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Where does the Atlantic Clipper leave from?

Updated Mon 21 Feb 2022

Atlantic Clipper, the Whitsundays ever-popular social megayacht, departs from the Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach for both lively day and overnight tours of the Whitsunday Islands! 

People boarding Atlantic Clipper overnight tour, Whitsundays

Backpacking around tropical north-Queensland, searching for a fun and bustling getaway for you and a group of friends, or simply ready for an action-packed family adventure in paradise - Atlantic Clipper is for you!

Atlantic Clipper is a 111ft mega-yacht, that is the largest overnight tour in the Whitsundays! Popular amongst 18-35-year-old backpackers in the Whitsundays, Clipper combines island-hopping adventure during the day, exciting watersports (time to waterslide into turquoise waters!), and lively social fun at night! Departing the Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach at 12-2 pm for a two day and two night tour, Atlantic Clipper boasts a teeming itinerary and both private and shared accommodation options! 

Your Atlantic Clipper Itinerary

We recommend a popular two day and two night overnight trip aboard Atlantic Clipper to experience the Whitsunday Islands at their best, check it out here. Here are our favourite Atlantic Clipper Itinerary highlights, that are sure to get you pumped!

1.   Explore Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet

Two people with their hands up in the air, Hill Inlet Lookout

You’ve just spent your first night aboard Atlantic Clipper cracking open a beverage as you cruise into the sunset, getting to know new friends from near and far, and anchoring for the night in a dreamy turquoise passage. Now it’s time to explore one of the world’s best beaches, Whitehaven Beach

Your knowledgable Clipper guide will take you up the short bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout which boasts panoramic views of mesmerising silica sands and jewel-coloured swirling lagoons - now is the time to get your perfect Instagram photo! Cool down in Whitehaven’s pristine, clear waters afterwards, we recommend you explore the secluded Bettys Beach whilst you’re there! Stretching for over 7km Whitehaven is the ideal location to play some beach games with the crew, or enjoy your own time along the sandy shorelines!

2.   Enjoy thrilling watersport fun 

People on stand-up paddleboards in front of Atlantic Clipper, Whitsundays

Atlantic Clipper is bustling with an endless variety of fun-filled watersports sure to have you smiling from ear to ear! With not one, but TWO waterslides, one which is 8 metres long with a 5-metre drop into the Whitsundays sparkling waters, the thrill-seekers love Clipper! Try out stand-up paddleboarding, or simply soak up the bright Queensland sun on the spacious decks!

After a jam-packed day, your favourite place to unwind with a beverage at golden hour is going to be in the huge onboard spa! Take a moment to relax because the night has only just begun… get ready for fun activities, games, dancing and music!

3.   Snorkel and dive amongst flourishing inner fringing reefs

Atlantic Clipper moored in the Whitsundays, crew members in the tender

You’re in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, it’s time to snorkel amongst biodiverse inner fringing reefs and spot exotic marine species! The advantage of an overnight trip aboard Clipper compared to a day trip, in addition to the night-time fun, is the time guests have to explore the teeming underwater playgrounds of the Whitsundays!

Ready to dive deeper? Atlantic Clipper offers both certified and introductory dives at extremely competitive prices, which includes all gear hire and an experienced dive instructor! Clipper follows above PADI standards with only two divers per instructor to ensure the utmost safety and comfort. Diving must be pre-booked and paid for onboard, with all dives subject to age, conditions, and medical questions.

4.   Celebrate with a social, lively group

People in the spa onboard Atlantic Clipper

Atlantic Clipper takes up to 54 passengers aboard per trip, and is the largest commercial vessel in the Whitsundays! Laughs and long-lasting memories are a given aboard Clipper, as the friendly crew hosts fun-filled nights that get everybody dancing!

Atlantic Clipper is BYO, so remember to visit the bottleshop in Airlie Beach before making your way to the Coral Sea Marina for departure. With so many thrilling watersports and plenty of foredeck space, there are also heaps of opportunities for your own individual or group time if you wish! Clipper’s itinerary truly does have something for everyone!

5.   Exclusive Mama Africa afterparty!

Atlantic Clipper overnight tour crew smile for a photo

Not ready to say goodbye to your crew and the fun times? Atlantic Clipper offers an exclusive after-party organised at Mama Africa’s Nightclub in the heart of Airlie Beach’s lively main street! Have a final hoorah with your new friends and enjoy VIP discounts on drinks!

We recommend you spend a few nights in the coastal hub of Airlie Beach either before or after your overnight trip on Atlantic Clipper. Often cited as a backpackers paradise, Airlie Beach boasts a laid-back tropical atmosphere and a buzzing nightlife scene!

Atlantic Clipper Day Tours

Short on time in the Whitsundays, yet eager to tick off the renowned backpacker tour? Don't stress, Atlantic Clipper also offers jam-packed and exciting day tours, check it out here. Perfect for every group, including families!

Atlantic Clipper from above, Whitsundays

Call us on +61 7 4914 2425 or live chat today to book your dream Whitsundays adventure aboard the dynamic mega-yacht Atlantic Clipper!

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