Your day starts with boarding Compass at 7:30 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 onboard Compass Cruises


Board Compass Cruises

vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns
See: how to get there


Depart Marlin Jetty

for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef


Dive & snorkelling briefing will be given to ensure your safety and comfort.


Arrive at first reef location

Snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, or relax at Hastings Reef.


Glass Bottom Boat tour

With Marine naturalist reef interpretation.



Delicious tropical buffet lunch as we cruise from Hastings Reef to Breaking Patches.


Arrive at second Reef location

Explore forests of coral at Breaking Patches.


Depart the Great Barrier Reef



Refreshments Served

Complimentary wine, cheese and a selection of tropical fruits are served


Arrive back in 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.





1) All times are approximate, and the itinerary is subject to change.
2) Glass bottom boat tour is subject to weather conditions.
3) Scuba diving is subject to age (min. 12 years) and medical restrictions.