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Wildcat Mackay

To see our Wildcat Mackay Website with live bookings please click here   By Christmas 2021, Mackay locals will have another reason to welcome Australian tourists to their section of the Great Barrier Reef, with the launch of a brand-new tour by the multi-national award-winning company Red Cat Adventures. Company Directors Asher and Julie Telford…

RED CAT ADVENTURES WINS 2021 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR TOUR OPERATOR

23 August, 2021 – Red Cat Adventures today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice award winner for Tour operator. This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was,…

THERE’S THUNDER IN THEM THERE’ ISLANDS

As a tourist whenever you go out on the water be it a day excursion, a fishing trip, or a cruise there are three things that are paramount. Safety – a well maintained boat and rated safety equipment. Quality equipment – the vessel, life jackets, water activity equipment, snorkelling gear, wetsuits, fishing tackle etc. Professionally…

Whitsundays Water Taxi

Red Cat Adventures offers a dedicated Whitsundays Water Taxi service available for private charter on board Thundercat. This custom-built motor catamaran is the perfect vessel for traversing through the tropical islands, with comfort, speed and convenience. ISLAND TRANSFERS If you are interested in exploring the many hidden gems within the Whitsunday Islands and tropical coastline or visiting island resorts, you…

Things To Do At Airlie Beach Lagoon

The Airlie Beach Lagoon is situated in a stunning oceanfront location in the heart of Airlie Beach. It’s the perfect place for any visiting traveller to spend a ‘lazy day’ relaxing and exploring all that Airlie Beach has to offer—and did we mention it’s free? Airlie Beach Lagoon Pool Its prime location (parallel to the…

Cockermouth Island – Mackay

Cockermouth Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park that stretches from Bowen in the north to just south of Mackay.  Cockermouth Island is best accessed by departing from Mackay. Photo Credit @escapewithchris Cockermouth is perhaps the most ‘complete’ secluded island destination to visit from Mackay as it has everything that anybody could…

Airlie Beach vs Port Douglas

This article aims to break down the major differences between Airlie Beach and Port Douglas, making your holiday destination choice a little bit easier. Getting There Airlie Beach is 1000 km closer to most airports in Australia than Port Douglas, which is accessed via Cairns.  If flying into Airlie Beach, you will need to fly…

How Many Days Do You Need In The Whitsundays?

Most people will recommend a minimum of 4 days when visiting The Whitsundays and here is why. Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays are all about slowing down, unwinding and taking in the beautiful scenery.  Sunset beers and alfresco dining is a way of life here that may take the average city dweller time to adjust to. If you are wanting to visit Whitehaven Beach then you will need to put aside an entire day for that.  Our tour Thundercat runs from 9 am to 5 pm which generally gives you two snorkels, 2 hours on Whitehaven Beach and a thrilling ride on our custom-designed speed boats. This is a big day that will take its toll on your body and almost force you to have a very relaxed next day.  The reason for this is because your body is working…

Do You Need A Stinger Suit In The Whitsundays?

The most responsible answer to the stinger suit question is yes, you should wear a stinger suit while swimming in The Whitsundays and here is why. Why? Jellyfish or stingers, as they are commonly referred to are present in warm oceans all over the world.  From Thailand to Jamaica and everywhere in between you could…

Why Is The Water So Blue In The Whitsundays?

Here at Red Cat Adventures, we strive to dig deeply into the scientific reasoning behind the turquoise waters we call home. As with all aspects of our tour guiding life, we like to be properly informed ourselves, in order to pass on correct information. The Colour While blue is the go-to colour that springs to…

Are There Sharks In The Whitsundays?

Sharks are a bit scary to most people but this is mainly because they are not fully understood.  The Whitsundays is home to many sharks but you don’t need to worry about them. The fact of the matter is that The Whitsundays is open ocean and sharks will come and go but we rarely see…

Does Anyone Live On Whitsunday Island?

While Whitsunday Island itself is not inhabited, there are a few islands nearby that do have quite a few people living there.  National parks have openly stated loud and clear that there will never be any development of accommodation on Whitsundays Island. Whitsunday Island is home to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, which is a…