Atlantic Clipper : 2 Day 2 Night
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The sheer size of Clipper provides heaps of space if you want to relax away from the other guests, or common areas if you want to socialize with new found friends.
The lower level cabin area is spacious, with over 2 metres of headroom and a variety of different cabin types, from twin rooms, double rooms, triple rooms and quad share. Toilets and showers are located close by the cabins and all cabins are air conditioned.
Day 1 (D)
The courtesy bus will pick up from Airlie Beach at around 2:15pm for transfer to the marina at Shute Harbour. Board Atlantic Clipper and after a safety briefing and settling into the cabins it is time to drop the lines, leaving the harbour around 3pm. Sail across the Whitsunday Passage and by the south end of Hook Island before dropping anchor around 4:45pm at Hook Passage for the overnight stop.
Day 2 (B,L,D)
Early breakfast and depart at 6:30am making way to Tongue Bay. Time to explore the magnificent Whitehaven beach, sunbathe on the white sands or trek through the untouched wilderness. Swim you heart out or have an improvised beach game. Theres so much to do... but the best part is you don't have to do anything at all. In the afternoon, make way up to the northern end of the Whitsundays, time for a snorkel or optional dive at Luncheon Bay, before heading off for the overnight stop at Blue Pearl Bay. This evening after a spectacular sunset and dinner, it is time for some fun with your crew.... anyone for a fancy dress party and a few tunes!
Day 3 (B)
Early Breakfast and then kit up ready to go snorkelling or scuba diving for a few hours. By 10am it's time to depart the islands and set the sails heading south past the Molle Islands and Daydream Island before arriving at Shute Harbour at midday. After bidding farewells to the crew, board the courtesy bus arriving back into Airlie Beach around 12:30pm. For guests staying in Airlie Beach tonight, we will reserve a table at one of the bars and have a dinner and enjoy a few drinks with newfound friends
Scuba dive option on some amazing locations on Great Barrier Reef. One of our usual stops at Luncheon Bay is a perfect place for a first Scuba dive, with it's Beach Entry. Atlantic Clipper will generally have 2 dive instructors aboard and all the dive gear, plus two 6 metre tenders can transport passengers quickly to great dive locations.
Please note that the itinerary above is an example and may change based on winds and tidal conditions and the professional judgement of the captain to ensure that all guests are safe and comfortable during the voyage.
Dinner : Oven baked Hake with a herb butter sauce served with a creamy mash, coleslaw and a fresh Aussie damper.
Breakfast : Fresh breads served with a selection of spreads, tropical fresh fruit platter, toasted muesli, cornflakes, tea and coffee
Lunch : Selection of cold meats, shaved champaign honey ham and roast beef, tuna pasta salad, a selection of salads, cheeses, homemade coleslaw, rolls and wraps
Dinner : Spagetti bolognaise served with a mixed green salad and garlic bread.
Breakfast : Fresh breads served with a selection of spreads, tropical fresh fruit platter, toasted muesli, tea and coffee.
Lunch : Selection of cold meats, shaved champagne honey ham and roast beef, tuna pasta salad, a selection of salads, cheeses, homemade coleslaw, rolls and wraps
Menu is a guide and may change due to seasonal produce, you must inform staff of any dietary requirements during the check-in stage or earlier if possible.
NOTE: If you have a special treat, chocolates or crisps etc that you like while on the tour, please bring with you as there are no shops around the islands.
Service of Captain and Crew, all meals, linen, snorkelling equipment and instruction, stinger suit, local courtesy transfer to marina, marine / national park fees.
Guests are asked to confirm their ticket 48 hours before departure by calling 07 4946 5755.
Guests travelling on Atlantic Clipper should check-in at ABC Travel, 244 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802. The office hours are 10am to 6pm. Check-in should be done the day before travel or by latest 11:00am on the day of departure. At check-in you will be provided with a boarding pass and the courtesy bus pickup will be arranged. Guests are also supplied with a soft bag to pack their belongings in to take on the cruise. BOND: At check-in a bond of $50 per person will be charged. This is refundable at the end of the tour.
What to Pack
Please pack in the soft small bag provided during check-in. We suggest: swimmers, beach towel, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, hat, jacket or sweater, sandals/joggers/thongs for island walk, toiletries, and any prescribed medicines. There are no shops around the islands, so please pick up important items before arriving at the marina. Don't forget to pack your treats, such as chocolates or crisps.
Optional Scuba Dives are available and Atlantic Clipper has a full dive team and dive gear onboard. Whether you are a certified diver or you have never dived before, we offer all guests the opportunity to discover the underwater world. With mutiple dive locations available, we have the ability to move to the best diving spot on the day.
Atlantic Clipper is a BYO vessel, this means you are able to bring your own alcohol onto the tour (no glass or red wine). Drinking water is included throughout your tour, however soft drinks are available for purchase on board. The crew will keep a tab and you can pay at the end of your tour.
Atlantic Clipper has power points throughout the vessel, so you can charge phones and tablets etc.
Don't worry, we supply swimming noodles and additional floatation as required. We will do a risk assessment on every guest before entering the water. While in the water the small tender will be relatively close by. We also have staff on look-out duty. In the Whitsundays, the reefs we visit are off the beaches, so it is pretty easy to make way to the beach.
Large bags cannot be taken on-board. Storage services are available in Airlie Beach for a daily fee, generally around $5 per day.
sarah , notts, uk
me and my friend katy sailed the whitsundays from 19th june. on board we met 7 irish lads and ben and ged and donna and jonathan...email me peeps! ive just come to the site to reminice. thanks to brendan, glenno, and the cook who's name i cannot for the life of me remember. sorry gal! luv sarah and katy