FROM: $379

Departure Times

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

Departure Point: Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $499 $379 AUD / Person - Shared Accom (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2022)

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. 

  • Sail through the tropical waters, lapping up the postcard-perfect scenery
  • Tongarra boasts spacious decks and a lively and passionate crew
  • Enjoy the lively and social atmosphere - renowned for exceeding expectations!
  • Cool off in the sparkling blue water, explore the kaleidoscopic coral with a snorkel and sleep under the twinkling stars!


Tongarra, Red Cats, Sailing Whitsundays

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!

Tongarra Features

  • 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!

Important Information

  • This tour is only suitable for those aged 18-35
  • Tongarra is also available for private charter

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 boasts some of the most diverse reefs in Australia which makes 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, alongside 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 Bolognese, cheese and a crunchy salad with freshly made garlic bread
Snacks: Fresh fruit, fruit cake, chips, dips and cheeses

Tongarra Menu

Important Information

  • 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 menu and is subject to change and amendments

More Information

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
  • 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 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

Important Notes:

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.

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. 

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.


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.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling outside the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

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 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.


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.

"I went on the 2 night boat trip (Tongarra) and the boys Chris and Tinny helped us make the most of our tour! Special snaps to Chris for standing outside steering the boat for 6 hours!!! Amazing banana boat rides on the second day - so much fun! Met a great bunch of people who didn't let the rain bring us down! - you can't not have a good time on this trip! "
Andy Robertson
"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
"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
"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
"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!"
"Chris and Rolly both fantastic hosts and incredibly fun guys. The whole trip was amazing!!!"
"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!"
"Amazing boat, amazing cruise, amazing crew, amazing food, amazing weather, amazing boobdrops... An AMAZING trip"
"A very nice trip with cool people, amazing food, beautiful landscape, and good music! Thanks!"
"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!"
"I liked this trip, had the best time! The best was snorkelling with the fishes and the food was very good!"
"I really enjoyed the trip. The crew was awesome and I would do it again anytime!"
"Thanks guys. Great trip. Really enjoyed it! Good activities, food and people. Keep up the good work."
"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
"Thanks a million Rolly and Chris, we had a really enjoyable trip and the snorkelling was amazing. You guys were brilliant!"
"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!"
"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!"
"Amazing trip, cool people, great snorkelling spots, wonderful beach!"
"Tongarra is the kind of trip which makes you feel more alive! Rad people, amazing landscapes and staff are bloody rippers! Love it! "
"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! "
"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!"
"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!"
"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.
"Great trip with nice people and some great stops. Nice stops and snorkelling."
"Awesome trip with top quality food, weather, snorkels & guides! Thanks for making us an unforgettable experience!"
"amazing trip! Games were hilarious haha! Stingrays were robbed! and can still taste the vegemite. Thanks Henry and Mick, Love the Geordies x x "
"Such a good way to see the Whitsundays! Loved the snorkelling and the best ever Tuna Salad - Thanks "
Henry, Hannah & Alison
"You guys are awesome! wish the trip was longer. Jenga, omg Jenga. Awesome food too! "
Carman (aka Captain)
"Perfect crew, Perfect food, stunning Beach., sleeping on deck - Absolutely amazing trip! "
"Amazing trip guys! Fantastic food and great crew! Never thought id see a proposal from a guy in a 'gimp mask'!!!"
Jana & Andy
"IT WAS AMAZING!!! Thank you for the great trip! "
"Best trip so far down under. Great crew, great boat good food and funnie games. Thumps up from me"
"You guys rock. Keep on going the things you love. Granny 4 life!"
"So glad we chose Tongarra over the other boats when we came close. Great atmosphere, 2 lovely idiots as crew. Thanks "
"!Amazing! I had a lot of fun! Good service, good food. Best games, lovely group and the best skipper and the best decky. "
"Amazing, Best part in Aus so far. Loved every bit, snorkelling, sunbathing, photos at beach, night games, crew - Amazing!"
"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 !!"
"Awesome boat, great crew, great food and plenty of fun and games!!"
"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
"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!!"
"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!"
"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"
"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! "
"Thanks a lot for the 2 days, enjoyed it very much, awesome people and good food! "
"Absolutely awesome trip, Tongarra till I die! "
"Amazing trip, so chilled and fun. Crew was also amazing, great 2 days and food was great. Thanks :) "
"Great trip made better by a fun crew with good games. Amazing experience!"
Christine W
"Couldn't pick better places to have a hangover! Cheers for a great trip. "
Christine S
"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
"One of the most beautiful places Ive been to, combined with a great crew and awesome snorkelling. fantastic! "
Pete, UK
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