Catch a Crab Cruise Hot Deal

9 reviews
Child friendly
Pregnancy friendly
$ Budget
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  • 2 Hr cruise followed by an oyster farm show
  • Trap live crabs
  • Fishing on the mighty Tweed River
  • Hand feed wild pelicans
  • Pump for yabbies

Hit the rivers of the Gold Coast for this catch a crab cruise where you can pump for yabbies, feed the friendly, wild pelicans, try fishing, catch delicious mud crabs and experience the Australian outdoor lifestyle. Following the fun-filled cruise you will visit their oyster farm, where you can enjoy an oyster show and have opportunity to purchase fresh oysters. Perhaps the best part about this tour is that the mud crabs you catch on the day are cooked for you to enjoy in the charming lakeside restaurant. Catchacrab is the only tour operator on the east coast of Australia that farms oysters and serves them in their own restaurant! This is a fun and out of the ordinary tour to enjoy during your stay in the Gold Coast region. All necessary equipment is supplied including fishing rods and bait with morning tea also supplied as you cruise along the Tweed River.

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What you need to know


  • 2 hour Crab Catching Cruise followed by an oyster farm presentation
  • Delicious fresh produce served in the lakeside restaurant
  • Morning tea with choice of tea, coffee and cookies
  • Equipment for all activities, fishing rods and bait supplied
  • Creek cruise with crab catching and crab show


  • Hotel transfers - you will need to make your own way to Birds Bay Oyster Farm

Optional Extras

  • Birds Bay Seafood Basket - includes 2 portions of fresh, A-Grade Mud Crab
  • Birds Bay Seafood Platter - includes half an A-Grade, fresh Mud Crab
  • Premium Crab Oyster Platter - includes an A-Grade, fresh Mud Crab and fresh oysters


  • A true Aussie experience with outdoor activities including yabbie pumping, fishing, pelican and fish feeding and crab catching
  • Catch and cook mud crabs and enjoy 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

Tour Duration

  • Tours depart daily at 9:30am from the Birds Bay Oyster Farm and returns at 12pm (QLD time)

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

What others had to say

9 reviews
shih gang ling | 8 months ago

Catch a Crab tour would appeal to kids who really loved feeding the pelicans and seagulls, marveling at the yabbies and taking a photo while holding a big live crab in their hands. However, the name of the tour is misleading as we are not really catching the crab. We merely pulled the cages out of the water where the crabs were already caught. we need not expend any effort to "catch" the crabs. The guides could have been more knowledgeable about the yabbies, crabs and even the surrounding ecosystems of the Tweed river. But the info he gave us were basic at best.

Luna | 1 year ago

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!

Rung Chan CHEN | 1 year ago

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.

W Tsang | 2 years ago

The oyster farm is quite small and you could hardly found fresh oysters to purchase from the farm. The cruise was funny but if you want to catch the yabbies, you better bring your swimsuits as the water level is up to your breast that you would be all wet. Quantity of the meal was great in very large portion, we couldn't finish the fries so our kid was having fun to feed seagull with fries. Quality of crab was so-so, maybe it's not the best seasons.

Leonard | 2 years ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience as a quick exposure to river life and wildlife encounters. If you are expecting a very indepth fishing and crab catching experience then this is not for you. It is a very nice overview of oyster farming, yabbie, fish and crab catching. All with a lunch in the end. The seafood basket is more than sufficient unless you would like more Mudcrab. Additional oysters can also be ordered after should you decide you want something extra. We had a nice time and the experience is suitable for all ages. We ranged from age 2 to 65!

Top tips

"Purchase one of the lunch options, the seafood is fresh and delicious. The yabby pumping and wild pelican feeding is lots of fun, make sure you give it a go."