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Having a Mudpickers charter is the perfect option for those who want to sit back and enjoy, while taking advantage of our local knowledge and boating expertise.

We can tailor an adventure to suit your needs, but here is our most popular trip for small groups:


Creek Crabbing Half Day


This half-day trip is designed to get you out on the water, enjoying parts of Townsville and North Queensland you’ve never seen, and of course sampling the local seafood.

We will pick you up from your accommodation (10km radius from Townsville CBD included in the cost) and drive you to one of our favourite crabbing haunts. From here, we’ll launch the boat and weave our way around the fascinating creek system, where you’ll get to see plenty of North Queensland wildlife.

Crabbing-charter2Once we’ve taught you how to put the pots in, we’ll have a fish and do some more exploring, before we pull them up and examine our catch. You’ll get to take home any legal crabs we find. Snacks provided.

Things to know:

  • The boat has shade, but we may need to put this down to access some parts of the creek, so wear long sleeves and sun protection.
  • Our boats can take three people, plus the skipper; meaning you get the whole day to yourselves.
  • If you have special dietary requirements let us know when you book.
  • You may be able to convince our skipper, Troy, to share his crowd-pleasing chilli mudcrab recipe with you…

Cost: $450 for half day tour (includes max three people).

Contact us to book or find out more.

Stay tuned for more bespoke tours coming soon…