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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 views of Eden

A great family experience. We loved seeing the highlights of Eden and found the cruise great value... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Chris H
Melbourne, Australia
Best whale watching cruise

The Cat balou is the best way to see whales in Eden NSW it is a family run business. They are very... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Leona C
Eden, 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 20 January 2017

A great family experience. We loved seeing the highlights of Eden and found the cruise great value for money. Stunning views and great service.

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Cat balou is the best way to see whales in Eden NSW it is a family run business. They are very professional and very friendly with a great knowledge of the history of Eden and surrounding areas. Highly recommend this cruise for everyone especially...More

1  Thank Leona C
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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)...More

2  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 11 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank maliwoo
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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!

2  Thank smethurstj
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank Sarah0000000
Reviewed 22 December 2016 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

2  Thank chritat
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...More

1  Thank Tanya G
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great tour, we saw the beautiful bay and a lot of whales. The boat is comfortable and everything was exceptional.

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 25 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...More

1  Thank Joel T
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Astri F
Hi, do you operate the cruises on july ?
11 June 2017|
Response from Rexbuick | Reviewed this property |
Check there web site, I believe so and they are spotting whales already
Hi, me and my wife plan to visit Eden on 26.11.2016 and interested in whale watching cruise. Just wondering still within whale watching season? Thanks
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.
We hope to visit Eden from UK 9 November 2016. We are interested in a whale watching cruise. Is there a cruise on this date and if so, at what departure time? Can we book from UK by e-mail?
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