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 in the Tourism Industry. In 2015 they built a custom-made vessel and launched a new and exciting day boat called Thundercat.  After two years of planning the product Ride to Paradise began in October 2015 and became an instant success for the region.

Paradise Cove Weddings & Events is the newest venture after constant feedback from visitors to the resort.  The venue has hosted some large events and their first wedding being held in July 2018.

Red Cat Adventures prides itself in choosing the right staff for each product. The company is now lead by a great team of managers and on-board boat crew. The success of the business is due to long term employees, hard work and a dedication to the environment and tourism Industry.


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Asher Telford


AKA: Ash

From: Kangaroo Island, Australia

Hobbies: Breeding Red Cats

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Julie Telford


AKA: Jules

From: Hull, UK

Hobbies: Being a mummy, running & drinking fine red wine

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Todd Huston

Resort Operations

AKA: Toddy

From: Adelaide, Australia

Hobbies: Adventuring, scuba diving, rock climbing

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Kerstin Altmann


AKA: Any name that sounds like Kerstin (as nobody can pronounce it!)

From: Bavaria, Germany

Hobbies: Digging 4WDs out of the mud

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Mark Huston

Skipper & Maintenance Manager

AKA: Mark

From: Adelaide, Australia

Hobbies: Lady pleaser

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Tayla Johannesen

Marketing Assistant

AKA: Tay Tay

From: Airlie Beach

Hobbies: Going on adventures

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Rebecca Crane

Office Manager

AKA: Bec

From: Perth, Western Australia

Hobbies: Drinking champagne!

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Christie Murray

Reservations Assistant

AKA: Chris

From: Whitsundays, Australia

Hobbies: Running

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Micheal Atkinson Norton


AKA: Dirty

From: New Zealand

Hobbies:  Sleeping

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Chris Leverington

Sales and Marketing Manger

AKA: Levo

From: Gold Coast

Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Photography and Surfing

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Jayden Popenko



From: Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Hobbies: Competitive paper scissor’s rock


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Jack Berger

Deck Hand & Bus Driver

AKA: Jacko

From: Yamba, NSW

Hobbies: Skateboarding, drinking beer, and exploring the Ocean.

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Jessica Martin

Resort Manager

AKA: Jess

From: Perth, Australia


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Ross Pagett

Resort Manager

AKA: Ross 

From: Perth, Australia


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Amy Jullian

Deck Hand

AKA: Amy Jay

From: Raglan, New Zealand

Hobbies: Camping, Travelling, Dancing & playing Guitar.

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Deb Duggan

Operations Manager

AKA: Debs

From: Melbourne, Australia

Hobbies: Collecting Sea Shells

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Luke Swift

Travel Specialist

AKA: Swifty

From: England

Hobbies: Football, Soccer, and fishing.

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Ben Moreton


AKA: Benny

Hobbies: Fishing, Boating, Painting.

From: England, UK