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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.
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.