- Access to two water slides, a jacuzzi and 6-metre dive platform onboard
- Scuba diving and whale watching (July to Sept)
- Fresh linen, sheets, blankets and pillows provided
- All freshly prepared meals and snacks (special diets on request)
- Stinger suits and snorkel equipment
- Choice of 21 cabins with air-conditioning and hot showers
WHERE WE VISIT
- Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach
- North Hook, Hook Island, Hook Passage
- Hill Inlet
- Molle group of islands
- Airlie Beach
Atlantic Clipper Whitsundays 3 Days 2 Nights Sailing Tour
See the Whitsundays in style as you dive, snorkel, sun bathe and party your way through sparkling water!
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- BYO Alcohol, no glass or red wine please (workplace health and safety)
- Bring a beach towel, camera, toiletries, sunscreen and thongs/sandals for a bush walk
WHAT TO EXPECT
Spend two days sailing the Whitsundays in utmost comfort aboard the Atlantic Clipper. Complete with daily snorkel and dive trips, a sprawling deck for sunbathing and nighttime fun with the crew, this trip gives you the ultimate island and reef experience.
Day 1 - Whitsunday Passage, Hook Passage
Your first day onboard departs at approximately 2:45 pm and begins with a relaxing cruise across Whitsunday Passage and past the Molle Islands. You'll head along the coast of Hook Island to Hook Passage, which is sandwiched between the two largest Whitsundays Islands.
Once you reach your overnight anchorage spot, there'll be plenty of time to dive into the clear water for a swim and enjoy the afternoon on the sun-kissed deck. If you're feeling adventurous, check out the onboard 8-meter waterslide or the 6-metre dive board!
Come twilight, sit back in the hot tub and watch the sunset over pristine water and islands. For dinner, enjoy a delicious dinner of baked ham and a few evening drinks on the top deck. You might even be lucky enough to see some dolphins frolicking under the boats two huge 'fish spotlights'. Sometimes, fish, turtles and even reef sharks join in the show! Watch them chase the night away and relax with a few board games and friendly chats with the crew.
Day 2 - Whitehaven, Langford Island
It’s a bright and early start this morning! Wake up at 6:00 am for a full continental breakfast before arriving at Whitehaven (Tongue Bay). You'll take a trip to a famous lookout - the 4th most photographed place in Australia - and enjoy decadent views of the swirling hill inlets on Whitehaven Beach. From here, continue on to Whitehaven sand where you'll have the chance to explore the pristine sand and play some beach games!
Around 12 pm, return to the boat for a buffet lunch, then it's time to set sail to your dive and snorkel destination! This spot is an underwater paradise, and whether you're snorkelling or scuba diving this reef world lights up before your eyes. It's among the richest marine habitats in the world and the oldest ecosystem on Earth, not to mention one of the most beautiful and colourful places you've ever seen.
Once you've finished exploring the beautiful reef, it’s time for a hot shower then afternoon snacks and a cold beverage while you enjoy a sunset sail to your anchorage point for the night. Stop off on Langford Island for a final peek at the setting sun.
After eating your dinner of spaghetti bolognese it's time for a reef party! For the last night of every tour, the crew put on what they call 'the show', an evening full of funky tunes, dancing, singing and games. Fancy dress, disco and strobe lights and some awesome activities will make your final night on the reef one to remember!
The final day starts with a singing wake-up call from the crew at 6 am. Then it’s time for a full continental breakfast before taking part in even more water activities. Of course, there will be plenty of water sliding and diving platform action. You can also have a go at paddle-boarding, banana boat or JetBoat riding (banana boating and jet boating are an additional cost).
After you say your final goodbyes to the coral reef, you will head back Airlie Beach at approximately 10:45 am, arriving around 12 pm after a sail through the reef and its islands. And don't forget the thrill ride across the Whitsunday passage! This stretch of water is lots of fun aboard the Clipper with its massive sails and will have you disembarking with a smile.
This tour is a 3 day, 2-night trip, starting on Day 1 at 2:45 pm and finishing on Day 3 at approximately 12 pm.
Atlantic Clipper Whitsundays 3 Days 2 Nights Sailing Tour
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Monday, 29-04-2016 11:00 AM - 12:00PM
How many participants are there?
Do I have to wear a stinger suit?
Absolutely! Stingers pose a threat year round. It’s a logistical nightmare if someone gets stung; it ruins the trip for everyone else too. Box Jellyfish – Oct to May, Irukandji are year round. If you are going to enter the water at all, you need a suit. The suits protect you from our harsh sun too.
I am afraid of water and can’t swim.
Tell the crew if you can’t swim, they have swimming aids such as noodles and lifejackets. Try to snorkel; it is truly one of lifes great wonders. Your crew will assist you with learning
Can I Scuba dive?
Scuba Diving is available on both Atlantic Clipper and New Horizon. Even people that are not good swimmers are perfectly able to try scuba diving. Introductory and Certified Diving is available for an additional $60, this can be purchased at ABC Travel or onboard the Atlantic Clipper & New Horizon. Second dives are $50 (payable onboard only).
Are the vessels licensed?
No, but feel free to BYO in moderation (we want you to remember and enjoy our beautiful surroundings). You may be refused boarding if you are intoxicated at the time of departure. No glass and no red wine is permitted onboard. The reason for this is red wine can stain the deck and if glass is broken it becomes a danger for all other passengers.
A limit of 30 cans or 4 litres of wine is permitted. Spirits are welcome if you prefer however we ask that you transfer these to plastic bottles before you board (available from local bottle shops).
Where do we go? What islands do we visit?
The course the boat takes is dependant on wind/weather/tides and currents. There is no set course. We always endeavour to get to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet (Oooohhhh that view), and there are usually at least 2 great snorkelling/diving spots. The only reason we will not get to Whitehaven is if the wind does not allow us. This rarely happens, but it can. The skippers know the waters exceptionally well and will do the best course for the passengers and their comfort.
Where do I get picked up?
You will meet at Abel point marina (just a 15-minute walk from the centre of Airlie Beach) at a time that will be advised at check-in. You will be given a map with directions of how to get there – easy!
Do I sleep on deck?
No. Atlantic Clipper has 21 cabins onboard including 4 share, triple share, private twin and private double. Upgrades for private twin ($50pp) or private double ($100pp) are payable on check in. Being subject to availability we do recommend you book in advance.
What if I am vegetarian or have dietary requirements?
We are able to cater for most dietary requirements onboard our vessels so please just advise our staff at the time of booking or when you check in.
Is Clipper a “Party Boat”?
Mmm, tricky one…. Entirely depends on the group. Some trips are very relaxing whilst others have the possibility of turning into a great party, who knows? The crew interact with the passengers nightly and encourage you to have fun, they do not encourage excessive drinking. You do not have to get involved if you don’t wish. It is noisy for a couple of hours but all settles down early enough for you to fully enjoy the next day sightseeing. 53 young people on a boat usually means it can be a bit rowdy!
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You can book now and your booking will be confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.
In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:
- More than 60 days before departure: no fee
- Between 30 and 60 days of departure: 25% of the total cost
- Between 14 and 29 days of departure: 50% of the total cost
- Within 14 days of departure: 100% of the cost
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