The History of Red Cat Adventures
In 2004 Asher Telford, a local skipper on Tongarra and Julie Telford, a backpacker from the UK, met in Airlie Beach. In April 2011, they became the proud owners of the mighty Tongarra Sailing vessel and began their amazing journey into the Tourism Industry. In 2015 Red Cat Adventures brand was launched when they built a custom-made vessel called Thundercat.
Red Cat Adventures has continued to grow and develop and now happily boasts four custom-made catamarans, the original 12m sailing vessel Tongarra, and employs a family of 45 staff members.
Red Cat Adventures prides itself on choosing the right staff for each product. The company is now led by a great team of managers and an incredible boat crew. The business’s success is due to long-term employees, hard work and dedication to the environment and tourism Industry.
Owners Asher and Julie are incredibly proud of their family-operated business. They are passionate advocates for the tourism industry and continue to reside in Airlie Beach with their three sons, Kai, Brody and Tyde.
From: Hull, UK
Hobbies: Being a mummy, running & drinking fine red wine.
From: Kangaroo Island, Australia
Hobbies: Breeding Red Cats
From: Aukland, New Zealand
Hobbies: Sailing, racing cars and fine dining
AKA: Any name that sounds like Kerstin (as nobody can pronounce it!)
From: Bavaria, Germany
Hobbies: Digging 4WDs out of the mud
From: Perth, Western Australia
Hobbies: Drinking champagne!
Likes: Sailing, anything to do with sailing.
Likes: Hiking, snorkelling and walking her doggy.
Sales and Marketing Manager
Hobbies: Camping, Golf and being on the water
Sales and Marketing Executive
AKA: Kel, Keith, Kevin, Calvin, Kelvinator
From: Hong Kong
Hobbies: Travel and spend time with the ocean
Hobbies: Football, Soccer, and fishing
Deckhand & Savannah Guide
AKA: Jay Jay
From: Airlie Beach
Hobbies: Exercising, making people smile and learning about the environment
Skipper & Fleet Assistant
Likes: Sailing, golf and surfing
Skipper & Deckhand
From: Darwin, NT
Hobbies: Exploring, fishing, boating and having a bloody good time!
Hobbies: Spear fishing, exploring adventures and free diving for treasure
Deckhand & Tour Guide
From: Brisbane, QLD
Hobbies: I love the great outdoors, if I’m not on the water I’m in the air skydiving, bit of land, air and sea is what I live for!
From: Warrnambool, VIC
Hobbies: Diving, research, plants & patting dogs
Marine Biologist / Deckhand
AKA: Micca Micca
Likes: Yoga, diving and protecting the environment
Scott James Brown
Likes: Exercise, being outdoors and in the ocean
From: Airlie Beach
Hobbies: DJ, Skateboarding, Adventuring
Sales and Reservations
From: Essex, United Kingdom
Hobbies: Pilates, being social and having fun