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2 day Reef, Thundercat and Base Backpackers Package

FROM: $450

Pricing Options

RRP $467 $450 AUD per Person - Backpacker (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 31 Mar 2019)

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands with a 2 day, 2 night exciting combo tour!

  • Spend time on a pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Opportunity to scuba dive
  • Snorkel around the Whitsunday Islands
  • Stop at Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Travel around on a fast, stable catamaran to the islands

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$205pp Thundercat & Hostel NEW Ride To Paradise Resort

This fun combo tour gives you a chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands, with two nights accommodation included! For one day you will explore the inner islands, stopping at Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and the fringing reefs, and for another day you will make your way the Great Barrier Reef, 40 nautical miles offshore! The 2 day Reef, Thundercat & Base Backpackers combo is a Sailing-Whitsundays' exclusive package, combining two hot day tours with great-value backpacker accommodation! This inclusive combo features a fantastic 1 day experience at the one and only Great Barrier Reef pontoon situated on Hardy Reef plus a second day enjoying a thrilling ride around the Whitsundays on the red catamaran Thundercat. After a jam-packed day out, rest your head for two nights in the comfortable xBase Backpackers Hostel, situated in the heart of Airlie Beach.


  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef Reefworld pontoon
  • Snorkelling and Buffet lunch included
  • 1 Day Trip on the fast, thrilling Thundercat
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach & 2 snorkel locations
  • 2 nights at xBase Backpackers, 6 share dorm


Experience Queensland's most innovative and spacious reef pontoon with the Great Barrier Reef day trip. From the pontoon, you can enjoy snorkelling and checking out the corals from an underwater observatory or semi-submersible boat, really seeing them up close and in detail! For those who wish for a more in depth experience, you can even go scuba diving off the pontoon and immerse yourself in the underwater world. This tour is one of the best ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef while in the Whitsundays, departing from Airlie Beach daily.


  • Snorkelling gear and wet/stinger suit
  • Buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon teas/coffees
  • Semi-submersible
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Sun loungers on top deck
  • Several other activities available for purchase onboard

Visit one of the natural wonders of the world on a fun day tour that will allow you to explore its depth and see its beauty for yourself.

Departs: 8:00 am - Daily
Returns: 6:15 pm - Daily


Thundercat takes passengers to the hotspots of the Whitsundays, this popular new trip is ideal for those who are looking for an all-inclusive day trip with plenty of snorkelling, a stop at Hill Inlet Lookout and Whitehaven Beach and more. This unique and spacious vessel has patented technology to ensure stability, an onboard toilet and a friendly, energetic crew. And, Thundercat is a great option for travellers who are worried about getting sea sick.


  • Visits the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Snorkel Langford Reef and Mantaray Bay with free use of equipment
  • One of the fastest boats in in the Whitsundays
  • Picnic lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea
  • Great facilities with an onboard toilet

This tour is great for those with a sense of adventure who want a thrilling ride, action-packed itinerary and fun crew! 

Departs: 9:00am - Daily
Returns: 5:00pm - Daily

Base Backpackers

Set in 6 acres of lush tropical gardens in the heart of Airlie Beach, Base Backpackers is your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Only 50 metres away from Airlie Beach lagoon and a hop, skip and a jump away from all the local shops, restaurants, cafe's and bars. Base Backpackers could not be in a more perfect location and you pay hostel prices for great quality accommodation.


  • 24-hour electronic security card access
  • For 18 year olds and over
  • Free courtesy pick up and drop off to bus station
  • Bar and Bistro
  • Free BBQ facilities
  • Off-street car park
  • Internet cafe
  • WiFi
  • Laundry & communal kitchen
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool and Pool Bar
  • Luggage Storage

Please note:
Backpacker prices offered are only available on presentation of a valid ISE, Peterpans, ISIC, ITIC, IYTC, Ultimate OZ Card, Travel Bugs, YHA VIP, Nomads, SUT or Base card. 

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What To Bring

Reefworld - Please bring only a small bag with: hat, swim-wear, beach towel, camera, sunscreen 30+, cash or credit cards for on board purchases and jumper or jacket.

Thundercat - A 30Ltr Waterproof bag will be provided on check-in for all personal items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, towel and a tie-down hat (this boat is fast!), practical clothing and footwear (Warmer items during winter), underwater camera, BYO alcohol (No Glass or red wine) for the boat only. It is advised to bring a rain jacket during summer months (Jan-April) and warmer clothes during winter months (June-September).

Base Backpackers - Ticket

What's Included

Reefworld - Snorkelling equipment, Wet/stinger suit, buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea/coffees.

Thundercat - Stinger suit hire, snorkelling equipment, all meals and snacks, environmental marine charges, Queensland Parks and Wildlife and Fuel Levy, courtesy transfer bus.

Base Backpackers - Linen, AC and en-suite bathrooms

What's Extra

Reefworld - Drinks, alcohol, snacks, photographs, souvenirs, scenic flights and guided snorkelling tours. Scuba diving is also available to purchase on board for certified or introductory divers, is subject to medical conditions and age restrictions.

Thundercat - Soft drinks and water can be purchased for $2.50 on the boat.

Base Backpackers - Parking and luggage storage

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the tour operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Also please note is select swag accommodation this is a camping experience so sleeping on deck open to the elements and weather. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old so we can make sure appropriate trip. Please ask us for more details

Base Backpackers - Please note block out dates and minimum nights stay apply over peak seasons. Please note Base Backpackers is for 18 years and over only.


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 7 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the tour. If the tour operator has to cancel the trip (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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