Experience the magic of the Whitsundays aboard the dynamic Tongarra! Soak up an authentic sailing experience, rub shoulders with the vibrant marine life and let your hair down with new and old friends.
- Tongarra is a sleek red catamaran, boasting spacious decks, comfortable cabins and a lively and passionate crew
- Sail through the tropical waters of the Whitsundays, lapping up the postcard-perfect scenery
- Enjoy the lively and social atmosphere of Tongarra - she is renowned for exceeding passenger expectations!
- Cool off in the sparkling blue water, explore the kaleidoscopic coral with a snorkel and sleep under the twinkling stars!
- Experience an authentic sailing adventure and soak up the salty lifestyle!
With her vibrant red and smiling passengers, it’s difficult to look past Tongarra out on the water. For 2 extravagant days and nights, passengers on board Tongarra will explore the Whitsundays, taking in the natural wonders and lazing about in the sun. Chill out on the spacious deck, snorkel colourful reefs and get up close and personal to the vibrant marine life, let loose at Whitehaven Beach and join in on the onboard fun at night! Tongarra is a spectacular tour for those looking for an out-of-the-box adventure, featuring a packed itinerary and a young, vibrant crowd! Feeling adventurous? The crew will even show you the ropes of sailing!
- Capacity of 24 passengers, making Tongarra a fun and sociable trip
- Get to know the knowledgeable, lively and friendly crew
- Enjoy the free use of snorkel gear
- Ride the inflatable Red Shark - the only one of its kind in the Whitsundays!
- Visit the stunning Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
- Enjoy the ride on a stable sailing catamaran
- All meals, morning and afternoon snacks made on board by your crew
- Huge foredeck for lounging, sunbaking and sleeping under the stars
- BYO alcoholLearn to sail with the opportunity for hands-on experience
Tongarra is the perfect trip for the young social crowd looking for a fun and entertaining time at sea! A quality tour at a budget price - Book you and your friends in today!
- This tour is only suitable for those aged 18-35
- Tongarra is also available for private charter
Tongarra is a great fun trip with a very friendly and hilarious crew. They make sure every single trip is the best trip it can be and that it maintains the highest standards with good food, a clean and comfortable boat, and a fun crew!
Because Tongarra is a custom built catamaran, she is ideal for relaxing and cruising as she sits flat on the water and sails the seas. She is stable and smooth, making sure you are free to walk around the massive deck at all times, or sit back and relax, enjoying the view and the space! Tongarra boasts a huge deck space so you have the option to sleep outside and enjoy the stars as you fall asleep. Take banana-boating to the next level on our inflatable Red Shark - exclusive to Tongarra.
Tongarra takes 24 guests to visit the best snorkelling locations in the Whitsunday Islands, like Blue Pearl Bay, Luncheon Bay, or Bali Hai. There you will see some of the best coral and fish in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. You might even see dolphins, whales, manta rays and turtles, which are all common at different times of the year. The Whitsundays boasts some of the most diverse reefs in Australia which makes for amazing snorkelling and in-water experiences!
Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
Both located on Whitsunday Island, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout boast amazing views of the surrounding sea and islands and are two of the most amazing destinations in the Whitsundays! Whitehaven Beach itself has the purest silica sands in the world and is considered to be one of the world's best beaches, while Hill Inlet Lookout has amazing views of the famous swirling sands of the Whitsundays and is one of the most photographed places in the country! Grab your camera and sense of adventure and prepare to make lasting memories.
All linen supplied, BYO - no glass or red wine, we provide the eskies you provide the ice! Free use of snorkelling gear, Learn to sail and snorkel, all meals, morning and afternoon snacks, tea, coffee, more fun than ever! Tongarra is a Whitsunday Icon, very popular in the youth adventure market, where having fun is what we do!
What To Bring
Please only bring a small soft overnight bag without any zippers (ie. a re-usable shopping). A zipless souvenir bag can be purchased at the boat's check-in office for a few dollars. Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal) and cash/card for on-board purchases. Feel free to bring on board a reusable water bottle and/or additional snacks. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles, please.
Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, a 24 hour locker shop on The Esplanade, most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- All Marine Park fees
- We provide the eskies (drink coolers), you provide the ice!
- BYO alcohol (NO glass or red wine) and ice. Soft drinks are available for purchase on board.
- Passengers with any dietary requirements will need to pay a surcharge of $12 per person payable on check in.
- Christmas and New Year’s Eve overnight tours have a surcharge of $30 per passenger payable upon check-in.
Terms and Conditions
This trip is strictly for travellers between the age of 18-35.
This is a water-based activity, for safety reasons ALL passengers must be able to swim and speak fluent English.
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.
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.
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.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
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.
All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
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.
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.
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.