The Captain’s Log

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.

The Captain’s Log – 14 October 2014

We've had another wonderful week in the Whitsundays, with weather to match. We excitedly got into our piratey best on the weekend with the news that Pirates of the Caribbean is likely to be filming the fifth movie in the series in the region next year. We also had a special guest on board this week. We can't say who or why at this point, just that he may or may not run a rather famous vet surgery in a beachside Sydney suburb... We can't show you any pictures or video just yet, but stay tuned, we will show them as soon as we have permission.

The Captain’s Log – 30 September 2014

This week was all about the kids, with school holidays in full force in the Whitsundays. Children of all ages got to snorkel with turtles, help raise the sails and dress up as pirates and take over the ship. As well as being a lot of fun, we received some beautiful comments in the Ships' Log.

The Captain’s Log – 23 September 2014

The Whitsundays just keeps putting on a show! This week we were blessed with stronger winds, which made for some fabulous sailing. The turtles are still about in droves, and we've had some great, fun groups on board, including a private charter for a local gal's 40th birthday and a full compliment of cruise ship passengers.