Kiana Sailing and Diving Whitsundays
Step onboard the only Sailing Trip that takes you outside the Whitsunday Islands to explore the Coral Reefs beyond! Spend 3 Days and 2 Nights onboard Kiana, both Sailing, Snorkelling, and Diving while you feel your stresses melt away. With your first Scuba Dive free, this is certainly a trip well worth it!
Departing from Coral Sea Marina, this 60ft cutter-rigged ketch, fully equipped for diving with a dive compressor onboard, offers the best way to get to the Outer Barrier Reef from Airlie Beach. Purposely built and fitted to provide guests with the ultimate diving experience in the Whitsundays, this trip offers everything you need to make your Whitsundays Sail and Dive trip complete.
Welcome aboard SV Kiana
Due to the vessel having a deep draft, the vessel has ample space below the deck, providing a more comfortable airconditioned area for guests indoors. There is no need to worry about the steamy tropical evenings on this vessel!
Not only does the vessel offer Shared Single and Double Berths, but it also offers Private Twin Shared Cabins. That is to say that Kiana can comfortably cater up to 14 guests on this Sail and Dive Adventure! Additionally, you will find two spacious bathrooms onboard with electric toilets and freshwater showers.
You will have the chance to spread out on the top deck of Kiana from time to time. Here you will find plenty of room to relax on the bow under the sails or gear up for your snorkel and dive adventures. Enjoy the fresh sea breezes while you catch the fantastic sunrises and sunsets reflecting over the shimmering seas.
As a result of the permanently shaded Aft Deck, you will always have a place to escape the tropical sun or the occasional tropical shower.
Being one of the only Sailing trips from the Whitsundays that can travel to the outer reefs, Kiana is certainly a trip not to miss out on!
What are the best parts of your Sailing Trip?
- Specifically, the only sailing tour offering you the chance to dive on the Outer Barrier Reef from Airlie Beach.
- With only 14 Guests maximum, there is room to move onboard!
- Includes both Private and Shared spacious Air-Conditioned Cabins
- Your first Scuba Dive for FREE!
- You will visit Whitsunday Island, home to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and the Hill Inlet Lookout.
- You will also get to visit Hook Island, home to Luncheon Bay, Mantaray Bay, Mackerel Bay.
- Travel to Bait Reef for some incredible dives on the Outer Barrier Reef.
- If you travel between June-September, you may be lucky enough to spot Whales during their migration.
And how does our trip look?
The itinerary offered onboard is completely flexible due to the trip being dependent on weather. In saying this, the itinerary can change from trip to trip to ensure that your Snorkelling and Diving experience is in optimal conditions.
On your trip, you will get to visit Bait Reef. This Reef Location, protected from fishing, offers a rich diversity of marine life. When we moor within the lagoon area of this reef, we are sheltered from the winds making your stay and diving more comfortable.
Spend an afternoon on Whitehaven Beach to explore the vast white silicon-rich sands that never get hot beneath your feet. While you take in the clear azure waters that gently lap the beach, you will feel that real sense of peace in paradise.
Visit Hill Inlet Lookout and witness the everchanging swirling sands at low tide.
Then visit Hook Island which offers some of the best diving and snorkelling around the inner islands of the Whitsunday Island Group.
So what is Included?
- All fresh and fantastic prepared meals on board, including dinner in our unique Marine hangi
- Fresh Water, Tea and Coffee
- Licensed Bar, beer, wine and cider for purchase for 18+ only
- Fresh linen
- Air-Conditioned cabins and saloon
- Private cabin with double or twin bed options
- Sunny or shaded outside deck areas
In the water
- Use of snorkelling equipment
- Dive equipment (First Dive Free!)
- Stinger suits provided (October – May)
- Marine Biology and Whitsundays Historical and geographical information
- Advanced Eco Certified Tour
What is not included?
- Luggage Storage is available at the office for $10 per person. Alternatively, you can speak to your accommodation provider to see if they have available storage options.
- Bar purchases are available, with soft drink, bottled water, beer, wine or champagne available.
- While your first dive is FREE, subsequent dives can be purchased, with your 2nd Dive being $80, 3rd Dive being $70 and any additional dives being $50 each.
What to bring
And what will I need to bring?
- A Beach towel
- Swimmers / Bathing suit
- Clothing. In the cooler months, it is recommended bringing some warm clothing.
- Marine Safe Sunscreen (min SPF30+)
- Waterproof Camera
- Your booking voucher or email
- A smile and sense of adventure!
How to get there
But how do I get to the boat?
We recommend planning your arrival into Airlie Beach the day before your tour. There is a pre-departure check-in at the Whitsunday Sailing Office at 402 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach. Check-in the day before departure is required between 7 am – 5 pm.
In case of a delayed arrival into Airlie Beach, if you are not able to complete the pre-departure check-in, please advise at the time of booking.
What else do I need to know?
As a result of travelling to remote areas, around the Islands, there is limited or no service. The Captain will advise you of the areas when you will be back in range.
To better prepare for your arrival, please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
As a result of being dependent on weather conditions for the operation of this Sail and Dive Adventure, the itinerary is completely flexible to ensure that you are Snorkelling and Diving in optimal conditions. For this reason, the itinerary can be scheduled slightly different from trip to trip, and travel Insurance is highly recommended.
We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and National Parks, so please make sure you understand the SCUBA diving laws. The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all rules, including medical as is the law. Please complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent scuba diving.
It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.
We are happy to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected]
Or you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1
Flying and Scuba Diving
After a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive. For multiple scuba dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive. This includes Skydiving and Hot Air Ballooning.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.