Discover the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef

With this Rainforest to Reef package you will experience a full day Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and a full day exploring the Daintree oldest rainforest in the World.

Day 1   Great Barrier Reef

With Compass Cruises you will enjoy  an unforgettable, and relaxed cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkel amongst beautiful corals and a variety of colourful tropical marine life at one of the natural wonders of the world.

Tour Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board the boat Compass, at Cairns Marina ‘Marlin Wharf Berth 18’, for check-in.
  • View map to Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 08:00 –Approximately depart Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Safety talk, snorkel and dive briefings
  • 10:30 – Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location
  • 12:30 – BBQ Lunch with fresh salads
  • 13:00 – Cruise to 2nd Reef Location
  • 15:30 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 17:30 – Approximate Arrival time at Cairns Marina

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Up to 5 hours at two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited Snorkelling. Snorkelling mask, snorkel and fins included for the adults and kids
  • Free buoyancy aids – snorkelling vests and noodles
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with fresh salads (Dietary requirements are catered for: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and food allergies – please advise us upon booking)
  • Fruit Platters while boarding. Tea & coffee available all day while boat stationary. Water fountain to fill your water bottle
  • Glass of wine, cheese & crackers on return journey
  • Assistance for non-confident swimmers from friendly crew
  • Stinger suits are included with your trip during jellyfish season in the tropics
  • Boomnetting – “The Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • A complete family friendly tour
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are included in this trip cost

What to Bring

  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Voucher
  • Swimmers
  • Cash or credit card for extra purchases

Optional Extras

  • Certified or Resort Scuba Diving (no experience necessary): 1 or 2 dives available (Medical Conditions apply – please see below)
  • Guided dives for certified divers
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Bus transfers from your accommodation
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Prescription masks Fully licensed bar

Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion to show you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire prior to booking as some medical conditions, age and / or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Compass Cruises Medical Questionnaire

We are very happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please Contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],

Or alternatively, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  For multiple dives you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive. If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible


Day 2   Daintree Rainforest

Explore the oldest rainforest in the world!  The Daintree Rainforest covers 1200 square kilometres and is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia.

This Daintree Rainforest day tour takes you along one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal drives to the resort town of Port Douglas en-route to the  Daintree River and then onto the headlands of the Daintree National Park – Cape Tribulation

The Daintree River is home to a diverse ecosystem and is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage listed areas meet.

Tour Highlights

  • Spectacular coastal drives to the resort town of Port Douglas.
  • Daintree River Ferry Crossing
  •  Daintree River Wildlife Cruise – spotting crocodiles.
  • Alexandra Range Lookout
  • Daintree Entomological Museum
  • Daintree Museum Butterfly Habitat and Breeding Centre
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Cape Tribulation lookout
  • Beautiful private setting for lunch
  • Option to swim in Crystal clear waters

Daintree Inclusions

  • Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles
  • Pick up from your Accommodation
  • Average group size of 13 people per guide for an interactive, personalized day
  • Very Experienced and knowledgeable Local Eco-Tour Guides
  • Informative Commentary on history, flora and fauna
  • Port Douglas Township and 4 Mile Beach
  • Morning Tea at the Daintree Cruise Centre
  • Daintree River Wilderness Cruise (Salt Water Crocodiles and much more!)
  • River Crossing by Historic Cable Barge
  • Alexandra Range Lookout
  • Beautiful Private Rainforest Setting for Lunch Break and optional swim in crystal clear water * Delicious Premium BBQ Lunch at gorgeous private setting: Native Barramundi, Rib Fillet Steak or Vegetarian
  • Daintree Entomological Museum – Australia’s largest collection of Insects *
  • Daintree Museum Butterfly Habitat and breeding centre
  • Famous historic Cape Tribulation Beach, over 30 minutes free time
  • Cape Tribulation Botanical Guided Walks (Mangrove Eco-system)
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Return Transfer to your Accommodation

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • bottle of water
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Swimmers
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