Gold Coast Catch a Crab Cruise

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4.79 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

2.5 hour cruise followed by an oyster farm show
Fishing on the mighty Tweed River
Trap live crabs
Pump for yabbies
Hand feed wild pelicans

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Wed, May 29, 2024

What you can expect

Join this scenic Tweed River catch a crab cruise on the Gold Coast and get a taste of the Australian outdoors lifestyle. Learn how to trap crabs, get in the water to pump for yabbies and feed the fish and friendly pelicans. After a 2 hour crab catching cruise visit an oyster farm to watch an oyster presentation. Morning tea and cookies are served on board during the cruise as you take in the sights or get involved in the fishing. This is the cruise only option without lunch. Upgrade to enjoy lunch at the lakeside restaurant and enjoy eating the very fresh mud crabs and oysters that you caught that day! The Gold Coast Catch a Crab cruise departs daily at 10am. Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot on this popular Gold Coast Catch a Crab cruise online here.


What you need to know

  • 2.5 hour Crab Catching Cruise including an oyster farm presentation
  • Equipment for all activities, fishing rods and bait supplied
  • River cruise with crab catching and crab show
  • Hotel transfers - you will need to make your own way to Birds Bay Oyster Farm
  • Lunch
  • A true Aussie experience with outdoor activities including yabbie pumping, fishing, pelican and fish feeding and crab catching
  • The experience of catching mud crabs and enjoying the crab show
  • Visit the oyster farm, for the oyster show and opportunity to purchase fresh oysters
  • The only operator on the east coast of Australia that farms oysters and serves them in their own restaurant
  • Tours depart daily at 9:30am from the Birds Bay Oyster Farm and returns at 12.00pm (NSW time) please check schedule for available dates
  • This tour does not operate on Christmas Day or New Years Day
Additional Information
  • Suitable for all ages, Children under 3 can travel FOC
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

Recent reviews

4.79 reviews

Experience Oz transaction went well. The tour was very good but a little bit too short. Yabby time was super fun

My whole family loves the tour and wish it can go longer. Kids love yabby pumping but had too little time on that. The whole tour didn't focus on catching a crab. It had a lot of fun facts and activities. We were in the tour twenty years ago and joined again now with young kids. Still amazing and the facilities are super clean. Love it

Yung Lee over 1 year ago

Very great program

Very great program, full of highlights and no boring moments. Pumping yappies - will get wet to waist or thigh level so prepare spare clothes. Crab catching- safe and calm, just pull up the cage already dropped into river one night before; anyway our boy (5 yr) still enjoyed pulling the cage a lot. Fishing - the fish is quite hard to catch, in our tour we had around 20 people and only 3 caught the fish; but a lot of bites, so do enjoy the hoping moments:) Lunch highlight is the crab! Very fresh and tasty!

Luna over 7 years ago

We had a very fun boat ride on the tweed river

We had a very fun boat ride on the tweed river. One of the most interesting part is the use of net fishing mud crab, lunch can enjoy these spoils. There is nothing more fresher than this. The staff here are very friendly and knowledgeable. They even for us to pick out a big public crab. We did not drive, so after the trip, the chef took us to the bus station. Other places can be no better than this service.

Rung Chan over 7 years ago
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