Have a great day on the Great Barrier Reef for a budget price with Compass Cruises in Cairns.
Compass take passengers to two outer reef locations daily. The reef sites visited are: Hastings Reefs, Breaking Patches & Jorgensen Patch. The Captain will check the weather and the visibility of the water and choose the best 2 reef sites for the day.
It takes approximately 2 hours to get to the first location from the Cairns Marina so passengers can relax on their big sundeck while enjoying the beautiful ocean view.
Compass offers something really fun that other boats don't have: Boomnetting. Boomnetting is a giant net that tow it behind the boat with passengers in it. It is great fun for participants and also spectators.
Once on the reef passengers can choose to go on a glass bottom boat, snorkel around the area or try a scuba dive. For visitors who have never tried diving before they still can get in the water and try an Introductory dive. The introductory dive is done with the assistance and help of an experienced dive instructor, so first time divers can experience diving without any worries.
Extra activities include:
This is a budget tour and perfect for backpackers who want to see the reef but doesn't want to spend big.
|07:30||Check-in directly to the Compass vessel located at A finger, Cairns Marina|
|08:00||Boat departs Cairns Marina|
|Travel time is 2 hours from Cairns to the outer reef|
|10:00||Boat arrives at the outer reef|
|Enjoy around 5 hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef|
|12:30||Lunch is served|
|15:30||Boat departs the reef|
|17:00||Boat arrives back in Cairns|
All Divers: In accordance with the Australian diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Flying after diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
|Season: 2020- 2021 Rates||Dates: 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021||Action|
|Main Tour (Snorkelling)||
$115.00 per adult
$95.00 per child
$400.00 per family
|Additional Extras||Dates: 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021|
|Certified Scuba Dive (1st dive)||$55.00 per adult|
|Certified Scuba Dive (2nd dive)||$45.00 per adult|
|Introductory Scuba Dive (1st dive)||$65.00 per adult|
|Introductory Scuba Dive (2nd dive)||$50.00 per adult|
|Return coach transfer (Cairns)||$12.00 per adult / $12.00 per child|
|Return coach transfer (Northern Beaches)||$22.00 per adult / $22.00 per child|
Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Family Price: 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Reef Tax: $10.00 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.
Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.
Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.
Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.
Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.