The Captain’s Log

turtle photobombs tour guides on Derwent Hunter in the Whitsundays

Turtle photobombs and boomerang sailors

School holiday highlights

With 3 weeks of school holidays along the east coast of Australia and Airlie Beach booked out, we’ve been busy busy busy!

The weather has been pretty well perfect most days. We’ve had wonderful sailing conditions, great snorkelling and lots of turtle encounters.

Scroll down to see our turtle photo bomb experience! It was awesome

We actually haven’t had many families which is unusual, remember we offer a family price of $525 for 2 adults and up to 3 kids!

Turtle Time!

turtle photobombs tour guides on Derwent Hunter in the Whitsundays

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Boomerang sailors…

What are they? Boomerang sailors are customers who keep coming back! Repeat visitors Barry and Angela declared themselves boomerang sailors, and we like it, we think we’ll adopt it!

Repeat business is great sign that you’re doing something right. We love having locals bring their visiting family members to come experience the Whitsunday islands and reefs with us.


Why choose Derwent Hunter for your reef experience?

With our big beautiful tall ship, Derwent Hunter offers a unique way of exploring the reef. Our low numbers and slower style offer a great alternative to bigger ferry style tours. It’s as much about the journey as it is about the destinations we visit. We offer the opportunity to get up close and personal with nature, with lots of time to explore the reef without feeling rushed.

Our staff make the day though, with their passion and enthusiasm for the job and the Whitsundays as a whole they love what they do and go out of their way to make your day.

Have you experienced Derwent Hunter yet?


Spring Special Extended

Now extended to bookings made by 20 December to save $20!
Valid for travel to 31 March 2018.

Adults sail for just $175
Concessions for just $155

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