Adventure with Australia’s BEST! 

Tongarra Day Sail is the 2021 GOLD Winner for Adventure Tourism & SILVER Winner for Major Tour & Transport Operator (March 2022) at the National Australian Tourism Awards. The tour also won GOLD in 2018 and 2019 for best Major Tour and Transport Operator in Australia!

This all-inclusive day tour will take you off the beaten track to experience the Whitsunday Islands’ secret spots. You will explore the most incredible range of marine life and witness the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below the surface.

As an award-winning national business and accredited Climate Action Leaders, we invite you to relax with your friends or family. Tongarra day sail offers a large comfortable deck, spacious seating, chilled tunes and spectacular scenery. We provide informative history talks, and guests will learn from our experienced crew about the reefs and the beautiful islands. Snorkel at pristine locations in secluded anchorages and bays and come face to face with tropical fish, colourful corals and more.
So grab your camera, feel the ocean breeze in your hair and enjoy Whitsunday’s unique locations.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore some of the Whitsunday’s best-kept secret spots
  • Fun and informative ECO tour guides
  • Sit back and relax on the deck of Tongarra (bean bags included)
  • Feast on delicious snacks and freshly prepared lunch
  • Snorkels at the best fringing reefs the region has to offer
  • Enjoy a fun “Banana Boat” ride
  • Explore Langford Sandbar and snorkel the fringing Langford Reef straight off the sand
  • Return sunset sail back to Airlie Beach
  • BYO Alcohol (and we provide the eski and ice)
  • Australian owned, and family operated business for the past 10 years
  • We are the elite guiding experience and are proud to be Australia’s only marine accredited Savannah Guide Enterprise
  • 2018 and 2019 Gold winners for the best “Major Tour and Transport Operator” in Australia!
  • 2021 Gold winner for the best “Adventure Tourism” Business in Australia!

Children under four years old must be approved before departure and supply their own lifejacket.

Departs: Coral Sea Marina 10:00 am
Returns: Coral Sea Marina 6:30 pm

Check-in at Coral Sea Marina at 9.15 am for a 10am departure.

Sit back relax and enjoy a sail for 2 hours to the first snorkel location. Here you will meet the local marine life beneath the surface. The fringing reefs in these locations are home to some of the most spectacular coral formations and an incredible range of marine life in the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays.

Step back aboard Tongarra and enjoy a delicious lunch on the deck in the middle of a small tropical oasis. The perfect place to relax and soak up those views before setting sail once more.

Our accredited ECO guides will give a history talk about the Islands and marine life. We are accredited Climate Actions Leaders and love to share our knowledge with our customers.

After lunch, it’s only a short trip to the spectacular Langford Island Sandbar. Snorkel off the beach with the resident turtles, hike the scenic bushwalk or relax on the sands of this idyllic location. Relax, play and explore the island for 2 hours and treat yourself to some fun activities such as paddle boarding and a banana boat ride.

Once back on board, hoist the sails and help take the helm as you chart your course back to Coral Sea Marina, returning at 6:30pm. So, grab your camera, feel the ocean breeze in your hair and adventure to the Whitsunday’s best lesser-known locations…

Check-in opens at 9.15 am at Coral Sea Marina North End.

Departs: Coral Sea Marina at 10 am. Returns: Coral Sea Marina 6.30 pm.

Open-dated tickets MUST give 7 days’ notice to book.

***Vouchers must be presented upon boarding***

Check-in: Please make your own way to Coral Sea Marina North End – Meeting Point B. The vessel will depart at 10 am sharp, so please don’t be late. It is advisable to bring a rain jacket during the summer months (January – April) and warmer clothes during the winter months (June-September).

Customers can purchase soft drinks and water for $3 on the boat.

The ALL-INCLUSIVE price includes:

  • Lycra suit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment (excluding prescription masks)
  • Banana boat ride
  • Paddleboard hire
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Marine environmental charge
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife
  • Fuel levy

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel and a hat
  • Practical clothing and footwear (warmer items during winter)
  • Underwater camera
  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine)
  • Sense of fun and adventure!

Travel insurance is highly recommended, particularly during the wet season (January – April). Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to departure will result in a 100% cancellation fee. A minimum of 24 hours is required to change tour departure dates.

Children under four years old must be approved before departure and supply their own lifejacket.

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  • inc-sightseeting
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  • inc-byo-alcohol

More Information

Check-in opens at 9am Coral Sea Marina North side.  Departs: Coral Sea Marina 10am.  Ends: Coral Sea Marina at 6:30pm. Open tickets MUST give 7 days’ notice to book.
The vessel will depart at 10am sharp so please don’t be late.  It is advisable to bring a rain jacket during the summer months (Jan – April) and warmer clothes during the winter months (June-September).
***Vouchers must be presented upon boarding***
The ALL-INCLUSIVE price includes the following – Lycra suit hire, snorkelling equipment, all meals and snacks, environmental marine charges, Queensland Parks and Wildlife and fuel levy.
Children under four years old must be approved before departure and supply own lifejacket.
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What makes a Whitsundays sailing adventure such an unforgettable holiday?

Sailing in the Whitsundays is a unique experience. The protection of the islands makes for smooth sailing all year long, making this the perfect day trip or weekend getaway. The incredibly clear, blue water of the Coral Sea and the stunning vistas help quench the most ardent thirst for adventure. Help hoist the sails, take the helm, and experience an aquatic playground designed for yachties.

Enjoy the beautiful weather, observe the extraordinary (and friendly) marine life, enjoy delicious food, and relax as you spend a day or more on the water. Whether you’re in the mood for a one-day trip or a tropical three-day tour of the Whitsundays, Red Cat Adventures has the right adventure for you.

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