The Captain’s Log

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.

The Captain’s Log – 4 November 2014

This week we have been blessed with a glorious week of sunshine in the Whitsundays and some very mild winds, which has created some excellent snorkelling conditions. We have visited a few locations this week, Langford Reef, Bali Hai, Caves Cove and Blue Pearl Bay.

The Captain’s Log – 28 October 2014

It's been a crazy week in the Whitsundays for the tallship Derwent Hunter, with a whole variety of fun things going on! We've sailed with Ulysses bikies, swum with turtles, had a Master Mariner on board, and a got caught up in a bit of Instagram madness...

The Captain’s Log – 21 October 2014

This week has been another beautiful one in the Whitsundays. The weather is really warming up, and the days are getting longer. We can't wait for summer! After a busy school holidays, we took a few days off and gave the old girl a little bit of TLC. She's 68 years old you know! She was built in 1946 in Tasmania. We're very proud of her original condition, and this means she requires a little bit of love now and again, a bit of spit and polish, to keep her looking her best. We're back in the water this week, ready to take visitors to our region on an adventure through the islands.