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Discover the delicious aquaculture of the sounds surrounding Picton as you cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, the easternmost body of water in the Marlborough Sounds, a series of rias or drowned river valleys that open to seas. A knowledgeable local guide shares the history and vocation of this area’s coastal communities now and during its pioneer days during a peaceful boat ride. Learn about the cultivation of salmon while passing a significant local salmon farm before diving into the rich culture of the Greenshell mussell. This bivalve mollusk is quite important to New Zealand, distinguished by its green lip and record-breaking size. Learn about why it does so well here while nibbling on local delights including salmon, mussels, local Marlborough wine and more.
Enjoy a delightful cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound to learn about local aquaculture.
Sample delicacies from local farms, including salmon and the signature Greenshell mussel.
What to BringShow
Keycard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Location Picton, New Zealand
Picton, New Zealand
Tour Code PI24
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
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