scenery was amazing it was cool seeing how the mussels grew and was really good trying them, they were cooked amazingly! Highly recommend

Thank Rebeccacjg
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This was a last minute choice, tried to go on the Seafood Odyssea but the day we were going to go, it was out on a private charter, so decided to try this and it was great. Matt our skipper and Graeme his 2IC did a great job and kept us entertained, cooking up the mussels and filling our glasses... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We struck a fine calm day which made the experience all the more pleasurable. We had a skillful skipper and a personable support person. The fresh steamed mussels were divine. I don't want to be too negative but on the down side we felt the trip was overpriced.

Thank TykeHBNewZealand
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nice trip friendly comfortable, we were given an insite to an industry of muscle farming from start to finish ad we got to tast the muscles fresh with a nice glass of wine to help the day unwind. It would of been great to see the muscle strings being worked on sadly there were else where working. And the scenery... More 

Thank John M
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to take the trip to understand about the mussels, had an enjoyable time, sailing through the sound to the farms, friendly team, good commentary and explanation of process, followed with sampling of fresh caught mussels and local wines. Highly recommended and only sorry our stay does not allow time for more samples.

Thank AndrewLJ17

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