Airlie Jet Boat - Whitehaven Beach - Snorkel Tour

Tour Code: 496

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour

It's Fast So You See More
  • The fast Wildcat vessel - more time to do the things you love
  • Climbing the famous Hill Inlet and seeing the world famous Whitehaven Beach
  • Meeting George the puppy like Humphead Maori Wrasse 
  • Snorkel tours of two coral reefs around Mantaray Bay, see more of the Whitsunday Islands in just one day 

Included In Price

  • Small group up to 38 guests
  • 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach
  • Guided wlak to Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Snorkel equipment incl. stinger suit hire and wetsuit hire (winter months only)
  • Lunch plus morning and afternoon snacks
  • Parks fees and fuel levy

Our Great Barrier Reef tours exciting itinerary will leave nothing out. In one day, guests will enjoy plenty of time snorkeling, swimming and beach-hopping among the Whitsunday Islands and soak up the beauty of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Join a multi award winning Whitsunday Islands tour to see the most iconic spots on the Great Barrier Reef from Airlie Beach in just one day.

Our boat is designed and built for stability and speed and is a breathtaking sight when zipping through the water.

Taking passengers to the hotspots of the Whitsundays, this popular Great Barrier Reef tour is ideal for those who are looking for an all-inclusive reef trip with plenty of snorkelling, a stop at Hill Inlet Lookout and Whitehaven Beach and more.

This unique and spacious vessel has patented technology to ensure stability, an onboard toilet and a friendly, energetic crew.

Thundercat is a great option for travellers who are worried about getting sea sick or are just visiting for a short time.

Jump on board our custom built boat for an exhilarating ride around the Whitsunday Islands. 

Bring along your family, bring along your friends, and we will show you all the major iconic sights of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef in just one wonderful day.

hundercat offers an exhilarating ride around the Whitsunday Islands all in one day. 

The 2018 and 2019 Australian GOLD award winning tour visits the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet lookout and offers 2 snorkelling opportunities on the fringing Great Barrier Reef.

Thundercat is one of the fastest catamaran in the Whitsundays and has been designed for stability and speed so it’s perfect for passengers who are concerned about seasickness. 

The all-inclusive package departs from Airlie Beach and is suitable for families, couples and groups wanting to experience once in a lifetime moments.

Thundercat is proud to be accredited as a Climate Action Leading tour. This is the highest level of ECO certification offered in Australia.

Tour Highlights: 

  • A multi-national award-winning tour operator. The 2018 and 2019 GOLD award winner for best Major Tour and Transport Operator in Australia
  • 2018 and 2019 Queensland and Whitsunday GOLD award winner for Adventure Tourism
  • Custom-built vessel for the Whitsunday conditions
  • Stable catamaran so alleviates concerns regarding seasickness
  • A longer day 9-5pm which means more time to spend at iconic locations
  • On-board toilet for passenger comfort plus individual seating with back support
  • All inclusive of stingersuit, snorkelling equipment and wetsuits (winter months)
  • All-Inclusive of morning tea/lunch and afternoon tea freshly made and locally catered
  • Beach drop off’s available (weather & tide dependent)
  • Visit the best locations including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Experienced and knowledgeable crew members to keep you safe and informed
  • Free bus transfers
  • The ultimate way to travel around the Whitsundays Island in just one day!
  • Proud Climate Action Leaders

Depart from the award-winning Coral Sea Marina at 9 am and travel to Tongue Bay for a once in a lifetime experience on Whitehaven Beach and a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout.

Enjoy fresh homemade baking for morning tea, followed by a buffet lunch before heading to two snorkeling locations on the fringing Great Barrier Reef.

Afternoon tea is provided before the journey back to Airlie Beach, arriving approximately 5 pm.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Depart from the award-winning Coral Sea Marina
  • Hill Inlet Lookout (iconic swirling sand)
  • Whitehaven Beach (1.5 hours)
  • Stonehaven Bay
  • Mantaray Bay
  • Swim in crystal clear waters
  • Snorkel fringing reefs
  • A day of adventure with creature comforts
  • Beautiful natural surroundings
  • Feel peace of mind that you are travelling on a Climate Action Leading tour

The lunch menu is made fresh each day locally and has been designed to suit most dietary requirements.

Morning tea: Homemade gluten-free brownie

Buffet Lunch:

  • Zucchini frittata and quiche lorraine
  • Cold sliced meat and cheese platter
  • Salad platter
  • Fresh pasta salad
  • Chinese noodle salad
  • Bread rolls
  • Afternoon tea: Fresh fruit kebabs

PLEASE NOTE: Thundercat does not cater to dietary requirements. If the above menu does not satisfy the customer they are welcome to bring their own snacks and place them in our esky.

We do not sell alcohol on the boat but all guests are welcome to BYO and place cans in the esky. No red wine or glass allowed on the vessel.

2 Beaches and 2 Snorkels in 1 Day

Meet at the Airlie Beach Abell Point Marina meeting area next to the roundabout at 8.30am and get set for a fast, steady and comfortable ride out to the islands.

With our fast high speed catamaran taking no time to arrive at each destination, passengers can look forward to having plenty of time exploring the beaches, snorkelling the fringing reefs and soaking in so much more of the Whitsunday Islands and it's sunshine.

Your itinerary includes stops at Hill Inlet Lookout where you can feast your eyes on the picture-perfect view of Whitehaven Beach and its swirling sands below as well as some time on Whitehaven Beach.

We are then off on a snorkel adventure to whisk you away to Mantaray Bay for a snorkel at two of the Whitsundays most popular snorkel locations, before heading back to Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach.

After an action-packed day on the water, our boat crew offers all passengers the opportunity to join them for food, drinks and socialising at Base Backpackers.

The Food

Our lunch menu is made fresh each day and suits most palettes

Just a teaser sample:

Morning Tea: 

  • Home made chocolate Brownie


  • Zucchini frittata + quiche lorraine
  • Cold meat and cheese platter
  • Fresh salad platter
  • Fresh pasta salad
  • Chinese noodle salad
  • Bread rolls

Afternoon Tea:

  • Fresh fruit Kebabs

Please note: We are unable to cater for other dietary requirement. Please bring along what you need and we shall place your food in our esky to keep it fresh.

Also we do not have a liquor licence to sell alcohol so you are welcome to bring along a few little beverages in cans to place in the esky.

No red wine or glass as these are dangerous!

Who Should Join Our 1 Day Whitsunday Highlights 1 Day Tour/

We are a friendly bunch, and we welcome families with children from 4 years old and above to couples and fun loving singles.

We love our backyard and we wish to share it with as many people as possible and ensure they see as much as possible in a short time and really enjoy themselves at a great affordable price.

Call us if you have any questions we are always here to help and we are the Great Barrier Reef tour specialists


Please note: Soft Drinks and water can be purchased on the boat during the day so bring along some cash. 

We will provide a 30L dry bag for all passengers to safeguard your belongings.

Pack your own soft bag and include sunnies, sunscreen, towel, hat, underwater camera if you own one or rented one, BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine sorry)

And most of all a big smile and a sense of fun and adventure 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • Departs at 9:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm
  • Departs from Coral Sea Marina
  • Check-in opens at 8:00am
Pickup Locations
  • Airlie Beach
  • Shute Harbour
  • Airlie Beach
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Manta Ray Bay
  • Hill Inlet Lookout
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



8 hours

Available for Purchase / Hire

Soft drinks and Water can be purchased on the boat - credit card surcharge applies

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Innovator
  • Pack a small soft bag and include:
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel and a hat
  • Practical clothing and footwear (warmer items during winter)
  • A bottle of water.
  • Underwater camera
  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine) for the boat only
  • A sense of fun and adventure!

Minimum age is 4 years.

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Tour operator's cancellation policy:

Cancellations made less than 24 hours before departure will result in complete forfeiture of full price.


Airlie Jet Boat - Whitehaven Beach - Snorkel Tour

Tour Code: 496

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour

It's Fast So You See More



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$170.00
Family: au$680.00

Tour Code: 496



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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