School holidays: Cruise into a good time on the harbour

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WILDLIFE: There is an excellent chance of seeing dolphins, seals and penguins aboard a Cat Balou Cruise.

WILDLIFE: There is an excellent chance of seeing dolphins, seals and penguins aboard a Cat Balou Cruise.

The winter school holidays is the perfect time for a cruise around to enjoy the coastal wilderness and wildlife of beautiful Twofold Bay harbour.

Relax in comfort and see the highlights of the stunning bay aboard 16-metre catamaran Cat Balou.

Cat Balou Cruises has been operating since 1987 and is the longest running whale watching operator in NSW.

As the experienced crew of Cat Balou explore the bay, an informative live commentary is provided.

Twofold Bay is one of the deepest natural harbours in the world and there's so much to see including historic Boyd's Tower, Edrom Lodge, Seahorse Inn at Boydtown, Quarantine Bay, the woodchip mill and naval wharf.

Passengers can also see the mussel farms and the fishing fleet at Eden.

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There is an excellent chance of seeing dolphins, seals and penguins on the cruise, so don't forget to bring a camera to take some holiday photographs.

During July and August there's a good chance of seeing humpback whales making their way north on some routes.

Refreshments are included on both cruises, and beer and wine are also available.

The vessel has plenty of room, with a large inside cabin as well as a walk-around bow and spacious upper deck.

Cruises and tours run for between two and three-and-a-half hours depending on type and route.

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