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Sailing Whitsundays PTY LTD Menu
Contact Us: 1800 550 751


FROM: $489

Departure Times

Departs: 2:30pm - Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Returns: 1:00pm - Wednesday, Friday, Monday

Pricing Options

$489 AUD per Person - Shared Accom (Between: 01 Oct 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)

This budget social trip has an amazing reputation for being fun, full of adventure and excitement!

Tongarra is an incredibly fun and entertaining 18-35s catamaran, boasting plenty of deck space to relax and socialise while you explore the Whitsundays! For 2 days and nights, you will sail around the Whitsunday Islands and experience all that they have to offer! Explore protected bays and snorkel in the stunning fringing reefs, or work on your tan at Whitehaven Beach, spending your nights sleeping under the stars! Tongarra is an extremely popular boat among the backpacker community, and has a stellar reputation for exceeding passengers expectations. 


Tongarra, Red Cats, Sailing Whitsundays
It's hard to miss Tongarra out on the water with her vibrant red colour and all the roaring passengers on board! For 2 days and nights, passengers on board Tongarra will venture into the Whitsundays and explore all the hot spots it has to offer. Laze in the sun on the spacious deck, snorkel on spectacular reefs, let loose at Whitehaven Beach and join in on the onboard fun at night!  Tongarra is one of the funnest tours in Whitsundays and offers an amazing itinerary, fun crew and a fun, young crowd. If you feel adventurous, the experienced crew will even show you the ropes (literally) with some basic sailing tuition and includes a turn at the wheel!

Tongarra Features:

  • 24 passengers making her a fun and sociable trip
  • Knowledgeable, fun and friendly crew
  • Free use of snorkel gear
  • Ride the inflatable Red Shark, the only one of its kind in the Whitsundays
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • 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 alcohol
  • Learn 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!

Sample Itinerary

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!

Betty's Beach, Sailing Whitsundays

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, Sailing Whitsundays, RedCats, Sailing
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 boast some of the most diverse reefs in Australia and make for amazing snorkelling and in-water experiences! 

Snorkelling the whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef

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.

Hill Inlet, Swirling sands, Whitehaven Beach

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!

Sample Menu

Day One
Lunch: Selection of cold meats, cheese, garden salad, tuna and sweet corn salad, coleslaw and fresh baked crusty rolls and wraps
Dinner: Oven baked fish served with herb and lemon dressing on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, along side homemade crunchy coleslaw and fresh Aussie Damper
Snacks: Fresh fruit, fruit cake, chips, dips and cheeses

Day Two
Breakfast: Tea and coffee, a selection of breads, spreads such as honey, jam, vegemite and peanut butter. Tropical fresh fruit platters as well as toasted muesli and cornflakes
Lunch: Selection of cold meats, cheese, garden salad, tuna and sweet corn salad, coleslaw and fresh baked crusty rolls and wraps
Dinner: Spaghetti Bolognaise, cheese and a crunchy salad with freshly made garlic bread
Snacks: Fresh fruit, fruit cake, chips, dips and cheeses

Please Note:

  • Passengers with any dietary requirements will need to pay a surcharge of $12 per person payable on check in. This does not include vegetarians or passengers with a nut allergy.
  • This is a sample of menu and is subject to change and amendments.

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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.

What's Included

  • Skipper, crew, drinking water, meals, linen, wetsuit hire, snorkelling equipment and all Marine Park fees.
  • We provide the eskies (drink coolers), you provide the ice!

What's Extra

  • BYO alcohol (NO glass or red wine) and ice. Soft drinks available for purchase on board.
  • Passengers with any dietary requirements will need to pay a surcharge of $12 per person payable on check in.

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.

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. Also please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats departure to check in, please ask us for more details


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's 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 traveling 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.

"My sister and I were recommended the 2 day/2 night tongarra trip by friends in Sydney and it really didn’t disappoint. Trav and Tony were awesome hosts and really showed us the best of the Whitsundays with a trip to Whitehaven beach and some cool snorkelling spots. Sleeping under the stars was amazing too - would definitely recommend this boat!"
Sophie Grant
Thu 21 Jun 2018
"Had the most incredible trip, the food was good, met some amazing people, the crew did everything they could to entertain us, including dressing up in a wedding dress and as nemo. Thank you Tony and Travis, it was the best trip."
Bel O
Thu 31 May 2018
"Had an absolute blast on Tongarra! From the minute I stepped on the boat I felt comfortable and welcomed. Jake and Kane were both incredibly professional but also unbelievably fun guys, the food was out of this world and the activities were unreal! How can you not enjoy sleeping under the stars out on the ocean on a boat! Just world class!"
Ben M
Thu 31 May 2018
"It was an amazing trip with crazy people, we have the best cook in the world! Thank you Chris, thank you Rolly for this wonderful two days! We love it!"
Sat 18 Nov 2017
"Chris and Rolly both fantastic hosts and incredibly fun guys. The whole trip was amazing!!!"
Mon 06 Nov 2017
"Tongarra was incredible, laying on top of the boat underneath the stars with some good music and good company was out of this world. The crew are amazing and clearly went the extra mile to ensure we had a good time. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants an escape from reality, a chance to hang out with some amazing people and see the Whitsundays in a different light. You won't regret it!"
Tue 05 Sep 2017
"Amazing boat, amazing cruise, amazing crew, amazing food, amazing weather, amazing boobdrops... An AMAZING trip"
Fri 14 Jul 2017
"A very nice trip with cool people, amazing food, beautiful landscape, and good music! Thanks!"
Tue 30 May 2017
"Good balance of activities and just chilling and enjoying the Whitsundays. The hosts were fun, funny and fantastic. Food was great and plenty of it. Would recommend!"
Thu 18 May 2017
"I liked this trip, had the best time! The best was snorkelling with the fishes and the food was very good!"
Sun 22 Jan 2017
"I really enjoyed the trip. The crew was awesome and I would do it again anytime!"
Mon 28 Nov 2016
"Thanks guys. Great trip. Really enjoyed it! Good activities, food and people. Keep up the good work."
Fri 18 Nov 2016
"Lucky 3rd time back to Airlie Beach & The Whitsundays this year. After some amazing advice from Sailing Whitsundays, I booked Tongarra for me and my sister that made a visit from Holland. It was the best advice. We got to see beautiful whitehaven, but the crew made it a little more special then the trips i had done before. Amazing spacious boat to lay out on, we even got to sleep out on the deck at night and watch the stars to fall asleep. Thank you for making my 3rd & last time to Whitehaven the best. I will be recommending to all my dutch friends back home."
Robin Hilster
Fri 21 Oct 2016
"Thanks a million Rolly and Chris, we had a really enjoyable trip and the snorkelling was amazing. You guys were brilliant!"
Fri 12 Aug 2016
"Rolly and Chris did a great job. Super chilled, great tasting good and perfect weather was provided. Thanks heaps guys! See you next time we are back. Hopefully bump into yas again!"
Fri 05 Aug 2016
"Both Rolly and Chris did an amazing job of making everyone feel welcome. They took the time to get to know us, and got us excited for each activity. The food was amazing. The vegetarian options were perfect. Thanks guys!"
Wed 03 Aug 2016
"Amazing trip, cool people, great snorkelling spots, wonderful beach!"
Wed 13 Jul 2016
"Tongarra is the kind of trip which makes you feel more alive! Rad people, amazing landscapes and staff are bloody rippers! Love it! "
Mon 27 Jun 2016
"Very enjoyable trip, loved all the scenery along the way and the snorkelling. Food and music was nice! Rolly and Chris are two top lads. Thanks! "
Sun 05 Jun 2016
"It was an amazing trip, perfectly organised and delivered. We loved every part of it and are more than happy to recommend it to everyone we meet. We especially liked the crew, Rolly and Kane, since they made the experience so awesome!"
Sun 29 May 2016
"The best tour I have ever been on! We were on Tongarra boat and the crew were awesome! The boat has a perfect mix - not a party boat but still is heaps of fun with a great vibe. We stopped at Whitehaven Beach where the sand is perfectly white, and watched the moon rise and a sunset. Saw turtles, snorkelled and saw beautiful fish and coral. Im not very confident with snorkelling but the crew were there with me and made sure I was okay. We spent our evenings listening to music having drinks watching the beautiful sunsets. The food was awesome too. I would recommend this boat to anyone!"
Tue 29 Mar 2016
"We have a fantastic time! Todd + Dave have made it all the more memorable with their good banter! Food was amazing! snorkelling and Whitehaven Beach were phenomenal. Met some amazing people. Would defo recommend it to people for a good balance of fun and relaxation. Lots of love the Shamrocks x x x"
Joanna and Sinead.
Sun 17 Aug 2014
"Great trip with nice people and some great stops. Nice stops and snorkelling."
Wed 13 Aug 2014
"Awesome trip with top quality food, weather, snorkels & guides! Thanks for making us an unforgettable experience!"
Sat 09 Aug 2014
"amazing trip! Games were hilarious haha! Stingrays were robbed! and can still taste the vegemite. Thanks Henry and Mick, Love the Geordies x x "
Tue 05 Aug 2014
"Such a good way to see the Whitsundays! Loved the snorkelling and the best ever Tuna Salad - Thanks "
Henry, Hannah & Alison
Sun 03 Aug 2014
"You guys are awesome! wish the trip was longer. Jenga, omg Jenga. Awesome food too! "
Carman (aka Captain)
Wed 16 Jul 2014
"Perfect crew, Perfect food, stunning Beach., sleeping on deck - Absolutely amazing trip! "
Sun 13 Jul 2014
"Amazing trip guys! Fantastic food and great crew! Never thought id see a proposal from a guy in a 'gimp mask'!!!"
Jana & Andy
Fri 11 Jul 2014
"IT WAS AMAZING!!! Thank you for the great trip! "
Mon 07 Jul 2014
"Best trip so far down under. Great crew, great boat good food and funnie games. Thumps up from me"
Wed 02 Jul 2014
"You guys rock. Keep on going the things you love. Granny 4 life!"
Wed 02 Jul 2014
"So glad we chose Tongarra over the other boats when we came close. Great atmosphere, 2 lovely idiots as crew. Thanks "
Mon 30 Jun 2014
"!Amazing! I had a lot of fun! Good service, good food. Best games, lovely group and the best skipper and the best decky. "
Sun 29 Jun 2014
"Amazing, Best part in Aus so far. Loved every bit, snorkelling, sunbathing, photos at beach, night games, crew - Amazing!"
Tue 24 Jun 2014
"One of the best trip I v e wen too in Australia! Funny games, lots of laughters, awesome food:) amazing crew and beautiful spots to relax and snorkel !!"
Thu 19 Jun 2014
"Awesome boat, great crew, great food and plenty of fun and games!!"
Mon 09 Jun 2014
"Mick and Henry, Thank you for a fantastic experience! I had a blast these last 2 days I loved sleeping on deck under the starts and waking up to a view. Blue pearl bay was great! Henry thanks for astounding us with your elephant"
Jasmin - Canada
Sun 08 Jun 2014
"Such a great experience, would highly recommend it to anyone! The atmosphere on the boat was always fantastic, never a boring moment. Top skipper and Dekkie, couldn't have ask for better! Thank you!!"
Mon 02 Jun 2014
"Absolutely loved it, really good food, mostly fantastic weather, great people, fantastic skipper and decky. Amazing memories. Especially loved George, jumping off the boat and the nudey bum pics on the boat!"
Sat 31 May 2014
"Mick and Henry, thanks for making a great trip awesome! Beautiful place, beautiful people, beautiful food and dodgy looking elephant!! Its been fun x x"
Wed 28 May 2014
"Thank you guys for an amazing trip, snorkelling at Blue Pearl bay was beautiful. Loved the food and Tongarra games. Obviously all the drinking too! "
Mon 19 May 2014
"Thanks a lot for the 2 days, enjoyed it very much, awesome people and good food! "
Wed 14 May 2014
"Absolutely awesome trip, Tongarra till I die! "
Wed 14 May 2014
"Amazing trip, so chilled and fun. Crew was also amazing, great 2 days and food was great. Thanks :) "
Sat 14 Dec 2013
"Great trip made better by a fun crew with good games. Amazing experience!"
Christine W
Sun 01 Dec 2013
"Couldn't pick better places to have a hangover! Cheers for a great trip. "
Christine S
Sun 01 Dec 2013
"Glenn & Todd have helped to make this an awesome trip to remember. The relaxed atmosphere on the boat was just what we needed. Cheers Guys!"
Ben W
Wed 27 Nov 2013
"One of the most beautiful places Ive been to, combined with a great crew and awesome snorkelling. fantastic! "
Pete, UK
Wed 27 Nov 2013
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