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Cat Balou Cruises

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253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
+61 427 962 027
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Absolutely Tops

Three days in Eden staying at Snug Cove B&B overlooking Twofold Bay has spoiled us for staying... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Patricia W
Wow wow wow!!!!

Whale watching can be a boring experience when you don’t see any whales. But we saw heaps of them... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Penrith, Australia
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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 10 November 2017

Three days in Eden staying at Snug Cove B&B overlooking Twofold Bay has spoiled us for staying anywhere else. Add to that a simply awesome Cat Balou Cruise (absolutely the best value for money cruise). Did we see whales?! (at least four sets of females...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Whale watching can be a boring experience when you don’t see any whales. But we saw heaps of them, my photos don’t do justice to what we saw, as I am not quick enough & I only used an iPhone. This was such a fantastic...More

Thank Sharryninoz
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My husband had always wanted to whale watch and this did not disappoint! We managed to see lots of whales and get some great pictures! It was very choppy on the water and I felt a little sick. The staff were lovely and took great...More

Thank Shabbylaura
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

After travelling up the coast from Melbourne I've got to say that going on this cruise has been one of the best things I've done in Australia. The guys that run it are amazing and it's well worth the money and time.

Thank Jamreyn
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Very worth while cruise. Spotted many different whales throughout the 3/3.5hour cruise. We weren't far from whales for the entire time. Also we were informed about the local history & coastline of Eden. Overall throughly enjoyable half day!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

On a dull, rainy, windy day.. was the best.. Cat Balou staff very helpful with commentary. Loved being up top, like riding a fast motor bike.. had to hang on railing with both hands! Saw 3 whales breaching, many tail flaps, plus mumma and baby...More

1  Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The staff were friendly and helpful and do all they can to make the cruise enjoyable. We were asked to call a few days before, in case of a bad weather forecast, which might have saved us a wasted trip. We were fortunate to see...More

1  Thank SteveMariners
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Yikes so many whales what a day! Breaching flipper flapping mothers n babies - 20 plus sightings. Great commentary from Ros super a cuppa soup n snack from Judi n crew. Highly recommended cheers helen

1  Thank helen c
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the crew aboard the Cat Balou. We had a great time whale watching this morning. I highly recommend this trip. Well worth it and the crew are very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I couldn’t recommend Cat Balou Cruises highly enough! You get a running commentary on your surrounds and everything that you want to know about whales... whenever whales appear you are instantly alerted to their whereabouts and snacks and soup is supplied on the way back...More

1  Thank Andrew T
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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!
Astri F
11 June 2017|
Response from Rexbuick | Reviewed this property |
Check there web site, I believe so and they are spotting whales already