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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is no doubt the Catch a Crab tour is highly 'organised'. Getting crabs from pre-laid (and pre-loaded) crab pots in an overused and fishstock depleted river environment challenges belief. But, that's not the point. Rather, going out on a largish tour boat and doing...More

Thank Me Myself and I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best 2 hour charter with WOW lunch after. Perfect for small or large groups. Allows each individual to participate or spectate. You are shown some wildlife around the calm inland waterways so great for sea sick candidates. You are also involved in catching yabbies,mudcrabs and...More

Thank Elena H
Matthew E, Owner at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Elena, Thankyou for the perfect review, you even have us saying WOW! We would love to host you again, so please email me if you are ever in the area so that we can look after you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were rapt with the tour which included fishing, crabbing, yabbying and animal feeding. Crew were attentive and very hospitable. Definitely recommend this as a must do for a different experience. Lunch of locally caught seafood was spectacular. Thank you very much. We all loved...More

Thank Sally C
Matthew E, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sally, Thankyou for the great feedback, we would love for you to come back also with the family. Please mention that you are a repeat client when you are on the coast again, and our team will roll out the red carpet.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tour there with group . At the catch a crab cuisine, can learn about crab , oysters and how they fishing and feeding fish for the pelicans, children enjoyed very much . After catch a crab , they immediately cook and served. Crab , oysters...More

Thank Shirley H
Matthew E, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Shirley, We are happy that you really enjoyed the famous Catch a Crab tour and spectacular seafood experience. Giving our clients value for money, is also very important to us! Its always the grand finale at lunch time at Catch a Crab, thankyou for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time pumping yabbies, hauling up the crab traps, fishing and feeding pelicans. A good opportunity to get close to nature and the kids learnt so much from the crew. Excellent experience!

Thank Aloysius Y
Matthew E, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Aloysius, The team love hearing reviews such as this, and it is our pleasure to share this beautiful environment and experience with your family. We hope to see you all again in the near future.

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

This was our second trip with Catch a Crab for our family. My husband and I wanted to return when all the kids could participate. Our kids are 11,9,7 and 4. The cruise on the water was relaxing, I enjoyed just sitting back and looking...More

Thank Lan T
Matthew E, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lan, There is nothing better than when we have repeat clients, especially families like yours, that continue to enjoy the Catch a Crab experience. Its true that there is never a dull moment on board, and its great to hear that all your kids...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

Looking for a special meal - what could be a better fit than fresh oysters and crab from the Tweed. Having phoned the previous day to ensure the restaurant was open, we made our way there - not easy - only to find the whole...More

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Matthew E, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Dear Oldportz, There has obviously been a major communication breakdown in this instance. As we are a daytime tourist attraction, with operations centred around the famous Catch a Crab tour being followed by a quality dining experience, our lunch time service is between the hours...More

Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

G'day guys. I have recently been on my first tour to the Tweed. Absolutely loved my experience and my tour lady 'Kahli'. From Yabbi pumping to eating the catch. Food was very well served and the staff we're very supporting throughout my trip. Thanks guys...More

Thank viviennedougie98
Matthew E, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Dear Vivienne, We really appreciate your glowing review of the Catch a Crab experience, especially when it comes from one of the locals in the area. Encompassing all the activities that even "we" like to do in our spare time, followed by a magnificent seafood...More

Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Went with my 8 and 15 year old boys . They both enjoyed it immensely as did I . Pumping for yabbies , catching tiny crabs , pulling up the crab net and finding huge crabs inside and fishing in the river ! My 8...More

Thank Tiasha M
Reviewed January 21, 2018

It is quite a while since I've done this tour. I am a local and did go a few years back. Although the activities were great - at the time we went, the lunch was a bit of a disappointment - there seemed to be...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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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
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