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Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise | From $ 115

Special Expires 31 Mar 2020

Escape For An Unforgettable Day To The Great Barrier Reef Onboard Compass Cruises Cairns’ Best Value Reef Tour.
We offer you an unforgettable, unrushed day enjoying a relaxed leisurely cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Cairns favourite bu... More
Escape For An Unforgettable Day To The Great Barrier Reef Onboard Compass Cruises Cairns’ Best Value Reef Tour.
We offer you an unforgettable, unrushed day enjoying a relaxed leisurely cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Cairns favourite budget Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise 2 spectacular, reef locations, barbeque lunch, snorkelling, boomnetting...

Snorkel at 2 Outer Barrier Reef locations amongst fantastic coral formations teeming with colourful tropical fish and an abundance of exotic marine life.

Relax on the huge sundeck, see the reef from the glass bottom boat or go scuba diving!

Scuba diving on the reef is available for all levels of experience, 12 years and older.

If you’ve never tried scuba diving before, try the FREE SCUBA demonstration first with our expert crew.

Tour Includes:
2 spectacular locations (Weather Permitting)
Unlimited Snorkelling
Up to 5 hours at the reef
BBQ Lunch with fresh Salads
Snorkelling Equipment
Boomnetting (weather permitting)
Wine, cheese & biscuits on return journey
Complimentary tea & coffee
Experienced & helpful crew

Your Day On Board Compass Cruises

Board Compass Cruises
vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns
See: how to get there

Depart Marlin Jetty
for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Dive & snorkelling briefing will be given, to ensure your safety and comfort.

Arrive At First Reef Location
Snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, or simply relax at Hastings Reef.

Glass Bottom Boat Tour
with Marine naturalist reef interpretation.

Delicious tropical buffet lunch as we cruise from Hastings Reef to Breaking Patches.

Arrive At Second Reef Location
Explore forests of coral at Breaking Patches.

Depart The Great Barrier Reef

Refreshments Served
Complimentary wine, cheese and a selection of tropical fruits are served

Arrive Back In Cairns

Our ultimate goal at Compass Cruises is to make your day an experience you will never forget!

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About Compass Cruises

An unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef

An unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef

Compass is a local icon and has been taking people to the Great Barrier Reef for many years.  Happy memories of the day result in tourist who return to Cairns for another holiday travelling on Compass Again.

This is because the day is very relaxed, easy going and great fun with friendly personal service from our helpful crew.  Boomnetting is also a highlight, with compass being the only reef boat that offers this activity. 

At a value price that makes a reef trip affordable of everyone, chill out, smile and enjoy the day like many have before.

Your day aboard Compass Includes:

Your day aboard Compass Includes:
  • 2 Spectacular Reef Sites
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • All snorkeling equipment (excluding wetsuits)
  • Flotation devices
  • Delicious BBQ lunch and fresh salads
  • Fresh Fruit platters
  • Tea and coffee all day (whilst vessel is stationary)
  • Glass of wine, cheese and crackers on the return journey
  • upto 4 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Boomnetting - The Wild Ride!!! (weather permitting)
  • All Reef levies and Taxes

Optional Extras:

Optional Extras:
  • Certified Scuba Dive
  • Introductory/Resort Scuba Dive
  • Guilded Dive
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Commentary
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Prescription mask
  • Licensed bar onboard & soft Drinks, snacks available for purchase

Reef Sites

Reef Sites

Compass Cruises visits 2 fantastic outer Great Barrier Reef Sites every day.

After departing Cairns we travel north to:

Hastings Reef : Spectacular coral gardens and exotic marine life.

Breaking Patches: This great location is renowned as being a paradise of shallow lagoos and frequented by turtles

Compass Cruises Reviews


0 Kara Vannessa Beddoes

We are North qld locals, and this was our best experience in Cairns! Lovely Bbq lunch, with lots of yummy salads, two different locations to snorkel. Underwater photos, staff are really nice too! didnt get to hang off the net on the back of the boat on our trip last year but it was still a wonderful day and we would definetly go back. All for $99 pp!


0 Zara Aitken

We booked this tour of the reef because it was the cheapest we could find. We aren't bothered about luxury, we just wanted to see the great barrier reef. Even though this cruise was the cheapest, we were 100% happy with the cruise. The staff were friendly, funny, accommodating and very helpful. We felt safe and in good hands all day. The food provided on board was great! If we were staying I'm Cairns longer we would have booked to go back on the same cruise again the next day! Thanks for a great day.


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