IN A milestone move for the Whitsundays tourism industry, multi award-winning tourism operator Red Cat Adventures is joining forces with SeaLink Marine & Tourism, the largest marine transport and tourism operator in Australia.
Red Cat Adventures is celebrated as one of the premier tourism operators in the Whitsundays, renowned for offering exceptional day tours and private charters.
Founded in 2015 by Asher and Julie Telford, the company has experienced remarkable growth, employing a team of 75, operating five custom-built vessels designed for the unique local conditions, and a fleet of 22 jet skis offering personalised guided tours.
SeaLink Marine & Tourism CEO Donna Gauci has welcomed the significant partnership.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Red Cat Adventures team into the SeaLink family,” she said.
“SeaLink commenced operations in the Whitsundays in 2021, providing ferry transfer services to Hayman Island, before expanding our offering to include award-winning day tour experiences around the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach.
“Red Cat Adventures further expands our customer offerings and reach into the region.”
Ms Gauci highlighted the shared values and dedication to exceptional customer experiences, community engagement, and environmentally sustainable practices as the cornerstones of the partnership.
Red Cat Adventures co-owner Asher Telford shared his personal ties to SeaLink.
“I have a close connection to SeaLink, having been born on Kangaroo Island,” he said.
“I travelled on the SeaLink ferry many times growing up, and before starting Red Cat Adventures I did my Master IV in Adelaide with some of the SeaLink crew.
“I love that we are joining the SeaLink family with our shared vision of providing award-winning brilliant experiences to visitors from around the world.”
Red Cat Adventures will remain locally operated by the Telfords, and operations will remain ‘business as usual’ for consumers, agents and staff.