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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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Do it!!

Did this cruise twice. Amazing array of wildlife. Knowledgeable and friendly crew. this is an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Whale watching

Excellent day on the water with amazing whale sightings! We have been before and have never been... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jennifer C
Wollongong, 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. 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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253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
+61 427 962 027
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did this cruise twice. Amazing array of wildlife. Knowledgeable and friendly crew. this is an excellent experience and great value for money. Don't miss it.

Thank barbarapratt13
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent day on the water with amazing whale sightings! We have been before and have never been disappointed! The most incredible sight of these magnificent creatures, as well as Sea Eagles, dolphins, one fairy penguin and shearwater birds! Just loved every minute, so we went...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing time, very active calf with Mum breached over 40 times. Very informative guides making your trip comfortable. Would recommend these people and would go again for sure!

Thank Trips9114
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

saw about 20 whales and 4 of them jumped. it was amazing. I thought they only show you the top of bodies and tails. In addition was treated to a dolphin show and a lone seal. Rose and Judi were great!!! not only did we...More

Thank Josephine P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the 3 1/2 hour whale watching trip. It was wonderful we saw so many whales. They were so close it was amazing. Sea birds, seals and jelly fish enriched the experience. The catamaran is very stable. The crew are very knowledgeable and the...More

Thank canningkath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and experience for our family of 5. Best priced and fantastic value for money. They recommended we took sea sickness precautions, which we did, and we had no problems. Others on our trip did get sick so I know it wasn't just luck....More

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent trip with very friendly and helpful staff. Got to see several whales and a pod of dolphin despite being sea sick for almost entire trip 😷

Thank Krissy46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A two hour trip to catch sight of whales. Ten minutes in, and a lovely Mother and Calf put on quite a show for us. As the trip progressed there were several other sightings, one was only about 10 metres from the boat. We also...More

Thank Tish67Melbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always wanted to do a whale watching cruise. It is a bucket list item.... I recently turned 40 & decided to head to Eden (another place I'd always wanted to go and never had) and thought why not combine the 2! You only...More

Thank caseys950
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to experience the whale watching on Cat Balou on the long weekend and it was excellent. From the time we got on board the crew were welcoming and attentive. The weather was not the best but there was plenty of space...More

Thank Gerard W
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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