Cheap Great Barrier Reef tours with Compass Cruises

The Great Barrier Reef is always one of the first things that come to mind when you think of Australia. Up here in North Queensland, we are fortunate to have access to the reef.

The Great Barrier Reef Australia is home to hundreds of different species of fish and coral. It is no wonder it is always at the top of everyone’s bucket list.

It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and not to be missed.  Luckily, everyone loves the Great Barrier Reef, so there are fantastic options to experience the reef.

We love Compass Cruises as one of our options. It is an excellent budget cruise that is family-friendly and great for all kinds of travellers.


Cheap Great Barrier Reef Tours


We all meet at the boat at 7:30 am. We were instantly greeted by a friendly crew and got our picture taken in front of the boat.

First impressions always make a difference, and the first impression on Compass was a good one.

We were then enjoying our journey up on the sun deck, relaxing and soaking up the sun.

The Compass boat is a little old, so she’s slower than most boats, but that gives you more time to enjoy the views and have a relaxing day.

cheap Great Barrier Reef Tours


We finally arrived at our first reef spot, and everyone was buzzing. Already giant wrasse was swimming around the boat. Everyone who was either snorkelling or diving was able to experience and see some beautiful marine life, including starfish, turtles, reef sharks, and of course, cute clownfish.


Great Barrier Reef


Lunch was delicious and catered to absolutely every kind of diet. Even the vegetarians were full.

After we ate, we popped over to the second reef of the day, which was amazing and different from the first.

The crew was amazingly helpful with the people that were nervous and made sure that everyone was able to enjoy the reef.

Because the Compass Cruises boat goes at a slower speed, we all got to enjoy boomnetting, which is when we get to hang off the back of the boat and be pulled by a big net. It was so crazy and fun!


Boomnetting on the Great Barrier Reef Australia


We had a great boat ride home, enjoying the sunshine while having wine and cheese. It was not a bad way to end a fantastic day of snorkelling.

And of course, as if planned, dolphins started playing in the wake behind the vessel.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a once and a lifetime kind of encounter. You want to be able to enjoy it the right way and have a great time.

We would recommend Compass for all ages if you’re going to have a memorable experience on a budget.

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