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Tongarra

$489 per person

Tongarra Overnight Sailing Tour

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2 Day 2 Night Cruise
Departure Days: Monday | Wednesday | Saturday

Here’s why you will love exploring the Whitsundays on board Tongarra

Tongarra 2 day 2 night cruise offers a social sailing experience throughout the Whitsunday Islands that is perfect for the young, fun and adventurous backpacker. Tongarra visits the best destinations in the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach, the Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkelling at beautiful locations on the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Your experienced crew are handpicked for their knowledgeable and friendly attitude and happily prepare fresh meals on the barbecue. Guests can also enjoy a ride on the ‘Red Shark’ banana boat for an added adrenaline rush and adventure with friends.

Tongarra is perfect for guests aged between 18-35 years and who have a great sense of humour!

Want to find out more about Whitehaven Beach? Check out our comprehensive guide on the beach here

Vessel Info.

  • Length – 40ft
  • Catamaran
  • No. of guests – 23

Layout

Tongarra Overnight Tour - Whitsundays - layout

Tongarra offers the following sleeping arrangements:

Under the stars on deck
Share single and double berths

Tongarra Sample Menu

Day One

Afternoon Tea – Fresh Fruit, Biscuits, Cake Selection, Chips and Dips.

Dinner – Herbed Barbecue White Fish on a bed of Mashed Potato served with Coleslaw.

Day Two

Breakfast – Fresh Breads, Selection of Honey, Peanut Butter, Vegemite, Jams, Fresh Fruit Platter, Muesli or Cornflakes, Tea and Coffee.

Snacks – Fresh Fruit, Biscuits, Cake Selection, Chips and Dips.

Lunch – Cold Meats, Cheese, Tuna Salad, Garden Salad, Fresh Bread/Rolls/Wraps.

Snacks – Fresh Fruit, Biscuits, Cake Selection, Chips and Dips.

Dinner – Tasty Spaghetti Bolognaise with Garlic Bread

Day Three

Breakfast – Fresh Breads, Selection of Honey, Peanut Butter, Vegemite, Jams, Fresh Fruit Platter, Muesli or Cornflakes, Tea and Coffee.

Please note, this is a sample menu and is subject to change.

*Food allergies and dietary needs to be requested at time of booking. Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for vegans. We suggest they choose a vegetarian diet and bring their own snacks. A $12 surcharge is payable upon check in for all dietary requirements, excluding vegetarian.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina
  • Departure Time
    2:30pm
  • Return Time
    12:00pm
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Day One

Tongarra Whitsundays tour departs from Abell Point Marina 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).

2
Day Two

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

3
Day Three

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.

*Please note this is a sample itinerary only, there is no set itinerary for the overnight cruises as your cruise based on the weather and tidal conditions we experience at the time of travel.

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Inclusions

  • Meals and snacks
  • Accommodation on the vessel
  • Bed linen
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • "Red Shark" banana boat ride
  • Stinger suit hire
  • Skipper and hosts
  • Environmental Marine Charges

What To Bring?

  • Please pack a small soft bag – no zippers
  • Change of comfortable clothes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Swim wear
  • Beach and bath towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket for winter months
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • Bottled water
  • Cash for additional purchases
  • Alcohol – no glass or red wine

Please note: A cancellation and amendment policy applies to all bookings. Please refer to our Cancellation and Amendment terms below or contact us for further details.

Terms and Conditions

“supplier” means any tour operator or other supplier of the services

“you” means the guest booking and person named on this reservation booking

“we”, “our” means The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and  A.J.LAURENT PTY LTD

These terms and conditions apply to all bookings made through The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre. Placing a booking with The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and paying a deposit constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Booking Conditions

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.

Payments

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.

Cancellations and Amendments to Bookings

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.

Cancellation Charges and Amendment Fees

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

Supplier Tours and Services Changes

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.

Liability

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. 

Red Cat Adventures Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on multi-share accommodation unless otherwise specified. Prices do not include airfares.

Cancellations made less than 21 days before departure will result in complete forfeiture of full price. We reserve the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason. We recommend you take out travel insurance.

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. At certain times of 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 owners or operators 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 Suite’ to wear whilst swimming and snorkelling during the cruise.