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“Azure waters with Best mussels in the world”

Greenshell Mussel Daily Cruise
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Havelock
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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.
Reviewed July 27, 2018

What a fabulous day enjoying the Marlborough Sounds , more fresh mussels than we could eat, Wonderful guides and beautiful scenery

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

This was a seriously good tour. The trip started with a drive of about 45 minutes from the port of Picton to Havelock where we transferred to a catamaran for a three-hour sail up Pelorus Sound to the mussel farm. We were blessed with wonderful weather and the scenery along the journey was magical. The crew were very friendly and the skipper gave a very interesting talk about green-shell mussel farming. We were then served several bowls of cooked mussels that were truly delicious and made even more so by the wine that accompanied them. We viewed the mussel farm and a boat actually harvesting mussels before heading back to Havelock and thence back to the port. One of the most enjoyable tours we have ever taken.

Thank AGEDNOMAD
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

we had a lovely informative Sounds trip & Mussel farm viewing...
Lovely lunch of cooked mussels, Bread & Dukha, with a wine or OJ.. (inclusive)
we thought the trip of $135 each was quite expensive for such a basic lunch..
(we've been on many in NZ & Aus.)

Thank CJMchch
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ScottM_NZ, General Manager at Greenshell Mussel Daily Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Hi CJMchch,
thanks so much for your review. Really glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with us. However just to clarify every piece of advertising and promotion that we do is very clear that this cruise includes a tasting of freshly steamed Greenshell Mussels with a matching glass of award winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. We do not promote this as a lunch. Yes its very true that you will get lots of fresh Mussels, we also serve fresh breads, dukha, and local olive oil for those who don’t eat mussels. We are very proud that we consistently score 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor for this cruise. Guests love the scenery of the Marlborough Sounds, the commentary, the staff, and the great mussel and wine match which really is a wonderful wine and food match in a beautiful part of NZ.
Thanks again.

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Did this as a tour from Celebrity Solstice. We weren’t sure what to expect, but everything exceeded our expectations. The catamaran was beautiful and spacious. Plenty of room to move about. The commentary was first class and we got some amazing views in Marlborough Sound. And then the best part, marvellous fresh mussels as many as you wanted washed down with a glass of NZ Sav Blanc.
If you get a chance do this tour. You will not be disappointed.

Thank pcraike
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

It has been a fantastic afternoon despite a cloudy sky. The crew was very nice, friendly, with excellent commentaries regarding the area and, of course mussels. The fresh cooked mussels were excellent as well as wines, especially Sauvignon white wine. All perfect ! Congratulations to the crew. We thoroughly recommend this tour.

Thank ParisVimi
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