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“Just do it....great fun afternoon out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Greenshell Mussel Daily Cruise

Greenshell Mussel Daily Cruise
Cook Street | Jetty 1A, Havelock Marina, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9997
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Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Havelock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Just do it....great fun afternoon out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was one of the highlights of our family trip to the sounds.
Captain Aussie and crew kept us informed and entertained (yep he's a bit of a raconteur) with a witty commentary as we sailed down the sound on a windy but otherwise beaut day.

Really interesting learning about the mussel industry, the sounds and fishing. My 8 year old was enthralled.

The wine and mussels were enjoyable too, but we were really here for the experience and views. Large well set up boat with plenty of room 66ft (the Galileo). Spent most of the time enjoying the views from the top deck

Visited October 2013
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“Yummy mussels; professional personable staff; lovely boat ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This 2 and a half hour boat trip inthe Marlboro Sounds was my best excursion in New Zealand. The area is beautiful and the bus ride and boat trip were lowkey and informative. The staff were personable and quite helpful in a natural way. They served an elegant feast of mussels wine scones and bread, possibly the best meal I had in all of New Zealand in a week of travel. Glorious experience!

Visited October 2013
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“Fantastic day on the water!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Spent yesterday with Gary and John on the cruise...we had an amazing time. We really didn't know what to expect but we went away with great insight into marine farming, New Zealand geography and mussels prepared multiple ways. I would highly recommend this cruise! (And Gary and John)

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Excellent day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We opted for the Marlborough Travel full-day wine tour - WOW!
Our guide, Ben, was extremely knowledgeable about the area, and although of course he didn't imbibe that day, he knew a lot about the wineries too. He was flexible and although he had several wineries picked out for us to visit, he tailored the rest of the trip to our tastes and we were able to get to a couple of faves too. We had lunch at Withers Hill, and it was outstanding. Highly enjoyable day - all the tastings are included.

Visited May 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Mussels Galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Really enjoyable trip. The two brothers that run the cruise the day we went were great - extremely knowledgeable and great sense of humour.
AMAZING boat - 66ft of comfort.
If you like mussels, you can't go wrong - the brothers know exactly how to cook them and unlike some places there is no shortage of mussels to enjoy.
Even if you don't like mussels the scenery still makes the cruise well worth it.
Highly reccommended.

Visited April 2013
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