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Mussels and Bay Cruise Tour - Port Phillip Ferries

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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A farm tour over water
Port Philip Ferries ran a highly successful Mussels and Bay Cruise Tour around the waters of the Bellarine, including the Portarlington mussel farms last year. Now it is back for 2020.

Advanced Mussel Supply
Source Advanced Mussel Supply

Did you realise that Portarlington produces up to 60% of Australia's mussels? And I have heard from top city chefs that this is where many source their mussels.

Portarlington Mr Mussel
Source: Mr Mussel

On these mussel tours, you will hear from local mussel producers and sellers. It might be Jenny from Mr Mussel a business that sells Australian mussels, oysters, and seasonal fish direct to the public from Portarlington Pier. Or Peter from Advanced Mussel Supply and The Little Mussel Cafe. Advance Mussel Supply is a locally owned and operated aquaculture farm producing fresh Portarlington mussels and Angasi oysters direct from the sea to the public.

This seaside farm gate evolved into The Little Mussel Cafe that serves all things mussels such as mussel chowder, mussel tasting plates, chilli mussels as well as items to take home, such as soused mussels, smoked mussels and jerky mussels.

So you are bound to hear about all things mussels, including information on farming as well as culinary insights.

Enjoy the sea breeze from the outdoor decks, or take in the views from the comfy indoor seats. This is your chance to enjoy the magnificent Bellarine Express ferry outside of its normal scheduled service.

portarlington ferries, portarlington mussels
Source Portarlington Ferries

Sunday 8th March 2020, 12:30pm 1:30pm
Cruising for one hour, you'll be treated to an insider's guide to the Portarlington mussel industry

Note: This is a special event cruise outside of regular services.
To book travel between Portarlington and Docklands, please head here.

portarlington ferries, portarlington mussels
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Adult (ages 16 ): $20
Child (ages 4-15): $10
Infant (ages 3 and under): Free

Portarlington Mussels
Source Advanced Mussel Supply

One hour cruise
Mussel sampling
Talk and Q&A from a local mussel farmer

portarlington ferries, portarlington mussels
Source: Portarlington Ferries

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Why? To learn about all things mussels
When: Sunday 8th March 2020, 12:30pm 1:30pm
Where: Portarlington
Cost: $20 for Adult and children (3 and under free)
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