Capt. Leigh Doeg at the wheel of the Victoria Star


Owner & Captain

Leigh has pursued a lifelong passion for historic ships. He volunteered in the restoration of the sailing ship Polly Woodside, managed the steam tug Wattle for 18 years and rescued The Victoria Star from a bleak future in 1998. Still very much hands-on, Leigh can be found on most days scrubbing the decks or putting a fresh coat of paint on The Victoria Star.



Handcrafted Catering

One half of Handcrafted Catering, Nathan is an expert in providing Victoria Star guests with superb food. Creating every delectable morsel from scratch, each bite you take is loaded with flavour and will be sure to satisfy. He can tailor his menu to suit any taste, dietary requirement and budget. Look no further for an excellent catering experience!

DJ Steve


DJ and Master of Ceremonies

Professional, fun-loving, reliable, Steve is a full-time DJ with over 16 years of experience. He is our go-to-guy when organizing a dance floor for a Christmas party or providing excellent MC services for a wedding. No matter what occasion, Steve will have your cruise covered!




A fully qualified celebrant since 1996, Lynton is the gold standard. Couples describe him as organised, helpful, passionate, engaging, supportive, patient and a clear and confident speaker. There is no better when it comes to conducting weddings on The Victoria Star.


As always the staff, food and atmosphere did not disappoint making the day an absolute pleasure ... (more)
— Tanya Hancox, Fletcher Insulation

I believe this is our 3rd time we have chosen the Victoria Star for our End of Year Celebration. Again the choice was easy with our Office and Production staff unanimously  wanting to cruise on the Victoria Star.

Melbourne put on a fantastic day with the weather and as always the staff, food and atmosphere did not disappoint making the day an absolute pleasure and totally enjoyable. I have had nothing but compliments about this great day and would like to pass them on to you, as without you Will helping me to arrange it all (even with my last minute changes) and all the staff on the day especially hard working Lou of whom many of our guest have asked me to pass on their thanks to her for her tireless effort to make sure everything was done and that nothing was missed

The staff here are already working out what to do entertainment wise etc. for next year's cruise, so I think you will be hearing from us again.

So thankyou once again to you all.