From: $230.00 3 hours
Classic Mussel Tour
An intimate boat tour that celebrates our favourite shellfish.
Hop onboard our fully refurbished 40-year-old vessel for a luxurious and unique coastal experience.
Explore, taste and sip, while cruising on the glistening waters of Port Philip Bay, surrounded by sights of the You Yangs, the Melbourne city skyline and more.
Sip on a local Bellarine wine and learn about the various stages of mussel farming from our mussel farmer Lance Wiffen. Touch the mussel ropes as they’re pulled from the water and get a front row seat to the whole farming process.
Cooking demonstrations and tastings will introduce you to delicious mussel recipes that you can savour alongside premium local produce. With a small number of participants and a spacious vessel, there’ll always be a quiet spot to relax on the decks or the saloon if you simply want to chill out.
Our focus is your ultimate enjoyment. You’ll walk away with a new appreciation of the humble mussel, a deep understanding of sustainable aquaculture, and lasting memories of a great day on the bay. If you happen to spy a few dolphins or make some new friends, then that’s an added bonus!
Coming from Melbourne? Cruise direct to Portarlington from Docklands with Port Phillip Ferries.
3 Hour Tour
Departing from Portarlington Pier
Maximum of 12 people (over 12+ years only)
- Three hour boat tour on the bay
- Meet the mussel farmer with a front row seat to the farming process
- Local Bellarine produce platters to enjoy while on board
- Local Bellarine wines or beers
- Cooking demonstrations and tastings of delicious mussel recipes
- Our own native oysters available for tastings
- Tea / Coffee & Dessert and non alcoholic drinks available
- Sightseeing around Port Phillip Bay
Our beautiful vessel has been fully refurbished and is very comfortable, with indoor and outdoor seating, heating and cooling, and a bathroom thats worth taking a selfie in! We cruise fairly close to shore, and enjoy many wonderful sights from that vantage point.
$230 pp for 2023 tours
$250 pp for 2024 tours
Cannot wait to see you on board!