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“Best Cruise Ever”
Review of Cat Balou Cruises

Cat Balou Cruises
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Eden
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 Port of Eden for 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.
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 satisfied if we only saw one.

Date of experience: September 2018
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LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

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 :)

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

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.

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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LanaW255, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

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.

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 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.
Owner Brad kept everyone engaged and was a great host. Coffee tea soup cheese & biscuits provided.
Thanks for the experience. One we won't forget.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lana W, Owner at Cat Balou Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

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 to see the whales at this time of the year.

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