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Cat Balou Cruises

#1 of 16 things to do in Eden Features Animals
253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
+61 427 962 027
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Whale watching

What a great experience. It was the wrong time of the year. But this professional crew were able... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Geelong, Australia
Great location and tour.

Run by lovely people in one of the most spectacular harbours in Australia. We decided to take the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jason C
Sydney, 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 11 July 2017

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 8 July 2017 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
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6 August 2017|
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Response from 35edwine | Reviewed this property |
The tour goes out most days depending on weather conditions & sufficient numbers. If they find a good numbers in whales they often stay out longer. Best to ring them first as suggested by other reports. I live in Eden so see... More
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.