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Cat Balou Cruises

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Address: 253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
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Cat Blaou Cruises are based in Eden, situated halfway between Sydney &...

Cat Blaou Cruises are based in Eden, situated halfway between Sydney & Melbourne and a 3hr drive from Canberra. In 2014 Australian Geographic named Eden as the Number 1 whale watching destination in Australia.

Ros & Gordon Butt have owned this business for the past 27 years and are winners of numerous tourism awards.

They offer two cruises on their modern 16mt catamaran'CAT BALOU'which is in survey to carry 72 passengers & 3 crew. 2Hr Twofold Bay Discovery Cruises operate throughout the year. This cruise highlights the history, beauty & industries of Twofold Bay. Dolphins & Seals are frequently observed as well as sea birds. September, October & November is whale watching time at Eden and cruises depart daily to view Humpback whales on their southern migration. It is one of the few places in the world that you may see whales feeding on their migratory route. A whale guarantee is offered. Complimentary refreshments & live commentary on all trips.

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Wonderful tour of Twofold Bay with excellent commentary of local and historical significance. Friendly, enthusiastic and helpful crew. Catamaran stopped at several locations to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful tour of Twofold Bay with excellent commentary of local and historical significance. Friendly, enthusiastic and helpful crew. Catamaran stopped at several locations to enjoy bird life, dolphins and sites of historic interest. Suitable and available to all ages and abilities

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on this cruise in the last weekend. It was simply amazing to sail with Rose( the owner of cruise). She was a perfect guide, although we were not able see any whales, but with little luck we spotted some flying fish, a Seal. The various old time villas located on the various beaches, provide a perfect view, visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip around the bay very pleasant and knowledgeable people that run cat balou cruises enjoy it very relaxing

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

A great family experience. We loved seeing the highlights of Eden and found the cruise great value for money. Stunning views and great service.

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Eden, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Cat balou is the best way to see whales in Eden NSW it is a family run business. They are very professional and very friendly with a great knowledge of the history of Eden and surrounding areas. Highly recommend this cruise for everyone especially families.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was here with my mate recently and we went on the cruise to Ben Boyd Tower and the Woodchip facility. What can i say? Top Value. Top Service. The things that make this trip worthwhile are (1) The scenery (2) The friendly staff (3) The condition of the boat - excellent (4) The expertise of the staff. I must... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Our family really enjoyed our morning cruise with Cat Balou.Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The commentary was very knowledgeable and interesting and you were able to ask questions about anything you saw. We were particularly lucky the day we went as the cruise ship The World was in port, as well as some yachts sailing home from the Sydney... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was the best money we spent on our holiday! The kids loved the Dolphins swimming next to the boat and the history of the area was very interesting. Thanks again for a great morning out!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I organised a large group to take a cruise with Cat Balou and found the crew to be very helpful and pleasant. We all enjoyed the trip around Twofold Bay and hearing the stories of the history of the area. I would highly recommend this tour!

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

friendly crew and very informative,... they know their whales and their behaviour and we heard interesting stories somehow 100% chance of whale spotting lovely morning tea on board which warms cool fingers

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