Adventure with Australia’s BEST! 

THUNDERCAT 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!

Thundercat offers the “Adventure of a lifetime” around the Whitsunday Islands in one day.

Thundercat offers an exhilarating ride around the Whitsunday Islands all in one day.  The 2021 Australian GOLD award-winning tour visits the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet lookout and offers 2 snorkelling opportunities on the fringing Great Barrier Reef. Thundercat is one of the fastest catamarans in the Whitsundays and has been designed for stability and speed so it’s perfect for passengers who are concerned about seasickness.  The all-inclusive package departs from Airlie Beach and is suitable for families, couples and groups wanting to experience once in a lifetime moments. Thundercat is proud to be accredited as a Climate Action Leading tour. This is the highest level of ECO certification offered in Australia.

Tour Highlights: 

  • Explore for 2 hours on the iconic Whitehaven Beach
  • Enjoy a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout with a knowledgeable crew member
  • Snorkel two different locations on the fringing Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit the best spots that include the North and South end of the Whitsunday Islands
  • All-inclusive of lycra suit, snorkelling equipment and wetsuits (winter months)
  • Value for money with an extended day, 9am-5pm.
  • Travel with accredited Climate Action Leaders and don’t leave a footprint
  • We are the elite guiding experience and are proud to be Australia’s only marine accredited Savannah Guide Enterprise.
  • A local supplier with qualified chefs caters for lunch and snacks
  • On-board toilet for passenger comfort
  • Local bus transfers included
  • BYO Alcohol (and we provide the esky and ice)
  • Stable catamaran custom-built specifically for the Whitsundays! Perfect tour for those who may suffer from seasickness
  • Australian owned, and family operated business for the past 10 years.
  • 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!
  • WHALES! Keep your eyes on the horizon for Humpback Whales – frequently seen between the months of June to September!

Departs: Coral Sea Marina 9:00am
Returns: Coral Sea Marina 5:00pm

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

Depart from the award-winning Coral Sea Marina at 9am and travel to Tongue Bay for a once in a lifetime experience on Whitehaven Beach and a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout. Enjoy fresh homemade baking for morning tea, followed by a buffet lunch before heading to two snorkelling locations on the fringing Great Barrier Reef. Afternoon tea is provided before the journey back to Airlie Beach, arriving at approximately 5pm.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Depart from the award-winning Coral Sea Marina
  • Hill Inlet Lookout (iconic swirling sand)
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach (1.5 hours)
  • Mantaray Bay – Teeming with an abundance of Marine Life
  • Stone Haven Bay – Snorkel the stunning Coral Gardens
  • Swim in crystal clear waters
  • Snorkel fringing reefs
  • A day of adventure with creature comforts
  • Beautiful natural surroundings
  • Feel peace of mind that you are travelling on a Climate Action Leading tour

Thundercat: Check-in opens at 8am at Coral Sea Marina North End. Departs: Coral Sea Marina at 9am. Returns: Coral Sea Marina at 5pm. 

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

Note: Default pick up is at Red Cat Adventures at 8.20 am. If you miss the shuttle, you will need to make your own way to the North End of Coral Sea Marina. If you would like to be picked up by our courtesy shuttle from another accommodation, please call reservations on 07 4946 4444 the day before your tour departs.  

Check-in: If you are not being picked up by our bus, please meet at the north end of Coral Sea Marina next to the roundabout at 8.30am. The vessel will depart at 9am 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)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Environmental Management Charge
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife
  • Fuel levy
  • Free bus transfers from Airlie Beach, Cannonvale and Jubilee Pocket

What to bring: Pack a small bag (dry bag recommended) and include:

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

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

Travel insurance is 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. 

Max Pax

32

Min Age

2

Duration

Single

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$195pp

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Package Features
  • inc-meals
  • inc-snorkelling
  • inc-sightseeting
  • inc-photo-opps
  • inc-byo-alcohol

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Check-in opens at 8am Coral Sea Marina side.  Departs: Coral Sea Marina at 9am.  Ends: Coral Sea Marina at 5pm. Open tickets MUST give 7 days’ notice to book.
If you’re not being picked up by our bus then please meet at Coral Sea Marina meeting area next to the roundabout at 8.30am. The vessel will depart at 9am sharp so please don’t be late. It is advisable to bring a rain jacket during summer months (January – April) and warmer clothes during winter months (June-September). Travel Insurance is recommended.
NOTE: Default pick up is at Red Cat Shop Airlie Beach Main Street at 8.20am.
***Vouchers must be presented upon boarding***
The ALL-INCLUSIVE price includes the following – Lycra suit hire, snorkelling equipment, all meals and snacks, Environmental Management Charge, 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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When Booking a Whitsunday Islands Tour, Consider This…

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. We can help you to encounter a small part of it while taking care of the environment. Find out more about our Eco Tourism Certified business here.

We are the sole Whitsundays charter boat tourism business with Climate Action Leaders Certification, which is the highest ECO endorsement in Australia. Our local guides know the area well—they are experienced, friendly, highly-skilled, helpful, and ready to provide excellent customer service. Our prices are reasonable, and we take your safety and comfort seriously. We want you to experience an unforgettable excursion that you will be able to think back on with pleasure. Contact us and plan your Whitsundays adventure.

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