Great Barrier Reef Australia - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures
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Summertime Aug 2017

Great crew, very friendly and professional.  Daniel had a great sense of humour.  Amanda a very good cook, excellent meals.  Jessie full of information and a great captain.  Love the whole trip, perfect weather, highlights snorkelling and kayaking.
Jill and Tom Burton, Australia

Summertime Jul 2017

Excellent work, hard at work to provide a 'family' feeling.  Liked the enthusiastic gesticulation of Lucas.  Group gam initiation by Jesse and great how Amanda cooked up such nice fresh tucka!
Tom, UK

Kiana Apr 2017

Our trip on MS Kiana was amazing and certainly one of the the major highlights of our once-in-a-lifetime month holiday in Australia. We would not hesitate to recommend this 3 day/2 night trip to anyone who wants to combine some diving and snorkelling on the far side of the Great Barrier Reef with a visit to Whitehaven Beach and some fabulous sailing in the Whitsundays. In the blink of an eye we would sail with Kiana and her brilliant crew again!

We found Kiana as the result of lots of on-line research prior to our trip and knew this was the only boat trip (April 24-26) we wanted to do; the only trip that offered the combination of all the things we were looking for. However, Cyclone Debbie hit Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays in March 2017 and caused devastation. Watching the news on TV from the comfort of home in the UK, we could not begin to imagine the extent of the damage to the underwater world in the Whitsundays and the GBR,  and how it might impact on the snorkelling and diving just one month later. Time and Mother Nature will heal the damage - but not soon enough for us!

There were 14 travellers and we all met up with Adam (dive master on our trip) at the marina at 8 in the morning. Once on board we were greeted by the owner Greg (who then departed), introduced to Roland (also a dive master but chef on our trip), and given a safety briefing by Brent (the captain). It was clear right from the start that he had years of experience, ran a tight ship and certain rules had to be followed. This instilled a sense of confidence and you felt that this was clearly a professional team who knew what they were doing and would keep you safe.

We were given a quick guided tour of the boat - beds and bathrooms to the fore and aft which were clean and tidy if a bit small. And also given instructions on the two minute water limit in the shower, and what not to do with the toilets!! There is also a communal sitting area downstairs but we never used it, preferring to either sit upstairs  in the shaded area at the back or lie on the deck in the sun at the front.

There was no hanging about and by 9 we were sailing towards Whitsunday Island to go ashore in the tender and visit Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach for a few hours. At the time we were there the waters were not crystal clear as a result of Debbie damage, but it was still stunningly beautiful. By the time the sun set we had moored up in a quiet bay off Hayman Island for the first night, and after dinner at 7 and drinks under the stars we were lulled to sleep by the gentle movement of the waves. 

Next morning we were up for breakfast at 6 and afterwards we dived in Blue Pearl Bay, but with visibility at just 2m it was disappointing, and we sailed on accepting that things would have been very different in these islands pre Debbie - and soon would be again - and hoping for better on the Reef.

By 9 we had left our peaceful mooring and set sail for the 3 hour journey to the Great Barrier Reef. This was a rough ride for a few of those on board at 20 knots with 1.5 metre waves. No one wanted to venture below but most were fine up in the fresh air.  Not everyone was ready for lunch though when we reached our destination and moored up - but most recovered quickly when food was served! Must mention here how tasty, varied and plentiful the food was on board; Roland looked after us well.

We were moored up in a quiet lagoon on Bait Reef and this was our base for snorkelling and diving until we started the long and peaceful journey home the following day; the sea was flat as a millpond on our return and we saw dolphins along the way.

On arrival at the Reef we had our first dive. It was an experience and there was plenty to see, but with visibility at just 7m it was not the dive in crystal clear water on the GBR that we had dreamed of. However Adam was an enthusiastic and attentive dive master who made sure that the diving was a positive experience for everyone who participated. On our trip 6 of us were certified divers, and 6 were try-divers and there was the chance for each of the groups to dive 3 times. There was also lots of opportunity to snorkel which was lovely with plenty to see close to the surface and easy access to the boat.

Just want to say how grateful I was to both Adam and Brent for the extra help they gave me. Although I am a certified diver and had passed the necessary pre-holiday medical required due to age and stage, at 64 and with RA, I am not as physically strong as I once was. Exiting the water and getting back onto the boat with tanks etc was a challenge too far! However, with their assistance I was able to tick 'diving on the GBR' off the bucket list!

Our second night was spent moored up on Bait Reef, miles from land and far from any light pollution. And wow ........ the night sky was just miraculous. Lying on our backs on the deck in total darkness, the skies were beyond beautiful.

The boat was lovely, the 3 crew were brilliant and looked after us well, and our fellow travellers - of all ages and from all over the world - were great company. Our trip on MS Kiana was an awesome experience and we will always treasure the memories. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Diana Hunt (nee Garretts), UK

Kiana Jan 2017

A big thank you to the team at Kiana for my wonderful trip over the weekend. It was great to get back out on the water. What an exclusive way to dive on the Great Barrier Reef, such a great key selling point for them. The trip was wonderful and the crew were fantastic. The skipper was very enthusiastic and I think that is so important for these kind of trips.
Emma, Australia

Whitsunday Getaway 3nt Oct 2016

Whitsunday Islands: The best cruising grounds found anywhere in Australia where almost all of the islands are national parks. Departing from Abel Point Marina on Getaway II, a 44 foot Lagoon catamaran, we enjoy a 14 nautical mile evening and sunset sail out to our Stonehaven Anchorage.  A majestic bay surrounded by lofty hills on the north side of Hook Island. It is such a delight to sit in shade of the upper deck with Chris, our Kiwi Skipper, who knows the history,  the reefs, the waters and a few hysterical local yarns. His hilarious story about tourists being advised to wear vegemite around all orifices when the kangawallapossums are in mating season to avoid attack from an amorous male was too funny!! Morgan, our host, settles us into our forward queen birth with private ensuite and treats us to gourmet appies and meals. Tonight we dine on grilled marinated chicken breast, sweet potato salad and baked zucchini followed by double chocolate cake. There are only 8 of us on board, a couple from Vancouver Island, four ladies from Brisbane celebrating milestone birthdays and us. We are all having difficulty wiping the smiles off our faces.

Morning Sail  at  7 knots around Hook Island  past Maureen's Bay, named after a scuba diving pioneer, to Mackerel Bay. We dawn our stinger suits and snorkel gear, pop in the water and swim 20 meters to pristine reef rarely seen by tourists. We snorkel among massive corals in shallow waters and the sea life that lives depends on them. Chis, a staunch advocate for respecting the natural balance of the reef, tells us when tour boats attract fish by feeding them the fish reproduce too rapidly which overwhelms the corals and sadly the reef dies. Next we sail to Tongue Bay on Whitsunday Island, every trip on Getaway is different depending on the winds and the tides. Chris takes us ashore and we hike across the island to a lookout platform where the amazing spectacle of Hill Inlet and Whitehaven beach unfolds! White silica sand beaches and sandbars against a background of azure seas on a crystal clear 29 degree afternoon. We arrive just as  the day cruisers are leaving and have this postcard like setting to ourselves. A three masted tall-ship under full sail majestically enters the bay. Surreal, we followed Captain Cook's route across the Pacific and now we are witnessing first hand what his arrival in Whitehaven must have looked like from shore. Overnight we anchor at Scrubhead beach off Whitsunday Island in Hook Passage another tranquil mooring where we are lulled to sleep by gentle seas thanks to our skipper's expertise.

Morning sail to Day Bay on Border Island where our snorkel is dominated by large plate coral 2 meters across. The current is strong and Chris tells us to swim ahead of the boat so the current will carry us along the coral shelf past the boat. No matter how hard I swim when I look up I am still in line with the boat, thank goodness for Chris and his tender!! A beautiful afternoon sail to Dumbell Island where we snorkel with Nimos, clown fish, living inside anemones among the fire coral. Tonight the ladies from Brisbane are in fine form drinking vodka, lime and soda after snorkelling is finished for the day and we join the celebration as we sail to our final moorage in Nara Inlet. Each evening Chris rolls out the navigational maps to show us where we have sailed and talks about the history, tides and reefs in fact there is no question he cannot answer. We are moored at the mouth of Refuge Bay on Nara Inlet a protected area sailers have brought their boats to ride out cyclones and home to an aboriginal tribe originating in Papua New Ginny. The Spanish Conquistadors sailed into this inlet in the 1700's, unfortunately the aboriginals rowing out to greet the ship were met with violence as this was taken as an act of aggression. The remaining aboriginals were hunted down before a ceremony for the spirits of dead was performed so they could be at peace. Chris has noted that Passengers have very vivid dreams overnight in this inlet.....no vivid dreams for me I did not sleep!!

Our day begins with Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the calm waters of Nara Inlet before we sail for port. With lots of encouragement we finally stand up and paddle away from the boat however going out is much easier than turning around and coming back. Champagne and a wonderful cheese tray beautifully presented by Morgan, compliments of the crew marks the end of our journey. This has not just been a 3 day 3 night sail this has been a life experience that will stay with us forever!!
Maureen and John Sanborn, England

Summertime Aug 2016

The old boat has lots of atmosphere, very authentic.  The crew is incredibly efficient and professional.  Everyone of the 3 crew members knew what they were doing.  They are all very dedicated to their work.  The food was delicious. 
Trip Highlight : Diving, kayaking, the serenity of the Whitsundays, the great atmosphere on the boat.
Helga, Australia

Kiana Mar 2016

We were thrilled with our three day/two night cruise on the MS Kiana.  The snorkeling and diving at Luncheon Bay (Hook Island) and Bait Reef were spectacular and our walk and swim on Whitehaven Beach was fabulous.  We also enjoyed meeting our fellow passengers (three couples and two single persons) from Europe and Canada. 

Our captain and crew were outstanding.  They were cheerful, enthusiastic, encouraging, tireless and efficient.  Their daily schedules provided time for relaxing and socializing but also maximized our time in the water.  Brent (our captain) and our dive instructors (Chris and Francesca) are masterful at organizing and leading snorkel and dive trips which accommodate beginner, intermediate and advanced abilities.  My first two introductory dives were on the Kiana and Francesca made it easy for me to overcome my fears and doubts so I throughly enjoyed two dives (one at Hook Island and one at Bait Reef).

The boat offers plenty of shade as well as relaxing sun bathing locations.  Its very clean and extremely well maintained.  The snorkel and dive equipment and wetsuits are first class.  I highly recommend the MS Kiana and will definitely sail with Brent and his team on my next visit to the Whitsunday Islands.
Ann & Rod, USA

Summertime Dec 2015

Thank you Brad, Daniel and Allie for what has been a fun loving, delicious, educational first time sailing experience.  I will highly recommend to family and friends.  May even be back myself! :)  Keep up the great work, go team!  trip highlight chilling with a turtle during our kayak trip.
Jess, Australia

 Dec 2015

Fabulous cruise, fabulous crew Taylor & Elliott. Cooked up fantastic meals plenty for everyone including the big eaters.
The snorkeling was fantastic we saw heaps of fish and the variety was amazing. The boys knew exactly where the best spots were.
I thoroughly recommend this cruise it will exceed all your expectations !!!!
Collene, Australia

Summertime Nov 2015

What an amazing trip with friends and family on a great boat!  A great way to see the Whitsundays.  Gluten free food was the best thank you Bonny x  Dan- loved the slideshow! Brad- great skipper!  Loved snorkelling, kayaking, trip to the beach (saw turtles!!!)
Caroline, UK

Summertime Oct 2015

The crew were great!  They treated us more like friends and not customers.  Everyone was kind, friendly and hospitable.  The activities were amazing.  Highlight :  Scuba diving!
Mostafa, USA

Summertime Aug 2015

Amazing trip- great crew and fellow travellers.  Very relaxed itinerary which we liked.  Good early starts - great for the kids.  We all thoroughly enjoyed this trip!
Tony, UK

Summertime Aug 2015

Really friendly and informative crew.  The children were accommodated really well and their trip was certainly made more special by the crew.  The places we stopped at were perfect.  We will always remember and recommend Summertime.  THANKS!!
Paula, UK

Summertime Apr 2015

It was one of the best experiences in Australia and my life.  The staff was so friendly.  It was definitely the money worth, because we could do so many things, like diving, kayaking and snorkelling.  I did really enjoy the good food. 
Trip highlight: Everything, but especially the see the dolphins around the boat.
Carola, Switzerland

Summertime Apr 2015

The trip was amazing!  Staff is super friendly and during the whole trip were always keeping us informed of the activities and information about Whitsundays Islands!  Food is great too!  Lots of snacks in between dives! Loved everything! :)
Mariana, Brazil

Summertime Apr 2015

I'm so glad we booked the trip with Summertime.  It's a good atmosphere and really good staff and food.  Really loved the food!  Could stay on the boat for a longer time.  And good activities as well :)
Emma, Sweden

Summertime Mar 2015

The Summertime crew were the perfect hosts in 'paradise'. cannot recommend highly enough, thanks Brad, Lucas, Anja and Nicole for a magical 3 days, never to be forgotten.
Jeremy, United Kingdom

Summertime Mar 2015

Had a truly wonderful three days with Brad and the crew ... Lucas, Anja and Nicole. Wonderful weather, AMAZING scenery and if you're lucky to have as friendly bunch of fellow passengers as we did, you'll never forget it. Fun at any age ... just do it!!
Gill, UK

Kiana Feb 2015

We had an absolutely amazing trip with Kiana not only because of the perfect weather conditions, but also because of very dedicated, serviceminded, professional staff members. They gave all and a bit more to make this boat trip a lifetime experience and we are very grateful for all the efforts made and can only recommend Kiana as the perfect boat trip in Whitsunday Islands...
Birthe H. Eriksen, China

Summertime Mar 2015

Had an amazing few days, crew are so friendly, really relaxed atmosphere.  The boat is great too!  Enjoyed all the activities especially the kayaking.  Great memories of whole experience.
Heather, England

Summertime Jan 2015

This was a brilliant trip that I made with my girlfriend, her brother and his girlfriend. The crew, Brad, Pascal and Noelle were first class. They were very accommodating and worked their socks off throughout the three days. The pictures that Noelle and Pascal took throughout were awesome and the DVD that you can buy at the end is extremely good value. The food was very tasty and Noelle worked her socks off preparing it, with Pascal cooking on the BBQ. The snorkeling, diving and kayaking was a great experience in beautiful scenery. There was a bad storm in the middle of the second night where the boat was rocking badly, Pascal was very reassuring and Brad made the decision to move the boat so it was more comfortable for us. I cannot fault the boat and crew! Couldn't recommend it more! Thank-you
Daniel, United Kingdom

Kiana Jan 2015

I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone at Kiana for the wonderful trip Francisco and I had with you guys earlier this week. We were very excited about finally diving on the reef and the trip far exceeded our expectations!
Brent is an exceptional skipper - he really made the trip for us :) A huge huge thank you to him for doing such a wonderful job! It was also really nice having new skipper Greg on board - he has fabulous stories to tell - please let him know we took the detour down Glen Isla Rd and saw a field with about 50 kangaroos, Francisco was so excited he jumped out of the moving car :) Great tip Greg - even as a local I didn’t know that one!
A big big big thank you to Cindy for taking care of us on the diving front, she was just amazing and as the only certified diving guests on board we felt really well looked after. We absolutely loved it! Cindy really made the trip enjoyable for everyone on board and it will be such a shame for you guys to lose her to WA!!
Thanks again for the wonderful experience. No doubt we will be back some day to sail again with you guys and we will definitely be recommending the trip to any friends travelling to the reef.
All the best for a happy and safe start to 2015.
Cheers, Maddie, Australia

 Sep 2014

We've really enjoyed our trip on the Silent Night! The snorkeling was great fun and we got to see turtles, whales and dolphins, WOW! And the Hill Inlet lookout, no words van describe that view......
Also Wilo and Taylor made the trip one to remember, thanks for everything guys! And Taylor, thumbs up for the cooking, it was very tasty. The trip was over way to soon and we will absolutely come again if we're in Australia! Keep up the good work!
The Dutchies
Dennis & Daphne van den Tillart, Netherlands

Kiana Aug 2014

The 3 days I spent on the Kiana earlier this week were amongst the best 3 days of my life!!!! Brent, Theo and Cindy were great as were the rest of the passengers. The return journey under sail was just awesome and exhilarating. Theo was so patient about my diving and Brent showed me the stars!! The food was excellent and Cindy did a brilliant job looking after us.
Please pass on my eternal thanks to the crew for giving me such an amazing experience and memories.
Margaret, England

Summertime Jul 2014

Staff friendly and helpful.  Food is amazing.  Time spent on Whitehaven Beach was enough- wasn't rushed.  Snorkelling spots were really good.  Overall you can understand why Summertime gets good reviews as it is fantastic.
Hayley, England

Summertime Jul 2014

Amazing trip!  Really well looked after by all the friendly crew and always had a full belly!  Really enjoyed all the information/photos about the fish and the reef and the boat.  Highlight - diving for first time, Shauny is a brilliant instructor and I felt very calm and safe!
Nia, Wales

Summertime Jul 2014

Friendly and smiling crew, amazing trip, snorkelling spots were various an wonderful, highly skilled crew, great program well managed with the weather, 5 star boat (hot tub great after snorkelling), very interesting info about the wildlife. Thanks guys!!
Quentin and Anne, France

Kiana May 2014

Fabulous Trip, unforgettable experience, top crew !
Simone, Germany

Kiana May 2014

There is nothing quite like being under sail a, closing your eyes and imagining....
And that’s what the MS Kiana, from Airlie Beach, offers.
It was an absolutely marvellous and memorable diving adventure on the outer reef

Over three days we Whitehaven Beach (stunning as the photos) sailed/motored to the outer reef and had two consecutive days of diving.

Captain Brent runs a tight ship and makes sure your diving adventure on the schooner lives up to your expectations. He’s a great story teller and full of information on sailing, boats in general and the Whitsundays. Perfect for a single Ancient Mariner on a boat of delightful people from seven different countries whose ages ranged from early 20’s to early 30s. We liked being under sail but came for the diving and were not disappointed.
Lily the Diving instructor knows her stuff and makes sure that you get the most out of every dive. She has the time and skills to keep track of her divers, point out the interesting and fascinating, and make sure divers enjoy their time underwater.
On Board she’s happy to talk, discuss, teach and respond to every question
Brooke the Cook/Chef and a backup dive master made sure we ate well and the meals were enjoyable. I was lucky enough to have her as my buddy on the final dive and she was great. Hovered near by like a Guardian Angelfish but left me free to explore to the limit of my ability. Without her I would have missed a lot on the final dive.
The water quality varied because we were at the tail end of a cyclone and very high tides but when it was good it was very very good....and it was never too bad.
Sharks, turtles, Sea Cucumbers, Coral of every description and more fish than I will ever be able to name. It was everything I had expected
Kiana herself is tight but well laid out with plenty of room to be alone, when you want to be, while surrounded by fellow travellers. Like the crew the equipment was first rate. If there’s a drawback it’s the long - 7hr - trip back from the reef to the mainland. But that’s the price of sailing and staying on the reef.
Indebted to Greg at Whitsunday Diving Academy (see separate review) for his advice and recommendation. Without him there’d still be a wish left on my bucket list. I’ll be looking him up when I go back for my next Kiana adventure.
Only drawback for me was I was limited to two dives a day - and for a diver on the reef that’s not enough. But...the snorkelling in between the dives was magic - in someways better - because Brent and Lily edged us close to a reef and everything was right there!!!
Brent-Lily-Brooke- Greg - watch for me cause I’m coming back
John Jukes, USA

Kiana May 2014

This was an epic trip with both adventure and relaxation. The views were amazing and so were the employees. The trip to the outer reef was magical and having it been my first time snorkeling it was something I will never forget! The fact that the owners of the ship wave you off and back from your trip is just one of many reasons why this sailing trip was very personable compared to all the other boating options. So happy that we decided to go with this boat and highly recommend it, you will not regret it!!!
A happy traveler, US

Summertime Mar 2014

Very laid back and relaxed trip, enjoyed the food, music, crew were very friendly.  DVD is a great memento.  VERY impressed and grateful to the skipper for keeping us out of the rain! Brittany worked so hard but had a great attitude and sense of humour.  Sea kayaking as a great start to the trip.  Whitehaven beach was paradise!  Thank you for a lovely time guys x
Heidi, England

Summertime Feb 2014

Absolutely loved every second.  The food was fantastic and just a the right times.  The activities were explained really well.  All he crew were just so friendly ad made the whole trip really relaxed. Trip Highlight : Kayak, stingrays, turtle.
Thanks so much guys will definitely recommend.
Bec, England

Summertime Feb 2014

Great food and activities every day.  Felt very safe diving and good instruction.  Boat kept really clean and accommodation very comfy.  Great organisation so that everyone is kept active and not crowed on a boat.
Jo, UK

Summertime Feb 2014

Having Brad as skipper who owns the boat gives a real authentic feel and shows the personal interest in the trip.  Alessio a true legend, grafted his nuts off, always had a smile and made us feel safe.  Britt was a ray of sunshine, great food and doing the photos for everything showed real spirit.
John, England

Summertime Jan 2014

All very hardworking, there to make our trip as pleasant as possible.  Great at learning our names and making us feel welcome.  Knowledgeable and always safety conscious.  Very enjoyable trip thank you very much Brad, Alessio and Britt
Alison, N. Ireland

Summertime Jan 2014

Britt, Alessio and Brad were great!  Fantastic 3 day sail.  They know great spots.  They let everyone enjoy the beauty around us.  Britt is a masterful and fun photographer.  Alessio is a funny guy and great scuba host.  I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun adventure at Great Barrier Reef!
John and Shaina Lynch, USA

Summertime Dec 2013

I really enjoyed sailing on Summertime and chose the right boat to do so.  I liked te mood on board and the good mix of people.  The crew were very nice, gave good instructions and made me fee safe at all times.  Boat was in good condition and cabin comfortable.  Will recommend this boat, thanks for the good time!
Fabrizio, Switzerland

Kiana Dec 2013

We had a fantastic time on Kiana, hats off to the crew, thanks guys you were great. Highly recommend this trip to anyone!
Mark van Renen, Ausi

Kiana Dec 2013

Great trip - a highlight of our month in Australia.  Brent (our captain) was personable, knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure everyone had a fabulous time.  Jeff cooked excellent meals and was flexible in accommodating my vegan daughter.  Cindy was the best dive master - fun and excited to share the reef  with us. Highly recommend to all!
Lori Garrison, USA

Kiana Dec 2013

It was three very relaxing, yet impression-packed days. When you arrive at Whitehaven, you think you are in paradise. Besides the turqoise water and sparkling white beach, you can see wildlife, like birds of prey and rays.

Snorkling the reef was fantastic, and the crew chose spots according to currents and possibility to see wildlife. We saw both rays and sharks and also a fish cleaning-station (where bigger fish get cleaned from parasites from smaller fish).

Kiana was very comfortable to stay at. Air-conditioning at night, warm water in the showers and shade from the burning sun. Chatting with your fellow passengers over a glass of wine under the starry night was very cozy.

The crew was very friendly and helpful and always had a good story to share. They could answer all our questions about the nature around us and we were instructed very wisely and humorously on what to do and not to do on the boat.

On the way back to Airlie Beach, our captain caught two tuna fishes, so we were treated to ultra fresh sashimi!
Loving Oz, Sweden

Summertime Dec 2013

Food was brilliant, DVD idea great, nice small friendly boat and excellent variety of things to do each day.  Small friendly vessel with a great crew.  Had a great laugh taking pictures with Alex.  Great variety of things to do and see.
Harriet and Clarissa, England

Summertime Dec 2013

The trip was amazing.  Have done a few similar excursions earlier but this is by far the best one.  Great vibe on board with Big Brad, DJ Alessio and Alex the masterchef (best food we've had on this trip so far).  Could write a lot more!  Truly great guys, far better than we expected- we'll definitely recommend to our friends to go with Summertime!
Orman, Sweden

Kiana Dec 2013

We had an amazing experience on this boat!  We will never forget it!  We travelled with three kids, one who injured his knee while on whitehaven beach. The crew were amazing!  They were conciencous, caring, fun, and informative. We felt completely safe at all times and had a blast.
Jennifer ironside, Canada

Summertime Dec 2013

Amazing Crew! Very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and fun.  Activities excellent, locations beautiful! Excellent food! Good timing of everything, well organized trip.  Best time and experience!  Thank you :)
Erin and Blair, Canada

Summertime Nov 2013

This trip was AMAZING.  The crew is really friendly and lovely.  I also got impressed of the food. It was really good. I will recommend this trip to everybody I know.  I just have to say "WOW, AMAZING" :) :)
Helge and Marielle, Norway

Summertime Oct 2013

Really good, very relaxing and enjoyable.  We liked the activities and that there was no pressure to participate (even though we said 'no' to nothing!). Also the crew were good, and their relaxed professionalism set a great tone for the trip.
Heather, UK

Kiana Oct 2013

It was an amazing cruise!! The crew very interesting and motivating, great ambiance and very very very nice landscape & fish!! Good job Fox !! ^^ We hope to do it again one day! :)
Yannick & Joëlle, Switzerland

Kiana Sep 2013

Great trip, wonderful diving and a awesome, professional crew. Don't think, book!
Douwe Visser and family (kids 12 and 17 years old), Netherlands

Kiana Aug 2013

We had a fabulous three days on board Kiana. We spent time on the stunning Whitehaven beach, saw whales and dolphins, beautiful sunsets and sunrises and had some amazing dives. The crew were fantastic and very knowledgeable and we loved our trip, thank you!
Claire Ayres, UK

Summertime Jun 2013

Loved the trip, staff were really friendly, food was fab.  Mikey the instructor was really patient and helped me through my into dive.  Seen some of the most amazing sights on my travelling trip so far so thank you very much.
Alex, Uk

Summertime Jun 2013

The trip was incredible all staff were really friendly and helpful!  The food was brilliant as were the activities.  The instructor for the dive-Mike was very patient and knowledgeable.  We really enjoyed everything. had such an amazing time.  Thanks Brad, Mike, Ally and Holly :)
Sinead, UK

Summertime Jun 2013

Amazing experience.  Loved every minute.  The crew and boat were brilliant.  I\'ll remember this trip forever.  Thanks for the memories.
Mike, England

Summertime Jun 2013

We had a wonderful time all together!  Thank you all for hosting us with such passion and lots of good ideas (DVD), the food was delicious.  We will always remember this 3 days!
Trip Highlight: The entire tour: scuba diving, kayaking, food, pictures.....
Thank you all!!!
Sylvie and Bertie, Germany

Kiana Apr 2013

We were on a trip in April and had a fantastic time. Thanks to the wonderful team!!
Isabella Stiedl, Austria

Kiana May 2013

Lovely trip, perfect crew, comfortable and relaxing. We felt secured and paid attention to the entire time. Would definitely recommend it to anyone searching for good time in the Whitsundays and the Outer barrier reef.
Martina Chakarova, Bulgaria

Kiana May 2013

It was a fantastic first trip to Australia, which would not have been complete without the sail/dive trip on Kiana. Great diving at Bait Reef, great crew and I wish I could go back soon.
Petra Gojun, Croatia

Summertime Apr 2013

Thanks for this fantastic time.  It was perfect!!!! The weather, the crew, the travelers, the wildlife and the activities.  I'm very impressed.  It makes my stay in Australia special.  Thanks for this experience.
Claudia, Germany

Kiana Apr 2013

Despite the weather, we had an amazing 3 days onboard the Kiana.  Our sincere thanks to Skipper Chris, Dive Master Wayne and Chefs/boat hands Meridith and Andy.  Chris always seemed to find sunshine at least for a few hours each day, Wayne was so attentive and professional with his diving duties, and Meridith and Andy produced wonderful meals throughout our 3 days on board.  Your baked Lamb was sensational!!! Will always remember Elvis - Wayne!!
Denise Buter, England

Kiana Apr 2013

Absolutely wonderful! This trip on Kiana will definitely be one of my best memories here in Australia. Although there was a cyclone forming, we had amazing weather. The crew members were great, the sailing back to Airlie Beach a lot of fun, the first times of both snorkelling and diving made me wanna do some more. Time went too fast and I recommend this boat to everyone looking for quality.
Charline, Belgium

Kiana Mar 2013

I had a very good time on Kiana with all the crew and guests. It was amazing. The diving with the instructor Wayne and the divemaster Nathalie was fantastic. Thank you for the beautiful trip. I will never forget it!
Dominique Plante, Canada

Kiana Feb 2013

My mom and i agree that Kiana would be one of the best memories we've ever had. Our diving instructor Wayne and Nat were so friendly, patient, good and reliable I felt just safer than ever (and i was!:)) when they were around.  Thumbs up:p For me it was really an amazing experience to swim with fish above the reef and at the bottom of the ocean.
Of course the plus were the nice people, tasty food, the milky way and lots of shooting stars!
totally worth the sunburn, china

Kiana Feb 2013

Our trip on Kiana was part of our honeymoon (6 weeks in Australia) and both of us agree that it was one of the highlights. From the moment we boarded to the moment we returned the crew (Stu, Wayne, Nat, Meredith and Erin) made us feel very welcome.
The islands and reef are simply stunning and we experienced so much more thanks to Wayne and Stu's extensive knowledge. Neither of us wanted our trip to end, we have taken away so many memories, it was really fabulous, we would recommend the trip on a heartbeat!
Thank you!
Jane and Phill, Manchester, England

Summertime Feb 2013

The whole setup was perfect! Diving, snorkeling and kayaking, I loved all of it! And the weather was splendid even though it was the wet season:)
Anna, Sweden

Summertime Feb 2013

Its been amazing!! The face that the crew were so nice and really relaxed contributed so much!  Big plus to the captain for playing good music! And great food!
Karolina, Sweden

Summertime Feb 2013

The best 3 days of my 6 weeks in Australia so far.  Adam and Siggy are so hardworking but nonstop friendly even if they should be tired.  Food was amazing, amazing amazing.  Mantary Bay and Hill Inlet were highlights
Maisie, UK

Kiana Feb 2013

It's hard to imagine a more perfect trip to the Great Barrier Reef than the one we did with Kiana. With only 14 passengers it made for a cozy atmosphere that everyone could enjoy.  Motoring out to Whitehaven Beach, diving the inner reef, SLEEPING ON THE REEF, and sailing at top speed for home was an adventure I will never forget.  Skipper Brent and Divemaster Jesse were both very capable and entertaining - so much so that my girlfriend who swore would never dive was kitted up and in the water by day 2.  Last but not least was Chef Natalie and the food - who expects a full lamb roast on board a sailboat?  The diving was spectacular with great visibility and all the fish and coral you would expect (and few you don't).  I would fly the 17 hours tomorrow to do it all over again.
Ryan L, Canada

Kiana Jan 2013

Trip was amazing! Sleeping out at the reef was magical, and we saw turtles sharks and rays on the dive! The vis was fantastic as well, 20 meters plus. Food was surprisingly great and the crew was super nice and really pushed the ship on the strong winds back! Got soaked and ruined my mp3 player but that was my own fault, lol. Great fun!
jason m, usa

Kiana Dec 2012

vvvvvvvvvvv....ery gooooooooooood!
you can't miss it!
姚怡兰, CHINA

Summertime Dec 2012

We had a wonderful time.  Although the weather was pretty bad the first two days, the crew did everything in their effort to make this trip awesome.  Thank you so much!! And Merry Christmas!
Diana and Peter, Netherlands

Kiana Dec 2012

Sailing the Whitsundays on the Kiana was the best part of our one month trip to Australia! The crew was amazing and the activities were fun, relaxing and exciting all in one. We were a smaller group of people (about 12-14) which made for a great "field trip" feel and gave everyone the chance to chit chat and get to know one another. The scuba instructor (Wayne) was incredibly amazing. He made all us newbies feel safe and excited about trying to dive for the first time. And the rest of the crew were also all dive instructors, so everyone knew what they were doing and put our safety first. We were all smiles the whole trip, the crew cracked us up the whole time and it was seriously magical. Definitely recommend.
Shengul, America

Summertime Dec 2012

Great trip:) Cool people and delicious food!!!  And we saw a hammer head!  It is good when there are not so many people on board! It's better than a big boat.
Linda, Germany

Summertime Dec 2012

Brilliant hosts/chefs.  Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Felt safe and in good hands at all times.  really enjoyable holiday.  Will definitely recommend to family and friends.  Thank you!!!
Annika, UK

Summertime Dec 2012

Really, really nice staff; taking care of all the needs of the customers and a nice family like atmosphere.  Thanks to Ziggy :)
Good laughs and an amazing time on the boat, definitely not the last time sailing!!
Verena, Germany

Summertime Nov 2012

What a fantastic trip!  Everything we had hoped for.  Great staff, great activities and great food.  Vegetarian food options were excellent.  We had fun, we relaxed and we will definitely  recommend Summertime. Thanks everyone!
Amanda, Australia

Summertime Dec 2012

I really enjoyed the 3 days on summertime.  The boat is amazing as well as the staff.  Everyone is getting on well with each other and there was a very good ambience.  We also had a very nice group which was great.  And of course the Whitsunday Islands itself and the snorkelling.  In total an amazing trip! Thanks
Lynn, Luxembourg

Wings 3 Nov 2012

I just loved my 3nights 3days trip on Wings 3. The boat is big, the staff was awesome and amazing ;) They make u feel comfortable and create a nice atmosphere. Clayton is an amazing & awesome cook & photographer! Richie is really good with big groups with different nationalities, he explains everything very clear and very entertaining!
The views and sights where they take you are the most beautiful you'll ever see and the flexibility to snorkel and dive everywhere and when the group wants.
I got sick on the second day and all the staff members were just so good and kind to me, they made me feel good and really took care of me. Thank again guys!
It was the highlight of my Queensland trip ;)
Angela, Holland

Summertime Oct 2012

My husband and I spent three great days exploring the Whitsundays on this sailboat. There were only 13 of us which was great as we got to know each other. Each day we did different activities of which the snorkeling and kyaking were the highlights. The captain, Brad, and his crew were very friendly, knowlegable and really seemed to enjoy us and working with each other. We felt very safe with them. Food was very good and plenty of it including snacks. We would love to return again some day!
Linda Cole, Canada

Summertime Jul 2012

We booked Summertime this past July.  Overall, it was a fantastic trip and one which many of our other experiences in the area had to live up to.  I'd recommend it. The trip has a nice variety of beach, diving/snorkeling, kayaking, and relaxing.    Food was great and they did a nice job finding the  wildlife (whales, manta rays, sting rays).  The sleeping quarters are cozy but worked fine and that\'s what I was looking for in a boat - not luxury, but not super cramped.  We got to know everyone on the boat, which was great.  If you were to go on a chill boat trip with some good friends this is what it would be like.
Jake Strzelecki, USA

Kiana Oct 2012

We had really a great time on the Kiana. The staff with Stu, Ryan and Wayne was very nice and helpful, we felt safe all the time and saw a lot of fishs, corals, turtles and sharks -- by diving and by snorkeling. Thank you very much for the beautiful time!
Hedi and Hans-Peter, Switzerland

Whitsunday Getaway 3nt Oct 2012

This is a trip to be recommended. We were both so impressed with the level of professionalism and service that this crew provided. Every experience from sailing, dining,snorkling, education, comfort and safety were carefully attended to by the crew ....but the big plus is that is was FUN....a  complete tour. Thanks Matt and Katie :)
Jen & Jerry Browne, Australia

Whitsunday Getaway 3nt Oct 2012

We loved our 3 day- 3 night trip on the Whitsunday Getaway. It a well equipped cat with 4 double cabins each with their own en suites, and lots of deck space. The skipper Matt was great and very well informed and good to chat to, and Jen our hosty did a great job catering for my husbands dietary needs.
The trip exceeded our expecations on every measure and was great fun and great value for money.
Our foreward cabin had a bed that narrowed at the end but was big enough (my husband is 6ft) and with lots of storage space (we had 2 70L soft bags and 2 rucksacks) - including a large wardrobe with hangers. There are 2 small portholes and a top window so plenty of ventitaltion and great head height.Our en suiite bathroom was large for a yacht (we could both get in it at the same time!) and a good shower head with hot water. Bathroom and beach towels are provided.
Food was great and plentiful - there is even a BBQ on the back of the yacht. There are cool boxes to keep drinks cold (BYO).
There is an infallible for shore trips and a sea kayak and all snorkelling equipment including wet suits and stinger suits are provided. We did 1-3 snorkel stops a day (Blue peral bay and lunchen bay particularly good), with sailing of 1-3 hours at a time. We had shore walks at Whitehaven beach and also to an aboriginal cave site. Matt was happy to do all the sailing or show us the ropes.
There is an indoor air conditioned seating area large enough for all 8 guests and also an 8-person table under a shady canopy outside. There is room to sit in the sun - including on the very spacious front nets (be prepared to get wet!). We were joined by dolphins on the bow as we sailed and were lucky to see a very large Loggerhead turtle at close quarters. As well as great coral and a stunning array of fish, we saw small sharks and rays.
Our co-guests were a mixture of ages and nationalities (21-55, French, German, English) but we all got on well and it was easy to chat and mix, or have some me time.
This is an excellent value for money trip that we'd love to do again - highly reccomended.
Sue and Ian, Sydney-London, Australia

Kiana Oct 2012

It was a great trip. Many thanks to Chris, the captain, Wayne, the instructor and Natalie, the Chef.
I do enjoy the whole trip.
Qiliang Cui, China

Kiana Sep 2012

Thanks for the best trip we have ever been to. It was the highlight of our 17 day holiday trip to AUS. The crew was asolutely great, had all hands on deck! Skipper Stu, chef Wayne and divemaster Ryan were always taking care of all guests. The food was a dream, same as the days on board. The diving adventure was an experience I will never forget! Sitting her in my living room, I would like to come back directly! This boat is an absoult must, if you are visiting the whitsunday area! Cheers from Germany
Marcel & Linda, Germany

Whitsunday Getaway 2nt Sep 2012

A perfect trip!  Rich and Veronica were warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area.  Only 8 passengers is ideal!  It was fun and relaxing--we felt as though we were spending the days with good friends.  The snorkeling and beach walk were exceptional--and the food was wonderful.  It is impossible to imagine a better trip--except another trip in the near future!
Beth and Keith, US

Whitsunday Getaway 3nt Sep 2012

We had good fun, a great time, good company  and loved the service. Just what was required after a busy year. We would do it all again.
Thanks Matt, Katie, Rich and Veronica
Larry Hine, New Zealand

Summertime May 2012

The Whitsunday Island tour on the Summertime was worth every money! It was a 3 days/2 nights trip. Besides sailing - of course - we went kayaking, snorkeling/diving, visited Whitehaven Beach and also had the chance to see dolphins from the boat. The crew was absolutely amazing! Very friendly, helpful and funny! The food was always delicious (we also had barbecues there!!!) and more than enough!! The Summertime doesn't take as many people as some other boats, which gives also space for a bit privacy. And on the top the boat has a Jacuzzi. What do you need more!? If I ever have the chance to go back to Australia, I will do this tour again!
Katharina, Germany

Summertime Aug 2012

Ce séjour sur Summertime est mon top 1 des 6 semaines passées en Australie cet été. Le bateau en bois est très confortable, tout est pensé pour le bien-être des passagers avec simplicité et attention. L'équipage partage son amour des Whitsundays islands, son amour de la mer et de ses richesses ! Embarquez et vous verrez ! Merci à Brad, Alex et Mickey pour ces 3 jours incroyables...
Sandrine, France

Summertime Aug 2012

Awesome, saw turtles, sharks, rays, whales and opreys plus many random little fish, awesome food, a friendly and informative crew, other fun loving guests and great weather to top it off. Cheers!
James, UK

Summertime Aug 2012

Amazing food....so so yummy!  Mickey was a fab dive buddy and thoroughly enjoyed the singalong with Mickey!!  Thank you for organising all the animals!! Couldn't have asked for more.  Thank you Brad, Mickey and Alex for a wonderful trip! xx
Helen, England

Summertime Aug 2012

Absolutely delightful, the crew was great, the activities were perfectly planned and we had a lot of time to enjoy them. Definitely a highligh of our trip in Australia.
Petra & Eric, Croatia & France

Whitsunday Getaway 3nt Aug 2012

We had the most wonderful time with Captain Matt & Hostest Katie, and the other 3 couples on our fantastic adventure.  This adventure greatly exceeded not only our expectations, but also our hopes.  Matt & Katie are the best.  The Getaways boat was very comfortable and the food better than we had hoped for.  We have recommended this adventure to many friends & our family.
Dan Watson, USA

Kiana Jul 2012

We really loved the trip, even though the weather was a bit challenging. Thanks to Stu for great skippering & taking care of us all, to Naomi for the great vegetarian meals & to Ryan for the diving & photos. Loved the sailing. We’d recommend the trip for a great adventure.
Peter Dingle, Australia

Kiana Jul 2012

We spent three days in the Kiana and it was an amazing experience.
The whole crew and the owners of the boat were really great and nice with us. We have amazing food as well and the divings were outstanding.
Even if the weather was not perfect we had such a great time! I strongly recommend you to go. You won't regret it at all!
Sally, Argentina

Kiana Jul 2012

One of the best things I've done EVER ! Perfect vessel for a relaxing diving and sailing experience! It was actually 3 trips in one: sailing, diving and whale watching!! The staff is amazing, and they work very hard to keep everything clean, organized and safe! Very professional Dive Master, scuba gear in perfect conditions. The food was amazing (like steamed lamb in the middle of the ocean!!!!).

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!
Ignacio L., Argentina

Summertime Jun 2012

Great trip!  Saw and did lots of things without feeling rushed, very relaxing!  Food was amazing!  Weather was perfect and loved seeing manta rays for the first time! Thanks!! :)
Jonny, UK

Kiana Jun 2012

WOW - what a treat - cruising the Whitsundays for 3 glorious days with 12 other passengers & 3 enthusiastic knowledgeable crew.  A perfect number of people with room to move on a clean yacht with comfortable bedding. The crew made us all feel relaxed & in holiday mode (especially the dive instructor who was very entertaining!). He also made sure all divers had fabulous dives both on the inner & outer reef. The skipper kept his eye on the snorkelers & made sure the best possible snorkeling experience was had - all those beautiful fish, turtles, reef sharks & coral. The food was wonderful - didn't need any of the nibblies we took with us!  An organized yet very relaxing trip of 3 amazing days swimming (Whitehaven Beach), snorkeling, diving & lazing about in the warm weather.  Bonus to see humpback whales which swam & breached around the yacht for almost 1/2 hr. Highly recommend for all divers & snorkelers no matter what age, couples or singles. Thanks to the crew, & the yacht's owners who personally waved us goodbye & greeted us on our return.
Barb & Rod, Australia

Summertime Jun 2012

Could not have made a better choice out of all the boats on offer. Summerime was the full package with bushwalking, stunning beaches, snorkelling, on board diving, kayaking, amazing marine life, sailing, plentiful tasty food and BYO. Laid back (do it all or do nothing, your choice) and very social. If you're looking for an experience and not a party then you can't go past Summertime. As an old Aussie icon Mollie Meldrum would say "Do yourself a favour"
Donna E, Australia

Summertime Jun 2012

Experience of a lifetime! All the emails that promised an amazing time at booking came true!  A great 3 days of amazing fish/coral, wonderful people, a thoughtful crew & best yet, delicious food!
Daniel, USA

Kiana Jun 2012

We had an absolutely brilliant time and would thoroughly recommend Kiana to anyone looking for a trip to the Whitsundays, particularly divers - the dive sites at the Outer Reef were really fantastic, and it's great to be out there with such small numbers on the boat. Great crew, great food, great weather, great itinerary - we loved Whitehaven Beach! - and we were even lucky enough to spend 20 minutes with two humpback whales playing around the boat!
Nicki and Chris Melia, UK

Summertime Jun 2012

The Summertime was an absolutely fantastic Whitsunday adventure. The crew was great, the food was delicious, and the activities were fun. I especially appreciated the great diving instruction. It made it enjoyable for both the certified and uncertified divers in our group! I wish I could have stayed on the boat for more than 3 days!
Sarah, USA

Summertime May 2012

Great trip from start to finish. Diving fantastic, crew fun, and the captain wise. And the hot tub rocked...! Thanks a lot
Will, UK

Summertime May 2012

Great times!  I really enjoyed the time, being out in the nature, seeing the Whitsundays from a boat, on a hike, in the water diving and on the water with the kayak.  Food was delicious and staff very friendly.  Thank you!
Rafael, Switzerland

Summertime May 2012

The days were just great! Great people, great crew & great food.  The Whitsundays are impressive and I’m glad I booked a trip with overnight stay as it gave me (almost) enough time to experience all the great things out there! I’m glad I was here….
Marie, Germany

Kiana Apr 2012

My boyfriend James and I had an amazing time aboard the Kiana. The staff were friendly and informative, the food was impressive, and the boat itself was very comfortable throughout the trip. We will strongly recommend people to sail on the Kiana in the future.
Triana Murtagh, UK

Kiana Mar 2012

Thanks guys for an amazing trip! The crew was lovely and entertaining, the food was great and the spots where we anchored just beautiful!
M.Mueller, Germany

Kiana Mar 2012

KIANA IS AMAZING!!
Thank you, you are a great team...
The weather was so bad, it was storming and raining. We had no chance to go to the Outer Reef and to Whitehaven Beach. But nevertheless we were able to enjoy the three days. The crew was so much fun, we were focussing on snorkelling and diving. We had a roof on deck, so was still nice to sit outside and have a chat.
The food was amazing, the crew great, the boat a dream. Sleeping area was big, I had a double bed for myself, and together with my friend a private cabin. All in all a wonderful trip to Whitsunday Islands!!! Thank you
Julia, Germany

Summertime Mar 2012

Most memorable part was the second dive, especially because Brandon put me at ease.  I couldn't have done it without him:)  Jo and Brad were really cool, especially Jo and the photos she took at Whitehaven when we had a down pour.  Great attitude and made us laugh:)
Thank you for everything!
Jasmine, Canada

Summertime Mar 2012

We have three amazing days with a lot of experiences, it's funny!! We saw wonderful landscapes and we made a lot of friends of different countries!! Thanks for all!! We enjoyed so much!!
Spain 'Friends', Spain

Kiana Mar 2012

Fantastic trip, can't imagine how it could have been better. The food was fantastic and the crew was amazing. It was really nice to chat with the owners too before setting out. Thanks for a great time Kiana!!
Matthew Lausch, Canada

Summertime Mar 2012

Excellent experience.  Good location, really relaxed I felt very at home.  All crew really great at making the trip fantastic.  Wish I could stay aboard for longer!  Thanks muchly!
ps.  LOVE the photos you've taken-will remind me of outstanding times.
David, UK

Kiana Mar 2012

The Kiana sailing trip was such an adventure! The crew was fantastic and so helpful when learning how to scuba dive. This was the highlight of my trip to Australia!
Amy, Canada

Summertime Feb 2012

Had a wonderful 3 days. All staff more than helpful, friendly, professional and happy to help.  Nothing was too much trouble.  Food and activities were excellent.  Boat was clean and comfy.  Thank you for an amazing trip!!
Jenna and Matt, UK

Summertime Mar 2012

We had a fantastic time. The crew are very knowledgeable, very friendly and made us feel very at home.  Would definitely book Summertime again.  Slainte!!!!
Brid and Damian, Ireland

Kiana Feb 2012

ABSOLUTELY GREAT, the crew knows what they are doing and will make every minute of your stay safe, fun, amazing and educative. Go Kiana !!!! many more years of swift sailing !!
RH, Czech Republic

Kiana Jan 2012

Our trip on Kiana was absolutely amazing.  We saw so many wonderful sights and were entertained the entire time.  Having a smaller group was ideal, it gave us the opportunity to get to know one another as well as the crew.  I can't say enough wonderful things about the crew.....they were fun, knowledgeable, helpful and provided great customer service.  I would definitely recommend Kiana to everyone!
Lindsay, USA

Kiana Jan 2012

Awesome trip!
Norbert, Nederland

SV Whitehaven Jan 2012

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!
LOVED THE DOLPHINS, TURTLES, KAYAKING, SNORKELING, EVERYTHING!!
THE FOOD WAS AWESOME, THE CREW VERY PATIENT AND FRIENDLY!!
WILL BE COMING BACK!!
Catrine, England

SV Whitehaven Jan 2012

Fantastic trip!! the crew were great and very helpful! we saw lots of brilliant marine life, and really enjoyed the snorkeling!
would recommend to anyone!!!
Alisa, England

SV Whitehaven Jan 2012

Loved the trip! it was great fun being on the boat for 3 days and meeting all these nice people! the snorkeling at the Whitsundays was amazing, not to mention the great food that was being served at the boat!!
Thank you for the wonderful 3 days at the best boat !!
Lena, Germany

SV Whitehaven Jan 2012

Had such a brilliant time on the 3 day trip! learning hoe to snorkel was probably the best bit! kayaking was great fun too! met lots of nice people. the crew were fab and the food was great!! :) overall a brilliant experience! defiantly would recommend!! thanks a million :)
Mary, England

SV Whitehaven Jan 2012

the SV Whitehaven was my first overnight trip on a boat and it was a wonderful time in a wonderful part of the world! thew crew were very friendly + very knowledgeable about the boat, the waters we were travelling in + full of information from the islands the history, the legends and the wildlife. i had an amazing time and will never forget my trip to the whitsundays aboard the SV whitehaven!! many thanks
Shelley, Canada

SV Whitehaven Jan 2012

going on the sv whitehaven was an amazing sailing adventure! the staff were awesome and they knew your names. each of them were friendly,helpful and very courteous. they was patient and happy to teach us all how to snorkel and kayak if it was our first time. staff were very knowledgeable on knowing the wildlife and surroundings. food was great!! i loved this sailing adventure!!
Kevin, Canada

SV Whitehaven Jan 2012

Trip was very well-organized, the crew was great - friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. activities were great! food was excellent well prepared and tasty!
Loui, Canada

Derwent Hunter Jan 2012

WOW! what an amazing day, that not just all the food! lovely boat and fantastic crew! two lots of snorkeling with opportunity to see turtles! beautiful fish and coral. all in a brilliant day, even the chance to steer the ship!
thanks for the great day!
Holly, England

Derwent Hunter Jan 2012

Fantastic day trip! really enjoyed snorkeling on the reef. breath taking views and the crew are really good fun! lots of food all are yummy! thanks for a wonderful trip!
Kristy, Canada

Derwent Hunter Jan 2012

A wonderful day with great snorkeling destinations especially Blue Pearl Bay! a brilliant crew helped to make the day very special and i vote the food provided "the best" on board food in the Whitsundays!! will recommend to lots of people!!!
Wendy, Australia

Derwent Hunter Jan 2012

OVERALL EXPERIENCE WAS EXCELLENT! FRIENDLY CREW, VERY HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE! FOOD WAS DELICIOUS! LOCATIONS WERE AWESOME FOR SNORKELING. WE LOVED THE "HANDS ON" APPROACH TO SAILING AND "DRIVING" THE BOAT, ALL IN ALL AN ENJOYABLE AND RELAXING WAY TO SEE THE WHITSUNDAYS. WE WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THE TRIP TO FRIENDS!
THANK YOU !!
BILL, Australia

Kiana Jan 2012

This was the best trip I have done in Australia. I loved every minute of it, and would highly recommend it to any one wanting to do a sail and dive trip. The snorkel and dive sites were amazing, and waking up to the sun rise on the Great Barrier Reef was one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. The boat is lovely and there is plenty of space for all the passengers. The crew were fantastic and very supportive with the diving, snorkeling and sailing. The food was great too, which is always a bonus! I could go on forever... it was just amazing!!!
Charlotte, England

Kiana Jan 2012

fantastic trip. I'd recommend this vessel for anyone looking for a relaxing trip to the outer reef without being on a party boat. fantastic crew and a family feeling. Great trip if you are travelling with teenagers
Jim, Sweden

Kiana Jan 2012

We had a really great trip on the Kiana. The staff was very nice and really helpful. The dive instructors made  us all feel comfortable on our first dive. The food was amazing and the sleeping facilities were better than I expected of a boat. It was really worth sailing for quite some hours to dive/snorkel on the actual Great Barrier Reef. I would highly recommend this trip to everyone. It might be a bit more expensive than some of the others, but it was defenitely worth it!
Linda, Netherlands

Summertime Jan 2012

Great staff, excellent supply and variety of food. Enjoyed the information provided on the marine life-the ship and area.  Felt safety was a priority-excellent!
Thank you to your team! Cheers!!
Scott, Canada

Kiana Dec 2011

Has been a beautiful trip with a lot of new experiences, new friends and quite wonderful hours. Especcially the perfect organized trip leaded by a professional experienced skipper and a good teamworking crew were the pillars of this fantastic trip. Unfortunatelly too short regarding the time. Thanks for this unforgetable time.
Kai, Switzerland

Kiana Dec 2011

The 3 day 2 night trip on Kiana was absolutely perfect - the diving was amazing, even better than expected and the crew did their very best to make sure that we were safe, comfortable and making the most of our holiday in the Whitsundays. It was a very fun trip, I would recommend it to anyone
Gaelle Fertil, Australia

Kiana Dec 2011

This trip couldn't have been any more perfect. The crew were absolutely amazing. Brent definitely knew his way around the sea and Ryan had the best patience with me scuba diving as I had never done it before and was quite nervous. He held my hand the whole way through even though I was probably crippling him. Such a great crew and wud defo go with kiana again.
Dee Lynn, Ireland

Kiana Dec 2011

Cool Tripp. The outer Reef war realy good. ;O)
I liked it realy much.
Jess, Germany

Kiana Nov 2011

I had an amazing time on the Kiana. The crew were very friendly and accomodating. The captain was full of information on the trip, the boat and the area. The chef cooked up some spectacular meals and the dive instructor was great and helped us enjoy our time in the water. I would deffinately recommend a trip on the Kiana to anyone!
chris knight, uk

Kiana Nov 2011

Absolutely amazing trip.  I had never dived before and managed to do 3 trips at outer reef - saw turtles, massive parrot fish and even went through an underwater canyon and felt safe and well looked after.  Whitehaven beach was also amazing with Stingrays and Sharks.  Was really nice to be on a smallish boat with only 14 passengers it meant that got great level of attention.  Was also great when we had the 4 sails up.
Jamie, UK/AU

Summertime Nov 2011

Jon really enjoyed the scuba diving, Chris was a great teacher and he felt really safe. The snorkel spots were amazing especially since they were all different.  Loved the kayaking and sail back to Airlie even though Brad splashed us!!!! Thanks guys!!
Moniek & Jon, Canada

Summertime Nov 2011

It felt well guided, well fed & well cared for.  You all went well above & beyond in meeting all my needs & answering all my questions.  Thank you for being a wonderful part of my journey.
Gini, USA

Summertime Oct 2011

Awesome crew, awesome passengers, awesome trip!  Dive was incredible, only reason didn't do another was due to money shortage.  Flo was an amazing instructor & just what I need for my first dive.  Brendan was a great confidence booster too and even though was his first trip seemed to fit in with crew well.  Thank you for having us and making our whitsundays memorable. xxx
Leanne & Graeme, England

Summertime Oct 2011

Great crew great food, the ambiance was very nice.  I feel like we made the best of the time we had and that every member of the crew was devoted to make our vacation fun and enjoyable.
Jessica, Canada

Kiana Oct 2011

I've been on the KIANA for a 3-days-trip. Brent, our skipper, and the rest of the crew, Angélique and Ella, were simply amazing and it was so much fun aboard. Furthermore, each member of the crew really takes care of the passengers and the food is just great. The ship is very nice and with 14 passengers max there aren't too many people. The trip is just amazing and even there needs to be a change of plans due to the wheather Brent knows what to do and you will be on another fantastic place. As conclusion I can only say that I spend three of the most memorable days of my life on the KIANA and the trip is definitely worth each cent.
Jan Stier, Germany

Kiana Oct 2011

Well I have been back at work for a month after a fabulous holiday in the Whitsundays, and I am still talking about the Kiana Trip - 3 Days of magical water and wildlife (and that was just the crew & passengers!) But seriously, the whales, turtles and snorkelling on the reef were magical moments and this was one of the best trips I have ever done. Thanks to Brent, Jess, Jessie and Angie for taking such good care of us and for the fun times.
Suz, NZ

Summertime Oct 2011

Attentive looking, well feeling, great service, always delicious meals, fantastic trip! Thank you!
Regina, Germany

Summertime Aug 2011

It was lovely. thank you all so much for a great trip, looking after us and the kids, feeding us well and making it possible for us all to join in the activities.  Amy said it was a lovely boat for her first time at sea. Thanks very much for a great time.
Andrew, England

Summertime Aug 2011

Fantastic crew, great boat and very good trip itinerary.  The diving was excellent and flo is a fantastic instructor.  The food was also excellent.  I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would certainly recommend.
Sarah, UK

Summertime Jul 2011

That was an awesome trip! Thanks to all of you guys:)! Perfect moment at the beach, nice pics, great dives and snorkel in a great place, same for kayak.  Beds perfect, really good quality and quantity of food-PERFECT!
Lucie, France

Summertime Jul 2011

I had a bloody awesome time on the boat! Great group of people, numbers were perfect. Crew made it a fantastic trip.  The diving was amazing, loved the food and would definitely tell others to book Summertime. Cheers! :)
Lorraine, Scotland

Summertime Sep 2011

We enjoyed the beauty of the islands, the crew, the food, the activities! Especially the diversity of activities offered on board made us decide to choose for Summertime.  We were not disappointed!!
Inge, Netherlands

Summertime Sep 2011

The trip was great! We all had a lot of fun, all the crew members were very helpful and kind. I hope to come aboard Summertime again. I especially enjoyed the scuba diving and kayaking (saw a lot of turtles!)
Thanks to our Captain Brad, Flo our male mom and Kris.
Maya, Canada

Kiana Sep 2011

Beautiful, Relaxing, Fun, Awesome! Our 14 passenger group was made up of at least 6-7 different countries which was really cool.  The crew meshed so well and was so helpful and amazing. Angelique was an excellent dive instructor, Brent a friendly and entertaining captain and Jess the fabulous cook! Everything was perfect and I would highly recommend Kiana to everyone!
Karen O'Byrne, USA/Temp AU

 Sep 2011

We both thought the trip was fantastic. The crew were all extremely helpful & approachable & very knowledgeable about all aspects of the islands & ocean.
The food was fantastic & the presentation of the boat could not have been any better.
Phil thought the dive sites were excellent & we both enjoyed the snorkelling.
Thanks guys for an unforgettable weekend.
Jen & Phil, Scotland

Kiana Aug 2011

Sailing on Kiana was great fun! Niche boat- nice people- nice Whitsunday region!
Thanks for making our trip to Australia unforgettable!
Ute, Germany

Summertime Jan 2010

Hi there
We just wanted to let you know that our 3 days on board Summertime was the highlight of our trip in Australia. It was a bit overwhelming arriving in Airlie and "shopping" for an experience. Unfortunately many agents are just trying to fill a boat. Since I was travelling with my daughter, I was looking for a family oriented ship. It was purely by chance that the third agent we visited suggested Summertime. What a fabulous choice - fantastic crew - competent captain, first mate/scuba guy had excellent communication and social skills and the cook was great. We really enjoyed the variety of the activities -hike, kayak, scuba, snorkelling, evening informative talks on sea life.
Sailing on Summertime was the best experience of our three month trip in Australia. Thanks!
Give to the amazing crew and thanks to the agent who directed us -she was outstanding in dealing with us.
lynne pajot, canada

Kiana Aug 2011

Despite some rough winds, this 3 day adventure is definitely something I would recommend! The crew were all friendly and helpful, and the Captain was gracious and so funny! Saw some beautiful corals and fishes. This trip is no hassle; just show up on time and let them take care of the rest for you!
KDON, USA

Kiana Aug 2011

I had a brilliant time aboard the Kiana - a lovely sailing boat! To be honest - the Whitsundays and diving the Reef are things you can hardly mess up I guess, especially with all the humpbacks, turtles and even a shark around. But our skipper Brent, chef Jess and dive instructor Jesse made it a perfect time with good food, lots of fun and much dedication. Brent even knew how to get a milliion dollars - so there you go! :)
Steffi, Germany

Summertime Aug 2011

This trip was excellent, I had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone.  Ella's cooking was great especially considering I'm gluten intolerant and so not the easiest person to provide food for. Thanks for everything guys.
M chappell, England

Kiana Aug 2011

This trip was an amazing adventure, brought to life by its brilliant crew especially Brent, our skipper, who was a real fountain of knowledge and alwyas kept us busy and in great spirits. The whole trip was outstanding and we would definalty go again. If anyone was to ask where to visit when they came to the Whitsundays this would be the first thing that we would mention. Thank you for a great trip!!!!
High Deffinition, UK

Kiana Jul 2011

Icredible is all I can describe for my three day/two night stay on the Kiana. Out of my meager 19 year old life that trip is definitely one of the highlights for me. Everything from having the owners of the Kiana greeting us when we stepped on the boat to thoughtfulness and attentiveness of the crew. Ben was a fabulous diving instructor; he answered every question I had, I felt completely safe with him in the water and he really made the diving a great experience for me. The food Pete made was exceptional and beyond words; that was probably the best I had eaten while traveling in Australia. Brent was thoughtful and more than kind throughout the trip; he came to me with water while I was experiencing my first ever bout of seasickness and he even held my hair out of my face. He really made a point to get to know each person on board the Kiana. I could tell he absolutely loved his job and it was great to see how much he wanted to share it; its people like that, that make experiences, such as the Kiana, unforgettable.
Thank-you again for such a great time, your crew truly showed what a beautiful country Australia is and the wonderful people who fill it. Its experiences like this that make me not want to go home.
Jaclyn , Canada

Kiana Jul 2010

Could not fault the entire trip, I enjoyed it from start to finish. The crew were fantastic - Brent in particular was superb, very knowledgable and explained everything very clearly. The boat was very comfortable with just the right amount of people on board and the cabins very comfortable. Each day was well organised and put together (although the 5.30AM starts we're a little hard) :)
All in all a great trip, would highly recommend it to anyone - especially as this trip goes out to the reef which is just stunning and adds to the adventure!
Ben Pammenter, UK

Summertime Jul 2010

Fantastic trip aboard Summertime! Great crew, fabulous food, and hearing whale song whilst diving, just magical! Not to mention all the other amazing wildlife we saw on the trip. Thanks to Kris, Brad and Flo for giving us such an exciting trip!
Rachel, Norway

Kiana Jul 2011

If it was a cake, I would say: IRRESISTIBLE!!!
Yet, as it was a sailing trip, it's probably more appropriate saying that from the 3 1/2 weeks we spent Down Under, those 3 days on Kiana have been the absolutely best ones :o). Great crew, delicious food, lovely (!!) and competent diving instructor, awesome vessel, ... ... and having said all that, the most incredible Whitsunday Islands come on top of that! Good, aye?!
If I was given the chance to do just one last trip around the Whits - Kiana would be the one :o).
Thanks for a most memorable trip!
Bjoern, Germany

Kiana Jun 2011

Fantastic trip, very well prepared and excellent food! Captain Brent was awesome, very knowledgable about the ocean.  The humpback whales playing around our boat was the icing on the cake of a perfect relaxing three days!
Rosanna, England

Kiana Jul 2011

Wow... What a trip, Setting sail in semi dismal weather it immediately cleared up and the first day of low winds allowed us to cruise to the beautiful Tongue beach. Shortly after a great lunch we walked aroundad enjoyed a dip in the sea (albeit a cold one). A fantastic roast dinner on deck before a few beers at sunset. Day 2 could not have been better an early morning dive after sunrise and then out to the outer reef. The water warmed slightly further out at the reef and the afternoon dives were great as was the whale watching from a distance.
Day 3 another dive after sunrise over the ocean, coming up a Humpback whale swims directly under the boat.... WOW.... amazing no joke. The trip back ended up with a 1hr 30min halt because the whales would not leave the boat alone... Swimming under it and breaching only a few metres from the boat. The whole trip was complimented by the ever happy Brent at the helm, the good food of chef Pete and the underwater knowlege of Dive master Ben (though ben is no longer with the team). I cannot reccommend this trip enough there is no better value for money at the Whitsunday's.
Paul McKee, England

Kiana Jun 2011

Dear Greg & Lauren,
Thank you for your email and we will certainly recommend to our family and friends who ever come to visit the Whitsundays to make sure they take a dive trip with Kiana.
Both Maggie and I were totally elated and excited about our 3 day trip with your excellent crew, of Skipper Brent , dive instructor Ben and chef Peter. They made our trip one to remember, as their hospitality, friendship and professionalism was second to none.
The dive on the Great Barrier Reef was our first ever diving experience, 'which can now never be beaten', for the wonderful sights of colourful coral and fish.
To add the the excitement, we saw several humped back whales and on the homeward trip, a couple of dolphins swam along with the boat, a real bonus !
The visit to one of the best beaches in the world at Whitsunday Island, was spectacular. Pure white sand and crystal clear waters was an amazing treat.
We know this trip will last long in our memories, even at our grand old ages of 63 and 65 !!
Keep up the very high standard you have all set and we wish you all, the continued success in your excellent business.

Sail on Kiana

regards and love to all the crew,
Alan & Maggie, England

Kiana Jun 2011

Despite the weather (it was warmer in the water) the trip was great, due to the great crew who were professional, friendly and did their absolute best to make it the best possible trip.  Great way to spend 50th birthday.  Did experience some adventurous sailing in 32 knot winds.  Thanks guys.
Julia Love, Australia

Kiana Jun 2011

My husband and I went on the 3-day, 2 night trip to the Great Barrier Reef aboard the Kiana. I can't express enough how much we enjoyed this experience. We were told when we boarded that it just might be our favorite part of our trip in Australia and after only a couple hours we completely agreed. I would go back to Australia if only to go aboard another Whitsundays Sailing Adventure (and probalby aboard the Kiana again!). I've recommended this company and trip to many people already and will do so for years to come. Thank you to Skipper Brent, Dive Master Gina and to Chef Pete for the wonderful memories! We'll be back!
Cameron Fuller, USA

Kiana Jun 2011

Lovely boat, enthusiastic and disciplined crew with great boating and diving skills.  If you're looking for a great trip even when the weather is bad (we had 3 days of wind, rain and cold and it was STILL fun!) then I can recommend sailing on Kiana
Lyndsay Neilson, Australia

Kiana Jun 2011

great trip, very friendly and fun crew, good equipment, best food
Marina, Germany

Kiana Jun 2011

Dear Brent, Ben, Pete and Sarah and the owner of the beautiful sailing boat “Kiana”
2 weeks ago I joined the great and amazing sailing trip on your boat to the Whitsundays and the outer reef.... Today I want to say "thank you so much" for making these days so enjoyable and unforgettable, I have had really a great time and I always take these memories alive.
Ben:You are really an excellent diving instructor - I have never had a bad feeling and I felt confident all the time. Thanks for doing a great introducing to this marvelous sport and for showing us such a great underwater world (even more the German turtle :-))
Pete : Thanks for making these brilliant pictures under water - it is such a great "memory" on a really nice adventure. I loved your meals especially the dessert :-). Enjoy your stay in Australia and on this boat - I think it is something really special and you can count yourself lucky to be a part of the kiana crew
Brent :Thank you so much for driving (or cruising - I don't know the correct english word ) the boat so comfortable and easy. I enjoyed the stay all the time; it was really an amazing experience and a great adventure. Thanks for telling us all the secrets about the stars, the moon and the season ... (and sorry for jumping onto the roof while you are driving the boat :-) )
Sarah :Wherever you go and whatever you do – enjoy your life, be happy and take always care about you. 
Owner of kiana :You can be really proud to have such a brilliant, experienced and lovely crew on your boat and to be the owner of the beautiful kiana.

Last week I was on a second dive trip in Port Douglas … with 80 people on board … it was horrible (I am a bloody stupid German – I understood …” There are 14 people on board” instead of 80 …. L  so I know where the differences are … People make the differences …

It was really a great pleasure for me to take part on this tour and it was so nice to meet you all.
Take always care about you!
Many greetings
Tania (the German turtle J), Germany

Summertime May 2011

We had an amazing Whitsundays experience thanks to the great group we had, the crew and the boat! Food was awesome, hot tub we loved and the company was great! Thanks guys!
Christian and Samantha, Canada

Kiana May 2011

Just when you arrive at the Kiana the first thing you heard from the crew is: "removed your shoes". When you do so you not only barefoot, you also removed your stress, the hurry and all the worries from your mind.
The next thing they tell you is to try to enjoy as much as you can.  Definitely the crew help you to do so. You can tell that they are passionate and enjoy what they are doing and that spirit of joy spread soon among all the new joiners of the Kiana.
Sailing in the Kiana is a enrich experience; you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic surrounding solo or in company with your just new friends. As well as learn about the islands, driving and sailing techniques. I have my first immersion while I was in the Kiana. The opportunity of doing it for the first time in the coral reef was extraordinary.
What do I take with me out of this trip? One of the most amazing landscapes I have seen in my life, the incredible experience of discovering the rich and colourful reef, and some good friends that, who knows, I may see again.
Alexander, Spain

Wings 3 May 2011

We just did a trip with wings 3 - it was absolutely amazing. We have travelled the world but this was one of the best experiences ever. The snorkeling spots were great, food was delicious, the crew was superb - they created a very friendly atmosphere throughout the trip. We can highly recommend this two nights trip. Cheers.
Silvan and Beatrix, Ireland

Kiana May 2011

First day started cloudy but the rest of the time we had great weather. I saw everything I could wish for (except whales) ... a lot of turtles, dolphins swimming with the vessel, and two sharks. Brent is an awesome skipper and Ben a great dive instructor. It was the right decision to choose this boat, instead of a stupid party boat! I really enjoyed the time!
Thank you very much!
Marek Klein, Germany

Kiana May 2011

Rob and I had a fantastic trip and celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary aboard the Kiana. On the first day of sailing, we anchored near Whitehaven beach to explore the island. Although the weather was a little dreary, the group was enthusiastic about our guided walk in the rainforest including a brief history of the place. I could not get over the number of baby rays that were scattered throughout the water and the sand was whiter than anything that I’ve ever seen before. Back on the boat, we were treated to a brilliant sunset and enjoyed a champagne toast. And - what could be better after a huge day of being in and on the water, than being rocked to sleep in our berth on the boat? Heaven! Pete, our resident cook, provided us with delicious and generous meals to keep us fueled for our water activities. Diving and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef was awesome. It was thriving, vivid and healthy and we saw all kinds of colorful fish, vibrant coral and turtles. We were even up early enough to catch a dazzling sunrise, which doesn’t happen very often in our busy lives. The crew aboard Kiana were professional, fun to be with and always courteous. They shared local knowledge and stories and made all of the guests feel at home and welcome. Many thanks to Dave, Pete & Ben for helping to make this an anniversary that we will never forget!
Rob & Lori Laurette, Canada

Kiana May 2011

Despite the rough weather, our skipper was very happy and energetic and cheered us up with his stories and positive outlook on everything.
The second day started with seeing a dolphin couple in front of the boat and a beautiful rainbow all across the the sky.
Absolutely enjoyed our sailing back to the port and nice beds we had :)
Oh, and almost forgot, the fruit salad was the best meal on the boat!!!
Liga, Latvia

Kiana May 2011

I've had an absolute blast on the Kiana! We had great weather, loads of sun for the sun lovers and the last day enough wind for the action lovers to get some sailing in. The crew was always so bubbly and entertaining, you've definitely picked a good crew! Last but not least, the actual diving. It was amazing, nice warm waters and beautiful fish, turtles, watersnakes and even a shark!
I also thought it was a nice touch that even non-certified people got a chance to go diving. I know they loved it!
The exhilarating sailing, the last day, was a great ending to the trip, we had dolphins swimming along with the boat for a while.
All in all a very good trip, with nice weather, nice people, great diving and good food.
Very well organised, and thanks again very much!
Laura, Holland

Kiana May 2011

Had a ball. The food was great, perfect weather. The crew where very accomodating n seen exactly what i wanted to.
James, Australia

Kiana May 2011

My favorite boat of the month is now Kiana.....everyone I have put on has come back sooooooooooo happy!  Great crew!  Great everything!  So good to hear.  There's another 2 coming out on Monday's trip!
Tracey, Island Gateway Holiday Park

Summertime Apr 2011

The activities were awesome, I really enjoyed the snorkeling. Food and all staff were excellent, which made the trip even better. Great atmosphere on board the ship. I would recommend!!
Alan, Scotland

Summertime Mar 2011

Crew were excellent, great fun from the start which made the trip amazing.  Very knowledgeable on the area and its wildlife.  Vessel sailed around some of the best parts of the islands which made the experience fantastic. Cheers!
Jennie Campbell, England

Summertime Mar 2011

I had a fab time aboard Summertime, all the crew were friendly and helpful and the trip had a very relaxed vibe. The diving was gorgeous, kayaking great fun (if a little damp!) and food was fantastic (especially the caramel slice!) Thanks!
Sam Smith, UK

Summertime Mar 2011

Thank you so much. I had a brilliant time on Summertime. It was great to be able to do lots of fun stuff whilst also enjoying a chilled atmosphere.  The crew were fun and friendly and the food was awesome!
Mel, England

Summertime Mar 2011

I had a fab time aboard Summertime. All the crew were friendly and helpful and the trip had a very relaxed vibe.  the diving was gorgeous, kayaking great fun (if a little damp!) and food was fantastic especially the caramel slice!) Thanks!
Sam, UK

Kiana Mar 2011

To Ben, Peter & Brent,
Thanks so much for the great trip on board Kiana.  The food and hospitality was spectacular.  We certainly will never forget this experience.
All the best for the future.
Kyle & Stacey, USA

Kiana Feb 2011

Perfect sailing, meals, snorkling, music, cigar. Professional crew.
Charlotte, Sweden

Kiana Feb 2011

`Tereefic!!!` Crew made the trip
Vasos, Somerset, UK

Kiana Feb 2011

We had a fantastic time, wanne go again :)
Mark, Holland

Kiana Feb 2011

Amazing trip. Best so ar in Oz. Great food & lovely crew!! xx Thanks heaps
Cheryl, England

Kiana Feb 2011

Wow, what a fabulous trip, amazing crew and stunning reef. Thanks Kiana.
Lisa, Stafford, U.K.

Kiana Feb 2011

High light of my 4 month Australia trip so far! Thank you for your awesome hospitality xxx
Louise, England

Kiana Feb 2011

Awesome trip, beautiful scenery, great food and such friendly crew - thanks for a great trip.
Joe & Elissa, London, England

Kiana Mar 2011

Awesome sailing & diving adventure :) Thank you.
Michael , Germany

Kiana Mar 2011

Amazing experience, the beach, the reef & especially the wild ride home haha! Thank you x
Cara, Wales, UK

Summertime Feb 2011

I thought that this trip would be amazing before I went and now that we have finished it, It was even better than I could have imagined. All the activities were so much fun and the views were stunning. And the people were just amazing as well. Would re-do this again in a heartbeat.
Weizhen, USA

Summertime Feb 2011

Fantastic experience for me to Kayak, Snorkel and especially Scuba dive which I have never done before. Not bad for a non-swimmer! Thanks.
Liam, Ireland

Summertime Feb 2011

Flo made me dive when I was initially not going to. I'm so glad he did, I had an amazing time. He was a great Instructor!! Food was brilliant, thanks to Britta ( our Mum on board) Skipper kept us all safe and happy. The boat is great, the crew are even greater!!
Jaqui, England

Wings 3 Feb 2010

Had a great 3 night trip on Wings 3.  Weather could have been better but still first class in terms of boat, crew, food etc.  Would highly recommend
helen bond, UK

 Feb 2011

The trip was very good as the snorkelling and sailing was fun.
The food was good and Tom, Dave and Fran did their best to make the trip memorable.
Tim Flynn, Australia

Summertime Jan 2011

Great organisation and timing with the visits, avoiding the big crowds and daily excursions.  The food is also an important factor and top 10 aboard! :)  And I had a my first dive with no pain in the ears with Andrea! Cool!!
Sandra, Portugal

Summertime Jan 2011

A fantastic trip, exceeded my expectations. The staff were excellent, helpful, friendly and very knowledgable. The evening slideshows are a great touch! Thanks for a memorable trip!
Adam, UK

Summertime Jan 2011

Awesome dives, I saw my first turtles! We stayed a long time diving in the water, great! Enjoy gorgeous landscapes, makes me even prouder to be an Australian resident! Thank you for making me discover this part of my new country! Cyasoon!
Lydie, Australia

 Jan 2011

What an amazing experience!  Definitely recommend this cruise to anyone looking for a relaxing sailing experience in the Whitsundays.  Food is phenomenal (thanks Rosco!), Captain Greg, First Mate Luke, our hostess Kristy and Dive Master Nick were all fantastic and helped make our trip the best it could be.  Tons of activities available for anyone to try, or not to try if you don't feel like doing anything.  Perfect all around, possibly our favourite part of our trip to Australia!
~Regan, Canada

Kiana Jan 2011

To the crew and owners of Kiana. Just writing to express my appreciation and thanks for a fabulous trip on your wonderful boat. I was on the trip which departed Monday 3rd Jan, with Joel, Ben and Anita as cook. It was really a fantastic trip and the weather held up for us too. The crew, food and hospitality was just top class. They really looked after us well and Ben was a great very competant instructor. It was awesome to go out to Bait reef and sleep there for the night and we also had a great bunch of fellow passengers. I look forward to coming up again and doing another trip with you guys.

Thanks so much again for a wonderful experience, please pass this onto the others as well.
Rohan, Australia

Whitsunday Getaway 2nt Jan 2010

Everything was perfect!! Annika and Dianna were lovely.
We were very happy about our cruise and will recommend it in the future. Thank you for the experience.
Luc, France

Whitsunday Getaway 3nt Dec 2010

I do not want to leave! This is the only way to see the Whitsundays. After my love of sailing, came my second love of eating. Perfect match, perfect crew, perfect weather, perfect time. Cant wait to return!
Tony, Canada

 Nov 2010

great trip, fantastic crew whom were helpful and great entertainment throughout. Great food and was always something to eat and drink.
Leon Larkins, England

Waltzing Matilda Nov 2010

I just want to take the time to tell you that I had a great trip with you! The crew (Dave & Tyson) was amazing! They are doing a very good job! We hadan awesome sail! The food that the guys prepared was fantastic! the spots for snorkeling were really nice and I liked it that the equipment was offered and in a good condition. The guys made sure that the boat was always nice and clean and we heard some good stories and got the explanations we wanted about the Whitsundays and everything around! I really enjoyed my first sailing trip and will definitely go sailing again with the Waltzing Matilda!
Sandra, Germany

Wings 2 Oct 2010

Thank you very much for a fantastic trip.
It was a return visit for me since my last trip on Wings 2 in Sept 2008.
My Mam, Dad & sister loved it.
Cooki, Leila, Steph & Jake were fantastic hosts and it was very impessive how hard they worked and cross over multi tasked throughout the trip.
One note that examples the quality of the team was when after docking I made a request to exchange a Wings 2 t shirt for a bigger size.  Despte the short turnaround duties at hand, the representitive returned to the Wings 2 office and presented not just an excuse or the first option she had at hand but a choice of colours for my father. That was stunning stunning customer service, it really went that unexpected extra step and there were many examples like this on Wings 2 during the trip.
I'm already rounding up several Irish posses here in Sydney for return trips.
Micheal, Ireland

 Oct 2010

Had a great weekend sailing the Whitsundays on the Alexander Stewart. Meals were nice and tasty and lots of it... The crew were very friendly and knew a lot about the places and activities we did. Whitehaven beach was amazing and the 3 spots they chose to snorkel were great. We also had Elliot pointing out turtles whilst we lazed in the dinghy. A very good experience and one we will remember for a long time. Many thanks
Matt & Babishe, England

Kiana May 2010

I recently was on an amazing Kiana cruise!  What a great staff!  I already miss them!  A special thanks to scuba steve and Gina! 
Kiana made my dreams come true!
Feel free to pass my e-mail and address around to them! Oh yea, can't forget the best skipper ever!

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Sarah, USA

Summertime Feb 2010

This trip is definately the highlight of my stay in Aus!! Enjoyed every minute and food was excellent and a big variety, diving by far better than up in Cairns, hospitality was great and lots of fun and laughter.  Picture CD is a great thing to take home and enjoy watching for a long time!
Barbara, Austria

Summertime Jan 2010

There was a guitar on board....ah guitar!!!! :)
The crew were awesome at giving all the info about fish, etc.  I could just describle fishes colours and they would know what it was and show me in a book, hell yes!!!
William, Britain

Kiana Dec 2009

My family and I very much enjoyed the Kiana.  The ship was perfect for us, as were our sleeping arrangements.  The crew (Brent, Paul, and Paul) was absolutely phenomenal.  I can't say enough about how wonderful they were making us feel welcome with their outgoing personalities.  The food that Paul cooked was excellent.  The other Paul did a great job with teaching my family how to scuba dive and snorkel and Brent always greeted us with a cheery smile and was more than willing to teach us something new.  I doubt if Brent ever has a bad day, he is such a positive and uplifting person.  It was actually the highlight of our 3 1/2 week trip for me.
Christina, USA

Summertime Dec 2009

A fantastic trip- excellent crew, patient diving instructor, superb food and a fun atmosphere. A friendly group of mixed ages made the trip easy for a person travelling alone.  The diving was amazing.
Jane, England

Summertime Dec 2009

Nice and relaxing. Staff were friendly and even offered cuddles!! ( Also played great music). I had never been scuba diving before, Flo was very professional and really made me feel comfortable in the water.  Food was very good, Alice was a great hostess.  Cookie took us to some amazing spots and shared his knowledge of the region. Very interesting!!
Marian, Ireland

Summertime Nov 2009

Awesome 3 days and have never been so well fed in my life (Sophie not sure how you cooked such feasts in such a small kitchen!). Loved the whole experience can't speak highly enough of the crew (incredible, enthusiastic, personable, etc). Overall great times.  Will have to check out some NZ music thanks to DJ Cookie.
Henry Goldschmidt, England

Summertime Oct 2009

I thought the whole experience was fantastic!!  It had a very relaxed and friendly feel to the boat. I heard about Summertime through a friend who had been on the boat 4 months ago and loved it!! I got to try diving which I've never done before and Flo made it a great experience for me.  Thank you so much everyone :)
Roxanne, Britian

Summertime Oct 2009

Such a highlight of my trip to Oz.  Immediately the crew made me feel welcome and in safe hands.  Cookie is the main man, sound out (dodgy tunes-jokings) Choice!!! Flo is such an asset, patient, excellent instructor, sound out.  Shani is fantastic, keeps the buzz going, we didn't have to lift a finger, she is excellent at keeping us full of good good.  Cannot recommend this crew enough.
Marcus, Ireland

Summertime Sep 2009

We had a ball. The crew were all great. We were fed well, had good dives with reliable gear and enjoyed Summertime the vessel.  Thank you all for your energy and friendliness.  Cheers Cal.
Calum, Australia

Summertime Sep 2009

Really impressed with the itinerary, always pleny of options.  Whether going snorkelling or diving or going in the jacuzzi or watching Ice Age 2 downstairs!! :)  Food was amazing and plentiful.
Lila, England

Summertime Sep 2009

Amazing trip-will recommend! Everything better than I imagined! Crew awesome! Was nice to relax and not lift a finger! Best trip in Oz so far! Pictures don't do justice!
Helen, England

Summertime Sep 2009

Great Crew! Learned a lot! Answers to any questions! Confortable beds! Great nature experience.
Crew did a great job of difficult task and making 15 strangers feel comfortable with eachother right from the beginning!!
Hanns, Germany

Summertime Aug 2009

Amazing trip! Would and will recommend to everyone I meet! The diving was great, the kayaking was great, the food was great. I couldn't have had a better trip. Thank you so much!!!!
Ian, Canada

 Sep 2009

The trip was amazing, great crew, very friendly. Most beautiful snorkeling spots I’ve ever seen! The food was very good as well. Wish it could go on for one more day. I will tell everyone how amazing it was!
Sara Blake, Mackay, Australia

Kiana Aug 2009

I absolutely loved every minute of it! The diving and snorkelling and Whitehaven beach was fantastic, the crew was great, and of course also simply being on the Kiana for three days was wonderful. :-) It's a trip I will never forget, and I'll definitely tell all our clients to go sailing in the Whitsundays.
Kathrin, Australia

 Aug 2009

Just writting to let you know I had a fantastic time on Alexander Stewart!!!! It was so relaxing, the weather was perfect and the crew were great.  Kat and Josh were really lovely and always there to talk about and answer our questions about sailing, fish, coral and wildlife and Taylor's food was fantastic. I can't think of any room for improvement (except maybe some cushions on the deck...)  I had a blast and can't wait to send all my clients up there.
Jodie, Australia

Derwent Hunter Jul 2009

We had 3 fantastic days sailing on the Derwent Hunter with our children aged 9 & 8. We sailed, snorkelled & explored deserted beaches. The crew were great particularly captain Rob who taught us how to navigate by the stars, how to do fishermens knots & was very knowledgable about the area. The food was great & there was plenty of it. It was a great family experience. Thankyou Rob, Hewie & Abbie.
Loretta Meppem, Australia

 Dec 2008

Some Fantastic sailing! Boat & Crew!
A good little crowd of easygoing people, from everywhere and different background and ages- PERFECT !
...the only wish was for some more wind, 'cause the sailing was excellent :-)
Maria, Sweden

 Nov 2008

This is our 2nd time on the Pacific Sunrise, the crew eqality brilliant and the food fantastic. Thanks to everyone for making it such a special experience.
Karen & Andrew, Aus

 Nov 2008

Fab cruise, great crew, fab food, Whitehaven cabin excellent.  Plenty of activities, snorkelling sites very good.  Will definatly reccommend to others.
Thanks Pacific Sunrise
Kate & David, UK

 Aug 2008

Dear Dan and Sue and your terrific Team

Belated thanks for a most marvellous cruise this time last month around the Whitsundays!
I am sorry it has taken so long to get a note off to you, but Paul and I are really grateful to you for a wonderful memory. Everything exceeded our expectations - from  the Pacific Sunrise and its comforts, to the kind and courteous crew, through to the on board and sea-borne activities, great food and a really well-thought out program. Add to that the sheer good fortune of interesting fellow travellers and fantastic weather, and we felt truly blessed.
Meantime, many thanks again and every good wish for your continued success.
Sheila Gibbs, OZ

Kiana Sep 2008

Just a quick note to  say thanks to the crew for such a great trip. Sam, Pauly and Emily were brilliant. Always good fun and patient, they allowed everyone on board to relax and enjoy themselves. Plus the food was great. We're even using Pauly's world famous salad dressing now that we're home! Our only complaint was we missed the night out afterwards because we had to catch a bus!
John and Sheila, Ireland

 Sep 2008

One of the most awesome sailing experiences I've had. Fantastic food, great snorkelling spots, helpful and entertaining crew. It was so cool to be able to help out with the sailing, and see so much of the Whitsundays. Thank you for such a great trip!!!!!

:D
Kelly, Australia

Kiana Aug 2008

This a short 'thank you' to the owners and crew of smagic Kiana. We recently enjoyed a most superb trip with the fabulous crew ... Diver Master Paul (MUCH patience), Chef Paul (top class food) & Skipper Sam (great humour) ! Wonderful boat, comfortable and spacious ! All very well planned, organised, and most helpful.

To the owners, your crew are a huge boon to the operation - look after them ! Will highly recommend this to friends & family.  Keep up the amazing work, great memories for us all ! Keep safe and thank you all !
Steve and Anne-Marie Scott, UK

 Jul 2008

It was a supurb trip - fantastic crew - very well planned, organised, helpful. Wonderful boat, comfortable, clean! Excellent food - Leon is the King of Cooks.  Will highly recommend this to friends & family.  Keep up the amazing work, you make holidays a dream!!
Conor, UK

 Jun 2008

Had an awesome adventure and an experience we shall never forget.  Thanks to the crew (Geoff, Andy and Zam) for making it such a memorable 3 days.  Special thanks to Andy for being such a good laugh and sharing all his local knowledge with us in such an informative and entertaining way.  Snorkelling was brilliant and the boat was fantastic.  We left the Whitsundays wishing we never had to.
Chaz & Emma, Melbourne/UK

Kiana Nov 2007

Kiana was my vessel to paradise! Not only was it my ultimate experience of Australia it was also something in my life I will never forget! The owners, the staff and the overall experience was completely amazing! Whitehaven Beach, the marine life of the reef all of it added up to the perfect trip.Thank you so much for making it magic Kiana! MISS YOU ALL! xoxo
Tracy Doll, Canada

Whitsunday Getaway 2nt Mar 2008

Fantastic trip and boat. Staff couldnt have been more attentive (Dave, Rohan and Chrissie) and the quality and amount of food far exceeded expectations. Great snorkelling spots (including meeting George the giant Wrasse!) with plenty of time. Would have loved a third night onboard. Well worth the money.
N. Landels, Scotland

Kiana Mar 2008

The Kiana, the crew, the diving...the trip of a lifetime. I couldn't say enough about the experience except that it ended way too fast. Thanks for an amazing experience!
Katy, Pennsylvania, USA

Derwent Hunter Mar 2008

To all of the crew.  What a fantastic trip.  We were extremely well looked after.  Brilliant sailing, turtles, dolphins.  Great snorkeling and bush walks too!  You also told fantastic stories, jokes and information on the islands.  More highlights for us was the food from William, but in particular the professionalism of you all and the feeling of being relaxed and safe.  Thanks for an experience we will never forget.  Once in a lifetime.  Kind Regards and many thanks”
Lorraine and Tom, UK

SV Whitehaven Mar 2008

Hey thanks heaps for a lovely trip.  I finally got to see some nemo fish and the coolest parrot with a bump on the head.  Awesome!  And thanks for all the good food. Absolutely the best I've had on any boat.”
Elisabeth Stordal, Scand

Derwent Hunter Mar 2008

This sailing trip was the highlight of my whole holiday in Australia.  We had a fabulous crew, learned about the stars, ships and animals, we even spotted some turtles, dolphins and many wonderful beautiful colored fish when snorkeling.  The food was very good, there was up to six meals a day.  I enjoyed sleeping on the deck, watching the stars and being woke by the sun.  Thanks Richard, Rob and William for this extraordinary experience!
Stefan Lewlen, Germany

 Mar 2008

Thanks for an awesome trip.  All the guys were great, Rick is a great skipper, and the sailing was brilliant.  Andi’s knowledge of the areas and all its life is second to none and Amy’s cooking was fantastic and we never went hungry.  So glad we chose this ship and we will recommend it to anyone we meet.”
Hayley and Chris, UK

Kiana Mar 2008

Great boat!! Brent, Dave and Paul were awesome.  Diving the Great Barrier Reef on the Kiana has definitely been the highlight of my time in Australia.  Thanks for getting us there, Brent!  Food, boat, people...amazing
Vegas, USA

Wings 2 Jan 2007

It has been a Perfect trip - could not have been any better!! An experience for life!! Thanks to all on the vessel. I will never forget Whitsundays, Wings and You...
Michelle, Denmark

Wings 2 Jan 2007

I really had the 'time of my life'.... The crew was just awesome! I'm glad i dived! What else is there to say?
It was EXTREMELY WICKED!!!
Thnx
Claudia, Germany

Wings 2 Mar 2008

Had a fantastic trip! Loved every moment. Staff could not have been any nicer. Steve was a Brilliant instructor and made me feel totally at ease for my first dive- LOVED IT!! Jet\'s food was delicious. Bexs & Nathan were great fun. Overall wonderful experience! All went too quickly:(
Tanya, Northern Ireland

 Jan 2007

“Thanks to Rich, Andrew and Amy for providing us with a fun, informative and magical adventure abroad Alexander Stewart.  3 excellent days, Andrew was brilliant and always willing to share his knowledge of the local surroundings and marine life.  Great snorkelling sites too – never seen so many fish before.  An unforgettable experience – thanks”
Kate, USA

 Jan 2008

Crew were helpful and fun, food was excellent. Loved the snorkelling. Dolphins were a real bonus which we didn't expect. Overall it has been a great trip and thankyou to all the crew for making it so special.
Beverly, Italy

SV Whitehaven Mar 2008

The Whitsundays was a must see part of my visit to Australia. Not one person whom I have met had anything but positive to say about it. now I say the same. The "eco tourism" part of the boat was one of the reasons why I picked this particular trip. And the crew definitely lived up to the brochure details. Not only did they explain about the reef, islands but on our little bush walk, Andy was also explaining about the vegetation on the island. We saw more than I thought we would -sea turtles, maori rass, Bat fish, Reef Sharks, white breasted sea eagle, jelly fish, oyster catchers, white faced rock monkey (Andy!)
The crew were really great and made the trip. Thanks to Zam for the great food.
S O'Sullivan, Ireland

 Jan 2008

One of the best trips we have ever made, fantastic boat & crew. Lovely scenery & snorkelling WOW. Can't wait to come back.

Thanks for every treasured moment
Bob & Debroah, UK

Kiana Nov 2007

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
first of all, we would like to thank you for the perfect trip we have had with the Kiana and her crew. It was so good, that we are thinking about joining you again during the second or third week of february, after we earned some money up in Cairns to do this magnificent trip again.
Brent told us that it would be possible to book it direct with you and we would like to know what the price would be?
And last but not least, would it be possible to have Brent on the crew again? Or better the whole crew!
Chris and Felix, Germany

Kiana Apr 2007

Just wanted to say a huge thanks again for an amazing trip last week. the staff were brilliant, Brett was a great captain, making us feel so safe in the water and taking us to some beautiful places, the food was great, and Dave kept us laughing the whole way along. Also a special thanks to Dave for going above and beyond by taking us up to Townsville and showing us around! Happy days! Even with the less than desirable conditions we had such a good time, fun crowd and awesome crew! thanks to everyone!
charlie and graham xxx, UK

Kiana Oct 2007

Dear John, Aby, and Brent
I just wanted to thank you very much again for this wonderful trip we had onboard of Kiana. I really enjoyed sailing with you and I am sure, I will
always keep this trip in my mind - especially with all those beautiful pictures :-)
Take care and you never know, you might be in Zurich once - just tell me and I will show you around my world!
Loves from Sydney (where we now arrived but are still far away from the end of our trip!)
Ariane (The cheeke Swiss girl with the cool camera ;-), Switzerland

Kiana Mar 2007

Thank you again for a wonderful time on Kiana.  I had a ball.  My friends keep on sending me text messages raving about it. 
The staff were amazing, professional, fun & mad!!!! The food was superb. 
At least I can now sleep without thinking that I am swaying.
Sandra, Australia

Kiana Nov 2007

Hi Kiana Sailing Team,
me and my wife have been to one of your sailing trips on the vessel SV Kiana from 30.11. - 02.12.
First of all it was awesome! And we already got the photo-cd in our postbox when we returned to Germany last friday. We can really recommend this trip to our friends!
Christoph and Marion, Germany

Kiana Jan 2007

Hi everyone from the Kiana,
I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you that I had a wonderful time sailing and diving with you.  Your ship is magnificient.  And the team, Brent, John and Kelly were fantastic.
I would do it all over again if I could.  I had a great diving experience.  I felt safe on and off the boat and there never was a dull moment on board.
Claude, Montreal, Canada
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