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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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Top Service. Top Value.

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... read more

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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Eden, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Perfect weather for our work colleges and Residents to go out on the Cat Balou out of Eden It is almost the end of the Whale migrating .Ros said that we may not see a whale. so we slowly left Two fold bay and headed out for deeper waters.After 30 mins there was a call that there were whales to... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 24 November 2016 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 21 November 2016

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 19 November 2016 via mobile

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

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