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Reef, Thundercat & Base Backpackers Features:

  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef Reefworld pontoon
  • 1 Day Trip on the fast, thrilling Thundercat
  • 2 nights at xBase Backpackers, Airlie Beach

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Reef, Thundercat & Base Backpackers Features:

  • 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

Reef, Thundercat & Base Backpackers 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 thrilling ride to Whitehaven Beach 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.


Experience Queensland's most innovative and spacious reef pontoon with the Great Barrier Reef day trip. Featuring Queensland's largest and most spectacular underwater viewing chamber and being the only reef pontoon in Australia with a giant waterslide, you'd be crazy to miss out on this exciting day trip!

Reefworld Features:

  • 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


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.

Thundercat Features:

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

xBase Backpackers

Set in 6 acres of lush tropical gardens in the heart of Airlie Beach, xBase 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.

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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