Our Vessels

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Derwent Hunter

Features:
  • Get involved – help sail a tallship or sit back and relax
  • Beach access to two reef locations “free range snorkelling” for beginners to experts
  • Multi award winning for Ecotourism & Adventure
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included
  • On board marine biologist – look and learn
  • FREE bus pick up and drop off
  • FREE wetsuits and snorkelling gear
  • Family business with over 25 years experience

Step into history sailing the beautiful Whitsunday Islands aboard Derwent Hunter. Experience the magic of a tallship adventure aboard one of Australia’s most famous tallships as she plies the azure waters of the breathtaking Whitsunday island chain. Soak up the style and ambience of a bygone era on this fast, elegant ship.

Hand crafted in 1946 out of Tasmanian Oak and Huon Pine by one of Tasmania’s most revered shipwrights, she is spaciously appointed and breathtaking to behold. The “Hunter” is a true performer, leaving many modern vessels in her wake. Feel the thrill of sailing at speed with all sails aloft towards your next island paradise.

This is no ordinary boat trip. A voyage aboard the Derwent Hunter is a rare opportunity to relive the true spirit of adventure.

Alexander Stewart

Alexander Stewart under sail landscape
Features:
  • Get involved – help sail a tallship or sit back and relax
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and the fringing coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

  • Multi award winning intimate eco tour

  • Sail in air-conditioned comfort

  • Enjoy interpretative guided bush walks and snorkel spots

  • FREE bus pick up and drop off
  • FREE wetsuits and snorkelling gear
  • Family business with over 25 years experience

The Alexander Stewart was hand built over 17 years by three generations of the one family and is said to be the largest cold-moulded timber hull in the Southern hemisphere. A magnificent vessel styled after the famous ship in which Joshua Slocum achieved the first solo circumnavigation of the globe in 1898. Timbers such as Noumean Kauri, Ribbon Maple, Red Cedar, Silky Oak, Tasmanian Blackwood and Oregon which give a rich old world feel to the large roomy interiors.