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Catch a Crab

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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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jacquivm1975 wrote a review 6 Jan.
Pennant Hills, Australia2 contributions
Team were fun, informative and provided a good range of activities to keep us all engaged and entertained. Good food and a nice day out, thank you!!
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Date of experience: January 2021
Daniel L wrote a review 2 Jan.
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Darren and Dave were entertaining captains Crab samples were delicious Relaxing boat trip around Birds Bay
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Date of experience: December 2020
Priscila Wagner wrote a review Oct. 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Great experience! Catch a Crab crew are great, presenting the business and oysters farm with knowledge and fun! Activities are very hands-on and optional oyster + crabs tasting plates were exquisite!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Response from Lward2, Owner at Catch a Crab
Responded 22 Oct. 2020
Thanks so much for your great review, so pleased you enjoyed the tour.
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Chris W wrote a review Oct. 2020
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We saw this on the Today Show a few days before we were heading up to Kingscliff on holiday. We are so glad we went, our 9yo son hasn’t stopped talking about how much fun it was and we will be recommending it to all our friends as a must do in this region.
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Response from Lward2, Owner at Catch a Crab
Responded 8 Oct. 2020
So pleased you and your son enjoyed the tour and thank you for writing the great review. Our cafe will be reopening soon with the new oyster bar so come back and see us next time you are in the area.
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Rebecca D wrote a review Sep. 2020
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We booked a Catch a Crab tour only (no lunch) for Father’s Day. Our kids (aged 7 & 9) loved it. We fed fish to the pelicans, pulled up crab pots, pumped for yabbies and caught 4 fish! The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the boat was very clean and comfortable. The crabs were cooked on board and were delicious. It was very relaxing to be on the water in our own backyard and enjoy a different family activity. I’d recommend it to anyone and we will do it again with our extended family. I think the morning tea that was to be provided as per the website should have been more than just tea and coffee. I was glad I took snacks for the kids otherwise it may not have been as relaxing, with hungry kids. But despite this, we had a great time and will be back for sure!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from Lward2, Owner at Catch a Crab
Responded 7 Sep. 2020
Pleased that you had a great time, sorry about the morning tea. There were plenty of biscuits available at the servery, we don't leave the plates out with Covid restrictions on shared food. I have checked with Bel who looked after you and she apologises that she didnt make you aware they were there as you appeared to have brought a lot of your own snacks which she wrongfully assumed you preferred your children to eat. We hope to welcome you back again and will make sure we have ample morning tea for you.
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