We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cat Balou Cruises

Features Animals
Closed Now: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open today: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Save
Share

Cat Balou Cruises
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
223
All photos (223)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
About
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
See all hours
Contact
253 Imlay St | Eden Wharf, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
Website
+61 427 962 027
Call
Reviews (398)
Filter reviews
390 results
Traveller rating
355
30
1
2
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
355
30
1
2
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews twofold bay whale watching cruise humpback whales whale season tail slapping mother and calf sea birds great cruise finding whales common dolphins these magnificent creatures informative commentary highly recommend this cruise friendly crew lovely morning hour trip bucket list
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 390 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Great trip, good whale sightings, plenty of room on the boat very knowledgeable and friendly crew and good service.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank johnadamson2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the cruise and had a 1-hour delay due to fog ... went out and saw a Mum and calf then spent the next hour looking to no avail. The crew went all over, looking and we found 2 x Mums and 2 x calves...More

Thank Ozclarkie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trips on the two previous days had been cancelled due to poor weather. On the day the sea was rough and running a fair swell and movement about the vessel was potentially dangerous; more than a few were seasick. Conditions were not conducive to whale...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank brendonkelson
LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Brendon we are very sorry to hear you felt you had a less than satisfactory experience on your recent cruise with us. I wish you had spoken to either the skipper of myself at the conclusion of your trip so that we would have had...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were soooooo lucky on Thursday. It WAS cold & windy but we saw so much whale activity and were kept well- informed, plus warm ed & fed by the fantastic owners and crew. I was so entranced that I forgot to take any photos,...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Lindsey B
LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent whale watching cruise with us despite the cold and windy conditions. It is very easy to get lost in the moment when you are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a great experience and staff! You could not ask for more. Lots of whales, a seal, beautiful landscapes!!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank irenemartin2018
LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased to hear you had such a great experience on your recent whale watching cruise with us :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent cruise. Very comfortable on a cold day. Saw lots of whales with a pod putting on a show for us just before we returned to shore. Interesting commentary.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Geoff G
LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased to hear you had an excellent cruise with us, we love being able to share the experience of seeing these magnificent whales with our guests.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day watching whales saw a lot .The crew did their best to get close to them.Was a bit disappointing as for some reason the whales were not breaching so much on the day but overall was a great day ,Thanks to all the crew...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank donb18544
LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear that you had such a great day whale watching with us even if the whales weren't breaching so much. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect conditions, great team, great day with lots of sightings - up close too. Thanks Cat Balou had a wonderful first time experience

Thank Damoandfamily
LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated. It really is something special when the whales come in nice and close to the boat. Thanks again for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular!!!! Wales were out in force. Thanks Crew great commentary & we had a nice flat day on the water.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank tsymonds17
LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, we really do appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a spectacular day out Whale Watching with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew were excellent - knowledgeable and friendly. The whales were incredible & we had lots of time at each location to enjoy them.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Kylie F
LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent Whale Watching cruise with us.

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Heritage House Motel & Units
123 reviews
.56 km away
Twofold Bay Motor Inn
413 reviews
.68 km away
Halfway Motel
94 reviews
1.17 km away
Eden Motel
189 reviews
2.52 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 31 nearby restaurants
Drift Eden
136 reviews
.07 km away
Sprout Eden
400 reviews
.91 km away
Wharfside Cafe
378 reviews
.38 km away
Great southern inn
282 reviews
.77 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 24 nearby attractions
Killer Whale Museum
671 reviews
.47 km away
Eden Gateway Visitor Information Centre
57 reviews
1.22 km away
Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre
45 reviews
.13 km away
Eden Lookout and Rotary Park
10 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Maashmallow
4 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
1
Vote
Plohmann72
6 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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!
0
Votes
Astri F
11 June 2017|
Answer
Response from Rexbuick | Reviewed this property |
Check there web site, I believe so and they are spotting whales already
1
Vote