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Catch a Crab

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  • Excellent52%
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  • Average7%
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Over all it was a good day but definitely found it’s over priced for what’s included. Didn’t catch any yabbies, as we only had about 10 minutes to do so. “Trapping of crabs”- the nets are already in the water and you get to pull...More

Thank ebonyh906
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the day out. The organisers made it fun. The lunch we picked was fabulos (chilli crab) however it would have been nice to have had the proper forks to get onto crab. They had a hammer on the bench that you had to...More

Thank roddy_mcfarlane
Lward2, Owner at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the excellent rating!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

This trip was part of a 50th birthday present, as he is very hard to buy for. We had a party of 4, and were assigned a table of our own to sit and place our possessions. This tour is perfect for overseas tourists, and...More

Thank TracyM1854
Lward2, Owner at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tracy. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. We really appreciate the excellent 5-star rating! We're happy to discount the tour by 25% for your family, or for any of your friends & family who visit the area :)

Reviewed 11 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 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 July 2018

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 30 June 2018 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 July 2018

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 22 June 2018 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 July 2018

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 17 June 2018 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!

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Matthew E, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

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 17 April 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 18 June 2018

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 5 April 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 6 April 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

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Melody C
20 November 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
27 October 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
30 September 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