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.


Thanks heaps for it all and I expect you'll be hearing from us for another cruise next year! ... (more)
— Jamie Pilling, President, Melbourne University Science Students Society

Thanks for a great cruise this year! From what I've heard from people, although we haven't had an official meeting yet is that the event was a great success, to my knowledge everyone seemed to have a fantastic time, all of your staff I thought were great and I'm not aware of any issues on our end, so again thanks heaps for it all and I expect you'll be hearing from us for another cruise next year!

Thanks again!