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Catch a Crab

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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About Catch a Crab
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 natural wonders of this spectacular region up close and catch a glimpse of the unique Australian lifestyle. Enjoy activities of pelican feeding, trapping for crabs, fishing, yabbie pumping (tide permitting) learn how we farm our oysters and enjoy freshly opened oysters in the riverside oyster farm cafe. Try Freshly cooked mudcrab or spanner crab combined with local oysters or one our mixed seafood platters for a delicious seafood experience.
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Australia’s rivers and lakes are teeming with exciting wildlife, and this morning trip along the Tweed River gives you a unique opportunity to get close to them and see them in their natural habitat. Make friends with the pelicans, go ‘pumping’ for yabbies, catch some big local mud crabs and learn about the local river ecosystem from your guide.
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Cayleh F wrote a review 17 Jan
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It was a great experience overall, we had a fun time. The host was animated and really knew his stuff and how to capture an audience. Maybe spent too much time on the yabbie pumping when we were given bait anyway, would have liked to spend more time fishing. Cup of tea and biscuits was a nice touch. If only we could take a crab home with us! Haha We took our 16 month old and he managed to last the entire tour, but definitely a lot funner with older kids who can get more involved.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Rachel H wrote a review July 2021
Tweed Heads, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic day out with the family. All the kids had so much fun, so did us adults. Outstanding crew that run the day out too.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Steven P wrote a review June 2021
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We had a great time, I enjoyed pumping for yabbies, and fishing, the information on the crabs 🦀 and oysters 🦪 was great, lovely weather for June and would recommend it to everyone of all ages, Thanks Catch a Crab
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Rob C wrote a review Apr 2021
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The crew were great, fed the pelicans, pumped our own bait, fished for small Bream, Pulled up a crab trap that had been placed in the water ealier that day. Watched as the crabs were cooked on the boat, sort of expected we may have been given some crab to eat but not offered. You could buy a Mudcrab chips and salad for $60 from the restaraunt
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Date of experience: April 2021
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golliwog17 wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia89 contributions63 helpful votes
We had an amazing time out on the Tweed River catching our own crabs, yabbie fishing and learning about oyster farming. This is a great activity for both adults and kids. We went with our 10 year old, and she had a fantastic time. Loads of Aussie humor from the guides to keep you entertained as well. I suggest you order the seafood lunch after your tour where they cook the crabs you caught. The Oyster Shed (where you can have lunch, nextdoor to where the tour starts/ends) is not affiliated to the Catch-a-Crab Tours, and don't have crab on their regular menu. So if you don't buy the lunch package with the crab, you miss out on tasting the lovely mud crabs.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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