Our team here at Red Cat Adventures are so thankful and proud to be finalists in the 2018 Telstra Business Awards—one of the most reputable and respected business awards within Australia.
What started out as a single, sailing vessel operation has turned into a rapidly growing, family orientated marine tourism business, and we feel that our success stems from a number of things: our dedication to the environment, passion for the tourism industry, ability to provide incredible adventures, and our amazing team of managers and on-board crew.
We started with the mighty Tongarra Sailing vessel, and over seven years we’ve added two more boats—including the Thundercat day boat. This allows us to provide a wide variety of experiences for guests including relaxed, sailing trips and fast-paced, exciting catamaran adventures. Currently, we offer four incredible packages which past guests have loved.
Many of our team members have worked with us for years and have genuine passion and love for their job. Our glowing reviews and testimonials second this, with many people quoting that they felt ‘safe and looked after’ on our vessels, and that our trips are not only memorable and entertaining, but some of the best trips guests have ever done!
Our Tongarra Whitsunday Sailing Adventure is for any young and adventurous backpacker seeking a fun, social sailing experience. We take passengers to the best destinations the Whitsundays has to offer. Many of our guests also enjoy the banana boat ride, which is an experience we offer as a bonus for daring adventurers seeking an adrenaline rush.
In comparison, the Thundercat is an exhilarating ride which families, couples, and friends all love—it offers a once in a lifetime experience as we take guests around the Whitsunday Islands and to the best snorkelling spots all in one day! The Thundercat is one of the fastest catamarans in the Whitsundays—designed for stability and speed, it’s perfect for passengers who are concerned about seasickness, and it fared so well during sea trials that we built an identical sister ship three months afterwards.
We also recently introduced the ‘ride-to-paradise’ experience—with the option to stay 1 or 2 nights at the breathtakingly luxurious and incredibly exclusive Paradise Cove Resort. The adventure takes you to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, and includes snorkelling experiences at pristine locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Passengers embark on our custom build vessel which offers a comfortable and smooth experience.
We’re incredibly proud knowing that all our passengers are visitors to the beautiful Whitsunday Region, and that 86 percent of them are international tourists. We aim to give guests the ‘experience of a lifetime’ and we look forward to doing exactly that, as we introduce more unique tours and boats to our business.
To make it to the top six Queensland finalists out of 10,000 Australia wide nominations is an incredible feat—and after the devastation of Cyclone Debbie in 2017, being able to showcase the spectacular Whitsundays, it’s islands, and the Great Barrier Reef is something that we truly feel will boost Whitsunday tourism overall. As well as growing our business, we’d love to help surrounding establishments in Airlie Beach which thrive off the tourist and backpacker scene by encouraging more people to visit and indulge in the experiences that the Whitsundays has to offer.
Our business has grown incredibly fast, and we show no signs of slowing down—winning the 2018 Telstra Business Awards would aid us in so many ways. Our innovative technology ideas combined with our strong teamwork skills would make us a driving force not only for the tourism industry, but for Queensland as a whole, and having the marketing and learning support offered by the Telstra Business Awards would allow us to grow and evolve to a whole new level.
Are you ready to see for yourself why our guests love the Red Cat experience? Book your adventure today at www.redcatadventures.com.au/book