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We expected to see a couple of whales at a distance, but actually saw twelve with the closest being... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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Trip of a lifetime

We expected to see a couple of whales from a few hundred metres. We actually saw more than ten plus... read more

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Reviewed 5 days 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...more
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253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We expected to see a couple of whales at a distance, but actually saw twelve with the closest being less than five metres from the boat. A truly professional venture that provided a trip of a lifetime.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We expected to see a couple of whales from a few hundred metres. We actually saw more than ten plus some dolphins and an albatross. The closest whale actually swam under the boat, and two came up and looked at us about three metres from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew were great and the whales were even better. My husband and I had the best time and would not hesitate to do it again next time we are in the area. We were lucky to see so many whales but would have been...More

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LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased you had such an enjoyable Whale Watching cruise with us. We would love to see you back on board if you are in the area again :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cruise, friendly staff. They make sure everybody has a good time & do their best to find whales. Nice cuppa as well. Highly recommend this cruise to anybody wanting to go whale watching. Thanks Lana, Brad & crew

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LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review, we are so please you enjoyed your Whale Watching cruise with us :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this trip Never did I believe I'd get so up close and personal with these beautiful creatures The Staff were very helpful and friendly. The trip was well worth every penny

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LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us. We love being able to share the experience of seeing the wonderful Humpback Whales as they travel along this part of the coast.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delight this was! From booking the tour right through to boarding and disembarking the tour operators were fabulous. We saw lots of whale activity and the commentary was informative and illuminating. A must do in Eden!

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LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us, we love being able to share our beautiful coast and of course the whales at this time of the year with our passengers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must if visiting Eden. Large boat. Even though migration of humpbacks past Eden doesn't start till later this month we had close encounters with 7 whales. They circled the boat and we were able to move around the boat easily to follow them surfacing....More

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so happy you had such a great time on your cruise with us. We are so lucky to be able to share our beautiful coast with our guest and what a bonus it is to be able...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily had great weather to go in search of whales. Crew were very hospitable and knowledgeable. Lana’s commentary was very informative and at times funny. We were lucky to see 4 or 5 different pods, and the captain was quick to get us up close...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us, it really is an amazing sight to see such active whales. Thanks again :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most amazing morning with Cat Balou Cruises. Both Brad and Lana were wonderful hosts they were very friendly and knowledgeable. Even though it wasn’t whale watching season we were lucky enough to see approximately 30 teenage whales. We were just totally amazed...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us, we love being able to share the experience of seeing the incredible humpback whales off our beautiful coast with our guests.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 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 10 August 2018

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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Maashmallow
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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
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!
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Astri F
11 June 2017|
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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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