|Destination||Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet & 2 Snorkelling|
|Departure Location||Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina|
|Trip Length||Full Day|
|Season Rates||Valid for travel between 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020|
Thundercat is an exhilarating experience with 600 horse power under the bonnet to whip you around the Whitsundays Islands in speed and comfort.
The vessel has been custom designed for speed and stability with its multi-hull configuration. This is the perfect vessel for passengers whom are concerned about getting sea-sickness. Ideal for all types wanting to see the Whitsunday Islands in a short amount of time available.
The unmissable Thundercat sea-raft boasts an incredible experience through the azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Race through the waters in this powerful bright red vessel to your two snorkelling destinations and the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. You will enjoy a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea between snorkelling opportunities at Mantaray Bay and Langford Reef (or alternatives weather depending).
The Thundercat Whitsunday Day tour has also has access to get up close and personal with the swirling white sands of the Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach. This is where you will be lucky enough to enjoy your beach time.
Thundercat offers a courtesy bus to collect you from your Airlie Beach accommodation and deliver you to the departure point at Abell Point Marina. Here you will be greeted by your friendly crew of two who will check you in and size you up for your stinger suit.
Hop aboard the fastest catamaran in the Whitsundays and soar across the Whitsunday Passage to Whitsunday Island. On the way enjoy a home-made morning tea.
Your guide will take you on a bushwalk to the Hill Inlet Lookout pointing out any interesting local flora and fauna along the way. Take some incredible photographs and make your own way to the iconic Whitehaven Beach for some time relaxing on the pristine sand.
It’s time for lunch back on board and then it’s on to your two snorkelling destinations. Your skipper will select from a number of beautiful locations based on the day’s weather and tidal conditions. You will see vibrant corals and colourful varieties of reef fish in these stunning underwater gardens.
Work up an appetite and enjoy some afternoon tea as you discuss what you’ve seen with other guests. It’s time to enjoy the exhilarating ride back to Abell Point Marina where your courtesy bus awaits to take you home.
Listen out for the after party often held at a local bar with discount drinks and dinner for the day’s guests.
Please Note: This is a sample tour plan; your itinerary is based on the weather and tidal conditions experienced at the time of travel.
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For bookings made more than 30 days prior to travel, a 25% deposit is due to secure your booking with the balance due 30 days prior to travel. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full payment is due immediately to secure your booking. If we do not receive your full payment within 30 days of your travel date and you do not contact us to cancel, your deposit is forfeited and your booking may be automatically cancelled by us, the supplier or both.
Prices are quoted in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST, and all payments must be made in Australian dollars. Your reservation will only be confirmed when funds have been received and are cleared. The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre is not responsible for delays in postal delivery, bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified. If the deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre has the right cancel the booking. If your final payment is not paid by the due date and in any event within 30 days of your departure, we have the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit in full without any reimbursement to cover our costs and those of any supplier.
If you wish to cancel or amend any booking made you need to contact us in writing. You can only cancel or amend a confirmed booking by contacting us directly. If you do not contact us to cancel prior to your booking departure date, you may forfeit your deposit and further costs.
Any cancellation or amendment made more than 30 days before travel will incur an administration fee of 25% of the total booking fee. All cancellations or amendments made within 30 days of your travel date departure will incur both an administration fee of 25% in addition to the individual supplier’s fees. Any changes requested to your booking, including but not limited to dates, are subject to availability and if they are not available, you may be required to cancel and agree to the cancellation terms. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some services and activities may not permit any refund for certain bookings. You should check with the individual supplier or The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre prior to paying for your booking to confirm any special non-refundable conditions.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your reservation, and valuable items (e.g. cameras). Your travel insurance policy should include coverage to protect against unforeseen and last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may prevent travel and also to cover any medical emergencies during travel at minimum.
In the unlikely case of a vessel break down, maintenance or unavailability, the supplier will supply an alternate vessel of a similar standard and quality. Itineraries may be affected by elements beyond our and the supplier’s control such as wind, tide, rain, storm or other weather conditions which make travel dangerous and require a delay or cancellation. It is the skipper's requirement to ensure passenger safety at all times and may use his/her professional judgment in any manner to keep his/her guests and crew safe. In the instance of such delay or cancellation, alternative options will be provided by the supplier. In the event a cancellation or delay occurs and your tour or service is cancelled and rescheduled, you will receive a full refund if you are unable to rebook your tour or service.
You are using these services and taking any tours at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss or damage, including direct, indirect or consequential loss you may suffer as a result of your reservation, booking or anything related to your tour or services provided by any supplier. You need to ensure you are medically sound, fit and physically able to use the services. We are not liable for the event that you are refused access to any services or tours due to your medical, physical or other reasons, including intoxication. Any such claims should be addressed to the suppliers directly. You should note that sailing can be a dangerous activity and while crews will make every effort to ensure your safety, they cannot be accountable for actions or injury to you that may be ‘beyond their control’. Every effort is make to ensure your safety and you may be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement waiver during the check-in process of your tour with the supplier directly. We are not affiliated with nor responsible for our suppliers in any way other than as intermediary to arrange their services on you and their behalf. If you have any issues, injury, suffer any loss or damage, you need to take it up with the supplier directly. If we are obligated to cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, the liability of will be limited to a refund of all monies paid by you.
All prices are per person in AUD and include GST, National Park, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park entry fees, professional skipper and host, all meals and use of snorkel suits and snorkelling equipment (excluding fins). Ticket is non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations made within 24 hours of Thundercat will result in complete forfeiture of full price. You will be required to give personal information such as but not limited to full name, birthday and country of residence during check in for legal purposes. Failure to do so will result in the termination of your booking with no refund. 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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