Gold Coast Catch a Crab Cruise

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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
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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 9.30am. Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot on this popular Gold Coast catch a crab cruise online here!


  • 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
Catch a Crab tour would appeal to kids who really loved feeding the pelicans and seagulls
shih gang ling 1 year 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.

Very great program
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!

We had a very fun boat ride on the tweed river
Rung Chan CHEN 2 years 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.

The oyster farm is quite small and you could hardly found fresh oysters to purchase from the farm
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.

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience as a quick exposure to river life and wildlife encounters
Leonard 3 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!

Well planned program
Michelle 3 years ago

Well planned program! We had great fun pumping yabbies. The portion for morning tea was too little for the day. So I noticed many people did not have any bite (including myself). The lunch at Oyster Bay was yummilicous!!

Thank you very much
Kyoko Eto 4 years ago

Thank you very much. We really enjoyed this tour especially, yubbie pumping. It was a really unique experience. Fishing using yubbies which we took was a nice idea! We'd love to try this tour again. :)

Love the acitivities held during the cruise especially yabbie pumping
Ahmad, Malaysia 5 years ago

Love the acitivities held during the cruise especially yabbie pumping. Had lots of fun and the crews were very helpful and friendly.

Had a jolly good time
Phek Ean Oei, Hong Kong 5 years ago

Had a jolly good time. The weather was great!

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