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Cat Balou Cruises

253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
+61 427 962 027
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Fantastic cruise!

The wonderful sight of watching playful pods of dolphins and then observing four whales in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nives B
Melbourne, Australia
Take in the scenery and feel the tranquility

Beautiful day out on the cruise around the bay. Very pleasant boat cruise, my oldest normally gets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, 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

The wonderful sight of watching playful pods of dolphins and then observing four whales in the ocean was one of life's highlights! Accompanied by lovely weather and knowledgeable, friendly staff, this tour was definitely a memorable one! Thoroughly recommend this to everyone visiting Eden.

Thank Nives B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful day out on the cruise around the bay. Very pleasant boat cruise, my oldest normally gets seasick but this cruise was perfect for him and we all got to enjoy our time on the boat. Just as the guide announced that Dolphins may be...More

Thank Cestbutterfly
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do when staying in Eden NSW is to go to Snug Cove and hop on board the Cat Balou Cruise. This 2 hour journey takes you through the whaling history of this town while cruising around Two Fold Bay. From the months of...More

Thank 35edwine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome cruise, Roz our MC was great. Stayed past the cruise allotted time to search for whales. Found one and spent ample time observing. Saw several pods of dolphins and also seals. Kids (and adults)had a great time

1  Thank graemefish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being off peak whale viewing season I was gearing the kids (8 and 9 ) up for a scenic cruise around the area with a slight chance of spotting whales maybe. Today however we spent a good two hours following 3 or 4 pods of...More

Thank Heloise S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Informative and friendly crew, Happy to answer questions showing a great knowledge of the area, Ros, Gordon and Michael thankyou for a wonderful experience. Look forward to coming back to do the whale watching tour.

1  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We booked the Twofold Bay cruise directly with Cat Balou, as part of an Australian cruise holiday. Roz was a pleasure to work with, and patient with my questions when booking from half a world away! Cat Balou has interior and exterior seating, all comfortable....More

1  Thank RobCurl
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Another fantastic tour of Twofold Bay with the great crew from the Catbalou, thanks Ros, Gordon and Judi for looking after my tour group, showing us the wonderful natural delights, the dolphins were an added bonus, see you soon 😃

2  Thank Rexbuick
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Have done this cruise many times Gordon and Roz know what they are doing If its whale season time they will go out of there way to show you whales

1  Thank channe12016
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Cat Balou tours are quality, clean, friendly, comfortable and informative with a minimum or words being used. I highly recommend them. The craft is well maintained with a clean restroom, refreshments, and safety railings around the two deck boat. Roz is a pro guide with...More

1  Thank Dale W D
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Astri F
11 June 2017|
Response from Rexbuick | Reviewed this property |
Check there web site, I believe so and they are spotting whales already
17 March 2016|
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Response from Scrumpti0us | Reviewed this property |
The whale watching season runs from May to November so you'd be cutting it fine. Visit the Cat Balou website where you can contact them and ask if tours are still running at the end of November.
9 March 2016|
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Response from FengYJ | Reviewed this property |
Cat Balou operates daily for whale watching in October and November, as long as weather permits. They don't have email booking. You have to call them to book (0427 260 489). You will pay in cash before you onboard on that... More