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

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


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


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


Reef and ATV Adventure

Enjoy a fun full day on the Great Barrier Reef Budget snorkel try a scuba dive and experience a fun filled ATV adventure


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...


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


Reef to Rainforest Family Getaway

Spend a Day snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef including boomnetting and a day visiting Kuranda the village in the Rainforest including train and skyrail


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...


Cairns on a Budget

Enjoy a Daintree Rainforest tropical picnic, a refreshing shower in Millaa Millaa Falls the thrill of white water rafting and Great Barrier Reef snorkeling


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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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.