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253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
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We had a wonderful time while whale watching in Twofold Bay! :) well organised trip! We have seen... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kamila F
Should be in the Movies

This Bay Cruise is a must! It runs for about 2½ hours. Sites viewed from the water include historic... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Rick T
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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 Port of Eden for 30 years and has won numerous tourism awards. Offering two cruises on their modern 16mt catamaran'CAT BALOU' 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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253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful time while whale watching in Twofold Bay! :) well organised trip! We have seen few female humpbucks with babies! :)

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so please you had an enjoyable trip with us :)

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This Bay Cruise is a must! It runs for about 2½ hours. Sites viewed from the water include historic houses and hotel, wood-chip processing, docks under construction, seabirds, etc. The narration during the trip is interesting and not intrusive. We had the sandwiches lunch. They...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so please you had such a lovely time on our Twofold Bay cruise. We love being able to share the sights and provide insights into the history of the Port of Eden with our guests.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Once the boat got going over the little waves I screamed and laughed, felt the wind on my face and felt the worries of the year melt away. It was fabulous. The cool wind on your face as you go through the waters of the...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a great experience with us on our Twofold Bay cruise. Thanks again from all the crew Lana, Brad and Michael.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We went on Cat Balou trip on Friday 16/03/18,we had beautiful weather,it was such amazing and beautiful trip,the lady that was commenting on this trip,she was terrific,huge knowledge,they took us around the Eden bay,we had seen dolphins,seals,even fairy penguins,we had amazing day,thank you very much...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review Adam, we are so glad you had a such a great trip with us. We look forward to seeing you both on board again :)

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful cruise we had today, I was a bit anxious but Captain Brad , Laura & Judi were just great they were very supportive , it was a very smooth trip very informative Laura does a great job at that , then the...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review Wendy, we are so please you had such a great experience with us and a lovely day out on the water. The dolphins are always a highlight, thanks again :)

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent cruise. Great friendly staff and wonderful weather. Thankyou for a relaxing cruise around your beautiful Two Fold Bay and a wonderful morning tea. Would highly recommend to anyone young or old for a breath taking cruise.

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you so much for the review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Blown away by the amount of Humpback Whale sightings whilst on this trip. Very informative, although sometimes hard to hear the loud speaker, these guys knew what they were talking about. I don’t often repeat experiences but this one is going on my list to...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

On behalf of "Road Runner Tours, Wyong" and all my passengers on the coach, I would like to thank "Cat Balou Cruises" and the crew for their hospitality and the great commentary. We did manage to see some sea wildlife as well. The cruise made...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for the review, we are so pleased you and all your passengers enjoyed cruising with us. We love seeing the seals and penguins as well :)

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Resent review since unable to send on original date due to poor internet connections. Beautiful day and calm water

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Lana W, Manager at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us :)

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent way to see the bay around Eden. It is a large vessel and reasonably stable. The crew were marvellous. Our narration was exceptional. Afternoon tea is served. Basic but nice. You get to see all the bay plus hear it's history....More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you for the lovely review Kevin. We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us and would love to see you back during whale watching season.

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Maashmallow
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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
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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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Astri F
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Response from Rexbuick | Reviewed this property |
Check there web site, I believe so and they are spotting whales already
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