Gold Coast Tweed River & Crab Catching Cruises

Towards the southern extremity of the Gold Coast lies the peaceful Tweed Valley, which is abundant in pristine waterways, lush rainforests and diverse wildlife. The go-to destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, this scenic natural oasis is nothing short of serene – the views are sure to exceed your expectations!
The best way to experience the natural bounties of the Tweed region is by exploring its nooks and crannies on one of the Tweed River cruises. Perfect for families, couples, or solo travellers seeking a quick natural escape, the tours are complete with sightseeing, fascinating commentary, plenty of wildlife spotting, and locally-sourced snacks (depending on the cruise).
If you are looking for something different to do in Gold Coast, you should consider crab catching! Tweed River is famous for its mud crabs, spanner crabs and sand crabs that are most active during the summer months. Prepare for some exciting experiences as you set out on a Tweed River crab catching cruise to catch the most succulent crabs in the region. Enjoy a scenic boat ride to the crabbing location – get a taste of Gold Coast’s wet tropics (literally too!).
Step into the waters and scoop up the crabs using a net or bait them into a crab pot. Depending on the tide and weather, you can also pump for yabbies. The little ones can have a go at hand-feeding the friendly but wild pelicans! Each activity brings you closer to the relaxed coastal lifestyle of Queensland!
After all the hunting and chasing, you can delight in the spoils of your successful catch in the form of an authentic seafood feast, set against a gorgeous natural backdrop! Need we say more?
So, be it a relaxing day on the water, or a fancy dining experience featuring fresh-caught crabs, our collection of Tweed River cruises offer an authentic Queensland experience – book your cruise today!

2Hr Tweed Eco Bush Tucker Crab Catching Cruise

Try some bush food and catch crabs with your family on an action-packed cruise on Tweed River. Enjoy pelican feeding, an interactive show and more!

Duration 2hr

From $75

3.5Hr Tweed River & Rainforest Lunch Cruise

Scenic rainforest cruise to the pristine Tweed Valley. Watch and feed the birds of Stott’s Island, relish a grand lunch & enjoy other river sights.

Duration 3hr

From $95 $99

2.5hr Catch a Crab Day Tour

Hop on a fun-filled crabbing cruise down the Tweed River. Also, feed pelicans, pump for yabbies, reel in fish and more. Commentary included.

Duration 2hr

From $88

3.5Hr Catch a Crab Tour With Fish & Chip Lunch

Catch crabs and fish, feed pelicans, pump for yabbies, and relish a fish & chip lunch made with fresh catch on an adventurous tour on Tweed River.

Duration 4hr

From $110

3.5Hr Catch a Crab Tour & Seafood Plate Lunch

Join Gold Coast’s original crabbing tour to enjoy crab trapping, pelican feeding, yabbies pumping, and a yummy seafood platter for lunch.

Duration 3hr

From $135

1.5Hr Tweed River Fisherman's Friend Cruise

Cruise past Terranora Lakes and Tweed Fishing Fleet, see skilled fishermen at work and enjoy bird-watching with morning tea & treats. Commentary incl.

Duration 1hr

From $49

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Cheers To A Crabby Kinda Day On Tweed River

As the title suggests, this blog is all about enjoying a crabby kinda day on Tweed River. Take that frown off your face, you are going to love this ‘crab’by day.