The Atlantic Clipper
Frequentley Asked Questions
How many people are there on each trip?
Atlantic Clipper is capable of taking a maximum of 54 passengers and 7 crew. This might sound like a lot of people but you have to keep in mind that Atlantic Clipper is one of the largest vessels in the Whitsundays and has 21 private cabins and loads of space.
What should I bring?
Important for your enjoyment of the trip are a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses. Other things you should bring are a beachtowel, toiletries, enough clothes for 3 days, swimmers, sandals/thongs, perhaps a long sleeve shirt in case you get too much sun. Camera, BYO alcohol (no glass and no red wine please), weather proof jacket (just in case) and a sense of humour and adventure. You should bring only what you need for the trip in a small soft bag. Excess luggage can be stored in Airlie Beach either at your accommodation or in secure lockers that are available in town.
What about marine stingers/jellyfish?
Unfortunately these are a fact of life, while stings are not common they do happen each year. Stinger suits are a fact of life in tropical Australia and can be hired for $15.00 from Atlantic Clipper for the trip duration. As long as you are wearing a stinger suit the risk of a sting is remote. The crew will explain about marine stingers.
Does Atlantic Clipper cater for vegetarians & people with food allergies?
Yes vegetarians are catered for as long as you advise when making your booking as to what sort of vegetarian you are. It is also a good idea to perhaps pack some vegetarian staples that you like to add to the salads, pastas, fruit and vegetables that are provided. You must also advise of any food allergies when booking.
Will I get seasick?
Most people don't get seasick, Atlantic Clipper is a large stable boat however some people are prone to seasickness. If you are one of these people or if you don't know then you should pack some motion sickness tablets available at any chemist. Excess consumption of alcohol can contribute to a bout of seasickness.
Where do I check in and at what time?
How much does the trip cost and what are the extra costs?
I'm not a good swimmer what can I do?
You should hire a lifejacket or flotation device available for hire in Airlie Beach before departure and you should advise crew members when onboard.