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.

Red Cat Adventures has continued to grow and develop and now happily boasts 3 custom-made catamarans, the original 12m sailing vessel Tongarra, and a family of 25 staff members.

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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Rebecca Crane

Office Manager

AKA: Bec

From: Perth, Western Australia

Hobbies: Drinking champagne!

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Chris Leverington

Sales and Marketing Manager

AKA: Levo

From: Gold Coast

Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Photography and Surfing

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David Chengody

AKA: Changa

FROM: Gold Coast

Hobbies: Gym, photography, mountain biking



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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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Amy Jullian

Deck Hand

AKA: Amy Jay

From: Raglan, New Zealand

Hobbies: Camping, Travelling, Dancing & playing Guitar.

Qualifications: Savannah Guide

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Jessanie Johnsen

Deck Hand

AKA: Jay Jay

From: Airlie Beach


Qualifications: Master Reef Guide and Savannah Guide

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Deb Duggan

Operations Manager

AKA: Debs

From: Melbourne, Australia

Hobbies: Collecting Sea Shells

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Kelvin Ho

Sales & Marketing Executive

AKA: Kel, Kelth, Kevin, Calvin, Kalvin, Kelvinator

From: Hong Kong

Hobbies: Travel and spend time with the ocean

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

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Luke Swift

Travel Specialist

AKA: Swifty

From: England

Hobbies: Football, Soccer, and fishing.

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Glenn Anderson


AKA: Uncle Glenn

From: Brisbane

Hobbies: Time travel

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Hudson McGregor

Skipper & Deck Hand

AKA: Huddy

Hobbies: Fishing, Boating. .

From: Airlie Beach

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Max Steel

Deck Hand

AKA: Steely

From: Airlie Beach

Hobbies: Water sports

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Cameron Butler


AKA: Cambo

From: Bundaberg, Queensland


Qualifications: Master Reef Guide & Marine Biologist

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Shaun Brown

Skipper & Deck Hand

AKA: Shaun

From: Darwin, NT

Hobbies: Exploring, fishing, boating and having a bloody good time!

Qualifications: Cert III in Maritime Operations (Master Class 5), Certificate III in Aquaculture

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Ian Dreadlox

Deck Hand & Tour Guide

AKA: Ian

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!

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Emily Monacella

Deck Hand & Tour Guide


From: Warrnambool, VIC

Hobbies: Diving, research, plants & patting dogs

Qualifications: Marine Biologist

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Eleisha Mealing

Deck Hand

AKA: Leesh

From: Port Douglas, Qld

Hobbies: Fishing, waterskiing, hiking, motorbike riding and snowboarding

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