Airlie Beach
Red Cat Adventures
Tour Operator
Great Barrier Reef
3 Days

Available every Wednesday!

Tongarra offers a 2-day 2-night social sailing experience that’s perfect for the young, fun and adventurous backpacker. The all-inclusive package visits the best destinationin the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkelling at pristine locations on the fringing Great Barrier Reef. The experienced crew are handpicked for their knowledgeable and friendly attitude and happily prepare top-quality fresh meals on the BBQ. Guests can also enjoy a banana boat ride for an added adrenaline rush and adventure with friends.

Tongarra has an outstanding reputation for being great value for money and exceeding expectations. So, grab your swimwear, iPod and camera and enjoy a few drinks while we show you around the Whitsunday Islands.

*Suitable for ages 18 – 35 years only

Tour Highlights

  • “Red Shark” banana boat for optional water sports
  • Option to sleep “under the stars”
  • Massive deck space for sunbathing
  • Stable catamaran & hands on sailing experience
  • Experienced and knowledgeable crew
  • Enjoy snorkelling pristine fringing Great Barrier reefs
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill inlet Lookout
  • Great value for money and will exceed expectations
  • 2018 Australian, Queensland and Whitsunday GOLD award winners for Major Tour and Transport Operator
  • 2018 Queensland and Whitsunday GOLD award winners for Adventure Tourism
  • Young, fun and sociable sailing adventure

To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.

TOUR OPERATORRed Cat Adventures
DEPARTURE TIMEEvery Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm
RETURN TIMEEvery Wednesday, Friday and Monday at 12:00
Fresh clean linen
Free use of snorkelling equipment
All meals plus morning and afternoon snacks
Tea and coffee
We provide the eskies and you provide the ice
Learn to sail and snorkel

  • Recommended age is 18 – 35 years.
  • The default pickup is Base Backpackers in Airlie Beach at 8.30 am. If you’d prefer an alternate pickup, please advise in advance.
  • If passengers are not at the above pickup at the exact time they will miss the courtesy bus and have to make their own way to the Marina. The boat leaves at 9 am sharp and will not wait for passengers that miss the bus.
WHAT TO BRINGPack a small soft zipless bag and include:
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, towel and a hat
  • Practical clothing and footwear (warmer items during winter)
  • Underwater camera
  • iPod with your favourite music
  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine, please)
  • A sense of fun and adventure!
SPECIAL NOTECancellation fees: 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.



Day 1

Tongarra Whitsundays tour departs from Coral Sea Marina|Resort at 2.30pm. Enjoy a beautiful sunset sail out to the Whitsunday Islands and get to know your new friends. A freshly home-cooked meal will be provided while you socialise on the front deck with a few drinks before sleeping under the stars (or in a cabin, if you wish).


Day 2

Wake up next to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach and enjoy a guided walk to Hill Inlet Lookout. Snorkel on the fringing Great Barrier Reef amongst our beautiful marine and coral life. If you are into water sports, try our customised banana boat with your friends!

Day 3

Enjoy one last snorkel and a banana boat ride and sail your way back into Airlie Beach across the beautiful Whitsunday passage for a midday return.

*While we try our best to fulfil our planned itinerary, please understand that tide and weather conditions sometimes result in us visiting alternate locations to ensure a more enjoyable trip for our passengers.

*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.



Fresh breads, selection of honey, peanut butter, Vegemite, jams, fresh fruit platter, muesli or cornflakes, and tea or coffee


Cold meats, cheese, tuna salad, garden salad, fresh bread/rolls/wraps


First Night: Herbed BBQ white fish on a bed of mashed potato served with coleslaw

Second Night: Tasty spaghetti bolognaise with garlic bread


Fresh fruit, biscuits, cake selection, chips and dips

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