Tongarra Whitsundays Tour Information
This Whitsundays Tour is for backpackers and students. Marketed directly at the youth market, Tongarra Whitsundays is a fun sailing adventure around the islands that are best enjoyed with friends. Tongarra is a 40ft long catamaran visiting the best destinations in the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkeling coral filled bays the surround the islands. The experienced crew is handpicked for their skills and friendly persona. Guests on this tour can also enjoy a banana boat ride for an added adrenaline rush and an option to sleep under the stars.
2 Days 2 Nights Sailing Holiday
Our Booking System
Our booking system has been designed to allow you to check the latest availability, When you push BOOK NOW our Booking System will connect to the tour operators server and will tell you how many tickets are left for that date. Be aware as our website collects the up to date availability for each date, the calendar can take 10 to 20 seconds to load the date you want. Once you book, our system will immediately book you on the tour. You will then receive your tickets by email with everything you need to know including where to be and what times.
Tongarra Whitsundays Tour Details
Departure and Return
This Tour Departs Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:30 pm. and returns 2 days later at 12.00pm
Guest and Crew Numbers
Tongarra takes 21 guests and has 2 crew
Whitehaven Beach including the famous Hill Inlet Lookout on the Northern End. Snorkel locations can include Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, Blue Pearl Bay plus plenty of other Awesome destinations
Included in the price
All meals, Linen, Snorkel Equipment, Wetsuits
Tongarra Whitsundays Tour visits Whitehaven Beach for around 2 hours. During this time you embark on a bush-walk from Tongue Point (northern end of Whitehaven), this walk takes around 15 minutes, once at the top you will experience Whitehaven Beach above on the viewing platform. This breathtaking view from here lets you see all 7 km of the beach as well as the world famous swirling sands that form the inlet
Snorkeling The Reef
During your 2 day tour, you will get at least 3 opportunities to snorkel the coral-filled bays on the coastal fringes of the islands. Here you can see turtles, Maori wrasse, batfish, parrot fish, clown fish (Nemo) plus plenty more! in most bays, the coral starts close to shore and is easily accessible by the small tender boats. For the nonconfident swimmers, there are noodles and flotation devices available for safety.
Learn to Sail
The crew is more than happy to teach you the basics of sailing. Get involved helping the crew hoist the mainsail and headsail. The qualified team on board will give you lessons, and if you’re lucky you may get to stand at the helm and steer the boat towards your next destination. This is optional if you do not wish to participate you can just lye back and enjoy the ride.
Pre-Departure Information For Tongarra Whitsundays Trip
All Guests Must Check in between 9am and 11 am on the day of Departure at our Reservations Office
You will also be able to leave your bigger bags here for storage for a small fee
YOUR TONGARRA WHITSUNDAYS ITINERARY:
None of our vessels have set itineraries, as we are dependent on weather and tidal conditions. When you board the boat, the
crew will sit down with you and go through information specific to the tour, as well as where you may be going in the coming
WHAT TO BRING:
In a small soft bag (enviro safe), we suggest that you bring the following –
Light Clothing / Warm clothing in cooler months (May – September)
A water bottle
Sunscreen (30+ highly recommended)
Bath Towel and Beach Towel
Alcohol (no glass please) NO MORE THAN 24 cans of beer OR 4ltrs box wine (goon) OR 1ltr of spirits
All meals are included
However, Tongarra Whitsundays is a late departure meaning lunch will not be provided on the first day. If you think the fresh air might make you extra hungry,
you may want to bring crisps, chocolates etc. as well as any other flavored drink such as orange juice or coke.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Glass bottles or Red Wine
Sleeping bags or pillows
Passport, Travel Documents
Shampoo and Conditioner (Environmental Purposes)
Plastic Bags (They kill our wildlife and smother our coral!) – Goon is not a plastic bag!
Welcome to the tropics! Although our winters are unbeatable in terms of weather, our summers can be hot and wet. November –
March can be extremely hot and humid, especially downstairs on a boat. Unless you are accustomed to living in this climate, you
may find it slightly uncomfortable, especially at night when you are sleeping. Please be prepared for this
WATER, TEA, AND COFFEE:
We provide tap water however it isn’t cold and some people don’t like the taste of it. During our summer
months, we strongly encourage you to bring bottled water. We recommend 2 litres per day. Tea and Coffee breaks are generally in
the morning and afternoon.
If you are not quite sure whether or not, you may suffer from Travel Sickness please make sure that you are prepared. As our
trained crew will assist as much as possible in making you comfortable but they are not allowed to provide you with any
medication to help with the problem.
Masks and snorkels are all included in the price of your trip and will be distributed on board.
LYCRA SUITS & WETSUITS:
Wearing a Lycra stinger suit will prevent UV exposure and significantly reduce your risk to marine stingers. Red Cat requires that
all passengers wear a full-length stinger suit or wetsuit (with hoods optional and recommended) if you wish to swim or snorkel from our vessels.
You will be fitted for your Suit onboard the boat.
All prices are per person in AUD and include GST, National Park and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park entry fees, professional skipper and host, live aboard, all meals, fresh linen and use of snorkelling equipment and snorkel suits. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price. We reserve the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason. We recommend you take out travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss of personal goods and the inability to travel due to weather. Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard guests, we cannot be responsible for any damage, personal injury or loss due to the actions of passengers that are beyond our control. All cruises are subject to weather and the vessel operator’s discretion. Please allow extra time to travel during the wet season (Dec-May) as we occasionally have road closures due to flooding. At certain times of the year, ‘dangerous’ jellyfish inhabit these waters and passengers should take care for their own safety. Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk and the owner of the vessel will not be liable for any personal injury, illness, death or any other consequences whatsoever of passengers being stung by jellyfish. To minimise this risk, you will be provided with a full-length protective ‘Snorkel Suit’ to wear whilst swimming and snorkelling during the cruise. Accordingly, Red Cat Adventures shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any injury to person or property which is suffered or sustained by any passenger as a result of participating in any of its sailing adventures, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law. Red Cat Adventures ABN 56747506028
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