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a small boat in a body of water

Thundercat is one of our most popular adventures and an awesome choice if you are looking to experience the beautiful Whitsundays in just one day. This exhilarating, multi award winning tour will take you to the best sights and spots the Whitsundays has to offer—including the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout.

Start the day by greeting your two fun and knowledgeable crew, who will take you out on Thundercat—one of the fastest catamarans in the Whitsundays. It’s custom designed for stability and speed, so it’s great for passengers who tend to get seasick. If you need transportation to and from the drop-off point, we offer free transfers as well.

Once you’ve departed from Airlie Beach, you will travel on the smooth, fast paced catamaran to Tongue Bay—where you will experience the soft, gorgeous white sands and clear blue waters of famous Whitehaven Beach (rated the #1 best beach in Queensland according to Trip Advisor).

Guests having a great time on the Thundercat day tour

There’s so much to do here—climb the rocks, sunbathe in the glorious warm sun, paddle in the amazingly clear, shallow waters, build sandcastles, take pictures—the only limit is your imagination! Not to mention that the unique, 97% pure silicon sands actually reflect sunlight—so you’ll get to experience the fun and freedom of a beach day without burning the soles of your feet!

Visit Both Ends Of Whitehaven Beach

While at Whitehaven Beach, you’ll also get to enjoy a guided bushwalk up to Hill Inlet Lookout and get those once in a lifetime photos of the swirling sands in the clear, green-blue waters. Along the way, you might come across some friendly, local wildlife—including birds, reptiles, fish, baby stingrays and baby sharks!

Afterwards, you’ll stop for lunch onboard the Thundercat vessel and enjoy homemade brownies, as well as a mouthwatering buffet lunch—which includes Chinese noodle salad, fresh pasta salad, cold sliced meat and cheese platter, zucchini frittata and quiche Lorraine, as well as a salad platter and bread rolls.

Embark upon the sparkling, blue seas once more as you travel to two popular snorkeling locations fringing on the incredible and stunning Great Barrier Reef. You’ll be given free use of snorkeling equipment, as well as stinger suit hire and wetsuit hire during the Winter months. Swim in crystal clear waters with friendly fish, turtles, and sometimes even playful baby sharks. Surrounded by beautiful, natural surroundings, you’ll get to see the most incredible coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef—the colours and formations you’ll get to see are truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Aerial view of thundercat speeding past the Whitsunday islands

Thundercat on the move

Finally, enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea of fruit kebabs before arriving back at Airlie Beach by 5pm. It’s a jam-packed day but absolutely worth it if you’re looking for a single day experience you’ll never forget!

This trip is suitable for couples seeking a romantic day out, families looking to spend quality time together outdoors, and adventurous groups seeking great entertainment.

See our tour reviews

One of our past guests, Carlos, <>  had some wonderful things to say about the trip:

“We had a very nice time out on Thundercat. From pick up in the morning through to drop off it was very professional. The staff were great and really knowledgeable. The sites we visited were exactly what we had envisioned which was perfect. The food was a nice cold buffet which was handled very efficiently so we could crack on with the day. We were allowed to put a few drinks in the esky so we could have a beer between activities which was a nice touch.”

The Thundercat Day Tour provides a fun day out on the water experiencing the very best that the Whitsunday Islands has to offer. To book your Thundercat day trip adventure, head to: