The Captain’s Log

The Captain’s Log – 24 February 2015

It was so wonderful to see the town of Airlie Beach embracing the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Goat, with some very colourful, fun festivities. There were fireworks on the main beach and dragon dancers to bring luck for the new year. We took a bunch of local agents out for a family trip and had a tonne of fun!

The Captain’s Log – 17 February 2015

Ever wondered where wooden boat fanatics head to for their summer holiday? The Australian Wooden Boat Festival of course! The Festival spans a long weekend and the entire Hobart waterfront. We found photos of the builder of the Derwent Hunter, Walter Wilson, in the Maritime Museum and even the original Derwent Hunter dinghy used by the CSIRO for research back in the 1950s.

Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart – 6-9 February 2015

Ever wondered where wooden boat fanatics head to for their summer holiday? The Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Tasmania of course! Seeped in history, Hobart is the home of the Derwent Hunter and a great reminder of our seafaring past. The Festival spans a long weekend and the entire Hobart waterfront at the mouth of the Derwent River, including the famous Constitution Dock where the Sydney to Hobart race finishes.

Love is in the Air – 10 February 2014

Valentine's Day Weekend Special! This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday, so to encourage you to experience the romance of sail we've decided to offer a special all weekend long! Love our romantic couple photos on Langford Island and at Bali Hai? Well this weekend, for all Valentine's Day couples bookings between Friday and Sunday, you will get your very own romantic photo shoot...

Eye on the Reef with Derwent Hunter – 3 February 2015

The Derwent Hunter crew are getting excited for the official annual “Eye on the Reef” Training Day for Whitsunday Tourism Crew being held on Friday 6 February in Airlie Beach. The monitoring site looked after by Tall Ship Adventures is iconic Black Island (Bali Hai) located opposite Hayman Island. Black Island has beautiful soft corals, a green turtle population and a beautiful beach to relax on- it has it all.

The Captain’s Log – 27 January 2015

The Australia Day weekend was a huge success with guests from all over the world being entertained on our classic Aussie tallship. For the entire long weekend, we had some extra special Aussie celebrations. Guests enjoyed prawn platters and a free Australian beer or wine with our lunch smorgasbord.

The Captain’s Log – 20 January 2015

Australia Day is coming up and bringing with it a long weekend - hooray! What better way to spend it than on the waters and beaches of the Whitsundays, on a classic Australian icon, the Derwent Hunter?

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.