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Greenshell Mussel Cruise

Havelock, New Zealand
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About Greenshell Mussel Cruise
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds with the original and longest-running Greenshell Mussel Cruise, featuring freshly steamed mussels paired with a glass of Marlborough sauvignon blanc for the ultimate wine/food match. Relax and unwind while you cruise the tranquil Pelorus/Te Hoiere and Kenepuru Sounds aboard our well-appointed launch MV Spirit on this half-day exclusive tour. Learn about local history and the fascinating aquaculture industry from our knowledgeable crew, cruise past a mussel farm and take in the stunning scenery. This afternoon cruise departs Havelock.
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Pair superb views of New Zealand’s Marlborough Sound with a glass of the area’s famous Sauvignon Blanc and a bowl of freshly-steamed Greenshell Mussels on this high-end, 3-hour sightseeing cruise. Cruise aboard a high-end luxury launch as you explore Pelorus Sound and Kenepuru Sound, stopping to look for local wildlife and to visit a local mussel farm.
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Robert F wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions10 helpful votes
Penny and the crew offered such a wonderful experience; informed, personalised commentary, amazing green-shelled mussels - the freshest you can get, paired with beautiful Sauvignon Blanc. A must do for anyone enjoying the wonders of the South Island; one of our best kept secrets!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Responded Jun 28, 2021
Hi C7603MXrobertf, thank you for your amazing review. We're absolutely thrilled you had such a great experience with us, enjoyed the commentary and of course the delicious mussels and wine. Thanks also for the recommendation - and we hope to welcome you back onboard again one day soon.
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Jen N wrote a review May 2021
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Genuinely felt properly on holiday during this leisurely cruise. Penny and Chris are fabulous. Chris' steamed muscles are divine & the bread and dips to palet cleanse are so yum! The Sav was delicious & the views gorgeous. Book with these two!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Greenshell Mussel Cruise
Responded May 9, 2021
Hi Jenoli42, thank you so much for your great review and recommendation - we're so glad we could invoke that holiday feeling with the cruise. It's great to hear you enjoyed the hospitality, the food and wine and of course the views. We hope to see you again!
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travellingbuzz wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand819 contributions193 helpful votes
I'm so pleasant that the Blenheim I Site encouraged us to book this tour. We had a great time. The weather was average but good enough that we could enjoy being outside. All the staff were warm, friendly and full of knowledge. I particularly enjoyed watching a moment when our Captain checked on the well being of a teenager who seemed to be out of sorts; and once assured that he was fine - encouraged him to come and help drive the boat - ensuring that the entire family had a great time. We learnt a lot; enjoyed fantastic mussels and a glass of wine and had lots of laughs. There was a slight technical hitch which was well handled by the captain and we felt well communicate with and perfectly safe all the time. We have been to this area a number of times and now can't understand why we have never done this trip. We will certainly have it on the itinerary for the next time!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Greenshell Mussel Cruise
Responded May 9, 2021
Hi travellingbuzz, your review is wonderful, thanks so much. We're thrilled you chose to join us on the trip, that you enjoyed your cruise and that the crew hospitality, communication and attention made up for the average weather. It's also great to hear you liked learning about our beautiful part of the world and enjoyed the seafood and wine. We very much look forward to seeing you again one day soon!
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Turnbulls wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand35 contributions9 helpful votes
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Amazing afternoon, the crew - Penny, Nicole and Chris - were knowledgeable, great hosts and lot’s of fun. Excellent way to see the sounds and enjoy fresh mussels, wine and good company. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Greenshell Mussel Cruise
Responded Apr 8, 2021
Hi turnbullians, thank you for your great review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your cruise and had fun while tasting some of our delicious local seafood and wine. We look forward to seeing you again in future.
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melanie s wrote a review Apr 2021
Nelson, New Zealand98 contributions11 helpful votes
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Wow. Although the weather was grey we had a fabulous trip, Penny the captain was a mine of information and clearly loves her boat and job. We learned heaps about the area and mussel farming and we blown away by the hospitality, wine and mussels provided by Summer, whose hospitality was lovely. I hadn't expected that! Do book this tour, you won't be disappointed!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Responded Apr 8, 2021
Hi melanie, your review is wonderful - thank you so much. It's great to hear that the weather didn't detract from your day and that you enjoyed learning about our beautiful region from Penny, and of course tasting the delicious local Greenshell mussels. Thanks for the recommendation - we hope to welcome you back again one day soon.
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