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 - 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.



3 Reviews for “Family Reef Day Tour”

  1. Erica

    We booked Compass Cruises because of the great price, the food provided and the fact that they offer optional beginner dives onboard. The crew were helpful and friendly and the Reef was spectacular. We had a fantastic day, loved the great people onboard and had great fun!

  2. Amanda

    Fantastic day, value for money, our whole family had a awsome experience, staff were friendly and lunch was yummy. Would recommend spending your day aboard the Compass Cruises.

  3. Mark Skeoch

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


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