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Marlborough Sounds Greenshell Mussel Tasting Cruise from Havelock provided by Marlborough Tour Company

Marlborough Sounds Greenshell Mussel Tasting Cruise from Havelock

Marlborough Sounds Greenshell Mussel Tasting Cruise from Havelock
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 39241P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Greenshell Mussel Cruise
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Greenshell Mussel Cruise, Pier C Havelock Marina, Havelock 7100, New Zealand Our launch, MV Spirit, is docked at Pier C at Havelock Marina. Turn towards the water from Havelock township and drive down and park near the Slip Inn Café. Pier C is directly to the right of the Slip Inn Café, when you’re facing the water.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of two people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please check in for this cruise is 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Greenshell Mussel Cruise
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Greenshell Mussel Cruise, Pier C Havelock Marina, Havelock 7100, New Zealand Our launch, MV Spirit, is docked at Pier C at Havelock Marina. Turn towards the water from Havelock township and drive down and park near the Slip Inn Café. Pier C is directly to the right of the Slip Inn Café, when you’re facing the water.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of two people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please check in for this cruise is 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
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    Greenshell Mussel Cruise
    Pier C Havelock Marina, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
    Our launch, MV Spirit, is docked at Pier C at Havelock Marina. Turn towards the water from Havelock township and drive down and park near the Slip Inn Café. Pier C is directly to the right of the Slip Inn Café, when you’re facing the water.
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    Greenshell Mussel Cruise
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    The Greenshell Mussel Cruise is a half-day Marlborough Sounds cruise featuring freshly steamed mussels paired with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a mussel farm visit, while you cruise the tranquil Pelorus Sound and Kenepuru Sound aboard our luxury launch.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Chris B
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
Oct 2020
We had a wonderful afternoon with Matty {skipper) and Lexie (hostess). The weather was not that great so Matty changed the trip so it was more comfortable . Showed us wonderful scenery and had a wealth of local knowledge which he shared with us. Lexie cooked up a very generous serving of beautiful fresh mussels . We would recommend this trip as excellent value and a great way to see the sounds
.Many thanks from Neville ,Chris , Glenda and Doug ,we had a great day
Written 21 October 2020
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Hi ChrisB13746, thank you for your lovely review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your day out on the Greenshell Mussel Cruise, the scenery, hospitality and of course the delicious mussels, and that you considered it value for money. Thanks once more for your recommendation, and we hope to be able to welcome you back one day soon.
Written 3 November 2020
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Dotskee52
Invercargill, New Zealand35 contributions
May 2021
John our Skipper and Heather our Bosun were very professional. It was difficult to find the departure point to begin with as Pier C was not well signposted.
There needs to be bigger signage and flags put out so that clients can find it easily.
The trip itself was fantastic and John pointed out all the landmarks around us. He navigated us through the mussel farms, and then Heather cooked up the mussels. Not that I eat them, but those who did said they were delicious and also plentiful.
She also provided bread with oil and Dukka, and a glass of wine for each of us.
It was great that the weather was excellent too. All in all a great day.
Written 23 May 2021
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Hi Dotskee52, thank you for your great review. It's great to hear you had an enjoyable cruise with John and Heather, and that the mussels were enjoyed by members of your party - and that there was also something for you to enjoy. Thank you for providing feedback about our signage - we have taken that onboard and will use it to improve going forward.
Written 28 June 2021
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19ns49
Warsaw, VA43 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
First class experience. Could not rate this company highly enough. Ryan, our bus driver, tour guide, ship’s captain, and salmon barbecue chef was friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and extremely patient. We were picked up at the airport in Blenham and transported to Pincton where we boarded the catamaran for a cruise and lunch. The lunch appetizers were the freshest, largest, and most delicious mussels my wife and I (who are mussel snobs) have ever tasted. And then we had the main course consisting of fresh salmon barbecued on the boat, and delicious sliced, freshly cooked, ham. The Sauvignon Blanc was top shelf (a shame we can’t get it in the US). Could not have ordered a better afternoon.
Written 21 November 2017
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Patty W
Ogden, UT916 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Ryan picked us up at the airport in his bus, and the we boarded his beautiful boat. It was an amazing day with great weather, wonderful food, and plenty of food. Ryan and his team made all 25 of us feel very welcome. They had a cute little store in the corner than sold very nice New Zealand products. The green muscles were excellent, the ham very tasty, and the salads were delicious. The boat has two very clean restrooms, plus little washrooms. Take this tour and you won’t be sorry, Ryan and his team made it a very enjoyable day for all of us.
Written 16 October 2018
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compost4all
Stuart, FL291 contributions
Sep 2018
I would give this cruise an A+++. Fantastic cruise with as many greenshell mussels fresh from the sound as you can consume, accompanied by various sauces, and Marlborough wines. Trip captain provided an excellent discussion of the mussel growing and harvesting operation. The enclosed vessel with outside seating available was comfortable even in cool weather. The on board cooks are well-versed in their craft.
Written 1 October 2018
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CelMarkBrisbane
Brisbane38 contributions
We had a fantastic afternoon on board the MV Spirit, touring the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds and learning about the history and method of greenshell mussel farming. To top it all off, we were treated to a bowl of greenshell mussels and a glass of sauvignon blanc during our three hour cruise. Superb! Matty, our experienced and very knowledgeable skipper, took us on a journey of discovery of the incredible Sounds while the very capable Georgia skillfully cooked us up a generous serving of greenshell mussels and made sure that our glasses were never empty. The weather in early May was just perfect. No crowds at this time of the year either. I would highly recommend this tour and the professionalism of the Marlborough Tour Company to anyone visiting the Marlborough district of New Zealand.
Written 1 May 2018
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Smitty09876
Carmel, IN630 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
This tour was spectacular! The tour by bus of the region, driven and commented by Ryan Godsiff, skipper, tour guide, owner, was wonderful. He had grown up in the area and was very knowledgeable. But the boat cruise for our group was over the top: stunning views on the water, green mussels cooked to perfection, salmon plus other foodstuffs that were over the top. And the Sauvignon Blanc plus other wines to sample were wonderful.
This bus tour and boat cruise/lunch lasted about three plus hours and were well worth it. Recommended at the highest level for a stunning time, relaxing and informative discussions, and green mussels!
Written 27 January 2018
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Mary H
12 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
I signed up for this because we only had one day and this was a combination of land and water. It turned out to be a really wonderful choice. The wineries were great and the cruise was spectacular. The captain of the boat was very knowledgable and taught us about mussel farming and the green shell mussel in particular. The tasting of the mussel was fun. I don't normally eat mussels but this was great. My only sort of negative is that I would have liked to have know the names of the wineries ahead of time. We had some free time the previous day and visited two of the same wineries. It was fine because we liked the wine at both wineries, but would have gone to others the day before if we had known. Again, a great interesting experience.
Written 18 November 2018
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A_AWarwickshire
Warwickshire, UK19 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Really enjoyed this trip. We should have gone from Havelock, but due to the bad weather we were taken from Picton on The Queen Charlotte Sound. Lovely crew very friendly & informative. The skipper was great very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting. Lexi was also great helping prep the food but also chatting to the passengers. Saw dolphins & seals and visited the salmon farm. The mussels and clams were excellent, washed down with a nice glass of wine. Tea & coffee available to help your self. We then dropped anchor and the skipper came down to the BBQ and cooked the salmon, so fresh tasty and perfectly cooked. Would highly recommend this tour. Enjoy
Written 21 February 2018
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colinandsuefarrow
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
Hamish our driver and "captain" of our boat was both friendly and informative. The views were amazing and we had freshly cooked mussels with a nice cold Sauvignon blanc. We started the day off with some wine tasting and had a really nice meal at "The captain's daughter" restaurant . A great day out on our kiwi adventure.
Written 24 January 2018
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Amazing experience
The tour was fantastic, especially the boat trip in the Sounds. They even dropped me at the airport at the end of t
kiwitreki
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Wonderful experience
We had the best time on the Sounds Delivery Cruise. Professional and friendly crew who gave us lots of information
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stevelovesnewyork
stevelovesnewyork
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amazing experience
We went down for one day icon tour, half a day at the winery and half a day on the cruise. It is an amazing experi
Cashan B
Cashan B
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The best afternoon
Run, do not walk, to do this cruise. We were taken out on the Mantra, which is a comfortable, lovely boat. There a
Natalie M
Natalie M
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Great afternoon wine tasting and learning
My husband and I did an afternoon wine tour with Stephen as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about wine an
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X4943QJchrisp
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Great people
Our highlight was meeting the great people we did it with, and our wonderful tour guide. Great wine too
cheeeeseplease
cheeeeseplease
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Full day tour with Stephen
Had a wonderful full day wine tour with Stephen. He knew a lot about wine and Marlborough’s vineyards. It was super
Bobthebuilder316
Bobthebuilder316
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Seafood Odyssey Tour, a must do in Picton .
Excellent tour and highly recommended. We were lucky, clear blue sky, warm and not windy in the middle of Winter.
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Dreamer18267114856
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Great relaxing day out.
Excellent day out. Everything taken care of. Lovely day on the sounds and time to explore Ships Cove. Our winery lu
ErinjCaswell
ErinjCaswell
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Stephen - fantastic tour guide!
What a fantastic afternoon. Our tour guide Stephen was so knowledgeable and flexible, able to think on his feet whe
Kiwi5
Kiwi5
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An amazing experience
From the moment we stepped onboard we were welcomed and looked after by Summer and Skipper. Lucky enough to see a s
coletteb819
coletteb819
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Great day out
A substitute when the wine festival was cancelled but was very enjoyable and Stephen our host was very knowledgeabl
Vivien W
Vivien W
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Holiday
Awesome day, met new people. Food was plentiful and tasted delicious 😋 great hospitality. 😀 Would throughly reco
roskvistaf
roskvistaf
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Thoroughly recommend this trip
We went out on the Seafood Odyssey afternoon trip a few days ago. Informative, fun, scenic and delicious salmon and
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