The Captain’s Log

Snorkelling in the Whitsundays on beautiful coral reefs with Derwent Hunter

Our staff are the best

Time after time we receive constant praise about the quality, passion and professionalism of our crew. We count ourselves very lucky to have such a great team.

A few quick facts, the last time we employed a new crew member was over 18 months ago, the average length of time our crew have been with us 3.25 years, in a very transient town this is impressive, meaning our crew love what they do and have the experience and knowledge to provide the best experience to our guests.

Crew Profile – Meet Amy

Derwent Hunter crew member Amy Amy comes from a long line of sailors (with the exception of one land loving sister!) and has raced everything from dinghys to maxi yachts to tallships.

She is well on her way to being captain of her own ship, and has worked for Derwent Hunter for 2 years.
Not only does she have an exceptional maritime background, she also boasts a degree in Marine Science from JCU, so if you have a question on board about anything, she is very likely to know the answer!


Amazing water clarity and glassed out days

We’ve been blessed this week with amazing conditions – the winds have been a bit light for sailing, but it’s made the ocean the calmest we’ve seen in months (of course, it’s Race Week)!

Snorkelling has been superb, and the clarity has been phenomenal. Check out these pics to prove it!

coral reef after cyclone debbie looking good

Snorkelling in the Whitsundays on beautiful coral reefs with Derwent Hunter

fun whitsunday day trip snorkelling and sailing


Boy eats world… & Derwent Hunter

Travel & foodie blogger Aleney de Winter came and sailed with Derwent Hunter recently with her foodie son, aka @boyeatsworld on Instagram. They captured these remarkable photos of our dear old girl at sea on a beautiful blue sky day.

DH boyeatsworld IG ship from water with comments

DH boyeatsworld ship and sun with comments


More whales and turtles!

It’s pretty much a daily occurrence now. Late August is prime whale watching season as these majestic creatures make their way south back to the Antarctic. We’re hopeful for a Migaloo sighting this week as we have heard he is making his way south again after a recent sighting up near Port Douglas.

whitsunday turtle watching with derwent hunter day trip

whitsunday whale watching with derwent hunter

DH turtle up close 210817

DH whale blowhole 210817


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