After 30 years in marine tourism & a COVID year thrown in, it seemed like a perfect time for the husband & wife duo Warren and Jo Ladd to take a bit of a sabbatical and slide sideways into exploring our beautiful backyard as citizen scientists getting involved to ensure long-term sustainability of our magnificent coral reefs.

To make this dream a reality enter stage left, the Elsie May a timber expedition craft lovingly restored over a 6 month period to make the perfect liveaboard cruising vessel.

The first voyage of the year, will see the ELSIE travel in company with DERWENT HUNTER to Cooktown, Torres Strait and Cape York