Thundercat

FROM: $189
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SingleDay

Departure Times

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

Departure Point: Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

$189 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
$145 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 yrs) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
RRP $599 $499 AUD / Family - Family (2A+2C) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 30 Nov 2020)

Jump on board a high speed adventure to Whitehaven Beach and beyond!

  • The ultimate tour for speed and stability
  • Exciting itinerary that visits all the top spots
  • Plenty of snorkelling and swimming at best locations
  • Visit famous Whitehaven Beach and snap a selfie at Hill Inlet Lookout!

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.
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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 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, wetsuit 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 Coral Sea 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

Snorkelling
Snorkel at two of the best reefs in the Whitsundays - Mantaray Bay and Peter's Bay! Vibrant in beautiful corals and marine life, Peter's 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 Wrasse '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 Coral Sea 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 the vessel. Eskies are provided to keep your extra snacks and drinks cool. 


If you miss the bus please make your way to Coral Sea 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!


More Information

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. There is no water source on this boat, so make sure you bring a water bottle or cash to purchase bottled water onboard. 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
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife and Fuel Levy
  • Courtesy transfer to/from select local accommodations

What's Extra

Soft drinks and water can be purchased on the boat.

Terms and Conditions


Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

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.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

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 the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly 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. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


"Myself and my wife would like to thank the crew for such a delightful trip! It was our first time visiting the Whitsundays and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Swam with turtles, fish and beautiful corrals. Outstanding! "
Kenneth M
"We couldn’t have asked for a better trip! From the beginning all employees made us feel comfortable and welcome with their great senses of humour and kindness. The pick up from the campsite was punctual and efficient and check in at the docks was the same. Both snorkelling points were amazing and we saw a variety of wildlife, including a huge turtle! We also had a good amount of time snorkelling and it was not rushed. Lunch provided was large and tasty, I was particularly happy with the availability of gluten free food. Whitehaven beach was beautiful and we had a good amount of time to explore. We can’t thank Chris and Shane enough for making the trip so much fun! They were friendly and helpful and were great company throughout the trip!"
Graeme Delaney
"Thank you so much to Red Cat Adventures and to our wonderful guide Michael and skipper Cam for an unforgettable day. My husband (who is an Aussie) and our family are not new to the Reef and have done quite a number of snorkelling trips over the years, but today's trip really stood out. I have sailed the Whitsundays before but really enjoyed the adrenalin aspect of speeding through the islands. It also gave us plenty of time in the water and on Whitsunday Island. There were two snorkelling sessions, one at a drop off of a fringe reef which was spectacular. The variety of coral and marine life was fantastic. The second session lived up to Michael's description of a fish bowl. I jumped off the boat straight into a huge shoal of tropical fish (I don't know all the names) but one was the size of my teenager. I swam through fish, over fish and has a parrot fish come up so close he 'kissed' my mask. After lunch we we also had time on Whitehaven Beach where we were able to swim with rays. The whole day was magical. Our hosts were both funny and knowledgeable and I can highly recommend."
Cait Sav
"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
"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
"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
"We had a really enjoyable day. Whitehaven is a must see. JJ and Chris were great guides, very entertaining and informative. Would highly recommend!"
Mitch
"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"
Deborah
"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!!"
Jack
"Definitely worth the money, even though the weather wasn't that good. Nice friendly guides, good food and a lot to see!"
Jan
"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!"
Lee
"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
"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!"
Sara
"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!"
Sara
"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. "
Bridget
"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!"
Mike
"Thanks for an amazing day out on the water, its a guaranteed recommendation from us to everyone we know."
Robert
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