Sail and Dive the Whitsunday Islands and Outer Great Barrier Reef on the 16.4m ketch Kiana. Below decks are fitted out for maximum comfort for 14 passengers. Enjoy the comfort of air-conditioning, large roomy saloon areas and comfortable cabins. Above deck there’s lots of room for gearing up to go diving, snorkelling or relaxing in the sun. Our skipper, hostess and dive instructor will ensure you enjoy the best of both worlds, sailing and diving by day and great food and a relaxed atmosphere in the evenings
Fully Equipped for Diving including Compressor
Kiana is fully equipped for both snorkeling and scuba diving so all you need to bring is a smile. Kiana has an onboard high capacity dive compressor so your diving will not be limited to the number of spare scuba tanks that can be carried as is the case with most sail and dive vessels.
Maximum 14 Passengers and Crew of 3
Kiana carries a maximum of 14 passengers ensuring that our guests are never crowded. Our crew consists of a qualified Skipper, Dive Instructor and Cook/Deckhand. A crew of three ensures that Kiana's guests never lack attention. All meals are prepared on board Kiana from fresh ingredients. Our unique "marine hangi" (pronounced hungy) will satisfy the gourmet within you. The Hangi is a traditional New Zealand Maori method of cooking in an earth oven. On Kiana we have adapted this concept with our own marine version.
Roomy Air-conditioned Interior
Being a deep draft vessel Kiana is particularly roomy below decks. Air-conditioning provides comfortable temperatures in the heat of the tropics. The quality of Kiana's teak finish provides an ambience that cannot be matched by the plastic alternatives. Kiana has single and double accommodation in shared cabins. If you require more privacy we have private twin cabins available for a small extra charge. Kiana has two large bathrooms with electric toilets and freshwater showers. Our high capacity hot water system ensure that hot water is always available. Kiana has many extras that help to improve the quality of your adventure. For example Kiana's galley is fully electric with a dishwasher and microwave/convention oven. And we even have a Clothes Dryer onboard for those days where you need a dry towel.
Large Permanently Shaded Aft Deck
The tropical sun can be very severe, particularly on those with fair skin from cooler climates. Kiana provides the best of both worlds with ample deck space for sun baking and a huge permanently shaded rear deck where you can cool off. The rear deck also provides protection from the elements on those rare occasions when there is a tropical rain shower.
Only the Best Locations
Kiana operates in the Whitsunday area of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, a world heritage listed area that stretches from Bundaberg in the south to Cape York in the north. To ensure that our guests get the most out of their three days in the Whitsundays Kiana visits that best locations that the Whitsundays has to offer. The best locations can vary according to season and weather conditions. Kiana's Master has extensive experience of the islands and Great Barrier Reef and will choose the locations that will give you the best experience possible for the conditions that prevail on your trip.
Bait Reef is the choice outer reef destination in the Whitsundays. Bait Reef is totally protected from all forms of fishing under the Great Barrier Reef plan of management and consequently is rich with marine life of all types. The natural lagoon provides a safe haven for overnight mooring. With an abundance of diverse dive sites Bait Reef is an Eden for both Scuba diving and snorkelling.
During June through September each year vast number of whales migrate from Antarctica to the Whitsundays to give birth to calves and mate. The most common whale that you will see during this period are Humpbacks although occasionally other types such as Minkies can be spotted.
You will spend an afternoon on Whitehaven Beach, world renown as one of the most beautiful beaches.
Hill Inlet and Whitsunday National Park
Your trip on Kiana includes a guided bushwalk through the Whitsunday National park and a visit to the Hill Inlet lookout where the views can only be described as spectacular.
Your trip on Kiana includes a visit to the best dive and snorkelling site in the Whitsunday Islands, the north end of Hook Island. Sites like Luncheon Bay, Mantray Bay and Mackerel Bay will take you breath away with the beautiful soft corals and diversity of marine life. This is also an ideal spot for first time Scuba divers where you can start your diving experience from a gentle beach.
DEPARTS: 8.30am Friday - Monday
RETURNS: 4.00 pm Sunday - Wednesday
GUESTS: 14 guests with 2 Crew
Share Single: $849.00 p/p
Share berth: $849.00 p/p
Private Cabin: $979.00 p/p
All meals, accommodation, bed linen, snorkelling equipment, 1 free scuba dive, reef taxes and stinger suit, tea and coffee and water included. She has a licensed bar on board, no BYO.
Diving Available: Yes - 1 Free Dive included
Price including additional fees and snorkel/wetsuit - Sail away - No more to pay
Drinking water provided.
Additional Scuba Dives
1st Dive: Free
2nd Dive: $80.00
3rd Dive: $70.00
4th and all additional Dives: $50.00
Includes all dive gear supplied