Thundercat Private Charter

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Departure Times

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

Pricing Options

$5400 AUD / Charter - Private Charter (0-32 Passengers) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
$6500 AUD / Charter - Private Charter (33-38 Passengers) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)

Thundercat takes you on a high speed adventure to Whitehaven Beach and beyond!

  • See it all on your private charter on board Thundercat
  • Stable catamaran that makes it feel like you're flying!
  • Enjoy plenty of time snorkelling, swimming and beach-hopping
  • Fun and exciting itinerary where you spend less time travelling and more time exploring
  • Great for groups with up to 32 passengers!

Thundercat is hard to miss as she cuts through the water. Her bright red colour combined with her impressive speeds will have you glad you're 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 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 is a great option for travellers who are worried about getting sea sick and for those who want an exciting day in the Whitsundays. 


Thundercat Features

  • Exciting new day tour
  • 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
  • All inclusive
  • BYO alcohol
  • Whale watching (June to October)
  • Free pickup from accommodation

If you are short on time but still want to experience the most of the Whitsundays, Thundercat 1 Day Tour is your answer - book your spot now.


Sample Itinerary

You will meet at Coral Sea Marina at around 8:30am to get ready for an exciting day on the Whitsunday waters! You'll take no time getting to your first destination, where you'll get to explore, relax and have fun on the sandy white beaches of Whitehaven. Take a quick bushwalk up to Hill Inlet Lookout to see the famous swirling sands for yourself, before heading back on board for a delicious buffet lunch.

Next you will head to Mantaray Bay and Langford Reef to snorkel at two of the Whitsundays best reefs, where you'll get to see the amazing marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. Keep an eye out for friendly green sea turtles, humphead Maori Wrasse or funny clownfish - the fringing reefs have it all! 

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, drinks and socialising at Base Backpackers.

Trip Highlights:

  • Snorkel the famous Langford Reef
  • A fast and very stable boat with an asymmetrical wave dampening hull
  • Enjoy 2 snorkels and visit 2 beaches
  • Do some bushwalking with plenty to see
  • Swim in crystal clear waters
  • Amazing picnic lunch and fresh snacks

Sample Menu

Morning tea: Cheesecake biscuits
Lunch: Mini Spanish vegetarian frittata, mixed tortilla scrolls, cold meat and cheese platter, fresh salad platter, fresh pasta salad, rice platter, bread rolls
Afternoon tea: Fresh platter of fruit


Important information

  • If this menu does not cater for your dietary needs, passengers with allergies are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks
  • If you miss the bus please make your way to the marina at your own cost by 8.30am
  • Minimum age for the trip is from 4 years old 
  • Please note the itinerary is subject to change

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
  • 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)
  • 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 Coral Sea Marina. The bus will do pick up from Coral Sea Marina roundabout, back to accommodation.

What's Extra

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

Terms and Conditions


Important Information:

The specified deposit amount is required to secure the booking, with the remaining balance due prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before the due date stated on the voucher may result in termination of the charter (cancellation fees apply).


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:

All cancellations forfeit the non-refundable deposit. All balance payments are due prior to departure as specified on the voucher. Failure to pay the remaining balance before the scheduled date will result in termination of the charter and forfeit of the non-refundable deposit. Once the balance payment has been made, no shows and client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the full ticket price.

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 Sailing Whitsundays/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


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