Great value, great service and great locations on the reef!

Escape for an unforgettable day to The Great Barrier Reef onboard Compass Cruises in Cairns.

Snorkel at TWO 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.

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

Great Barrier Reef Day tour includes

  • Two spectacular locations (Weather Permitting)
  • Unlimited Snorkelling
  • Up to 4 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

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Our Reef Tours and Packages

Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

Cairns favourite budget Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise! 2 spectacular reef locations, barbecue lunch, snorkelling and boomnetting. Optional extras scuba diving and glass bottom boat

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Budget Scuba Dive

Cairns budget Reef tour Compass Cruises includes 2 spectacular outer barrier reef locations, 1 scuba dive, snorkeling, BBQ lunch and boomnetting

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Reef Cruise Resort Divers

Great Barrier Reef Cruise departing from Cairns includes 2 outer Barrier Reef locations 1 introductory / resort scuba dive, snorkeling bbq lunch and boomnetting

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Reef and Rafting on a Budget

Great Barrier Reef and White Water Rafting Our North Queensland package includes a full day on the Great Barrier Reef and white water rafting

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Reef and Rainforest on a budget

2 day Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda packages includes 2 spectacular reef locations, lunch and snorkeling and Kuranda Scenic Train, skyrail and Kuranda markets

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Reef and Tropical Adventure

Spend a day with Compass Cruises on the Great Barrier Reef and half day Horseriding through our tropical North Queensland bush

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Reef and ATV Adventure

Enjoy a fun full day on Australia's Great Barrier Reef Budget snorkel or try a scuba dive and experience a fun filled ATV adventure

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Reef and Daintree on a Budget

2 days snorkel Australia's Great Barrier Reef experience the thrill of boomnetting and explore the oldest living Rainforest in the World the Daintree Rainforest

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Reef Cruise and Rafting

Experience a full day Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and a half day day riding the rapids on the Mighty Tully River on your Whitewater...

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Rainforest to Reef

2 Day North Queensland Adventure 1 day on Compass Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef and then a day discovering the Daintree Rainforest

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3 day Rafting, Reef and Rainforest

Our Great value 3 day Tropical Escape White Water Rafting, Great Barrier Reef, scenic railway and the skyrail to Kuranda the village in the rainforest

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Reef and Rainforest Family Getaway

1 Day snorkelling Australia's Great Barrier Reef including boomnetting, Day 2 jump onboard our historical train, discover Kuranda the village in the rainforest includes skyrail

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Family Day Tour Compass Cruises

Our budget family Great Barrier Reef day tour is an awesome way to show your family the reef, package includes 2 reef locations, lunch and...

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Budget Buster

3 days of fun snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, discovering the beautiful AthertonTablelands, exploring the Oldest Rainforest on earth The Daintree Rainforest

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Spend a night
on the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns' best liveaboard packages
prices starting from $430

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Why stay in a land-based hotel?
don't miss an amazing opportunity to watch a sunset on the Great Barrier Reef
For around the same price you'd pay for food and accommodation in Cairns, stay a night or more with one of our amazing value liveaboard packages on the floating hotel, Reef Encounter.
www.reefencounter.com.au