The Captain’s Log

Derwent Hunter Whitsunday day trip giant clam

New underwater photos and Coral surveying for ‘Eye on the Reef’

The crew have been busy this week collecting data for the ‘Eye on the Reef’ program run by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Our trained crew contribute to this vital research which monitors the health of our Great Barrier Reef along its entire 2000km length.

It’s also a great excuse to snap some photos of our precious coral reefs at our northern Whitsunday sites to show you just how good some of our snorkelling sites are!

Derwent Hunter Whitsunday day trip giant clam

Derwent Hunter Whitsunday day trip healthy coral reef


We’ve also been blessed with blue skies

Thankfully the rain has gone and the blue skies and sunshine are back. We think autumn and winter is the BEST time to be sailing in the Whitsundays, especially when it gets a little chilly down south.

We’re basking in glorious sunshine all autumn long, with temperatures of up to 28 degrees during the day times, hotter in the sun! Our guests have been loving it, quickly getting into their swimmers and enjoying the warmth as we sail to the northern bays of the Whitsunday Islands.

Old & New

How cool is this snap taken on Thursday 19th April with the old (us!) approaching the magnificent cruise ship (new) in the distance.

Derwent Hunter Whitsunday day trip tall ship sailing yacht AND CRUISE SHIP IN AIRLIE BEACH


School Holiday Availability?


Come sailing and snorkelling with us! We still have availability in the school holidays.

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Book the Family Pass for the School Holidays

Book our Family Pass (for up to 2 adults + 3 kids) for $525
and kids under 4 travel free.

Our school holiday programs are full of excitement for the kids. We do temporary pirate tattoos, and the kids can earn a special Tallship Certificate by completing a series of tasks set by the captain.

They might also learn a thing or two about our oceans and marine life, but don’t let them know it’s “educational”!

Of course we provide kid sizes snorkelling gear, wetsuits, and buoyancy vests too, free of charge.

Kids big and small will love our generous lunchtime buffet, and morning and afternoon snacks. And if mum and dad would like to relax and enjoy a drink, we open the bar after snorkelling.

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Can’t Choose? Two Day Special

Looking for more school holiday excitement? Did you know we offer two exciting day trips with two of the best operations in the Whitsundays? We’ve teamed up with award winners Ocean Rafting to offer the Thrill & Chill package at a discounted rate.

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“How inappropriate to call this planet ‘Earth’ when it is quite clearly ocean”

-Arthur C. Clarke

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