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Kiana Whitsundays Sail & Dive​

Island & Outer Reef – Dive & Snorkel

Why we Love Kiana Whitsundays Adventure

Kiana offers a personalised cruise with low passenger numbers sailing experience around the 74 Whitsunday Islands, where everybody* will get to scuba dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef with a FREE dive included.

Kiana Whitsundays is fully air-conditioned below deck where there are large roomy saloon areas and comfortable cabins, including private twin/double cabins, with plenty of space for everyone.

Try scuba diving (no experience necessary) and snorkelling, or  simply sit back and relax on board.

With only 14 passengers per trip, each trip is personalised for your group, allowing you to see the best of the Whitsundays.

Your cruise will include the following highlights;

  • Personalised experience – only 14 passengers
  • Visit world famous Whitehaven Beach
  • Visit the Outer Great Barrier Reef (weather permitting)
  • Sail around the 74 Whitsunday Islands and Fringing Reefs
  • Snorkelling & Scuba Diving
  • FREE Scuba Dive for everyone!


Departs from Abel Point Marina;

  • Monday & Friday
  • Departure Time: 8:00am
  • Returns: 4:00pm
Check-in: Passengers are encouraged to check in the day prior to travel between 7am-5pm at Whitsunday Sailing Adventures office in Airlie Beach.
What is Included:
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Modern comforts
  • Shared Accommodation and Private Cabins available
  • Fresh Linen for each guest
  • Roomy air-conditioned interior for optimum comfort
  • Large bathrooms with ample fresh hot water
  • Large permanently shaded aft deck perfect for relaxing
  • A clothes dryer for damp clothes and towels
  • Freshly prepared meals on-board
  • Snorkelling Equipment & Wetsuits
  • Free Certified or Intro Scuba Dive (medical restrictions)
  • Marine Park Fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Best Destinations including Whitehaven Beach
  • Visit the Outer Great Barrier Reef (weather dependant)

Kiana Whitsundays – The smallest group sail that includes the outer great barrier reef. Snorkel & Scuba Diving the best of the Whitsundays and fitted out for maximum comfort.

What you need:
  • Footwear for short hikes
  • Appropriate clothing (in winter pack a hoody/jacket for evenings)
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Re-useable/Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Reef/Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Camera/Phone
  • Alcoholic Drinks BYO (No alcohol is sold on-board)
  • Certified Scuba Divers – Your Certification Card
Please Note:
Every guest is issued with an eco-bag upon check-in at the Whitsunday Sailing Adventures office when checking in. This is to pack your belongings and these bags are permitted on board only.
Kiana Whitsundays Itinerary:
Airlie Beach → Airlie Beach | Departs Monday and Friday

With a Kiana Whitsundays cruise you will get to enjoy the very best the Whitsunday Islands and Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer. 

Sail, snorkel and dive through the inner fringing reefs and Outer Reefs, visiting icons such as Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, and Hook Island. Part of the trip is an awesome bushwalk, enjoy time at the beach, as well as getting involved in some authentic sailing.

Your crew will choose an itinerary based on the tides and weather conditions to make sure you make the most out of your tour and have the best experience possible.

Bait Reed (Outer Great Barrier Reef):

Kiana Whitsundays visits the best Outer Reef location from the Whitsundays, Bait Reef. Due to it’s high protection status, Bait Reef is abundant in marine life and corals, ready to be explored. Its famous natural lagoon provides a safe haven for overnight mooring and is an eden for snorkelling and scuba diving. Bait Reef is about 2 – 3 hours beyond the islands and provides a picturesque journey, with an unbroken horizon and beautiful blue waters.

Kiana Whitsundays – The smallest group sail that includes the outer great barrier reef. Snorkel & Scuba Diving the best of the Whitsundays and fitted out for maximum comfort.

Whitehaven Beach:

Spend an afternoon at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the iconic Whitehaven Beach. The purity of the white silica sands means they never get hot enough to burn your feet, so take all the time in the world to explore Whitehaven’s stunning 7km of shoreline. Voted one of the best beaches in the world and the best in Australia, it is a favourite stop in the Whitsundays.

Hill Inlet Lookout:

The ultimate photo opportunity. Your trip on Kiana Whitsundays includes a guided bushwalk through the Whitsunday National park and a visit to the spectacular Hill Inlet lookout. Here you can witness the world famous swirling sands below, which are constantly changing and never the same. This is the second most photographed place in all of Australia.

Hook Island:

Enjoy some great diving and snorkelling opportunities around Hook Island with beautiful soft and hard corals, diverse marine life and colourful finned residents provide the perfect playground for exploring.

Whale Watching:

During June through to September each year boats encounter vast numbers of migrating whales coming to the Whitsundays to give birth. The most common whale that you will see during this period are Humpbacks although occasionally other types such as Dwarf Minke whales can be spotted.

Note: There are no set itineraries as the trips vary according to the weather, allowing for a customised and personalised experience.
Accommodation and Meals
  • Available Cabin and Sleeping Arrangements:
    – Shared single – single bed in a dorm situation
    – Shared double – double bed in a dorm situation
    – Private twin – two single beds in a private cabin
    – Private double – double bed in a private cabin
  • Meals & Allergies:
    – Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered
    – Please ask us about dietary requirements before booking

Luggage and Packing
  • Every guest is issued with an eco-bag to pack their belongings. These bags are permitted on board only.
  • Luggage Storage is offered at WSA’s check-in office at a one off minimal charge.
  • BYO alcoholic drinks allowed on this vessel

Important Information
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)
  • Each passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English.
    A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience.
    If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. 
    In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency.
    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.

Scuba Diving
  • All divers must complete a Queensland Dive Medical Questionnaire. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) may preclude some people from diving.
  • Minimum Dive Age: 12 Years
  • Certified Scuba Divers: This is not a Scuba Liveaboard Vessel
  • Additional Diving is subject to availability.
    – 1st dive – FREE
    – 2nd dive – AU$80*
    – 3rd dive – AU$70*
    – Additional Dives – AU$50*
    *prices can change without notice

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 14 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

We recommend you purchase travel insurance which would cover for such things as Road Closures, flight,  bus or tour cancellations
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Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

✓ Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism

Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

✓ Climate Action Innovator

Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction strategies and are auditing and measuring their carbon footprint.

Kiana Whitsundays – The smallest group sail that includes the outer great barrier reef. Snorkel & Scuba Diving the best of the Whitsundays and fitted out for maximum comfort.

Master Reef Guides of the Great Barrier Reef

Captain & Master Reef Guide at Kiana Whitsundays Brent Chatterton understands the value and importance of giving guests onboard his vessel the best experience possible.  
“By becoming a Master Reef Guide, I have acquired the ability through training and recognition to share my enthusiasm, stories and knowledge to all reef visitors I meet. I feel privileged and humbled to be selected as a Master Reef Guide and will put 200% in to help make the difference!”
Master Reef Guides are recognised as the world’s leading reef guides, interpreters and story tellers, sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. These reef ambassadors provide up to date information on the reef, share stories of the magical World Heritage Area and explain what guests can do to make a difference.  The Master Reef Guide program is delivered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators and Tourism and Events Queensland, and is the first of its kind for the reef.
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