In a momentous milestone for the Whitsundays tourism industry, multi award-winning tourism operator, Red Cat Adventures, is officially joining forces with SeaLink Marine & Tourism, Australia's largest marine transport and tourism operator.
Red Cat Adventures is celebrated as one of the premier tourism operators in the Whitsundays region, renowned for offering exceptional day tours and private charters to destinations like the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Mackay, and Airlie Beach.
Founded in 2015 by Asher and Julie Telford, the company has experienced remarkable growth, employing a dedicated team of 75 operating five custom-built vessels designed for the unique local conditions, along with a fleet of 22 jet skis offering personalised guided tours of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and four coaster buses.
Donna Gauci, CEO of SeaLink Marine & Tourism, enthusiastically welcomed this significant partnership, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome the Red Cat Adventures team into the SeaLink family.
“SeaLink commenced operations in the Whitsundays in 2021, providing ferry transfer services to Hayman Island before expanding our offerings to include award-winning day tour experiences around the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach, and Red Cat Adventures further expands our customer offerings and reach into the region."
Gauci highlighted the shared values and dedication to exceptional customer experiences, community engagement, and environmentally sustainable practices as the cornerstones of this partnership.
"Our companies are committed to showcasing the best the Whitsundays has to offer and providing brilliant unforgettable experiences for our guests. This collaboration denotes a significant milestone for both organisations," she said.
Red Cat Adventures has garnered a string of accolades, including a triple National Gold rating. In 2022, they were awarded Gold for Australia's best Adventure Tourism Business. They also secured GOLD at the 2018 and 2019 National Awards for Australia's Best Major Tour and Transport Operator.