Water activity

Marlborough Sounds: Greenshell Mussel Cruise

4.8 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Marlborough Tour Company
Water activity

Marlborough Sounds: Greenshell Mussel Cruise

Activity provider: Marlborough Tour Company

From US$ 87.16 per person


Enjoy the natural beauty of Marlborough Sounds on an afternoon cruise and enjoy some freshly steamed mussels paired with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wine as you sail.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise the picturesque Marlborough Sounds
  • Enjoy some freshly steamed Greenshell mussels paired with a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
  • Learn about marine farming and the unique history of the Marlborough Sounds
  • Take in the gorgeous scenery as you cruise across the pristine waters
Full description
Climb aboard our vessel at Picton Marina, and set sail across the shimmering waters of Marlborough Sounds at 13:30. Indulge in some freshly steamed mussels paired with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from the area. Experience the ultimate food and wine pairing as you take in the spectacular views. Cruise across the tranquil waters of Queen Charlotte Sound, and learn about the local history. Make use of the onboard licensed bar, serving a good range of Marlborough wines, along with beers, juice and bottled water. A range of light snacks, including chips and peanuts, are available to purchase. Enjoy the boat's indoor and outdoor areas for views of the forested hills and clear blue waters from different perspectives. Then, journey back to Picton Marina for an estimated arrival time of 16:30.  
  • Cruise aboard one of our luxury vessels
  • Freshly steamed mussels and a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wine
  • Commentary
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • Beverages and food, other than those mentioned in "what's included" (wine, beer, orange juice and snacks are available to purchase on board)
  • Transportation to Picton
Not suitable for
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Meeting point

Picton Town Wharf 6

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Our Vessels are docked at Town wharf 6, Picton Marina.
  • Please arrive to check in by 13:15 for the 13:30 departure
  • EFTPOS, Visa, and MasterCard can be used onboard the boat at the licensed bar
  • Please note, this tour requires a minimum of 4 people to operate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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We really enjoyed this cruise. Only 10 people on board and it was a lovely day so turned out perfect!

February 1, 2023

May 17, 2021

Excellent trip and the mussels were delicious

October 8, 2018

Product ID: 112705