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ThunderCat 1770

ThunderCat 1770’s state of the art four metre Surf Racing ThunderCats and prepare to awaken senses you forgot you had. Feel the excitement as you dance across the waves and swell of famous Bustard Bay, discovering 1770 paradise like nothing else in the world matters.

Strong, secure hand and foot holds and soft cushioned sides to protect your back, you are guaranteed of a comfortable and personalized experience. The highly trained pilots can deliver excitement to meet the needs of the tamest people, keeping you safe, happy and within your own limits.

From the local historical waterways to the famous Bastard Bay Lighthouse, you will enjoy places very few have seen. Jenny Lind creek lies under Bustard Bay Lighthouse, boasting towering sand dunes, sheer cliffs and crystal clear waters filled with marine life.

Middle Island creek is halfway between Jenny Lind and 1770 – it’s a beautiful waterway that supports a vast array of wildlife. See fish, birds, shellfish and crabs as well as a few old fishing shacks passing the test of time.

Eurimbula National Park creek is one of the closest estuary systems to 1770 and one of the best. In approximately 10 minutes, you can be gently gliding through this pristine mangrove forest, with its abundance of wildlife and delicate eco systems, with secluded beaches and a maritime history, it’s a must see when visiting 1770.

ThunderCat 1770’s aim is to provide an eco adventure experience like nothing else. You’ll visit areas with the least human activity while discovering culture, history and the amazing flora and fauna that these local areas provide. The ThunderCat vessel is ideal for this due to its shallow draft, low emission motor and its maneuvering and stability capabilities. With only two passengers at a time, you’re guaranteed of a truly memorable experience.

Touring Options

White Water Explorer

ThunderCat 1770’s ‘White Water Explorer’ will put the spring back into your step with laugh out loud excitement. Challenge the surf and swells of 1770s beautiful coastline and discover the other side of paradise that few have seen.

You often see Turtles, Dolphins and sea birds with plenty of crabs, fish and stingrays; you can see Whales between October and November, which is always a fantastic experience. Pamper yourself and a friend with an adventure beyond belief and go home excited for days with stories and memories that can last you a lifetime.

Wilderness River Runner

Step aboard Wilderness River Runner as you glide smoothly through to calm and mysterious waters of 1770’s untouched estuaries. Visit Eurimbula National Park or Middle Island waterways and admire these pristine environments.

Appreciate the beauty of these areas where the wildlife simply carry on around you. Witness Dolphins, Turtles, and Whales in season, Stingrays, Crabs and a variety of Fish and Birds.

Wilderness River Runner is designed for people who don’t want to get all wet and wild, but appreciate visiting hard to get places teaming with wildlife. ThunderCat 1770 will take you there for an unforgettable eco adventure.

Activites and Experiences at ThunderCat 1770

  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Cruising
  • Flora
  • Fossicking
  • Animal Riding
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkelling
  • Marine Animal swimming
  • Bush Tucker
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Water-based
  • White Water Rafting
  • Direct
  • Public phone
  • Public toilet
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Cruise
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure
  • Sport
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Only RTN (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Self-Drive
  • Single
  • Gladstone Tourism

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