Kiana is a 60ft (16.5m) cutter rigged ketch that was launched in 1990. Kiana carries a maximum of 14 passengers ensuring that our guests are never crowded. All meals are prepared on board Kiana from fresh ingredients. Our unique marine hungiﾔ (New Zealand Maori method of cooking) will satisfy the gourmet within you.
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The Trip 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 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. Whale Watching 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. Whitehaven Beach 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. Hook Island 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.