Kiana Sail & Dive operates MS Kiana, a custom-built cutter rigged ketch, out of Airlie Beach. As a dive live-aboard, Kiana regularly tours The Whitsunday region’s far outer reefs to enable visitors to ‘explore the unexplored’. Regularly operating a 3day/2night tour, visiting Whitehaven Beach the Whitsunday Islands and outer-reef, Kiana is passionate for showcasing and preserving the very best that Whitsundays reefs, and support the Coral Nurture Program through stewardship of the nursery at Blue Pearl Bay.

In 2022, Kiana Sail & Dive were awarded the Gold Ecotourism Award, Bronze Unique Accomodation Award and were recognised as Adventure Tourism Finalists at the Whitsundays Tourism Awards.

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Ocean Rafting operates out of Airlie Beach and showcases the best of the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and the Great Barrier Reef. Participating in the Coral Nurture program since 2022, Ocean Rafting’s dedicated research vessel ‘Wild Thing’ services a nursery site in Luncheon Bay, Hook Island. As a member of the Eco-Tourism Australia Hall of Fame, Ocean Rafting has always been committed to sustainable practices and promoting stewardship activities on the Great Barrier Reef.

Ocean Rafting were awarded the Silver Ecotourism Award at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards.

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Red Cat Adventures first began operations in 2011 with the sailing vessel ‘Tongarra’, and have now expanded their fleet to include three ‘Thundercats’ and ‘Wildcat’ in Mackay. Being a family owned and operated business, Red Cat Adventures’ number one priority is preserving the local reefs for future generations to come. Red Cat Adventures is proud to be a part of the Whitsunday Coral Nurture Program and are excited to be site stewards for the coral nursery at Black Island.

Red Cat Adventures were awarded Gold in the New Tourism Business Award at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards.

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