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Catch a Crab

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An Experience of a lifetime: Enjoyed by all ages, the multi-award-winning "Catch-a-Crab" tour offers a truly unforgettable experience. From the moment you step aboard, you'll take part in an exciting range of fun activities. You'll see some of the...more
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11-17 Birds Bay Dr | Birds Bay Oyster Farm, Tweed Heads, New South Wales 2485, Australia
+61 7 5599 9972
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All reviews crab oysters great afternoon close to nature feeding fish fresh seafood unique experience value for money tweed river yabbies fishing pelicans traps fun crew wildlife boat
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time at Catch a Crab. Need to make a booking for lunch and pre-order Chilli Crab. OMG it was awesome. Lots of other options on the menu. Would like to try them all. Options for non seafood fans as well. As you can see,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LorraineD111
MatthewE1869, Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Lorraine Thank you very much for the kind words, it was a pleasure to host you guys for an 18th birthday lunch!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone loved it. It was our best attraction of our trip. Fantastic tour and so much great that it was too short!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank philippel829
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great tour especially the crab for lunch. The rest of the tour was informative regarding the oyster farming and catching crabs. It was very educational for some of the people that had never been exposed to this type of fishing. I liked how the operators...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to lunch with a group of 11 adult family members. We arrived at Catch a Crab with great enthusiasm to find a run down open shed with wooden tables and chairs. Feeling a little askance we perused the Menu & We placed our orders....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fayewyer48
Lward2, Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Faye, I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at our riverside cafe. Our site is a working oyster farm and all of our marketing describes it as such. We promote the site as 'Catch A Crab and Birds Bay Oyster Farm' with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat tour itself is quite action packed, as you got to feed the pelicans, catch the yabby, lift up the crab inside a cage, and fishing in a mere 2 hours. however, dont be mistaken by the name catch a crab tour, as you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peterau223
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Great concept for international tourists, pleasant short time on the river - great for young international school groups.....but if you are a school group you will not eat any crabs for lunch - only the adult groups get to eat the grabs for lunch.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle W
Lward2, Owner at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hi Michelle W, Thanks for the review. We strive to showcase some of the classic Aussie lifestyle activities on our cruise, like yabby-pumping, fishing & crabbing and just generally having a good time on the water. We receive many different types of groups on the...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Had such a great afternoon! The staff were so friendly, the food was so good and the excursion was awesome! Would definitely recommend!!!More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lauriegoldcoast
MatthewE1869, Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Dearest Lauriegoldcoast, We can only hope that all of our clients are as fun and enjoyable to host as you both were. I am really happy that we could tick all the boxes for you two ladies!! Please make sure you come and say hi,...More

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I can understand the fun after experience it as a family but I guess some rating was too easy on this one. That crab lunch we paid was a little disappointing and that kills adult experience. My kids don’t really have much fun going through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wonderwin
MatthewE1869, Director of Sales at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Dear Wonderwin, I am sorry to hear that your experience at Catch a Crab was not as you expected. As other reviews reflect, we pride ourselves with customer satisfaction in all areas inclusive of food quality, generous portions and all aspects of the tour. We...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Some interesting activities for overseas tourists but all a bit hurried the facilities were good and plenty of informative commentary

Thank croash
Lward2, Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Hi Croash, Thanks for giving us your feedback. We love giving international visitors a taste of the unique lifestyle activities available in the beautiful Tweed region. We'll work on not being as hurried next time!

Reviewed October 7, 2018

You really can't beat the hospitality of a family-run business (20+ years). The team were really great to deal with, and it is well worth the trip, especially for children. There is quite a lot packed into 2 hours, but it is perfect as you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ravi D
MatthewE1869, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Dear Ravi, Thankyou for choosing Catch a Crab as part of your holiday, and for giving us the chance to show you and your son "the real Australia". We are proud when our product hits the brief perfectly, and strive towards all of our guests...More

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Melody C
November 20, 2015|
Response from Lward2 | Property representative |
Dear Melody, Yes we can assist with return transfer pick up from hotels in surfers paradise. It is $25 per adult. Pick up time is from 7:30am onwards. We still operate in wet weather. Our boat is sheltered and our staff... More
October 26, 2015|
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Response from Lward2 | Property representative |
Dear Yayawu, You may head to our website + select tours & bookings. All the packages are listed on the website with the menu options , prices etc. Our tours are 2 hours on the boat + inc lunch 3 hours. Tour activities... More
Pat C
September 30, 2015|
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Response from Vietnam_rocks8 | Reviewed this property |
The session is pretty laid back and the boat takes many people. Suitable clothes would be something casual that you can get wet in, as you go to catch yabbies in the water. You get to taste the catch but it's only a small... More
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Singapore, Singapore
Is this place a MUST attraction? (14 Replies)
Hi all Aussies, I have gone through firebucket list of must places to visit..but it didn't mentioned this place Catch A Crab and Oyster Farm Tour, TweedHeads I do not know this place until I was surfing for some local packages to GC. I saw a few of the package plan included this. If it's a MUST thingy, I'll try to see if I can squeeze this into my schedule, or else I'll just go ahead with firebucket's List of Things to do/visit in GC Thanks!
April 10, 2008|
Response fromkateoz|
I have never heard of this place! I wouldn't say it's a must at all. Having just looked at the website, I'd say skip it, and stick to firebucket's list.
Any bus to these places? (3 Replies)
Dear friends, We are planning to visit these places, but will not rent a car. Is there any public transport (except taxi) can go to these places? 1) Paradise country farm 2) Tweed River Catch a Crab (may be join the tour) 3) Qdeck 4) Surfers Paradise 5) Dreamworld 6) Sea World I knew that there is a GC Tourist Shuttle, but don't know the price...and also got the information of the Airport Transfer. Thanks a lot.
September 05, 2008|
Response fromHKG-CarCar|
Sorry, one more thing I am in trouble.. For the tour of Paradise country farm, how can I check the tour fee and how to book online? Is there any tour in GC to do the farm tour there? Thanks again.
Aurora R
Singapore, Singapore
Itinerary help (3 Replies)
HI, will be in Gold Coast for 6 nights. Hope to squeeze in as much as possible as there seems to be so much to visit/do. This is my proposed itinerary. Day 1 - Arrive in the morning. Afternoon - Harbourtown and SF night market. Day 2 - Movie World Day 3 - Currumbin Day 4 - O Reilly Forest Day 5 - Catch a crab (am) + Super Duck (pm Day 6 - Whale watch + seaworld Day 7 - Depart A few questions: would it be possible to cover seaworld (in half a day) after the whale watch ends? It...More
September 18, 2012|
Response fromdev1236|
Currumbin half a day. Seaworld most if not all day. Personally rate Movieworld lowest of all the theme parks, and probably would be bored in half a day but having paid the entry like most would be reluctant to leave early.