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Whale Watching EDEN
Daily Cruises September, October, November
Cruises depart Main Wharf, EDEN
NSW's most experienced whale watch operators
See our whale sightings NOW!
at ww w.catbalou.com.au
0427 260 489 or 0427 962027
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For more information on how you can advertise in this
"Healthy Lifestyle" feature to be published in
The Chronicle on the 18th October, please
contact Graham Spencer on 6280 2377 or
Are you looking for a great place to
stay over the coming Long Weekend?
• Located in the heart of Eden
• Spectacular Ocean Views
• Opposite Eden Fishermen's Club
• 4 STAR accommodation
• Short stroll to museum, warf,
shops, restaurants & cafes
Call & Book TODAY!
Phone: 6496 3111
2 People -- 2 Nights -- $199pp
What you get:
2 nights in an Executive King Suite
2 x Whale Watching Tickets on Cat Balou
2 Eden Whale Museum Tickets
Continental Breakfast for 2 each morning
164-166 Imlay Street, Eden
BAY motor inn
Whales guaranteed with Cat Balou Cruises
Wave hello: From now until late November daily whale watching cruises operate with a guarantee of
Cat Balou Cruises
For bookings and timetable for all cruises, phone
0427 260 489 or 0427 962 027.
To check daily whale sighting, visit www.catbalou.com.au
Beautiful: After spending the winter months in the warm, tropical
waters where some whales mate or give birth, the Humpback whales
are heading to their feeding grounds in the Antarctic.
THE whale season at Eden just
a three-hour drive from Can-
berra, is in full swing with the
Humpback whales making an
early appearance this year.
Cat Balou Cruises report see-
ing many pods of Humpback
whales in recent weeks and have
also sighted a number of South-
ern Right whales and a couple of
Dwarf Minke whales.
Cat Balou Cruises owner/
operators Gordon and Ros Butt
are celebrating their 22nd year
of whale watching at Eden,
making them the most experi-
enced whale watching operators
They take pride in providing
the highest level of customer
service and safety and customer
satisfaction is reflected by
From now until late Novem-
ber, daily whale watching cru-
ises operate with a guarantee of
seeing whales on both the half
day and budget whale watching
In the rare event of not seeing
whales at close range, and that
does mean seeing whales, not
just a glimpse of them, a return
free cruise or a refund of half the
fare is offered.
Cat Balou is a stable 16m
catamaran, which was launched
in 2006 and can carry 72 pas-
sengers, however they limit
their numbers to around 60 so
everyone has plenty of room to
There is inside seating for all
passengers and the upper deck
and large bow area provide
excellent viewing and photo op-
A live commentary is given
throughout and complimentary
refreshments are provided.
Unlike most of the other ports
in the area, there is direct ocean
access from the port of Eden
with no sand bars to cross,
therefore passengers are not
required to wear life jackets.
Passengers also receive a copy
of the Australian Whale Watch-
After spending the winter
months in the warm, tropical
waters where some whales mate
or give birth, the Humpback
whales are heading to their
feeding grounds in the Antarctic.
At the start of the season it is
mainly adults and sub adults
seen, frequently feeding which is
an awesome experience and
possibly the only place in the
world that Humpbacks feed on
their migratory route.
Later in the season, mother/
calf pods travel closer to shore,
quite often stopping in the vari-
ous bays along the coast.
Occasionally other species of
whales are sighted.
Seals and dolphins plus many
species of sea birds are usually
seen on the cruises.
The Pacific Whale Foundation
from Hawaii will be returning to
Eden again this season and will
be working closely with Cat
Balou as they continue their
ongoing research of the Eastern
Australian Humpback whale
On selected afternoons Cat
Balou also offer their two-hour
Twofold Bay Discovery Cruises --
ideal for coach groups.
This cruise explores the
southern section of Twofold Bay,
viewing Boyd's Tower, Edrom
Lodge, Boydtown, the woodchip
mill, naval wharf and fishing
fleet. If whales are within the
bay it's an added bonus.
Cat Balou is also offering
whale watching and accomoda-
tion packages in conjunction
with Twofold Bay Motor Inn.
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