Crabbing & Nature Discovery Boat Tour

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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  • Spot turtles, dolphins and more on this boat tour
  • Learn about crabbing
  • Taste freshly cooked Spanner crab and take some home!

Get out on the gorgeous, azure waters of the Sunshine Coast while your experienced guide teaches you about crabbing. You'll get to lend a hand and learn about the marine life of the area, even sighting some turtles and possibly dolphins. Taste your freshly caught crab and take some home for dinner!

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Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Boat tour
  • Fresh crab tasting
  • Take a share of the catch home
  • Information and instruction on the art of crabbing
  • Soft drinks, bottled water and snacks

Enjoy a day out on the water crabbing and spotting marine life in the lovely Sunshine Coast. Climb aboard the spacious 55ft vessel and learn about crabbing from your experienced guide. While you wait for the crabs, you'll enjoy stunning scenery and take in the serenity of being out on the water. You'll also spot marine life native to the area, such as turtles and maybe even dolphins and whales. Once you bring in your catch, it will be cooked aboard the boat and you will be able to sample it. Everyone gets some of the freshly cooked Spanner crab meat to take home, so you can eat it for dinner!

On the Day

Session Length

  • This experience is 5 hours long
  • The session runs from 7:00 am to midday
  • This experience is available Mondays only
  • Spanner Crabbing is closed 20th November to 22nd December every year
  • The experience provider does not operate on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Numbers on the Day

  • The boat can take up to 22 passengers plus 3 crew
  • Most tours have 18 participants


  • Suitable weather conditions are determined by wind and swell
  • If weather is too dangerous, your tour will be rescheduled

Dress Code

  • Please wear comfortable clothing
... and Importantly


  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • All tours are subject to minimum passenger numbers and suitable weather conditions


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


  • Over 72 hours notice: No charge
  • Within 72 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances
  • Fish n Crab Charters reserves the right to cancel any scheduled trips at any time
  • Unforeseen circumstances such as breakdowns, unfavourable weather conditions can occur in which case customers will be offered an alternative date to re-schedule