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Cat Balou Cruises

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Eden, Australia
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About Cat Balou Cruises
Cat Balou 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 more than 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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Pam P wrote a review 16 May
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Great cruise, friendly staff, when I rang to confirm a booking I had made for the following day they offered to fit us in on the day, due to lack of bookings for that day.. Light lunch with the tour group that was on the cruise, Everything about the time out was great, from being very informative and beautiful scenery. One not to miss when you find yourselves down at this lovely part of NSW. Make sure you book a Cat Balou cruise, you not regret it and that they will always have a full cruise on your day out.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Angus M wrote a review Apr 2022
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This was a fantastic cruise with lots of interesting commentary. Great scenery and very friendly crew. We wish we did the cruise on day one of our visit to Eden. The highlight of the holiday.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Kim W wrote a review Apr 2022
Stanhope, Australia1 contribution
Being a tourist we found this cruise interesting as well as relaxing, the crew were friendly and informative and we enjoyed every minute of it, thank you and see you next time
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Bob H wrote a review Jan 2022
Gerringong, Australia194 contributions76 helpful votes
Out of Snug Cove Eden, this cruise around Two Fold Bay was interesting and informative. Appropriate level of commentary from a knowledgeable host. Skipper was sound in his management of the vessel. Morning tea of coffee / tea and biscuits complimentary. Fair price and worth doing.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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NandiNabarun wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia253 contributions115 helpful votes
While vacationing in Eden during Christmas 2021, we had booked the Twofold bay highlights cruise with Cat Balou cruises. This departs from the Eden Wharf, the only cruise agency at Eden. We were booked for 26/12, but in the morning, we received a text alert that due to high winds, the cruise was cancelled. We transferred our booking to the next day 27/12 for the 1pm cruise. It was raining incessantly the next day but the cruise was still on. We were taken to various lookout points as part of the cruise with some time to take pictures from the vessel. It was around 2 hours duration with viewpoints like Quarantine Bay, Boyd town beach and Tower, Whale beach, East Boyd, Chipmill and back to Eden Wharf, all the while commentary on the history and importance of each location was provided by the crew. There was also a complimentary snack and drink provided during the trip for all. What was great was the crew and the way they provide value added service to the customers. Due to the weather, parts of the cruise were a bit rough and I get seasick. Lana helped me by giving me a tissue dipped in eucalyptus oil which helped. Also, Lana and the crew was very helpful in transferring our bookings from 26th to 27th effortless, without a fuss. Very helpful and I would highly recommend everyone visiting Eden to take this cruise experience, particularly during the whale watching season.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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