Are you looking for the best social boat in the Whitsundays? Jump on board Atlantic Clipper!
- Spend your days exploring the hottest areas of the Whitsundays on one of the liveliest boats around!
- The biggest boat in the Whitsundays with up to 54 guests for a fun, social experience
- Boasts a huge waterslide, scuba diving, air-con and an action-packed itinerary
- On Sale Now - Marked down from
$539to only $379 AUD per person!
The mighty Atlantic Clipper is the largest and one of the most social and lively overnight tours in the Whitsundays. Coming in at 111 feet and taking up to 54 passengers per trip, she's the perfect vessel for adventurers looking to have the time of their life while exploring the Whitsunday Islands. This mega yacht was built in 1983 and combines the awesome adventure of sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving, with modern facilities and air conditioning throughout.
Highlights & Features:
- Young, fun, social group
- Experienced dive instructors
- Brand new three-story high water slide
- Huge spa on deck for you to relax and enjoy
- Free use of the vessel's stand-up paddleboards
- Fully air-conditioned for maximum comfort
- Up to 54 guests making this a fun and sociable trip
- Snorkelling gear and wetsuit hire included
- All meals are prepared on board by your friendly crew
- Jet boat rides and banana boat rides available on board (additional cost)*
- BYO Alcohol
The Clipper also boasts a fun itinerary that will bring you to some of the most beautiful and iconic destinations in the Whitsundays! Atlantic Clipper is undoubtedly one of the most fun and social tours in the Whitsundays and is perfect for the young, young-at-heart and adventure-driven traveller!
- Atlantic Clipper is also available for Private Charter.
- *Water sports such as scuba diving, jet boat rides and banana boat rides are bonus activities. It is important to note these activities are not guaranteed and are subject to factors including weather, availability and Covid-19 restrictions.
The Atlantic Clipper is the biggest commercial vessel in the Whitsundays and is renowned up the east coast as a must-do tour whilst backpacking around Australia! If you are looking for a fun, lively, and entertaining experience, this action-packed 2 day and 2 night excursion is the package for you. Most popular with 18-35-year-old backpackers, the Clipper will take you on an excursion around the amazing Whitsunday Islands, providing laughs and memories to last a lifetime! By day, the tour goes the famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout as well as the best dive and snorkel locations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. In the evening you can crack open a drink and get involved in the activities, games, dancing and great music!
When you're finished at the lookout point, your tour guide will lead you back down to Whitehaven Beach to explore the pristine sand firsthand. Whilst at Whitehaven Beach you can either soak up the sun or play beach games with your new friends and the Clipper crew! Whitehaven Beach has many times been voted the best in Australia, making it a must-see while in the Whitsundays. It's the best place for relaxing and enjoy the sunshine, with plenty of room for all its visitors! Whitehaven stretches over 7km in length, meaning you can either have some fun with the Clipper group, or enjoy some time on your own walking along the beach.
Hill Inlet Lookout
As Atlantic Clipper arrives in Tongue Bay, your experienced crew will take you up a bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout which is one of the most photographed and Instagrammed places in Australia! This lookout point provides you with amazing views of Whitehaven Beach as well as the beautiful turquoise waters and pure white silica swirls, which make up the famous Hill Inlet. It's the perfect place to grab a new profile picture or Instagram photo, as the white and blue backdrop are a photographer's dream!
Snorkelling and scuba diving
Snorkelling and scuba diving amongst the diverse range of marine life and coral species found in the Whitsundays provides a spectacular, and for many, a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The Clipper offers both certified and introductory dives at very competitive prices. The price to scuba dive includes all gear hire and an experienced dive instructor, for all comfort levels. All dives are subject to age, conditions and medical questions. If you are a certified diver you will need to bring diving certification card with you. All diving MUST be pre-booked and paid for on board. We follow above PADI standards with only two divers per instructor as your safety is of utmost importance to us and we want you to feel comfortable and safe at all times.
Water sports - Stand-up paddleboards, waterslides, spa, jet boat rides and MORE!
There are many ways to enjoy your time on Atlantic Clipper, whether you would rather relax and soak up some sun or feel the need to get active and seek some thrills. For the thrill seekers, Atlantic Clipper has two waterslides, one which is 8 metres long with a 5 metre drop to the sea, and another which is a massive 9 metres long! Stand-up paddleboarding has become a very popular activity all over the world, and therefore, SUPs have earned their place on the Clipper. Test your yoga skills on the board, or race your friends around the ship and enjoy what paddleboarding is all about! You will find paddleboards provide endless fun and provide fantastic photo opportunities. One of our favourite things to do at the end of the day is to jump into the huge spa located on Atlantic Clipper's deck... There's no better place to unwind and watch the sunset after a big day of exploring the Whitsundays with new friends! Once the sun has set, the Atlantic Clipper turns on its night lights to attract all sorts of sea life that you generally don't see during the day, such as squid, dolphins, reef sharks and nocturnal fish. Not to mention the party animals on board!
Atlantic Clipper has recently partnered with Pioneer Jet to offer guests two new water sport activities to try out: Jet boat and banana boat rides! Available on Day 3 of the tour, these optional activities do not need to be pre-booked and are payable on board the vessel.
- Jet boat ride is $35pp
- Banana boat ride is $20pp
One of the best times you can have on a holiday
As one of the most sociable boats in the Whitsundays, Atlantic Clipper will give you the ride of your life in the Whitsundays. Sunbake and relax on the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Whitsunday Islands and bushwalk along the national park tracks to reach the stunning views of the Hill Inlet lookout; Snorkel or scuba dive among the colourful reefs, or try your hand at paddleboarding - Atlantic Clipper has something for everyone and promises an itinerary to see all the best parts of the Whitsundays. With the Atlantic Clipper, you will make life-long friends and memories that will last forever. That's why so many passengers come back saying that Atlantic Clipper has been the highlight of their travels in Australia!
Exclusive After-Party at Mama Africa's Nightclub
Just because the trip ends, does not mean the end of the service! Atlantic Clipper offers an exclusive after-party organised at Mama Africa's Nightclub in Airlie Beach. This is your chance to have one final hoorah with your crew and enjoy VIP discounts on drinks.
Choose from private doubles, triple share and quad share cabins all with the comfort of air-conditioning throughout. The spectacular air-conditioned saloon complete with TV and DVD a large dining area, lounge and cocktail bar offers a gigantic area to socialise and meet new friends. With plenty of room above decks to sunbathe, relax in the shade, have fun on the water slide, or take a splash in the 12 person spa, you will have the time of your life!
Tap the hotspots on the floor plan below to view the boat.
What To Bring
Please only bring a small soft overnight bag without any zippers (ie. a re-usable shopping). A zipless souvenir bag can be purchased at the boat's check-in office for a few dollars. Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal) and cash/card for onboard purchases. Feel free to bring on board a reusable water bottle and/or additional snacks. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles, please.
Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire and snorkelling equipment
- Marine Park fees
- BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine)
- Soft drinks
- Jet boat rides*
- Banana boat rides*
- Scuba diving*
*Water sports such as scuba diving, jet boat rides and banana boat rides are bonus activities. It is important to note these optional activities are not guaranteed and are subject to factors including weather, availability and Covid-19 restrictions.
Jet & Banana Boat Rides:
Jet boat rides and banana boat rides can be purchased. These optional extras can be decided on and paid for on board.
- Jet boat ride is $35pp
- Banana boat ride is $20pp
Pricing is subject to change, the above is to be used as a guideline only.
Atlantic Clipper offers onboard scuba diving for both certified divers and those without experience/qualification. Scuba dives MUST be pre-booked, but are paid for on board.
- Scuba dive is $75pp - MUST be pre-booked.
Pricing is subject to change, the above is to be used as a guideline only. Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety divers must be 18 years or over and they will require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions.
Dive Medical Certificate:
Your safety in the water is our primary concern. Please read through the following information carefully to determine whether you require a Dive Medical Certificate (at own cost).
If you are aged 45 and over and you would like to participate in an Introductory Scuba Dive you will be required to present a Dive Medical Certificate onboard. This does not apply for certified divers.
Please read the following questions carefully:
- Do you currently have an ear infection?
- Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
- Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
- Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
- Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attack of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
- Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
- Do you have active asthma or history of asthma, emphysema or tuberculosis?
- Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
- Do you have behavioural health problems or a nervous system disorder?
- Are you or could you be pregnant?
- Do you have a history of colostomy?
- Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
- Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
- Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
- Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
- Do you have a history of diabetes?
- Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
- Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
- Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, you are required to obtain and present a current (issued within the past 12 months) Divers Medical Certificate before you can scuba dive.
Please click here for a list of doctors who can provide this service.
Terms and Conditions
Atlantic Clipper departs between 11:45pm & 2:15pm depending on the tide.
Water sports such as scuba diving, jet boat rides and banana boat rides are bonus activities. It is important to note these activities are not guaranteed and are subject to factors including weather, availability and Covid-19 restrictions.
Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip.
You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.
It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.
It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time.
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.
A $40 per person Public Holiday Surcharge is applicable to tours where the vessel is at sea on Christmas Day or New Years Day.
We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.
It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages.
All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.
All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel date forfeit 50% of the RRP. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. A $40 per person transfer fee applies to all name or date changes.
It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.
Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.
You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.
All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators.
Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.
Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.
Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.