Sailing Day Tour from Airlie Beach

Duration | 8 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below the surface.

Tongarra day sail offers a large comfortable deck, spacious seating, and spectacular scenery. We provide informative talks, and guests will learn from our experienced crew about the Great Barrie Reef and the beautiful islands of the Whitsunday region. Snorkel at pristine locations in secluded anchorages and bays and come face to face with tropical fish, colourful corals and more.


  • Delicious snacks and freshly prepared lunch
  • Visit fringing reefs 
  • Enjoy a fun “Banana Boat” ride
  • Visit Langford Sandbar
  • Sunset sail back to Airlie Beach
  • Lycra suit
  • Paddleboards 
  • All snorkelling equipment

Your Day
Check-in opens 30mins prior to departure at Coral Sea Marina North End – Meeting point B

Sit back relax and enjoy a sail for 2 hours to the first snorkel location. Here you will meet the local marine life beneath the surface. The fringing reefs in these locations are home to some of the most spectacular coral formations and an incredible range of marine life in the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays.

Step back aboard Tongarra and enjoy a delicious lunch on the deck in the middle of a small tropical oasis. The perfect place to relax and soak up those views before setting sail once more.

Our guides will give a talk about the Islands and marine life. We love to share our knowledge with our customers.

After lunch, it’s only a short trip to the spectacular Langford Island Sandbar. Spot resident turtles, hike the scenic bushwalk or relax on the sands of this idyllic location. Relax, play and explore the island and treat yourself to some fun activities such as paddle boarding and a banana boat ride.

Once back on board, hoist the sails and help take the helm as you chart your course back to Coral Sea Marina, returning with the sunset sail. 

Spot Humpback Whales
Keep your eyes on the horizon for Humpback Whales – frequently seen between the months of June to September!

Tour Times
Winter Schedule: 1st June to 31st October
Departs: Coral Sea Marina 9:30 am
Returns: Coral Sea Marina 6:00 pm

Summer Schedule: 1st November to 31st May
Departs: Coral Sea Marina 10:00 am
Returns: Coral Sea Marina 6:30 pm

Lunch and Refreshments
Our menu is designed to cater to vegetarian, vegan, and Gluten-Free.
We do recommend bringing your own snacks/food should you have specific requirements.

Morning Tea
Tea, Coffee, Cookies, Cake and Fresh Fruit


  • Fresh Bread Rolls
  • Cold Meats and Cheese Platter
  • Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad
  • Fresh Coleslaw
  • Fresh Salad Platter

Afternoon Snacks
Crisps, Dips, Cheeses, Salami, Veggie Sticks and Crackers





My day on the Thundercat tour was fantastic, especially the two hours spent at Whitehaven Beach. The white sands and clear blue waters were straight out of a dream. The staff ensred we had everything we needed, making it a very comfortable experience. Highly recommend.


Peter K

The snorkeling at Mantaray Bay was nice. Very clear waters. Swimming alongside colorful fish . The provided equipment was top-notch, and the guides were helpful.

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Check-in opens at 9am at the Coral Sea Marina North side.
Tongarra Departs: Coral Sea Marina at 10am.
Returns to Coral Sea Marina at 6:30pm.
The vessel will depart at 10am sharp so please don’t be late.