Original Greenshell Mussel Cruise in Picton

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Highlights & inclusions

3 hour cruise of Marlborough Sounds
Taste fresh mussels & Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Maximum 20 people onboard
Original & longest running Greenshell Mussel Cruise
Picton's Seaside Delights
Historic Stories, Stunning Scenery
or 4 payments of $34.50 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

Cruise the Marlborough Sounds with a glass of wine and fresh mussels in hand on the Greenshell Mussel Cruise from Picton. Starting just a 20 minute drive away from Blenheim, this half day wine & food tour with Marlborough Tour Company is a must do when visiting the Marlborough region. Discover the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound on a 3 hour cruise, visiting the Greenshell mussel farm, tasting fresh produce & enjoying local Marlborough wine.

The Greenshell Mussel Cruise from Picton is the original and longest running experience of its kind. Picton is a pretty seaside town located north of Blenheim at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, making it the perfect destination for a day trip or overnight stay. Onboard the MV Spirit on the Greenshell Mussel Cruise, the local crew share stories and history of the area while you take in the incredible Marlborough Sounds scenery. As well as exploring part of the Marlborough Sounds (Queen Charlotte Sound), this cruise with Marlborough Tour Company allows you to sample fresh seafood at its source. Learn how Greenshell mussels are grown and taste a freshly steamed sample with an accompanying glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.


What you need to know

  • 3 hour cruise of Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Cruise past a mussel farm
  • Sample Greenshell Mussels
  • Glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Allow 3.5 hours
Departure Location
  • 1:30pm in summer (Oct-Apr) & 1:00pm in winter (May-Sept)
  • Winter departures operate on request
  • Departs from Picton Town Wharf #6 (30 minutes drive from Blenheim)
  • Operates daily all year
Additional Information
  • Picton is a 30 minute drive from Blenheim & 2 hours from Nelson
  • Child rates apply (5-15yrs)
  • Infants (0-4yrs) travel free of charge
  • Lunch is not included in this tour, we recommend having lunch beforehand
  • Minimum numbers required for tour to go ahead
  • Maximum of 20 people on the tour
  • Paid car park available at Picton Marina car park, off Wellington Street
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of purchase
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Once you have received your voucher, please call the operator to confirm your departure details (Tour operator details will be printed on your voucher)

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