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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 21 August 2018

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 24 August 2018

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

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We did the two hour discovery cruise on a Sunday and it was a lovely morning. Lots to see along the coast and the crew are very knowledgeable. We even saw a few seals as it’s not quite whale season. There’s a reason Cat Balou...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A three hour beautiful time along the coast, nature, water and cool fresh sea breeze. The dolphins and whales were breathtaking. Life couldn’t get any better. Lana and Brad were awesome hosts, with perfectly timed snacks and soup to warm you up on a chilly...More

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Lana W, Manager at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so please you had such an enjoyable time on the Coastal Wilderness cruise. Hope to see you back again one day :)

Reviewed 14 June 2018

We had a wonderful time while whale watching in Twofold Bay! :) well organised trip! We have seen few female humpbucks with babies! :)

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so please you had an enjoyable trip with us :)

Reviewed 27 April 2018

This Bay Cruise is a must! It runs for about 2½ hours. Sites viewed from the water include historic houses and hotel, wood-chip processing, docks under construction, seabirds, etc. The narration during the trip is interesting and not intrusive. We had the sandwiches lunch. They...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so please you had such a lovely time on our Twofold Bay cruise. We love being able to share the sights and provide insights into the history of the Port of Eden with our guests.

Reviewed 26 April 2018

Once the boat got going over the little waves I screamed and laughed, felt the wind on my face and felt the worries of the year melt away. It was fabulous. The cool wind on your face as you go through the waters of the...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a great experience with us on our Twofold Bay cruise. Thanks again from all the crew Lana, Brad and Michael.

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We went on Cat Balou trip on Friday 16/03/18,we had beautiful weather,it was such amazing and beautiful trip,the lady that was commenting on this trip,she was terrific,huge knowledge,they took us around the Eden bay,we had seen dolphins,seals,even fairy penguins,we had amazing day,thank you very much...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review Adam, we are so glad you had a such a great trip with us. We look forward to seeing you both on board again :)

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful cruise we had today, I was a bit anxious but Captain Brad , Laura & Judi were just great they were very supportive , it was a very smooth trip very informative Laura does a great job at that , then the...More

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review Wendy, we are so please you had such a great experience with us and a lovely day out on the water. The dolphins are always a highlight, thanks again :)

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent cruise. Great friendly staff and wonderful weather. Thankyou for a relaxing cruise around your beautiful Two Fold Bay and a wonderful morning tea. Would highly recommend to anyone young or old for a breath taking cruise.

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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you so much for the review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with us.

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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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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
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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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