Great Barrier Reef Cruise, White Water Rafting and Cape Tribulation

Experience a full day Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and a full day riding the rapids on the mighty Barron River. Visit the Daintree Rainforest – the oldest rainforest in the world. Your Reef Cruise, Rafting and Cape Tribbin’ package is flexible and will fit into your holiday itinerary.

 

Great Barrier Reef

Compass Cruises is a local Cairns icon.  We have been taking people to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for many years. If it’s value for money, you’re looking for, and a memorable day then our budget cruise has it all!

Snorkel and scuba dive amongst beautiful corals. See a colourful variety of tropical marine life. Relax on the vast sun deck. See the Great Barrier Reef from the glass bottom boat (Optional Extra). Take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet.

Half-Day White water Rafting

White Water Rafting on the Barron River is a great and fun way to discover the pristine rainforest surrounding Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland. Take in the breath-taking scenery rapids alternating smooth and bumpy waters of the Barron River as it winds its way through the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park. All the time guided by your experienced River Guide.

Cape Tribulation

This time we have decided to head north and go CAPE TRIBBBIN’.
So grab your hat, sunnies and some swimming gear and let’s hit the road.

We aim to give you the maximum time to enjoy beautiful Cape Tribulation.
You’ll be visiting ancient rainforests, swimming in pristine creeks, lazing on tropical beaches and searching for saltwater crocodiles! We have been sharing rainforest and waterfall experiences with amazing people for over two decades. The combination of music, food, fun and breathtaking natural history has made us who we are.

Tour Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef

  • 0730 – Check-in directly on Compass at Marlin Wharf Berth 18
  • 0800 –Depart Marlin Marina Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 1030 – Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location
  • 1230 – BBQ Lunch with fresh salads
  • 1300 – Cruise to 2nd Reef Location
  • 1500 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 1730 – Approximately Arrival time at Cairns Marina

White Water Rafting

  • 1400 – Pickup from accommodation
  • 1430 – Safety briefing
  • Enjoy a fun-filled 2 hours of rafting grade 3 rapids.
  • 1730 – Transport back to your accommodation

Cape Tribulation

  • Port Douglas: First stop is Port Douglas. Here we’ll stop for a walk and swim at the famous 4 Mile beach, enjoy some morning tea and get to know each other!
  • Crocs!: On the way there or the way back (depending on the tides) we go looking for the famous and scary saltwater crocodiles in the wild!
  • Rare Wildlife & Ancient Rainforest: We cross the Daintree River on the ferry, then hit the wild side of the road and drive through some of the oldest rainforests in the world!
  • No time to mess around, let’s try and find a cassowary (dinosaur-bird, which is very rare but very possible).
  • Lunch and Beach Time: Grab some food and head for the beach for some free time!
  • Swimming: After lunch, you will have the chance to enjoy a swim in tropical freshwater streams!!!
  • Beautiful Lookouts: Your Reef Cruise, Rafting and Cape Tribbin’ adventure are coming to an end.  Time to head home via two breathtaking lookouts and enjoy some tunes as we head back into civilisation.

What's Included

Great Barrier Reef

  • Snorkel equipment hire & tuition (excluding wetsuits)
  • Two spectacular Reef locations (weather permitting)
  • Up to 5 hours at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Friendly Crew Assistance for Non-confident Swimmers
  • Floatation devices (children and adult sizes)
  • Assistance for non-confident swimmers  and flotation devices
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with fresh salads (dietary requirements catered for)
  • Fresh fruit platters
  • Tea and Coffee all day (while the boat is stationary)
  • Boomnetting the “Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • A glass of wine, cheese & crackers on the return journey
  • Complimentary tea & coffee all day (while the vessel is stationary)
  • All reef taxes and levies

White Water Rafting

  • Up to 2 hours rafting through Barron Gorge National Park
  • Grade 2 and 3 Rapids
  • 8 Person inflatable Raft
  • Return air-conditioned coach transfers from your accommodation
  • Safety Training
  • Rafting Safety equipment – life jacket, helmet and spray jacket
  • Tea and coffee at the end of your rafting trip

Cape Tribulation

  • Informative guides
  • Rainforest walks
  • Morning tea & coffee
  • Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach
  • A crocodile tour
  • Ferry ride
  • Delicious lunch
  • Stunning Beaches
  • Swim in a rainforest creek
  • Two amazing views
  • All park fees
  • Heaps of fun laughs and good tunes

Optional Extras

Great Barrier Reef

  • Certified  and Introductory/Resort Dives available (Medical Conditions apply. Please see Important Information below) 
  • Dive Guide for Certified Divers  
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours available (weather permitting)
  • Return Bus transfers from your Cairns City Accommodation (please advise when booking where you are staying to enable us to process your reservation efficiently)
  • Wetsuit hire  (During stinger season, stinger suits included with your equipment. These are not the same as wetsuits, which provide flotation and warmth)
  • Prescription masks
  • Underwater Camera Hire  (capture your days’ memories)
  • Professional Photographer photos on board
  • Fully licensed bar

White Water Rafting

  • Digital photos available for purchase

What To Bring

Great Barrier Reef

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

White Water Rafting

  • Ticket or voucher
  • Swimming costume (you will get wet)
  • Lace-up shoes or sandals that won’t fall off
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes
  • Sunscreen but don’t apply to the back of your legs
  • Money for photos & rafting levy

Cape Tribulation

  • Swimming gear and towel
  • Smile and singing voice
  • Sunscreen – Raincoat
  • Change of clothes- walking shoes/sandals
  • Camera
  • A sense of fun and adventure

Important Information

Great Barrier Reef

We have a passion for showing 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.

The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

We recommend all passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age and medications can prevent you from diving.

It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Compass Cruises Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at tourdesk@reeftrip.com,

Alternatively, you may like to consult your 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 of 24 hours whenever possible.

 

White Water Rafting

  • Minimum Age 13 years of age

The Reef Cruise, Rafting and Cape Tribbin’ package are flexible to fit into your holiday itinerary.

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