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 4 custom-made catamarans, the original 12m sailing vessel Tongarra, and employs a family of 25 staff members.

Red Cat Adventures prides itself in choosing the right staff for each product. The company is now led 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 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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Rebecca Crane

Office Manager

AKA: Bec

From: Perth, Western Australia

Hobbies: Drinking champagne!

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Damian Suckling

Fleet Manager

AKA: Damo

Likes: Sailing, anything to do with sailing.

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Daniel Gabbert

Sales and Marketing Manager

AKA: Dan

Likes: Camping, Golf and being in the water

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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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Deb Duggan

Operations Manager

AKA: Debs

From: Melbourne, Australia

Hobbies: Collecting Sea Shells

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Kelvin Ho

Sales and Marketing Executive

AKA: Kel, Kelth, Kevin, Calvin, 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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Melanie Bolton

Reservation Assistant

AKA: Mel

Likes: Hiking, snorkelling and walking her doggy

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Jessanie Johnsen

Deck Hand

AKA: Jay Jay

From: Airlie Beach


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Hudson McGregor

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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Shaun Brown

Skipper & Deck Hand

AKA: Shaun

From Darwin, NT

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

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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 Bioligist

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Eleisha Mealing

Deak Hand

AKA: Leesh

From: Port Douglas, QLD

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

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Kory Bluck


AKA: Korca

From: Airlie Beach

Hobbies”DJ, Skateboarding, Adventuring.

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Scott James Bowen


AKA: Scotty

Likes: Exercise, being outdoors and in the ocean.

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