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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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Great half day trip

The staff were friendly and helpful and do all they can to make the cruise enjoyable. We were asked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Half day trip

Yikes so many whales what a day! Breaching flipper flapping mothers n babies - 20 plus sightings... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
helen c
Melbourne 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 weeks ago 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

Thank SteveMariners
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made, possibly our last for a while, annual trip down whale watching with Cat Ballou. It turned out to be the best yet. The whales were tail slapping and breaching, but most excitingly of all, approached the boat. The people who run these trips...More

1  Thank fatbeetle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We know we were lucky with frolicksome humpbacks who put on a great show but it was a real highlight of our holiday. Knowleadgable crew, nice modern boat that handled the choppy weather very well. I am a fan.

1  Thank Roger D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly, experienced and attentive. There is a real feel that they want to guarantee that you have a good time and that they are really interested in whales too. Our trip was mid September, Eden is one of the top 10...More

1  Thank clast49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday was my second time on a whale watching cruise. Always fantastic. The staff are so friendly and accomodating. The comentary reviewed not only whaling history, whale migration but general information about the area. Of course the high lights were the marine life. Great whale...More

Thank kingt559
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

You can always. Feel the interests and exitement from the tour operators.. very pleasant couple informative, Would recommend this its so exiting and you are well looked after cheese biscuit tea coffee soup been on this cruise 3 times love those whales n dolphins so...More

1  Thank aranka g
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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.

1  Thank barbarapratt13
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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