3 DAY 2 NIGHT
WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS &
OUTER REEF EXPEDITION
Experience the best of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef with Kiana's iconic 3 Day 2 Night 'Whitsunday Islands & Outer Reef Expedition'!
Sail through the pristine Whitsunday waters as you explore our protected bays and tropical islands. Join our crew on our guided bush-walk to the postcard perfect views of the swirling sands of Hill Inlet, before you soak up the sun on the World's most beautiful beach, Whitehaven Beach.
Dive into the wonders of both our islands' fringing reefs and the crystal clear waters of the outer Great Barrier Reef, at Bait Reef. For the divers, freshen up your skills amongst our islands before you explore iconic outer reef sites at Bait Reef, such as the 'Stepping Stones', deep drop offs and garden lagoons. For the snorkelers, discover the wonders of our World Heritage Listed wonder, the Great Barrier Reef on your own time, and pace!
Allow our professional crew to guide and educate you through the wonders of our Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef and everything in between!
Highlights & Features:
Maximum 8 passengers offering a more personalised experience
All meals prepared freshly onboard
Tea and coffee
Roomy air-conditioned interior for optimum comfort
Private twin cabins available
Large bathrooms with ample fresh hot water
Large permanently shaded aft deck perfect for relaxing
Fully equipped water equipment including dive compressors
Scuba diving and snorkelling
Hire gear available
Small group sailing
Expert and passionate team of Dive Instructors and a Master Reef Guide
Leave knowing more with our expert interpretations and information sessions
You'll get to enjoy the best of the Whitsundays and Outer Great Barrier Reef travelling onboard the beautiful Kiana. Not only will you get to sail, snorkel and dive through the inner fringing reefs and Outer Reef, you'll also get to visit icons such as Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, and Hook Island. You'll get to bushwalk and enjoy the beach, as well as take part in some authentic sailing.
Kiana visits all the best locations in the Whitsundays during your amazing three-day tour. 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.
You will spend an afternoon on the iconic Whitehaven Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The pure white silica sands will stay cool under your feet as you explore around, taking the time to walk some of its 7km shores. Voted one of the best beaches in the world and the best in Australia, it is a favourite stop in the Whitsundays.
Hill Inlet and Whitsunday National Park
Your trip on Kiana includes a guided bushwalk through the Whitsunday National park and a visit to the spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout. Guests will get to visit the famous lookout and see the amazing and mesmerising swirling sands below, which are constantly changing and never the same. This is the third most photographed place in all of Australia and for good reason - the unique view is world-famous.
Diving is definitely a major focus on board, and our crew will ensure that even first-time divers feel safe and are able to enjoy the splendour of our magnificent coral reefs. The crew love to dive so much they want everyone to try scuba diving by offering the 1st scuba dive FREE! This will allow you to relax with the equipment, feel comfortable underwater if it is the first time, and of course improve your abilities for future diving. The crew onboard are all fully qualified Dive Instructors and Divemasters. All the dive equipment is new and the boat also includes its own diving compressors. Please note that scuba diving is subject to age, medical questionnaire and conditions.
First dive: Free
Second dive: $90.00
Third dive: $70.00
Additional dives: $50.00 (conditions permitting)
On this trip, you will visit some of the best dive and snorkelling site in the Whitsunday Islands, located at the north end of Hook Island. Sites such as Luncheon Bay, Mantaray Bay and Mackerel Bay will take your breath away. The beautiful soft and hard corals, diverse marine life and colourful finned residents provide the perfect playground for exploring, ideal for both snorkellers and divers. The gentle beach provides the perfect platform for first time divers, where they can ease themselves into the water.
Bait Reef is the choice Outer Reef destination in the Whitsundays. It is totally protected under the Great Barrier Reef Plan of Management and is abundant in marine life and corals, ready to be explored. The 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.
During June through September, each year vast number of whales migrate from Antarctica to the Whitsundays to give birth to calves and to mate. The most common whale that you will see during this period are humpbacks although occasionally other types such as minkies can be spotted.
Kiana's upper decks are very spacious and provide permanently shaded areas for your protection. Below decks, the saloon is fully air-conditioned and fitted with timber-lined cabins to add to the luxurious feel of this magnificently appointed sailing vessel. Kiana offers four different accommodation styles, including Shared Cabin Single; Shared Cabin Double; Private Cabin Twin; and Private Cabin Double.
Morning tea: Tea, coffee and fruit cake
Lunch: Cold meat platter served with freshly prepared tossed salad, coleslaw, potato salad and fresh bread rolls
Afternoon tea: Fruit platter
Pre-dinner snacks: Olives, cheese, corn chips, salsa, peanuts, chips and a selection of dips
Dinner: Export quality lamb and fresh vegetables
Breakfast: A selection of cereals, fruit platter and toast
Morning tea: Lamingtons served with tea and coffee
Lunch: Satay chicken and rice served with freshly prepared tossed salad, Waldorf salad and vegetable salad
Afternoon tea: Chocolate chip cookies served with tea and coffee
Pre-dinner Snacks: Water crackers, pate, savoury biscuits, cheese, kabana, gherkins, carrot and celery sticks with a selection of dips
Dinner: Spaghetti bolognese served with garlic bread, prepared from scratch by our chef using premium ground beef and fresh ingredients
Dessert: Mango and apple crepes served with freshly whipped cream
Breakfast: A selection of cereals, fruit platter and toast
Morning tea: Swiss rolls served with tea and coffee
Lunch: Cold meat platter served with salad, veggie bake, pasta salad and fresh rolls
Please note this is a sample menu and is subject to change and amendments. This vessel may have a dietary surcharge for some requests and unfortunately cannot cater for vegans.
Professional crew (skipper, dive instructor, host/deckhand)
Tea and coffee
Tap water (you can refill your drink/water bottle)
Wetsuit or stinger suit hire
All taxes and marine park fees
What To Bring
Please bring only a small soft bag (no suitcases or bags with wheels allowed) with:
Comfortable shoes (for an easy, well-maintained bushwalk)
Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses etc.)
Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap)
Warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal)
Cash for onboard purchases (refer to "What's Extra").
Kiana is a licensed vessel therefore you are not allowed to bring your own alcohol.
There are no credit card facilities onboard. Please bring cash (AUD) if you with to purchase any extras.