Cat Balou Cruises operate from Twofold Bay, Eden, NSW – named Australia’s Number 1 whale watching destination in 2014 by Australian Geographic. Eden is situated halfway between Sydney & Melbourne and a 3hr drive from Canberra. It is the southern gateway to the stunning Sapphire Coast. Twofold Bay is one of the deepest natural harbours in the world and the only port on the Sapphire Coast which has direct ocean access with no sand bars to negotiate. Cat Balou Cruises have been operating since 1987 and are the most experienced whale watching operators in NSW. As a family owned & operated business they have gained the reputation of maintaining high safety standards, providing exceptional service and value on all cruises as well as sharing their love of the area and the ocean with their passengers. They also assist with whale & dolphin research. Cat Balou Cruises were inducted into the South Coast Tourism Hall of Fame in 2013, having won numerous tourism awards over the past 28 years.