The Captain’s Log

Happy Australia Day from Derwent Hunter

DH staff australia day vegemite 260118What a great day out on Friday 26th January for Australia Day. We put on a good Aussie show, with Australian flags and Vegemite, and some good old-fashioned Australian hospitality. And we got to show off some of the best of our native wildlife and landscapes.

We saw turtles, a big friendly stingray, and lots of beautiful corals and small fish.

What a great day indeed!






70 years of Aussie history and counting

Built south of Hobart in Tasmania from Australian Huon pine, Tasmania Oak and Blue Gum, the Derwent Hunter is the last ship built in Australia that was designed to work under sail.

She was built by hand, by four men, over a period of 18 months.

Since then, she has discovered new territory, been a CSIRO research vessel, and starred in a TV series! Read more about her amazing history below on our website.

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Two awesome days out

Take it fast, and then take it slow, with our two day package with the legendary Ocean Rafting.

Save a bundle and get two of the best days out in the Whitsundays. We’ll take you to the famous spots, and the lesser known ones, with a thrilling day out on a fast speed boat, and a leisurely sail on a beautiful old tallship.

Thinking of doing an overnight boat trip? Instead of sleeping on a boat, with us you can stay in the comfortable mainland accommodation of your choice, while still seeing the best of the Whitsunday Islands on two award-winning day tours.

Both days are sure to impress!

Two day trips at bargain price, Chill and Thrill with Derwent Huner and Ocean Rafting in the Whitsundays now

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Fantastic day out for the family

Social mention to our friendly and fun crew, for making the Morris family’s reef adventure day extra special.

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”

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