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3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana
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3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana

By Whitsundays Sailing Adventures
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Ages 18-60, max of 14 per group
Duration: 3 days
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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax) and National Park Fees
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Drinkable tap water
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Inlet
  • Entry/Admission - Whitehaven Beach
What's not included
  • Drinks - Soft Drinks $3
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase on the trip) From $5
  • Scuba Diving (Certified and Introductory Dives) Prices start at $80 and are payable onboard the tour

Departure details
  • Coral Sea Marina, 1-3 Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia Meet at Meeting point B (in front of the round about).
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66697P4

  • No BYO Alcohol
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Departs every Monday and Friday. Open date tickets please give 10-14 days notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 48hrs in advance by email or via Phone
  • Dietary Requirements: Please note we cannot cater for Vegan, Halal or Kosher Diets.
  • If you wish to try Scuba Diving as an Introductory Diver you may require a Diver's Medical Certificate to the AS4005.1 Australian Standard. Scuba Diving is payable on board the tour. A medical certificate is required if:
  • You are aged 45 years or older;
  • If you suffer from certain medical conditions;
  • If you are taking certain prescription medications
  • More information about dive medicals and when they are required can be found on their website If there is any uncertainty it is best to obtain a medical certificate to avoid the possibility of disappointment.
  • THIS IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR CERTIFIED SCUBA DIVERS*
  • New Requirements for Kiana Passengers February 2018 Recent changes to the Queensland Workplace Laws have made it necessary to reassess the minimum requirements for Kiana passengers to enable us to meet our duty of care and establish an acceptable level of risk. While offering a sailing tour of the Whitsunday Islands and a visit to Whitehaven Beach Kiana is primarily a live-aboard dive boat. Kiana travels 64km offshore to Bait Reef on the outer Great Barrier Reef and is currently the only overnight vessel doing so. Our crew are all qualified Dive Instructors and we take every measure possible to ensure the safety of our guests and mitigate risks. Our recent risk assessment has highlighted 3 areas of risk that we are concerned about. 1. Understanding the instructions of the crew 2. Swimming Ability 3. Mobility in an emergency Understanding Instructions Kiana carries a crew of three. While our crew come from various nationalities the language spoken on Kiana is English. All briefings and emergency instruction are given in English. It is therefore imperative that all passengers have a good understanding of the English Language. In the past we have allowed groups of passengers where one acts as the interpreter. Unfortunately we can no longer accept this scenario. All passengers must be able to clearly understand safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. Swimming Ability Passengers with limited swimming ability will be provided with floatation devices. However in order to reduce the risk to an acceptable level we require that all passengers have at least some swimming ability. Each passenger’s self-assessment of their swimming ability will be required prior to boarding Kiana. All passengers must acknowledge that they are able to swim in deep water without a flotation device unassisted for 1 minute. Mobility Kiana is an 18 meter sailing ketch and as such cannot cater for passengers with limited mobility. In order to meet our minimum safety standards passengers must be able exit the vessel unassisted in an emergency. If necessary passengers with questionable mobility will be required to demonstrate, prior to departure, that they can exit from the interior of Kiana to the muster station on the aft deck unassisted. All passengers must be able to climb a 1.5 meter high ladder unassisted. Passengers who cannot meet the above minimum safety standards will be refused boarding and returned to the booking agent for a refund.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

  • 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.

How much is 3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana?
3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana price starts from AU$929.51. Discover and book 3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana on Tripadvisor
What is the 3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana cancellation policy?
3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana cancellation 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. Discover and book 3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana?
3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana is hosted by Whitsundays Sailing Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Whitsundays Sailing Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana on Tripadvisor
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On average, this experience will take approximately 3 days. Discover and book 3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66697P4

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    Best time!
    We had the most amazing trip on Summertime! Jesse and Issy were incredible crew, so helpful and funny and going above and beyond for everyone on the boat. The snorkelling and kayaking were so fun and Whitehaven was stunning. Special thanks to Issy for the incredible food as well and accommodation with my allergy. Love you guys!
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    An incredible experience!
    Loved every second of my time on Apollo. The boat was great, the crew were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and the snorkeling and beach visit were truly bucket list experiences. Great food and refreshing snacks provided. Wish the trip could have lasted longer, would definitely recommend! Thank you Andrew, Cam, Andy and Dom:)
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    10/10 experience!
    Our time sailing the whitsundays aboard the apollo was absolutely amazing! The crew were so friendly and fun, they really made sure that we made the most of our time on board! From snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef to seeing the iconic white haven beach it really was some of the best days of my life! ( the food was also 10/10) Massive thanks to Andrew, Cam, Andy and Dom for making this such an incredible experience for us all!
  • Z5336GLrachelw
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    Awesome activities and sailing trip
    My trip on Summertime was great! The food was delicious (and frequent) and Izzy did an awesome job leading all the activities. It was a perfect two day trip with the right balance between activities and rest time on the boat. The air conditioned cabin also made for comfortable sleeping environment and you could tell the crew really wanted us to have the best experience. Thanks for a great trip!
  • FrauleinFink
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    The best way to experience the true beauty of this area.
    Amazing way to experience the Whitsundays. Highly recommend. Great crew, food and activities. Sleeping on the boat under the stars was magical. Not recommended if you need a lot of privacy as you are sleeping on a yacht with other travellers in close quarters. I found it comfortable and nobody snored so all good for me!
  • 192daniellej
    192daniellej
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    Great day :)
    Great family fun day, crew were extremely accommodating and friendly. Our crew was Reece, damo and Dillon. What a bunch of characters. Itinerary ran perfectly, views were breath taking. Suitable for all ages.
  • Ruby W
    Ruby W
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    Amazing
    Amazing experience. So glad we booked a smaller 13 person boat over the party boats. You actually got a sailing experience along with the Whitsunday experience. Amazing food, Malcom and Tom were just great too. Would book again.
  • Donking123a2
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    Great sailing adventure
    Had a great time snorkeling, sailing and hanging out on beaches. The deck hands: Andy, Jess, Phil and the skipper Andrew all worked extremely hard to ensure we had the best time possible and cooked some great meals, I had such a good time!
  • U6831CAnadiar
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    Amazing
    My crew were Jess, Phil, Andy and Andrew who were incredible. Great food and great vibes. 10/10 recommend.
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    Awesome experience
    Amazing crew and amaing overall experience! Food was absolutely delicious (even for my fellow vegans!!) and you are taken really good care of, the boat is always kept very clean and they really make sure you see the most of the Whitsundays!! Would 100% recommend especially for solo travellers!
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    Amazing experience!
    It was a really fun time and the crew, Andrew, Andy, Phil and Jess, was amazing. Such a great experience! Would love to do it again.
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    Best cruise ever
    Amazing experience! From the great crew and beautiful sceneries to delicious food and the friendly environment an absolute pleasure! 10/10
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    Incredible experience. Highly recommend.
    Amazing experience. Really got a feel for the Whitsundays with amazing views and fun activities. Staff were great and the food was superb. Highly recommend.
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    Definitely recommend!
    Had an amazing time on my time on the Apollo. The crew was great, we were fed very well (always enough for seconds). Met so many lovely people, hit about 5 snorkeling spots and 2 bush walks, beach time at Whitehaven, and hang time in the evening.
  • CockneyRebel99
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    Fantastic sailing, kayaking, snorkelling adventure
    We had such a great time. Jessie & Issy are such a fantastic team & work so hard to make sure the guests have a great time. Sailing was a great experience with a chance to help hoist sails etc plus the kayaking & snorkelling were the highlight of the trip. The visit to Whitehaven Beach was great too with stunning scenery. The food was awesome and just kept coming and the cabins are basic but perfect for an overnight trip, especially as they have the luxury of air con. The jacuzzi was a welcome addition after an afternoon spent kayaking and snorkelling. I can’t recommend the trip highly enough
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SahMara
Brisbane, Australia45 contributions
What an experience. I wanted a dive specific multi day sail experience, and I got so much more. Brent and Maddie (the dynamic duo of the Great Barrier Reef) went above and beyond to ensure we all had a memorable experience. The food was amazing and plenty of it, the dive gear was all in excellent condition, bunks were comfy, but most importantly we were guided by a master reef guide and dive instructor that just showered us in knowledge and full time stoke. This is not a party boat, it's a trip for people who truly want to experience the beauty of the great barrier reef with an excellent team that care so much for this part of the planet.
As a solo traveller with dive experience it was perfect for me, but also would recommend to anyone (non divers) who just wanna get out there!
Written 12 September 2021
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Res C
Thank you for your kind words - Kiana really is the ultimate Diving experience and we are so glad you enjoyed the trip and take away some great information and memories. Thank you for recommending us!
Written 27 September 2021
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Patricia Fandi Garcia
Sao Roque, SP47 contributions
Jan. 2020
Airlie Beach, the city that we chose as a base to visit the Great Barrier Reef.
Coincidentally, longtime friends would do the same. So we made a sailboat together with another family of Brazilians, an Australian and a New Yorker in addition to an amazing crew. A total of 17 people on board of Kiana. Three days to remember. An incredible experience, far from any luxury, with an agenda dictated and coordinated by our Captain, in the middle of the ocean with a spectacular scenery that began with the sunrise and ended with a full moon seen from the bow of the boat and with no cell phone signal. Snorkeling and diving in the waters of the dreaded Great White Shark and visiting one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Sharing the boat with different people, in a reduced space with controlled time for bathing (for saving water), eating different but very tasty meals prepared by our Argentine chef Xavi and strictly listening to the instructions and information from our Captain Chris, assisted by the other Chris (in-training captain) and Alejandra (instructor).
Airlie Beach, alone, is worth the visit. A small and charming beach town in Queensland. Thanks God, the climate and the good mood made these days even more wonderful having the privilege to have beautiful sunsets and an incredible sky with a full moon.
Thanks !!!!
Passengers: Patricia, João, Caio, Luca, Beto, Ana, Luiza, Isabela, Mause, Susan, Lucas, Brigitti, Natasha.
Crew: Chris, Christian, Alejandra, Xavier.
Written 2 March 2020
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Alex P
10 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Friends
What an absolutely amazing trip. We went on the 2 night, 3 day sail onboard Kiana and couldn't recommend the experience more highly. We felt in extremely safe hands. The crew were in sync and knew exactly what they were doing. They were a pleasure to chat with over the few days, all extremely passionate about what they do and knowledgeable about the reef. They went out of their way to ensure we had a 10/10 experience. Brent the Captain is engaging and informative in his story telling - with a side of humour. He also has a killer taste in music based off the playlist that was pumping as we sailed back into harbour. Maddie, the dive instructor was a superstar - ensuring an exceptional experience for the experienced divers (Mags) and beginners alike (myself). She scuba dives like she was born under water and was clear in her instructing and patient with teaching underwater. Jack was a crack up once we started chatting and whipped up fantastic meals for the guests - I was especially appreciative of the high quality vegetarian options. We will absolutely be back, we're already talking about planning our next trip (and trying to get a group together for a possible private charter ;) !!). Thank you so much again to the crew for the highlight of our 4 week holiday around Australia!!
Written 11 August 2022
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Res C
Thank you so much for your amazing review!! The crew love to give their guests the best experience possible and adore what they do! So glad you had such a great experience. Hopefully we can welcome you on board again in the future. Take care.
Written 13 August 2022
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Michelle G
1 contribution
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Once in a lifetime experience, the most amazing trip. Brent and his crew made us feel really welcome. Food was amazing and Jack ran the dives perfectly making us feel very safe and we got to see amazing marine life . We are so glad we booked this trip definitely recommend if you are a diver or want to give it a go. Also recommend going in humpback whale season we saw 50 of the beautiful giants!
Written 16 August 2023
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Res C
Hi, That is awesome that you had an amazing time exploring the Whitsundays on Kiana. Brent and his crew certainly know all of the good spots to go to and are passionate about sharing their love for the reef and the Whitsundays. I am jealous you got to see so many of the Humpback whales. Thank you for sharing :)
Written 22 August 2023
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Stuart R
Cairns, Australia7 contributions
Amazing 3 day, 2 night cruise around the stunning whitsundays and outer Great Barrier Reef. The Kiana boat was old but a lovely boat! The crew on board where amazing and great fun! Chris, jack, Xavi and Joanne were all fantastic and made the trip extremely enjoyable. The diving was also very good, as an intro diver both Joanne and Jack where very patient and reassuring. All round a fantastic trip. Would highly recommend!
Written 26 February 2020
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Anne W
2 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
5 day Outer Reef sail and dive on Kiana. A great experience for all the family. Brent, Bailey and Jack worked as a very professional team to look after all our varying needs.
From first time teenage diver, parents experienced divers and me, a wobbly senior snorkeling, who hadn't snorkeled for more than 40 years. Being on the outer reef was amazing. No crowds! Whales, fish and colourful coral.
We enjoyed the meals on deck and our quarters. We were certainly well fed. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly crew.
Be brave and take the plunge and visit the reef.
Photo - waiting at Airlie Beach at the beginning of our adventure
Written 16 July 2022
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Res C
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. The 5day/4night expedition on Kiana really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'm so glad you enjoyed the experience. How lucky for you to see whales also!! Take care and thanks again for travelling with us.
Written 20 July 2022
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Michelle
1 contribution
Jul. 2022
I highly recommend the Kiana Sail and Dive team and trips. Brent, Maddie and Jack are a fantastic crew that blend expertise, flexibility and friendliness in a way that guarantees a relaxed, enjoyable and safe sail and dive experience. They are a passionate team that are committed to ensuring their passengers have a great time, and to sharing their love of the ocean and the Great Barrier Reef.
A special call out to Maddie, for her diligent dive leadership, ensuring that we were all confident and comfortable under the water, regardless of previous dive experience. Honourable mention also goes to all the whales, for having a whale of a time while we were there.
Written 4 August 2022
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Res C
Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are thrilled that you had such a fantastic time out with Kiana! Amazing that you got to see the wildlife too! We hope to welcome you back one day.
Written 7 August 2022
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Andrea B
8 contributions
Feb. 2021
I can't speak highly enough about the crew at Kiana, Brent and Maddie made our trip unforgettable! Both of them are extremely knowledgeable about the reef, and they share their knowledge in a very humble and patient way.

The food was amazing, everything was fresh and tasted amazing.

I would recommend taking the 3-day trip to anyone wanting to experience the Whitsundays at its best. Kiana visits the Outer Reef, so you'll get to see more fishes and other animals than in the inner reef.
Written 17 February 2021
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sailingwhitsunday
Thanks Andrea for your great feedback! We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world and we love sharing the experience with others. The Outer Reef is really something special isn't it! Glad you enjoyed the trip and please visit us again some day. Take care :)
Written 20 February 2021
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Sherry C
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Feb. 2021
We had the BEST time cruising around the Whitsundays with Captain Brent and Skipper/Dive Instructor Maddie on the Kiana. They made sure everyone was safe, comfortable, and well- fed. They also shared their deep knowledge and appreciation of the ocean with us.

The upper deck of the boat was spacious and the sleeping quarters were compact but comfortable. The showers were hot, and there was plenty of beverages and tea on board. The food was spectacular! We had lamb roast, spag bol, cheesecake and tons of snacks.

We saw stingrays, turtles, a trillion types of fish and even a sea snake (from a safe distance on the boat)! It was the sailing trip of a lifetime, and I would 100% recommend it to anyone who is looking for a bit of adventure.

Thank you, Brent and Maddie, for a truly wonderful time!
Written 24 February 2021
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Thank you for your great feedback! Brent and Maddie are such amazing crew and it is always nice for them to see they are appreciated. We are so glad you had a good time and hope to see you again in the Whitsundays!
Written 8 March 2021
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Rafael M
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
Great trip visit whitehaven for the afternoon, overnighting off Haymen 1st night, and outer reef 2nd night. Captain Brent was great, very accommodating host and informative, happy to field questions and chat. Dive Master Maddy was fantastic, took us through the basics as we hadn't dived for many years. Cook Jack kept us fed and happy with plenty of food. The dive sites were good, plenty of fish. Shame to see the results of coral bleaching. Dont expect luxury, there is always limited space on a boat. Small boats mean you are always sharing space, which was fine. Everyone was really friendly and relaxed. We had 2 teens and a 10yo. They enjoyed the trip too. Great trip. Great crew. Can highly recommend.
Written 25 September 2022
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Res C
Thank you for the amazing review of our Dive vessel Kiana! They are such a great and unique trip in the Whitsundays and we are glad that you had the best time out there. Make sure you stop by and say Hi if you are ever in the Whitsundays again :)
Written 20 October 2022
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