Day One w/ Red Cat Adventures, Tongarra. Airlie Beach - Maze Bay. Road trip day two east coast australia.
0.5 min read. Created 2018
If i'm going to be honest we were half hoping our tour would be canceled today. It has been canceled for the last two days due to dangerous weather conditions. It had rained all night and continued raining this morning. But despite that we set sail on Tongarra - 2 day 2 night tour of the Whitsundays booked with Travel Democracy.
We have to check in and drop our bags at the Red Cat Reception by 2pm. We will get some breakfast in our hostel, head down to the shops to collect some alcohol and 'snacks' for the days ahead. With the rain and wind continuing, surely it will be canceled, but we never know! _____ We just went to check in and to our surprise they were running the tour! We are quickly packing our bags and will start the walk to the marina for a 2pm departure. If i'm being honest there isn't a lot to do in Airlie Beach when its raining, there's a few cafes and bars but most activities are canceled due to the weather so it's not like we've got a lot we are missing out on... Leaving the marina it was fairly windy and overcast with a sprinkle of rain, nothing a rain jacket couldn't handle.
We've been boarded onto the boat and are about half way to our first nights stop. The drinks are flowing, music is banging and there isn't much I wish I had here that I don't right now. I'm so glad the tour went ahead. With 10 people less than usual on our boat its very comfortable for 15 of us. A mix of Australian, German, Austrian, English, Belgian, and 1 dutch. We settled in for the night at maze bay on the whitsunday islands, put the tent over the top of the catamaran and spent the night drinking cheap wine and chatting.
Tomorrow we have an early start. We are planned to go banana boating, snorkeling and visiting Whitehaven beach.