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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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We went on the 3 hour, $75 cruise today. Brad and Lana are a welcoming, friendly, informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian C
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A great way to see the coast!

We did the two hour discovery cruise on a Sunday and it was a lovely morning. Lots to see along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the 3 hour, $75 cruise today. Brad and Lana are a welcoming, friendly, informative, well organized couple, determined to ensure everyone on board enjoys the experience. We learned a lot about the area and they even found us a whale 🐳 to...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your cruise with us, it always so exciting see the whales especially at this time of the year before our whale watching season officially starts and the dolphins are always great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the two hour discovery cruise on a Sunday and it was a lovely morning. Lots to see along the coast and the crew are very knowledgeable. We even saw a few seals as it’s not quite whale season. There’s a reason Cat Balou...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A three hour beautiful time along the coast, nature, water and cool fresh sea breeze. The dolphins and whales were breathtaking. Life couldn’t get any better. Lana and Brad were awesome hosts, with perfectly timed snacks and soup to warm you up on a chilly...More

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Lana W, Manager at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so please you had such an enjoyable time on the Coastal Wilderness cruise. Hope to see you back again one day :)

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We had a wonderful time while whale watching in Twofold Bay! :) well organised trip! We have seen few female humpbucks with babies! :)

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so please you had an enjoyable trip with us :)

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This Bay Cruise is a must! It runs for about 2½ hours. Sites viewed from the water include historic houses and hotel, wood-chip processing, docks under construction, seabirds, etc. The narration during the trip is interesting and not intrusive. We had the sandwiches lunch. They...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so please you had such a lovely time on our Twofold Bay cruise. We love being able to share the sights and provide insights into the history of the Port of Eden with our guests.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Once the boat got going over the little waves I screamed and laughed, felt the wind on my face and felt the worries of the year melt away. It was fabulous. The cool wind on your face as you go through the waters of the...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a great experience with us on our Twofold Bay cruise. Thanks again from all the crew Lana, Brad and Michael.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We went on Cat Balou trip on Friday 16/03/18,we had beautiful weather,it was such amazing and beautiful trip,the lady that was commenting on this trip,she was terrific,huge knowledge,they took us around the Eden bay,we had seen dolphins,seals,even fairy penguins,we had amazing day,thank you very much...More

Thank Adam R
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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review Adam, we are so glad you had a such a great trip with us. We look forward to seeing you both on board again :)

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful cruise we had today, I was a bit anxious but Captain Brad , Laura & Judi were just great they were very supportive , it was a very smooth trip very informative Laura does a great job at that , then the...More

Thank Wendy C
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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review Wendy, we are so please you had such a great experience with us and a lovely day out on the water. The dolphins are always a highlight, thanks again :)

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent cruise. Great friendly staff and wonderful weather. Thankyou for a relaxing cruise around your beautiful Two Fold Bay and a wonderful morning tea. Would highly recommend to anyone young or old for a breath taking cruise.

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you so much for the review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Blown away by the amount of Humpback Whale sightings whilst on this trip. Very informative, although sometimes hard to hear the loud speaker, these guys knew what they were talking about. I don’t often repeat experiences but this one is going on my list to...More

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Maashmallow
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
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Plohmann72
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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!
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Astri F
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Response from Rexbuick | Reviewed this property |
Check there web site, I believe so and they are spotting whales already
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