Review of Whitsunday Islands Party Cruise, Australia

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The Whitsunday Islands are a must see if you’re planning a trip around the east coast of Australia. If you're travelling alone, I encourage you to see the islands in style, on board the Clipper, the ultimate party experience. As you board the boat among a sea of fellow travellers bearing plastic cups of budget beverages, you can foresee the next three days as a time to remember, or at least try to. 

 On board the Clipper, the crew make the experience an entertaining and informative one. Their travel savvy expertise combined with an obvious hunger for a good time combine to make for a great experience.

Meet and greet

The first day will see you cruising through the islands en route to the breathtakingly beautiful Whitehaven Beach. This is a day to get to know one another and share past and future travel plans, and, more importantly, have a good time. Just remember one rule: no passenger may play or recite Lonely Island’s ‘I’m on a boat’. This person will be thrown overboard without hesitation. 

Morning is a hard one, I won’t lie. As the sun bakes your hangover and the sound of screaming crew members resonates through the decks at 7am, it means it’s diving time. But I’ve got up for worse. After an awkward moment of name remembering, it’s a splash into the glimmering sapphire sea, surrounded by an array of tropical fish and sea turtles at Luncheon Bay, a diver’s favourite in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Truly magical. 

Once you have enjoyed your dive, the crew prepare a wholesome breakfast as fuel for the long day ahead. After some aimless swimming and splashing off various slides and diving boards, the Clipper sails towards the island of Langford Bay, which boasts another fantastic spot to witness the glorious aquamarine life. The boat then docks in the ocean as time appears to stand still whilst the glowing orange sun sinks below the horizon. The crew provide entertainment to get the second party started that will last way into the night. 

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven beach is a sight to behold, with its astonishing white sand and water clear enough to see the bottom of the ocean. But watch out for the jellies, they’ll get ya. 

After posing for a cringe-worthy tourist photo, which involves jumping in the air holding an Australian flag, that everyone will mock but secretly love, you are free to explore the wonders of the beach. Take some time alone to marvel at the glimmering sea, or take a swim with some giant stingrays. Afterwards the tour continues into the forest, to the famous lookout point over the whole of Whitehaven and its swirling white sands, delicately integrating with the clear blue ocean.

Words cannot do this place justice, not to sound like an 80's classic, but heaven really is a place on earth. Get yourself to Oz on a working holiday visa, save some cash pouring pints and jump on the Clipper for the trip of a life time. 

 

James Matthew Spikings

Hi! I'm Jimmy Spikings.I am currently at Manchester Metropolitan as a Multimedia Journalism masters student. My passions lie in travel and constantly experiencing new things such as hidden bars or clubs with undiscovered music and fascinating people.I did my undergrad in Media, Communication and Culture at Newcastle University. This is where I generated a passion for writing, especially for the arts such as music and events reviews.During my gap year I travelled the world alone where I spent a year working and travelling in Australia and two months in south east Asia. I had the time of my life here and wouldn't think twice to do it all again!I love to write to entertain and project my amazing experiences onto people, in the hope I will inspire others!

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