The Captain’s Log

Stonehaven Anchorage in Whitsundays coral is healthy and growing

The Whitsundays recovering well after the cyclone

Derwent Hunter is on whale watch!

It’s official, the whales are here! There have been numerous sightings of whales over the weekend from various boat tour operators, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for our first sightings this week too! How exciting, we love whale season!

The Whitsundays is recovering well after Debbie

After our annual maintenance recently, it’s been great to be out and about exploring again to see how well the area is recovering 11 weeks after the cyclone.

We’re actually pretty impressed to see how resilient nature is. Thanks to lots of rain, the trees are growing back and thriving. In Stonehaven it looks as green as it always did, which is lovely.

The marine life continues to visit us as we sail around. This week we have seen snub fin dolphins, white bellied sea eagles, and a regular hawksbill turtle has been visiting the Derwent Hunter on anchor!

Snorkelling we are seeing lovely soft corals, an array of reef fish and who can forget our friendly turtles. The sailing has been exceptional with strong south easterly breezes filling our sails.

And most importantly, our customers have been very happy giving us some great reviews.

Stonehaven Anchorage in Whitsundays coral is healthy and growing


Special deal for June

To show off our sparkly new looking ship, we are extending our $175/$155 special to the end of June, for travel right up until the end of December.

Adults sail for just $175
Concessions for just $155!

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Rocking reviews this week!

“What a winner of a tour! Thank you for giving us a taste of being part of the crew. We look forward to try another sailing trip with you. Power to the team”

-Dino & Daizele

“Thank you so much to the friendly crew of the Derwent Hunter. It was a beautiful day of sailing and snorkelling. We feel like we received an education from the very knowledgeable crew. The day couldn’t have been any better. A special way to celebrate my 30th. Thanks again”

-Bree & Michael

“Thank you for this great day. All this will never happen again in my life and will keep the memory of you and this ship forever! Thank you for a great voyage.”

-Mary, Italy

“The Russell Family on our Australian Adventure! We had a fantastic time seeing how the reef is recovering from TC Debbie! Thank you”

-Russell family

“Had a great time on Derwent Hunter- thank you for your hospitality and for going out of your way to make us all comfortable 🙂 ”


And finally a nautical poem from Bree’s 30th birthday group:

Naught a bad day out
Pi-rate it very highly.
A mast do!
I’ll give my friends stern instructions to come about one day
It mer-maid my day


Superstar crew

Meet some of our superstar crew, here we have Nygel and Amy tidying up the deck after showing guests how to put up the sails.


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