RACT published a lovely two-page article about Linda Smith's journey aboard Derwent Hunter recently. "The sky is a perfectly brilliant [...]
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 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.
This week has been epic! We were treated to an underwater tour by one of the locals - a turtle! The whales were putting on a show as they head back south. And we spotted a 16ft hammer head shark whilst underway (not in the snorkelling area thank goodness!) With crystal clear waters, a bit of wind and brilliant blue skies, this week was perfection.
It's been a fantastic week to be out and about on the water, hasn't it? The skies have been clear and the waters calm. It's made for excellent snorkelling with great visibility, and our visits to the beach on Langford Island have been particularly enjoyable.This week we were graced with some exceptional wildlife encounters. There have been turtles galore, and on Monday we had both pilot whales and humpback whales swimming alongside the boat.
Between July –September each year the Whitsundays are a vitally important breeding ground to about 30 species of whales and [...]
Derwent Hunter enjoyed a sail past the new Rainbow Warrior during its first visit to Airlie Beach yesterday. The Rainbow [...]
Warren Ladd represented Tallship Adventures at the Wooden Boat Festival in Tasmania last month. The Derwent Hunter is of course [...]