Cat Balou Cruises, Eden

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Cat Balou Cruises operate from The Port of Eden, situated halfway between Sydney and Melbourne. Experience nature at its best when you cruise aboard the multi award winning 16 metre catamaran, Cat Balou. Ros and Gordon Butt have been owner/operators Cat Balou Cruises since 1987 and are among the most experienced whale watching operators in NSW. They also assist various research groups. Whale watching cruises depart daily from mid September until late November. Cat Balou Cruises have a 99 per cent success rate in sighting whales. The main species seen are Humpbacks heading south to the Antarctic. Cat Balou is equipped with a hydrophone to enable passengers to hear the whales singing. A whale guarantee applies if no whales are sighted. Albatross and Shearwaters are frequently seen, along with dolphins and seals. Twofold Bay Cruises operate all year. These highlight the history, natural beauty, industries of the historic whaling port. Dolphins and seals are seen on most trips. Coastal Wilderness Cruises view Ben Boyd National Park and Australia's coastal wilderness whilst watching for sea birds, dolphins, seals and whales (seasonal). On all cruises a live informative commentary is given and refreshments are included. Bookings essential.
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  • Brad & Lana and crew very hospitable, they were very knowledgable of the area, one of the crew (his name slips me) but he was great he was a fisherman had worked on the fishing trawlerss, he went over...  more »
  • Excellent trip with Morning Tea and knowledgeable guides pointing out the key features of the bay. We went with a Probus Ladies Group. Easy access for older people  more »
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  • Having seen a number of whales from shore along the Sapphire Coast, we decided to join a Cat Balou whale watching cruise in the hope of closer encounters. The seas were calm and the weather was perfect. However, the whales were not cooperating and the Cat Balou was searching for them for about half an hour, until eventually encountering a mother and calf, who provided great entertainment with breeches for more than 20 minutes! Well worth the wait! Brad and Lana were exceptional, providing lots of facts on whales and other wildlife (dolphins, seals, albatrosses) we also encountered during the cruise. The Cat Balou is a great boat providing excellent vantage points, as well as adequate shelter for windier conditions. The cruise is great value for money and we recommend this to everyone.
  • Fantastic day on the water. Crew were great and commentary was first class. Highly recommended. 👍👍

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