Airlie Beach QLD

DURATION - 8 hours


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What we will do

Thundercat offers an exhilarating ride around the Whitsunday Islands all in one day.  The 2017 multi 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 the fastest catamaran 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 moment.

Recommended age range from 4 years old 


  • Custom built vessel for the Whitsunday conditions
  • 2017 Multi Award Gold winner for Adventure Tourism and Tour and Transport Operator in the Whitsundays.
  • Stable catamaran so alleviates concerns regarding seasickness
  • A longer day 9-5pm which means more time to spend at iconic locations
  • On-board toilet for passenger comfort plus Individual seating with back support
  • All inclusive of stingersuit, snorkelling equipment and wetsuits (winter months)
  • All Inclusive of morning tea/lunch and afternoon tea freshly made and locally catered
  • The FASTEST catamaran in the Whitsundays so more time to do the things you love
  • Beach drop offs available (weather & tide dependent)
  • Visit the best locations including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • The ultimate way to travel around the Whitsundays Island in just one day!


Morning Tea:

  • Home made chocolate Brownie


  • Zucchini frittata quiche lorraine
  • Cold meat and cheese platter
  • Fresh salad platter
  • Fresh pasta salad
  • Chinese noodle salad
  • Bread rolls

Afternoon Tea:

  • Fresh fruit Kebabs

Where we will be

THUNDERCAT: Departs: Abell Point Marina 9am.  Ends: Abell Point Marina 5pm. Open tickets MUST give 7 days notice to book.

NOTE: Default pick up is at Base Backpacker's (by the reception stairs) at 8.30am. If you miss the shuttle, if you will need to make your own way to the North End of Abel Point Mairina. If you would like to be picked up by our courtesy shuttle from another accommodation, please call Red Cat Adventures on 07 4946 4444 the day before your tour departs. 

Vouchers must be presented upon boarding

Travel insurance is highly recommended particularly during wet season (Jan-Apr). Cancellations made less than 24hours prior to departure will result in 100% cancellation fee.  A minimum of 24hours is required to change tour departure dates.  

Check-in: If you are not being picked up by our bus then please meet at Abel Point Marina meeting area next to the roundabout at 8.15am. The vessel will depart at 9am sharp so please dont be late.  It is adviseable to bring a rain jacket during summer months (Jan - April) and warmer clothes during winter months (June-September).   A 30ltr waterproof bag will be provided on check-in for all personal items. 

ALL INCLUSIVE price includes the following - Stinger suit hire, snorkeling equipment, all meals and snacks, environmental marine charges, Queensland Parks and Wildlife and fuel levy.

Thanks for choosing Thundercat and have a great day!

38 Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia. See map.

About your guide

Red Cat Adventures
Hey, I'm Red Cat Adventures
Red Cat Adventures is an Australian owned charter boat company providing exceptional trips around the Whitsunday Islands. We place absolute importance on ensuring every trip is an amazing experience for our passengers, 365 days a year. As a small family-operated business, we focus on creating safe, fun-filled adventures of excellent quality at an affordable price.


Our experienced crew are hand-picked for their fun and friendly attitude. Our team has one goal to make sure every single person has the best experience on board our vessels. We want this to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Guest requirements

What to bring: A 30L dry bag will be provided free of charge for all passengers to safeguard their belongings. Pack a small soft bag and include:

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

See our terms and conditions.


Day Tour

Depart from the award winning Abell Point 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 snorkeling locations on the fringing Great Barrier Reef. Afternoon tea is provided before the journey back to Airlie Beach, arriving approximately 5 pm.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Depart from the award winning Abell Point Marina
  • Hill Inlet Lookout (iconic swirling sand)
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Peter Bay or Stonehaven
  • Mantaray Bay
  • Swim in crystal clear waters
  • Snorkel fringing reefs
  • A day of adventure with creature comforts
  • Beautiful natural surroundings



Thundercat menu:The lunch menu is made fresh each day locally and has been designed to suit most dietary requirements.Morning tea: Home made gluten-free brownieBuffet Lunch:

  • Zucchini frittata and quiche lorraine
  • Cold sliced meat and cheese platter
  • Salad platter
  • Fresh pasta salad
  • Chinese noodle salad
  • Bread rolls
Afternoon tea: Fresh fruit kebabsPLEASE NOTE: Thundercat does not cater to dietary requirements. If the above menu does not satisfy the customer they are welcome to bring their own snacks and place them in our esky.We do not sell alcohol on the boat but all guests are welcome to BYO and place cans in the esky. No redwine or glass allowed on the vessel. 

Departure/Return Location
Abell Point Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
What to wear
Practical clothing and footwear (warmer items during winter)
Free use of snorkelling equipment
Lunch plus morning and afternoon snacks
Stinger suit hire and wetsuit hire (winter months only)
Parks fees and fuel levy
Free bus transfers from Airlie Beach
Cannonvale and Jubilee Pocket
Not Included

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