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FROM: $179

Departure Times

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

Pricing Options

$179 AUD per Person - Adult (Between: 15 Apr 2018 and 30 Apr 2018)
$139 AUD per Person - Child (4-14 yrs) (Between: 01 Oct 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)
$599 AUD per Family - Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) (Between: 01 Oct 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)

Get the most out of your day tour! Jump on board a high speed adventure to Whitehaven Beach and beyond!

'It's like you are flying'..... With her speed and stability, Thundercat is the hottest day tour around with its exciting itinerary that leaves nothing out and includes all the highlights of the Whitsundays! In one day, guests will enjoy plenty of time snorkelling and swimming, beach-hopping among the Whitsunday Islands and soaking in the beauty of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Thundercat is hard to miss as she cuts through the water. Her bright red colour combined with her impressive speeds will have you wishing you were on board, enjoying the ride! With two 300 horsepower engines, Thundercat was not only built for speed, but also for stability and comfort. Taking 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. 

Thundercat Features:

  • Custom built vessel for the Whitsunday conditions
  • A fast and very stable boat which reduces seasickness
  • A longer tour than most other day tours, allowing you to spend more time at each iconic location.
  • Visits the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Exclusive permits to unique and thriving snorkel locations
  • One of the fastest boats in in the Whitsundays  
  • Modern and comfortable vessel with an on-board toilet
  • Whale watching (June - October)
  • All-inclusive tour. Prices include all taxes, local fees, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, snorkelling equipment, stingersuit hire, wetsuite hire (winter months) pick-up and drop-off
  • BYO alcohol - Eskies are provided to keep your drinks cool
  • 2017 Multi Award Gold winner for Adventure Tourism and Tour and Transport Operator in the Whitsundays!

If you are short on time but still want to experience the most of the Whitsundays, Thundercat is your answer - book your spot now!

Sample Itinerary:

Courtesy pick-up included for guests from local accommodations between 7:50am and 8:35am. Once you arrive at the marina you can check-in, select your stingersuits and get ready for an exciting day on the Whitsunday waters! Thundercat will depart Abel Point Marina at 9:00am to take you to your first destination of the day...

Thundercat Cruising, Fun

Whitehaven Beach

Explore, relax and have fun on the sandy white beaches of Whitehaven. The award winning Whitehaven Beach is 7 km long and is famous for its crystal clear waters and perfect 98% silica white sand. Feel free to bring a Frisbee or football along, Whitehaven beach is the perfect place to start a game with friends - both new and old!

THUNDERCAT on Whitehaven Beach!

Hill Inlet lookout

Take a quick bushwalk up to Hill Inlet lookout to see the famous swirling sands for yourself! While at the lookout take the opportunity to grab some awesome photos. The view of the swirling sands at the Hill Inlet lookout are never the same twice with the tides and currents continually shifting the sand to create new patterns.

Hill inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Red Cats, Sailing Whitsundays


Snorkell at two of the best reefs in the Whitsundays - Mantaray Bay and Peters Bay! Vibrant in beautiful corals and marine life, Peters Bay can only be accessed by those with a special permit. Mantaray Bay has an array of underwater valleys and caves and is home to our local Maori Wrass 'George'. Be sure to keep an eye out for friendly green sea turtles, giant sea clams and funny clownfish while you are snorkelling in these pristine fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef!

Snorkelling with Thundercat!

After snorkelling, you'll join the crew back on board Thundercat for one last ride back to Abell Point Marina, enjoying the view and the awesome ocean breeze on the way. After an action-packed day on the water, Thundercat offers all passengers the opportunity to join them for food and drinks at Base Backpackers.

Thundercat in action!

Sample 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 brownie

Buffet 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 kebabs

Please note: Thundercat does not cater to dietary requirements, so if there is anything you cannot eat specifically you may need to pack a few light extras in terms of food. When purchasing your own alcohol to bring on board please stay clear from red wine or glass as these are not permitted on on the vessel. Eskies are provided to keep your extra snacks and drinks cool. 

If you miss the bus please make your way to Abel Point Marina North at your own cost by 8.30am

The minimum age for Thundercat is 4 years old.

Thundercat is also available for Private Charter.

Marine life you may come across when travelling on Thundercat!

Thundercat is family owned and operated: RedCat Adventures is operator of Ride to Paradise 2D/1N, Ride to Paradise 2D/2N and Tongarra.


Add to your Whitsundays experience... Combine multiple tours to unlock exclusive discounts!

Featured Add-on's for Thundercat:

CW ReefworldBase Hostel AccommodationSkydive Airlie BeachHeart Reef

What To Bring

A 30Ltr Waterproof bag will be provided on check-in for all personal items. Pack a small soft bag and include: 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).

What's Included

  • Stinger suit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • All meals and snacks
  • Environmental marine charges
  • Qeensland Parks and Wildlife and Fuel Levy

The courtesy transfer bus will pick the passengers up from their local accommodation and take them to Abell Point Marina. The bus will do pick up from Abell Point Marina roundabout, back to accommodation.

What's Extra

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

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. 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.


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price. A minimum of 24hours is required to change tour departure dates. A transfer fee of $20 applies. If the company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boats 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. 

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

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. 

"Genuinely one of the best tours I've ever had. The crew were so much fun to spend the day with. Cam and Mark made us feel right at home, and Damo, the driver that picked us up and dropped us off, was such a character to start and end the day with. Even though we only spent a couple of hours with them they felt like family! They took us to such beautiful sites to snorkel the amazing coral reefs, and were so knowledgeable on the marine life and locations we visited, which made it so much more interesting. We even got to see dolphins and turtles on the tour as well! Had a great time and will definitely be back!"
Ashleigh Rose
Thu 21 Jun 2018
"Us Chicago gals were blown away, not only with the INCREDIBLE views, but the crew making our day fun from start to finish. Views,laughs, and fun was had by all. We will definitely recommend to our friends they need to check out Airlie and do it with Thundercat! Thanks to all the crew! :)"
Paige G
Thu 21 Jun 2018
"Our guide JJ and our skipper Mark were both great and funny. We had some rough seas but I never felt at risk which was good. Also had a smaller boat so you don't have to jump right off the big boat into the water if you don't want to. Excellent day!"
Shelby S
Thu 31 May 2018
"We had a really enjoyable day. Whitehaven is a must see. JJ and Chris were great guides, very entertaining and informative. Would highly recommend!"
Mon 11 Sep 2017
"All-day trip visiting Whitehaven lookout, then Whitehaven beach for a dip. You will never see a beach as nice as this with amazingly soft cool sand. Then off to the two best spots to snorkel (where the locals go.) A first time snorkeler, blown away by the bountiful fish and coral to see. One fish was so big and friendly, you just can't imagine what its like being that close until you do it yourself. A big turtle swam straight under me, amazing. The Skipper and Guide looked after us so well, and the seating on the boat gave absolutely everyone the best view"
Thu 17 Aug 2017
"We went on the Thundercat for our day trip to Whitsundays and had a fab time! We saw turtles, mantaray, lemon sharks and whales plus everything you see snorkelling! The crew were awesome and so knowledgeable. They pointed out and stopped for loads of cool marine life. Awesome day and a nice varied lunch! Thanks for a great day guys!!"
Mon 24 Jul 2017
"Definitely worth the money, even though the weather wasn't that good. Nice friendly guides, good food and a lot to see!"
Mon 15 May 2017
"We looked at what was on offer of all the trips to Whitehaven from Airlie Beach and Thundercat looked best value for money and offered the things we wanted to do. WOW far exceeded our expectations and would do this again in a heart beat. From the minute we left to the minute we arrived back, everything was super organised, efficiently run and just a fabulous day. Mark, Mick & Ben were just fantastic and so enthusiastic about the operation that you just got wrapped up in. Breathtaking views and scenery at every turn and Whitehaven was just magical. The food provided was fresh, well displayed and everything was on offer. This definitely was a bucket item list ticked!"
Thu 23 Feb 2017
"We took a Thundercat snorkel & Island trip this week and we were so amazed! Special thank you to Henry and the guy with the black beard for taking the time to make sure our kids saw a turtle and went for a swim! The food was lovely too.Thank you so much!"
Sheila Dee
Thu 13 Oct 2016
"Me and my three girlfriends had an awesome day! The day was great from the lovely lady who picked us up to Mark and Mick the guides, the food, and of course the places we visited! Top day. Thank you!"
Thu 18 Aug 2016
"Me and my three girlfriends had an awesome day! The day was great, from the lovely lady who picked us up, to the guides Mark and Mick, the food, and of course the places we visited! Top day. Thank you!"
Fri 01 Jul 2016
"We had the most wonderful time and the crew were so kind to our little 8 year old that was a little scared at times due to the rough waves! The tour was everything you promised and more – Great value for money! We also went out to the Outer Reef on another tour and much preferred our Thundercat experience. "
Thu 21 Apr 2016
"If you are looking for a fun day with some time on the water, go for the Thundercat. The crew is very funny, looks after you and very safe and professional. The weather wasnt the greatest, sea was very choppy, my wife was also 6 months pregnant. However, despite all this, the crew looked after us very well made sure everything was fine. The Thundercat is a specially designed boat that offers a very smooth ride, even in tough conditions. Thank you very much, you made our day!"
Tue 09 Jun 2015
"Thanks for an amazing day out on the water, its a guaranteed recommendation from us to everyone we know."
Tue 26 May 2015
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