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“Wow, Well worth the cost.”
Review of Cat Balou Cruises

Cat Balou Cruises
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do 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. 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.
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Well worth the money. We have been meaning to do this every year and just never seem to do it. This year we did it and absolutely amazed at the sights, history and hospitality.Would recommend this to anyone. Put this number one on your to do list when in the area.

Thank Grant B
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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I would recommend this tour to all. Very informative and the hosts were lovely.This is suitable for all ages and it makes a lovely morning out.

Thank Klad39
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We booked the "highlights of Twofold Bay" tour, a 1.5 hour trip out of Eden with a change of seeing dolphins, it was a great trip with some good information from the guide which came in useful later, a must for the afternoon and blow some cobwebs away.
We did see a few seals and dolphins and saw some stunning beached we did not know existed .
Highly recommended for all.

Thank Steven D
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

For years we had said we would go to Eden to the whales and now we are retired off we went!
It was definitely worth the wait! The motel booked it as part of our 2 night stay and we just had
to turn up. Dolphins in the bay before we had lifted anchor and then the whales!! So many to see, tails, fins, calves and big mommas! The staff on the boat were lovely and everyone felt we were part of a big family straight away. Very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. My
husbands hat blew away and they slowed the boat in order to retrieve it - such a lovely thing to do. I will certainly recommend this tour to anyone and we will be going again.

1  Thank Jenny J
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

We booked Cat Balou whale watching cruise very easily by phone. Staff very helpful and friendly with information. The boat was fantastic for whale watching. Lots of whale mothers and calves everywhere all being very active we were so thrilled. They are a joy to watch. The staff were very informative and entertaining with morning tea one way and soup on way back. Will definitely return next year and will book two tours.

1  Thank Christine K
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