Greenshell Mussel Cruise

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds with the indulgent 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 Sound and Kenepuru Sound aboard our luxury launch on this half-day exclusive tour, departing Havelock. Learn about local history, visit a mussel farm and take in the stunning scenery.

 

 

Tour Overview

Duration:
3 hours approx
Departure:
1.30pm Havelock Marina – C Pier (check in 1.15pm)
Cost:

NZ$125 per adult

NZ$45 per child (5-15 years)

Season:
Tour operates daily October-April (except Christmas Day, Easter Friday & Easter Monday)
Transport:
MV Galileo – luxury 20 metre launch | Foxy Lady - luxury 18 metre launch
Numbers:
Minimum 2 people

Greenshell Mussel Cruise FAQs

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.

Itinerary

1.30pm
Depart Havelock Cruise Marlborough Sounds – enjoy the tranquillity of the Pelorus Sound & Kenepuru Sound with, visit a mussel farm & sample freshly-steamed Greenshell mussels matched with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
4.30pm
Arrive back at Havelock
 

FAQs

How do I find Havelock?

Havelock is a small seaport township on State Highway 6, the main road between Blenheim and Nelson – about 30 minutes drive from Blenheim. Havelock is the gateway to the Pelorus Sound and Kenepuru Sound, two of the main sounds that make up the Marlborough Sounds. The third sound is the Queen Charlotte Sound, out of Picton that many visitors get to see if travelling on a ferry. Havelock is a great little township to explore with lots of arts and crafts, cafe and restaurants. These days Havelock is known as the ‘Greenshell Mussel Capital of the world’.  There are more Greenshell mussels brought in through this port than anywhere else.

Where and when do I board the cruise?

MV Galileo 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. 

We depart at 1.30pm, please arrive to check in by 1.15pm.

What’s available onboard?

As part of the Marlborough Sounds cruise we serve freshly-steamed Greenshell mussels with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. There is also a licensed bar facility on board which has a good range of Marlborough wines, along with beers, juice, bottled water. You can also purchase a range of light food items including chips and peanuts. EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard can be used onboard. The launch has a range of indoor and outdoor areas for your comfort and for viewing the beautiful Marlborough Sounds scenery, including booth seats with tables and lounge areas.  

What should I bring along on the cruise?

Bring your camera, a sunhat and sunscreen. It also pays to bring a light windbreaker jacket, in case there is a chilly sea breeze. In the middle of summer you may wish to bring your swimsuit and a towel, as there may be an opportunity to have a swim while we are anchored.

Will I get seasick and should I take seasick medication?

No, getting seasick is very unlikely. The Marlborough Sounds is a very sheltered waterway and doesn’t get ocean swells or waves. We generally have fairly flat sea conditions in the inner Marlborough Sounds area that we cruise.  A strong wind can make things choppy but it’s uncommon to encounter rough sea conditions on this cruise. Our vessels are very large and stable, they are the largest charter cruise boats in the Havelock marina.

I am travelling by myself – will your cruise still operate?

Our cruises have a minimum of 2 people. Send us an email with the date/s you will be in Marlborough, we can let you know the best day/s to come cruising, when we have other guests booked in.

Should we have lunch before the cruise?

Yes, the Marlborough Sounds cruise is designed as an afternoon scenic with a great tasting of fresh mussels.  You will get lots of mussels to eat but we wouldn't call it a lunch, so it is best to have lunch before you come out. The Slip Inn Cafe in Havelock is a great spot for lunch and it’s right next to our departure point at Pier C in the Havelock Marina.

Do you have group cruise departures?

Yes, if you are travelling with a group and require a group tour, please let us know. Our group cruises often depart on a morning cruise at 9.30am or we can arrange a time that suits your group itinerary. We have multiple large launches for this Marlborough Sounds cruise so we can be flexible on departure cruise times for group bookings. We operate a range of Marlborough group cruises and tours, and South Island tours.

What if I don’t have transport?

If you don’t have transport to Havelock, consider booking on our full-day Marlborough Icons Tour where you’re collected and taken on a Marlborough wine tour, enjoy a Marlborough Sounds waterfront lunch followed by a seafood cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Then we drop you home at the end of the day. What could be more relaxing than that?

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Map

Above: Tour route

Below: Havelock Marina

Cruise departs Havelock Marina - Pier C. Next to Slip Inn Cafe, along the Accessway.

海雾洛克(Havelock)绿壳贻贝海湾游艇游

请 加入我们体验真正独特的马尔堡海湾(Marlborough Sounds)游

    每天从海雾洛克出发的马尔堡海湾(Marlborough Sounds)游 (从9月1日到4月30日每天发船).享受一个格外放松的下午,畅游珀拉罗斯,和克尼普卢湾, 马尔堡海湾的两颗明珠。听船长讲述海湾的故事,别有风味,特别的快乐在等待你。

   深深地沉浸在静谧美丽的大自然中,了解马尔堡海湾的历史,听听早期定居在这里的拓荒家族的开拓故事。探访绿壳贻贝天然养殖场。在那里船长会为你讲解为什么鲜美的绿壳贻贝会在那里生长得特别好。听着故事品尝现场清蒸的绿壳贻贝,品一杯产自马尔堡(Marlbough),享誉世界的萨维尼布兰卡白葡萄酒,美食美酒的佳配,尽情享受马尔堡海湾的魅力。

每天在海雾洛克(Havelock)码头登船。

       夏季的每天下午1.30 在海雾洛克(Havelock)码头登船。距离斯利普因咖啡厅(Slip  inn Cafe)只有几步之遥,这家咖啡厅是您登艇前享用午餐的好去处。

  在码头登上马尔堡旅游的豪华游艇澳德思号或咖利欧号。这两艘游艇行驶平稳,拥有像家一样的舒适的中厅,以及多个观光平台, 为您游览马尔堡海湾提供上佳体验。

   随着我们在马尔堡海湾放舟,在这静谧如画的风景中释放你美丽的心情,我们经验丰富,对马尔堡海湾的海域的风土人情了如指掌的水手,会给你奉上精彩,风趣的解说,在你畅游海湾时尽享新西兰风情。

   游艇会带您探访一个绿壳贻贝养殖厂,您可以亲眼观看到绿壳贻贝在长长的网线上安家生长。听听水手讲述绿壳贻贝养殖的秘密,以及为何马尔堡海湾出产的贻贝是上上佳品。

价格与详情

登船时间 :下午1.15

登船地点 :海雾洛克码头( Havelock Harbour)  , C 泊位

游艇出发时间:下午1:30

海上游览时间:3 个小时

 

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No transport to Havelock?

If you don’t have transport to Havelock, consider booking your spot on our full-day Marlborough Icons Tour where you’re collected and taken on a Marlborough wine tour, enjoy a waterfront lunch followed by a seafood cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Then we drop you home at the end of the day. What could be more relaxing than that? 

 

Add a wine tour

Why stop at a Marlborough Sounds cruise, our Taste Marlborough Wine Tour will give you an insiders view of world-renown Marlborough wineries. 

 

Charter this launch

This launch, MV Galileo, and our other luxury launches are available for cruise charters, whether for a business group, special occasion or private outing. Contact us for more information and to quote especially for you.