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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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A real highlight of our holiday

My husband and I had a fantastic time on our Cat Balou whale watching cruise. We saw heaps of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Adrielle B
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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I finally got to do this trip, been on my bucket list for many years. Thank you to Ros, Gordon and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debbie L
Paynesville, 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 yesterday via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic time on our Cat Balou whale watching cruise. We saw heaps of whales, and they seemed to enjoy us being there. One particularly playful humpback stayed for ages, swimming around our boat, under it, flapping his massive fin...More

Thank Adrielle B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I finally got to do this trip, been on my bucket list for many years. Thank you to Ros, Gordon and crew for a once in a lifetime experience. I will be back. Whales everywhere!!

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of whales, although the weather wasn't the best; the tour was interesting with an excellent commentary & a great crew!

Thank Nat K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 30 Whales... Some close enough to almost touch!!! Heaps of Dolphins & the odd Albatross too... Friendly caring happy hosts & a beautiful warm sunny day. A perfect 3 hours.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first went on Cat Balou maybe 27 years ago (on the first boat) on a primary school trip. It must have been late in the season as we were lucky enough to be 'mugged' in Twofold Bay. This past weekend, a quarter of a...More

1  Thank BJ A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day with lots of whales and mugging Highly recommend. 10 year old grandson loved it. So did myself and daughter

1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Eden and try and come whale watching at least once if not more each year... Awesome! Enjoyed every minute of it. Roz and Gordan always make you feel welcomed.

1  Thank Tara I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the cruise and I thought "I'll be happy to see 1 or 2 Whales"! Well my wish came true tenfold. Within 5 minutes of departure we saw dolphins. Then we were all on the look our for the "blows" of surfacing whales....More

1  Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

What a great experience. It was the wrong time of the year. But this professional crew were able to find some whales. Also great sight seeing of the coast from the boat. A not to be missed attraction when in Eden.

Thank 665dedwards
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Run by lovely people in one of the most spectacular harbours in Australia. We decided to take the cruise even though it was not officially whale season as there had been reports of plenty of whales. We were not disappointed. Thirty minutes into the cruise...More

1  Thank Jason C
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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

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