Compass Cruises are delighted to offer Cairns’ Best value trip to the Great Barrier Reef

Your day starts with boarding Compass at 7:45 am at the Marlin Jetty in Cairns.

We then cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef, where we spend 5 full hours, visiting 2 spectacular reef locations –Hastings Reef and Breaking Patches.

Come face to face with schools of tropical reef fish, be amazed at the spectacular coral formations.

Your Day on board Compass Cruises

    • 7:30 am

Board Compass vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns

    • 8:00 am

Depart Marlin Jetty

    • 10:15 am

Arrive at first outer reef location

    • 12:30 pm

Chef prepared lunch

    • 1:00 pm

Arrive at second outer reef location

    • 3:00 pm

Boom netting

    • 3:30 pm

Wine, cheese, biscuits and tropical fruits are served on return journey

    • 5:30 pm

Arrive back at Marlin Jetty


We offer Glass bottom boat tours with Marine naturalist reef interpretation..

Snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, or simply relax on the sun deck.

We specialize in scuba diving and our friendly crew are hand picked.

Because of their expertise in taking people diving.

So whether you are a certified diver or a first time diver you can be sure you are in very capable hands.

Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch as we cruise from Hastings Reef to Breaking Patches.

As we leave the Great Barrier Reef we offer Boom netting just for the fun of it.

Complimentary wine, cheese and a selection of tropical fruits are served on the journey back to Cairns.

Our ultimate goal at Compass Cruises is to make your day an experience you will never forget!

A day where you have been to the Great Barrier Reef with friends not a number on a manifest.