A family day on the Great Barrier Reef!

If it’s value for money and a memorable day of fun you’re looking for then this family cruise has it all! Enjoy a day of family snorkelling on two beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations.

Compass Cruises Great Barrier Reef snorkeling ‘Family Day Tour’ is for 2 adults and 2 children age 4-14 years.

Additional adults or children may be added. 3 years old and under travel free of charge.


Family friendly Highlights


  • Up to 5 hours at two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited Snorkeling and snorkeling tuition. Snorkeling mask, snorkel and fins included  – adult and kids sizes
  • Free buoyancy aids – snorkeling vests and noodles
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with fresh salads (Dietary requirements catered for: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and food allergies – please advise 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
  • Boom netting – “The Wild Ride” (weather permitting)

Optional Extras:

  • Scuba Diving for qualified divers (Certified) OR No-experience necessary ‘Resort Scuba Diving’ for beginners –  one or two scuba dives available. (Scuba diving minimum age 12 years) Subject to medical conditions!
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours (weather permitting)
  • Wetsuit Hire (During jellyfish season in the tropics, stinger suits are included with your trip. These are not the same as wetsuits, which provide flotation and warmth)
  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
  • Dive Guides for already qualified ‘Certified’ scuba divers (dive guides included for beginner divers)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation to and from the Cairns Marina.


What to bring

  • Cash or credit card for purchases – Credit Card available for purchases over $10.00AUD
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver


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Compass Cruises Cairns best budget reef tour

Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

Compass Cruises - Reef Day Tour

Enjoy a wonderful reef day tour with Compass Cruises. Travel on the basic package & tailor your day by selecting the activities you wish! It's Cairns BEST BUDGET REEF TRIP: Snorkel, Scuba Dive, Glass Bottom Boat, Boomnetting & much more.


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Based on 769 traveller reviews
TripAdvisor Ranking #30 of 72 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 7 August 2018: Swing!
  • 4 August 2018: Great team, great locations
  • 1 August 2018: Compass Cruises - Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • 30 July 2018: Great experience on the outer reef for an affordable price.
  • 28 July 2018: Worth the trip
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1 Review for “Family Day Cruise”

  1. Family Day Cruise review by Mark Skeoch

    Best value for money you can get for once in a lifetime experience!!


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