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Cat Balou Cruises

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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. Cat Balou has been operating out of the...more
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253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
+61 427 962 027
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On a 'round Australia cruise, we spent one day anchored in Twofold Bay and went ashore by tender, having chosen a Bay Cruise as our day's excursion. We were warmly greeted by Helen and Lana, who ensured our comfort and spent a few moments visiting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful relaxing morning spent sightseeing with our kids. Wonderful informative tour with amazing staff. Will come again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wallaby07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful tour around the bay by Lana, Michael and Brad. Lana's commentary whilst crusing gave great indication of what made the bay so wonderful, Michael was well informed about the wildlife and was more than happy to answer any questions our group had. Brad...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bd9891
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience today with Cat Balou. My five-year-old daughter and I went on to see some of the sites of Twofold Bay and were lucky enough to come across not one, but TWO pods of dolphins. They were so playful jumping up under the boat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sde05
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Cat Balou was recommended to me by a friend and I was so impressed with their cruise I went on another one the next day! I tried the family tour and the whale watching trip and I was so glad I did both trips. Staff...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

Took a family whale watching tour. Reply from them was fast and good. Tour was great (one less star coz it exceed the time and the kids were not comfortable in the boat). Service was great, provided some snacks and drinks towards end of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

We had a great trip with a perfect crew and saw a lot of whales. So amazing and took good pictures and impressions to germany. Thanks a lot again and hope to visit Eden again.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MVelling
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We saw a number of mothers with their babies. Would have loved more activity but we did see some fabulous tail action. The crew were friendly and helpful and the boat was well maintained.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Global18942104086
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Unfortunately the weather conditions on the day were shocking resulting in a shortened trip and many passengers becoming ill!!!However we did see a Humpback Whale breach 100m ahead of the boat which was fantastic!!!Would consider going again

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jet162943
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Was an excellent day out on the water. We saw many whales. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Thank you for a great day!

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Date of experience: November 2018
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4 September 2017|
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Response from 35edwine | Reviewed this property |
Right now whales are plentiful as they travel down the coast. Eden have as recently as a couple of days ago had them in the bay which you can see standing at one of our many beaches. Cat Balou operates most days depending on... More
6 August 2017|
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Response from RobCurl | Reviewed this property |
I found them very responsive on email, so you may want to ask them directly in that way. Enjoy!
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11 June 2017|
Response from Rexbuick | Reviewed this property |
Check there web site, I believe so and they are spotting whales already