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Address: 253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
Phone Number: +61 427 962 027
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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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Great trip

Great tour, we saw the beautiful bay and a lot of whales. The boat is comfortable and everything was exceptional.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great tour, we saw the beautiful bay and a lot of whales. The boat is comfortable and everything was exceptional.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I have been looking forward to whale watching for quite sometime. Arriving towards the end of November not realising that whale season had come to end. We decided to do a beach cruise with Cat-Balou anyway. What a lovely bunch of people working on board. Although it was just a beach cruise. Gordon had noticed whales breaching... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the fifth time we've been out with Cat Balou, but the best time we've had. Multiple whale breachings, some of which I caught on camera. The crew, as ever, were kind, knowledgeable, and helped make the whole trip fantastic. Cannot recommend highly ebnough

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience and great customer service. Learnt a lot about the history and knowledge of whales and Eden

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the whale watching cruise and were not disappointed. The crew were great and many whales were seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cruise with a very friendly crew, beautiful scenery and very informative guide. Top marks all round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the morning trip aboard the Cat Ballou to see the humpback whales. As was said many times the whales are wild animals and can't be trained to come. But come they did. We saw lots of whales, both large and small. They all put on a show for us. The commentary about the area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whale watching on the Cat Balou is awesome, you get up close and personal with the Whales! The commentary is really great, not a taped recording,Ros is very knowledgeable. In Eden you don't only have a whale watch cruise, you get to see dolphins and seals & all manner of birdlife on most cruises. The crew are very attentive. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit aboard the Cat Balou out of Eden. If you do nothing else while you are here whale watching is the place to be. Ros, Gordon and Judi are the consumate professionals. Everyone is made welcome. The boat is great with lots of areas to view from. We saw lots of mothers and calves. Plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came to Eden for the whale festival and had an amazing experience on the early morning boat trip. Humpbacks were visible for the entire time and we saw mother-calf pairs and multiple breaching whales. The crew was also fantastic. Make sure you take a Cat Balou cruise when you come to Eden during whale season!

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