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Mackay: Full Day Island Boat Tour on the Great Barrier Reef

Activity provider: Red Cat Adventures

Mackay: Full Day Island Boat Tour on the Great Barrier Reef

Activity provider: Red Cat Adventures

From US$ 122.89 per person

Head out on a journey of discovery to some of the most picturesque and untouched locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Discover the hidden wonders above and below the ocean off the coast of Mackay.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Swim in crystal clear waters and snorkel fringing reefs around the islands
  • Indulge in a tasty lunch and morning/afternoon snacks
  • Discover secluded beaches on one of the many islands
  • Enjoy a cold beer or drink onboard Wildcat with our fully licensed bar
  • Board a custom-made vessel designed for ultimate comfort and speed
Full description

Get off the beaten track in Mackay and head towards the Great Barrier Reef. See the natural wonders of above and below the ocean as you ride by speedboat to untouched locations. Swim and snorkel in the waters at secluded beaches and grab a snack and beer onboard.

Embark on a full-day journey on the Great Barrier Reef. Board your one-of-a-kind, custom-built vessel that blends technology with practical use. Discover hidden wonders below the ocean's surface, swimming and snorkeling in the waters of various beaches.

Enjoy a morning and afternoon snack on board and cold beer from the fully licensed bar on board. Stop at many locations such as Cockermouth, Brampton, Keswick, St. Bees, and Scawfell islands. Plus, a few well-kept secrets.

  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Use of paddleboards
  • Lunch plus morning and afternoon snacks
  • Stinger suit hire and wetsuit hire (winter months only)
  • Drinks (can be purchased onboard)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please meet at the Wildcat office at the Mackay Marina Village next to George’s Thai at 8.45 am to allow time for the sizing of wetsuits and snorkelling equipment. The vessel will depart at 9:30 am sharp so please don’t be late.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • If you have booked the tour between Saturday 23rd April and Wednesday 25th May, be aware that you will be traveling on a similar vessel called Thundercat 2
  • The Thundercat 2 does not have a bar license and is "bring your own" only for this period (no glass or red wine)
  • ·The tour will be departing as per usual from Saturday 28th May onwards
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Stunning scenery, great experience

August 7, 2022

Very good

July 17, 2022

Excellent day, the crew were fantastic

June 20, 2022

Product ID: 413029