The Captain’s Log

The Captain’s Log – 13 January 2015

What a wonderful week of weather again in the Whitsundays, sunny clear skies and perfect southerly winds ideal for sailing to protected islands and reefs. We were also luck enough to have dolphins surfing on the bow wave twice this week, and of course the friendly green turtles at Langford and Black Island have been making daily appearances.

The Captain’s Log – 6 January 2015

Christmas and New Year have been very busy in Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. Guests of all ages and nationalities have been enjoying sailing and snorkelling to the magnificent Whitsunday Islands. The 'silly season' spirit has been evident - we even took out a dazzle of zebras on the Derwent Hunter one day!

The Captain’s Log – 23 December 2014

Up here in Sunny north Queensland, we love a hot Christmas! With Christmas only a few days away, the Derwent Hunter crew have been getting into the Christmas spirit. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and New Years and hope to see you out on the high seas soon!

The Captains Log – 16 December 2014

With only 9 days left until Christmas, Airlie Beach is gearing up for a busy festive season. The magnificent Derwent Hunter will be sailing 7 days a week until the end of the school holidays (with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day). Trips can fill quite quickly over Christmas, so remember to book early to make sure you don’t miss out.

The Captain’s Log – 2 December 2014

We've been noticing lately how many stunning arty photos our team have been getting out here on the water in the Whitsundays. Sailing on a traditional tallship like the Derwent Hunter is a very special experience. There are few places in Australia, or indeed the world, that guests can really get involved in sailing a traditional tall ship for a day. This is not just a harbour cruise it’s the real deal! For keen photographers, it offers many opportunities for some seriously cool photos, and here are a few of our favourites.

The Captain’s Log – 25 November 2014

This week has been so hot!! Light winds, sunny skies, the best place to be is definitely out on the water. Airlie Beach has been pumping with Schoolies descending en masse, though Derwent Hunter has remained busy entertaining our usual domestic and international tourists, leaving the young folk to party on safely in our resort town. The snorkelling conditions have again been wonderful, with 100% success this week of turtle sightings and swims.

The Captain’s Log – 19 November 2014

It's been another week of amazing visibility for snorkelling in the Whitsundays, with some neap tides creating excelling conditions for marine life viewing. Derwent Hunter explored further afield this week, heading to Hamilton Island for a private charter. e corporate rum sponsor wanted a pirate feel to the day, and we didn’t disappoint.

The Captain’s Log – 11 November 2014

The Whitsundays has turned on another splendid week of weather, with lots of visits from our resident turtles at Langford Reef. The weekend was a bit quieter on the ship, with the town going crazy for the Airlie Beach Music Festival. The atmosphere was great and we just loved seeing so many happy smiling faces and hearing all the amazing musicians that flocked to Airlie for the festival.