Tongarra Private Day Charter

FROM: $3500

Departure Times

Departs: 10:00am - Daily
Returns: 6:00pm - Daily

Departure Point: Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $4470 $3500 AUD / Charter - Day Charter (Between: 01 Apr 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)

Make your next celebration one to remember aboard the enchanting and spirited Tongarra sailing catamaran! 

  • Spacious, vibrant and fun, Tongarra is the perfect venue for your next special celebration amongst the sparkling Whitsunday waters! 
  • Celebrate your hens party, bucks party, engagement, birthday, anniversary, wedding, reunion or work event with stylish smooth sailings.
  • Dive in for a snorkel and discover the dazzling underwater paradise as you come face-to-face with marine life such as tropical fish, turtles and vibrant soft corals.
  • Soak up the mystical Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef panoramas amongst brilliant company as you make unforgettable memories in paradise!

Tongarra Private Day Charter is a dreamy choice for your next special occasion! With ample space for socialising, this recently renovated sailing catamaran is a renowned gem of the Whitsundays. Curate your own unique, fun and memorable event amongst turquoise waters and sunny skies. An exclusive, seamless and stunning venue, the secluded anchorages of the Whitsundays will have you and your guests reveling in your magical day… without the worry! 

From relaxed family get-togethers to sparkly hens parties and formal functions to romantic anniversaries, this enchanting vessel is ideal for you! With a maximum capacity of 30 guests aboard this spacious catamaran, you can enjoy a vibrant celebration with a meaningful number of select friends and family. 

Tongarra Sailing Whitsundays Event Charter

Our Whitsunday experts are here to make the planning of your next special day seamless and easy! Take advantage of BYO alcohol and newly-renovated spaces aboard Tongarra as you tailor your function to perfection. Celebrate stylishly in paradise without the stress or price tag with the enchanting and colourful Tongarra! 

Highlights & Features

  • Sail and anchor in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit the idyllic Langford Sandbar, Bali Hai and Cockatoo Point
  • Up to 30 guests
  • Industry qualified skipper and host 
  • Huge foredeck for celebrating under the sun and stars
  • Smooth, stable catamaran cruising 
  • Modern bathroom 
  • Brilliant island sunsets
  • Unique, colourful and fun vessel
  • World-class snorkelling
  • Delicious, fresh meals provided onboard
  • Scenic bushwalk
  • Riveting Red Shark (Banana Boat) inflatable ride
  • Educational reef facts and history from our crew
  • All gear and instruction for snorkelling provided
  • BYO alcohol 

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The Tongarra Day Charter offers a range of amazing activities to enjoy with your loved ones. Guests are in for a fun, unforgettable day with our easy-going, friendly and experienced crew. Our team will take care of everything, from preparing guests' fresh lunch on board to maintaining a clean and comfortable boat, all the while being up for a chat and a laugh! If you've got any questions, our t...

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The Tongarra Day Charter offers a range of amazing activities to enjoy with your loved ones. Guests are in for a fun, unforgettable day with our easy-going, friendly and experienced crew. Our team will take care of everything, from preparing guests' fresh lunch on board to maintaining a clean and comfortable boat, all the while being up for a chat and a laugh! If you've got any questions, our team will always be more than happy to help.

Smooth sailing is ensured on Tongarra, as guests glide around the Whitsunday's postcard-worthy scenery on this sleek, red catamaran. Boasting a vast deck, her stability ensures you're able to always walk around and take in your luscious surroundings and merry atmosphere. Unwind with you and yours on this fun, adventurous and charming day amongst the magnificent Whitsundays! 

One of the best features of the Tongarra day tour is access to an array of globally outstanding snorkelling spots such as Cockatoo Point and Langford Island Sandbar. Dive in and experience an underwater forest come to life! Vibrant soft corals and glimmering tropical fish will dance before your eyes all year round, while you may meet turtles, dolphins, humpback whales and manta rays depending on what time of the year you visit. All snorkelling gear, stinger suits and instruction is provided by us making this a great activity for newbies, experienced snorkellers and everyone in between. As one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is a spectacular place to immerse yourself in and will make for an unforgettable experience. 

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Langford Island Sandbar
This spectacular beach has something for everyone. From unwinding on the golden sands to hiking the beautiful bushwalk, you will definitely be back. Don’t forget to jump in the crystal clear waters and visit resident marine life with a snorkel!

Bali Hai
Let your hair down on your visit to Bali Hai, a secluded island paradise bound to have you breathing easy. Fuel up with a fresh, delicious lunch and feel the island vibe with a visit to this hidden gem before you continue on your adventure.

Red Shark Banana Boat Ride
Zoom over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef on the thrilling Red Shark Inflatable Banana Boat ride! Where thrill and island wonders meet, get up close and personal with vivid marine life as you and your mates glide through paradise! An excellent way to set your day in the Whitsundays apart from most tours, Tongarra will provide you with all the fun you could ever dream of with the infamous Red Shark ride!

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What To Bring

Pack a small soft bag and include:

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel and a hat
  • Practical clothing and footwear (warmer items during winter)
  • Underwater camera
  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red...

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What To Bring

Pack a small soft bag and include:

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel and a hat
  • Practical clothing and footwear (warmer items during winter)
  • Underwater camera
  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine) for the boat only
  • A sense of fun and adventure!

Any themed decorations are organised and provided at your discretion. No adhesives, hooks or confetti are permitted.

Tongarra has a sound system connection, however entertainment is not included. Please chat to us upon booking regarding any live music, DJs, etc. you wish to accompany your evening to make sure it is a suitable arrangement.

Please note NO large bags, bags with wheels or sleeping bags will be allowed on board.

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices,  most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Host
  • Free use of snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch plus morning and afternoon snacks
  • Stinger suit hire and wetsuit hire (winter months only)
  • Drinking water
  • Sound system connection
  • All Marine Park fees

What's Extra

  • Soft drinks and bottled water available for onboard purchase
  • Alcohol (BYO, available for purchase in town)
  • We also encourage reusable water bottles which can be refilled from the tap onboard.
  • Credit card fee of 2% on check-in for any direct deposits.
  • Peak holiday seasons (i.e. Christmas, Easter, New Year) may incur a surcharge. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Dietary requirements (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free etc.) may incur a surcharge on check-in. Please enquire upon booking.

Please note, Tongarra can offer platters and nibble-style catering options. For more comprehensive catering, guests can BYO their own food, or organise an external catering service.

All catering information is subject to change at the operator's discretion without notice.

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

The specified deposit amount is required to secure the booking, with the remaining balance due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before the due date may result in termination of the charter (cancellation fees apply).

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 out 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 the non-refundable deposit. All balance payments are due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before this 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 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 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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