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Thundercat Whitsundays Day Tour 

Quick Tour Introduction

Tour Locations – Whitsunday Islands – Whitehaven Beach – Hill Inlet Lookout – 2 Snorkel Locations
Tour Experience – Thundercat Whitsundays Day Tour 
Price – From $195
Ticket Price Includes – Lunch, snacks, snorkel equipment, wetsuit
Diet options – Standard ( no dietary requirements catered for)
Departure Location – 9 am at Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Return Location  5 pm at Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Type Of  Tour Boat – Fast Catamaran Motorboat
Guest Capacity – 38

Hop aboard Thundercat and get ready for an exciting ride around the stunning Whitsunday Islands, all in one day! As a 2021 Australian GOLD award-winning tour, they offer a world-class experience that includes visiting the iconic Whitehaven Beach, taking in the breathtaking views from the Hill Inlet lookout, and enjoying two opportunities to snorkel on the fringing Great Barrier Reef.

This catamaran is one of the fastest in the Whitsundays and is specially designed for stability and speed, ensuring a smooth ride and perfect for those who are prone to seasickness. Their all-inclusive package departs from Airlie Beach and is ideal for families, couples, and groups who want to create unforgettable memories together.

At Thundercat, they take pride in being an accredited Climate Action Leading tour, which is the highest level of ECO certification offered in Australia. Join them for an adventure like no other, and experience the natural wonders of the Whitsundays in a responsible and sustainable way.

Complete Guide to Thundercat Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Tour

Tour Highlights
  • Explore the iconic Whitehaven Beach for 2 hours and soak up the sun on the stunning white sand.
  • Enjoy a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout with knowledgeable crew members and witness the breathtaking view from the top.
  • Snorkel not one, but two different locations on the fringing Great Barrier Reef and discover the incredible marine life that lives beneath the surface.
  •  All-inclusive package includes a lycra suit, snorkelling equipment, and wetsuits during winter months, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.
  • Travel with accredited Climate Action Leaders and leave no footprint behind.
  • On-board toilet for your comfort.
  • Local bus transfers are included, making it easy for you to get to and from the departure point.
  • BYO alcohol and they will provide the esky and ice, so you can relax and enjoy the ride.
  • This stable catamaran has been custom-built specifically for the Whitsundays, making it perfect for those who may suffer from seasickness.
  •  Won the Gold award for the best “Major Tour and Transport Operator” in Australia in 2018 and 2019, and the Gold award for the best “Adventure Tourism” Business in Australia in 2021!
Is This Tour Suitable For You?

The tour welcomes guests of all ages from 4 years old, however, Children under four years old must be approved before departure and supply their own lifejacket.

Location Details - Whitehaven Beach

Thundercat Whitsundays visits the world-renowned Whitehaven Beach, stretching an impressive 7 km, which is not only 97% pure silica white sand but also boasts crystal clear waters of the coral sea. It’s no surprise that this beach is one of the most photographed beaches globally and has received numerous awards (Including the best beach in the world).

If you’re planning to visit the Whitsunday Islands, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the magic of Whitehaven Beach and Hill inlet lookout with this full day boat tour.

Location Details - Hill Inlet Lookout

If you’re seeking one of the most popular sights in the Whitsundays, Hill Inlet is definitely worth your time. This breathtaking sand inlet is situated at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island and boasts a mesmerizing effect that is captured in hundreds of photos each day. When the tides shift and the white sands mix, it creates a swirling wonder that will take your breath away. If you want to learn more about Hill Inlet see our dedicated page here

Location Details - Snorkelling

As you embark on the Thundercat Whitsundays boat tour, get ready to explore some of the best snorkelling sites in the area. First up is Mantaray Bay, a beloved spot among locals and tourists alike. Situated on the northern tip of Hook Island, this bay is a wonderland of underwater valleys, caves, and diverse marine life.

But the adventure doesn’t stop there. Thundercat has a special permit to take you to a secret snorkelling location on the northeast side of Whitsunday Island. With stunning coral gardens and an abundance of marine creatures, this tranquil bay is one of the most peaceful snorkelling sites you’ll ever experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the hidden beauty of the Whitsundays!

Thundercat Whitsundays Meeting Point Map

Tour Video

Terms and Conditions Of This Tour

Red Cat Adventures: All prices are per person in AUD and include GST, National Park and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park entry fees, professional skipper and host, live aboard, all meals, fresh linen and use of snorkelling equipment and snorkel suits. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before departure (Thundercat and Tongarra Day Sail) or less than three weeks before departure private charters will result in complete forfeiture of the full price. We reserve the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason. We recommend you take out travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss of personal goods and the inability to travel due to weather. Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard guests, we cannot be responsible for any damage, personal injury or loss due to the actions of passengers that are beyond our control. All cruises are subject to weather and the vessel operator’s discretion. Please allow extra time to travel during the wet season (Dec-May) as we occasionally have road closures due to flooding. At certain times of the year, ‘dangerous’ jellyfish inhabit these waters, and passengers should take care of their own safety. Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk, and the vessel’s owner will not be liable for any personal injury, illness, death or other consequences of passengers being stung by jellyfish. To minimise this risk, you will be provided with a full-length protective ‘Snorkel Suit’ to wear while swimming and snorkelling during the cruise. Accordingly, Red Cat Adventures shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any injury to a person or property which is suffered or sustained by any passenger as a result of participating in any of its sailing adventures, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

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 Thundercat Whitsundays FAQ

What Do I need To Bring On This Tour?
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel and a hat
  • Practical clothing and footwear (warmer items during winter)
  • Wet weather jacket/windproof jacket
  • Underwater camera and iPod with your favourite music
  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine, please)
  • A sense of fun and adventure!
Where Do I Check In

Please make your way to the Coral Sea Marina meeting area next to the roundabout at 8.30 am. The vessel will depart at 9 am sharp, so please don’t be late. 

What Is This Tours Cancelation Policy

Cancellations within 24 hours of departure will forfeit the full cost of the trip.

Can Pregnant Woman Travel On Thundercat ?

A pregnancy waiver must be signed before travel for all pregnant passengers. We are happy for anyone to travel who has been approved by a doctor to be fit and healthy in their second trimester.

If you are in your first or third trimester, we would need a doctor’s certificate before travelling. It is up to the skipper’s decision on the day they are happy for you to travel, depending on the weather conditions that day. Safety for mum and baby is our highest priority.

Thundercat Whitsundays Your Gateway to Whitehaven Beach 2023

Discover the magic of Whitehaven Beach with Thundercat Whitsundays! Relax in one of the world's most beautiful locations. Book now for an adventure of a lifetime

Product Brand: Red Cat Adventures

Product Currency: AUD

Product Price: 199

Price Valid Until: 2023-06-01

Product In-Stock: InStock

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