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 Jelly fish – 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.
How many people on a trip?
A maximum of 53 people in 21 Cabins with 7 crew.
What days do your trips go?
We depart around 3pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays! ***This depends on tide times.
Where do you leave from? When do I have to be there?
We depart from the new section of the Abel Point Marina (Airlie Beach), (M arm). Check in at ABC the day before your departure prior to 5pm.
What do I need to Bring?
BYO Alcohol, Beach Towel and Sunscreen, Hats, Thongs and Sandles, Light Clothing, Jumper, Your favorite Cd's, Weather Proof Jacket and a Sense of Fun and Adventure.
Can I Scuba dive if I have never done it before?
Yes*, we have certified Scuba instructors on board. *Health permitting.
Im a vegetarian, what options do you have?
Special Dietary requirements available on request at the time of booking.
Will I get seasick?
The Atlantic Clipper is one of the most stable boats in the Whitsundays, so the chances are alot better than on most trips... but some people DO get seasick, but usually it wont last too long.
What about staying in Airlie Beach?
ABC will give you discounted accommodation when you book a trip with us.
Any additional costs I should know about?
EMC (government tax) of $5.50 per day/per passenger for travel within the Marine Park is payable upon checking in at ABC Travel for all tickets purchased after Jan 1st 2012. This totals $18.50 ($16.50 EMC + $2 Admin), please have this amount available. This will increase to $20.00 ($18 EMC + $2 Admin) for all passengers travelling after 1/4/12.