Cat Balou Cruises and Whale Watching Eden

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Cat Balou has been running ethical whale-watching cruises around Twofold Bay since 1987, so it’s fair to say that the company’s operators know all the best locations to spot migrating whales.

During the peak whale migration season from July through November, cruises depart on a regular basis to explore the bay’s dreamy waters. The two-hour Twilight Cruise is a highlight, giving you the chance to spot humpbacks and dolphins as the sun sets – with a glass of wine in hand.

Cat Balou’s tours will certainly take your breath away, but they are just as much about education as excitement. Staff are passionate about preserving this pocket of paradise, and will explain how locals are active in ensuring that Eden’s waters are kept pristine for future generations of migrating whales.


From $95 to $360

Cat Balou Cruises are one of the longest established whale watching operators in NSW, based at Eden, NSW which was named by Australia Geographic in 2014 as the number one Whale Watching Destination in Australia.

The main type of whales seen are Humpbacks which travel close to shore, at times coming right into Twofold Bay on their southern migration, but at times other species are seen including the rare Blue Whales, Minke, Bryde’s, Southern Right and Orca.

You may witness the awesome sight of Humpback whales engaged in lateral lunge feeding – normally only seen in Antarctic waters.

Other sea life frequently seen are Common and Bottlenose Dolphins, Australian Fur Seals, Penguins, Sunfish and occasionally turtles. Bird watchers are amazed at the variety of sea birds including Albatross, Shearwaters, White Breasted Sea Eagles and Gannets to name a few.

Cat Balou is equipped with a hydrophone to enable passengers to listen to whales singing.

Cat Balou offer a free return cruise or refund half fare if whales are not seen on any whale watching cruise.

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From $50 to $130

A two hour cruise around Eden’s historic Twofold Bay. These cruises operate all year and give passengers an insight into this historic whaling port.

There is a resident pod of dolphins seen on most trips, also seals and penguins. Discover the beauty of the bay which is surrounded by the Beowa National Park (formerly Ben Boyd National Park), Mount Imlay, State Forests and many pristine beaches.

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From $75 to $220

This cruise incorporates the stunning scenery and wildlife of the Beowa National Park (formerly Ben Boyd National Park) and Australia’s Coastal Wilderness.

After cruising around the southern section of Twofold Bay, Cat Balou heads south towards Greencape Lighthouse viewing stunning rock formations, Mowarry Beach, Saltwater Creek and subject to weather entering picturesque Bittangabee Bay.

A great opportunity to witness nature at its best plus an excellent chance of seeing various species of seabirds (including Albatross, Shearwaters, Australasian Gannets, Sea Eagles), dolphins, seals and whales (seasonal).

Complimentary refreshments including hot soup, cheese and biscuits are served.

Route may be varied subject to sea conditions.

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