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Catch a Crab

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  • Excellent54%
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  • Average8%
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This Catch a Crab tour is not a catch a crab per se. One actually haul the net that was cast overnight in the waters. Cruise started off with feeding the Pelicans with small fishes. But poor Pelicans were much slower than the seagulls and...More

3  Thank Hotell-SG
Matthew E, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Dear Hotell-Sg, Thankyou for your review of the Catch a Crab experience, we are happy to hear that we entertained you on your recent visit here. Due to the safety and licensing requirements, that we strictly follow , we use the cage system to catch...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Hi. We booked thru penthouse apartment ard 2nd week of February 2014. Initially the trip was nice. When we came back to our apartment our nightmare started. Our group of 5 adults and 3 children got bitten so badly by sand flies that till today...More

10  Thank MatthewNg
CatchACrab, Public Relations Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Hi There, Thank you for your review on Catch a Crab, we are sorry to hear that your family did not have an enjoyable time after the cruise. Unfortunately, as we are a river based activity with an abundance of mangroves we are not able...More

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All reviews crab oysters close to nature fresh seafood feeding fish great afternoon value for money the river yabbies pumping fishing traps pelicans fun crew boat chips
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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MatthewE1869, Director of Sales at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 8 October 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

Thank Ravi D
MatthewE1869, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Such a great afternoon, pelican feeding, caught some yabbies, caught some crab and had a we tour of the inlet. Helpful and knowledgeable staff and a fun day out. Fantastic kids party idea as it’s an afternoon on the water, with plenty to keep them...More

Thank Jaystranan
MatthewE1869, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear Jay, The team at Catch a Crab sincerely thankyou for your kind words, and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us so much! Please don't hesitate to contact us if your ever in the area again, so that we may...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Great afternoon with the kids. We were lucky enough to be invited for a 5th birthday party and the kids had a ball. Caught yabbies, fed pelicans, caught crabs and had a wee tour of the inlet. Highly recommended. Lovely staff too.

Thank Jaystranan
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We hired the boat out for my sins 5th bday,it was a fantastic day filled with awesome activities!!!the pelican feeding was fun but the kids loved the yabbying and crabbing!!!2hrs of pure laughter,the crew were very accomadating and excellent with the little ones!!!excellent prices for...More

Thank Nic
MatthewE1869, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear Nic, It is very fulfilling to read such positive reviews such as yours, and the team are very grateful for your show of appreciation. We are starting to host many birthday parties as a direct result of the great word of mouth in our...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We were invited to a kids birthday party in which we fed pelicans, learnt lots about local marine life and pumped for yabbies and pulled up the crab pots.. Best birthday party we have been too! Such a unique experience that the entire family and...More

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MatthewE1869, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear StassySista! Thankyou for your glowing review of our Catch a Crab tour, we are delighted to hear that the kids enjoyed themselves so much at our attraction. Birthday parties are becoming very popular here as we offer a unique experience for all involved, and...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018 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
MatthewE1869, General Manager at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Ebony, Thankyou for taking the time to review our product, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and had the thrill of getting your photo taken holding a big live mudcrab. The yabbie pumping activity is very popular but if at...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

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Lward2, Owner at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

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

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Lward2, Owner at Catch a Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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 :)

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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