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Compass Cruises

100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5777
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Awesome Staff, Budget Cruise

This is definitely your budget cruise, but at half the price of the others it's worth the savings... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Barrier Reef!

Great day - the crew was very helpful and friendly. Went on a certified dive and my guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Enjoy a wonderful reef day trip with Compass Cruises. Travel on the basic package and tailor your day by selecting the additional activities you wish! It’s the best outer Great Barrier Reef tour for value on the market. Your day includes: - Snorkeling Equipment- 5 hours on the Great Barrier Reef at 2 Outer Reef locations- Free scuba diving demonstration- Lunch prepared fresh daily at the reef- Boomnetting (weather permitting)- Wine & cheese on journey home- Tea and Coffee all day (whilst vessel is stationary)
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5777

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is definitely your budget cruise, but at half the price of the others it's worth the savings. Seriously, it's the Great Barrier Reef... who cares what your boat looks like! The trip to the reef and back takes a little longer - it's a...More

Thank larmster
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great day - the crew was very helpful and friendly. Went on a certified dive and my guide was great and made the trip very memorable. Kids had a blast, was awesome and will be back!

Thank theowens3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew onboard were all very friendly and helpful, everything done with a smile and sense of humour. They went through the "how to's" really well when explaining the use of equipment which was great for the many of us who were first timers. I...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our best days in OZ. I see that some of the reviews complain about the length of the trip to the reef but we found it a great opportunity to talk to some of our fellow passengers and not at all tedious or...More

Thank PatBee58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon booking for this trip, we specifically chose to go with this company due to the great facilities advertised on their day trip out. When arriving at the dock the following morning, we found ourselves getting on a different, dwarfed boat.... not so impressed. (Which...More

Thank Ollie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended to by the car rental agency. They told us it was about the journey not the race to get there and it was a bit cheaper. Our boat was leaving at 8 so we were up early to have some breakfast and...More

Thank Loconnell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were great fun and very knowledgable and knew what beer and wine we wanted throughout the day which was a cherry on top of the cake ;) thanks bar staff. We have been out to the reef a few times now and enjoy...More

Thank Wynona B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The original email stated where we would be departing from, but on the day this had changed, so it was difficult to find the docking area. All of the safety information was very good, and the crew were very friendly. The journey to the first...More

1  Thank Sam B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Booked this trip with a group of ten family from Australia and Canada. This tour was much cheaper than others. The boat was bit older and smaller but that meant a smaller group and way more crew per person. I think this made a huge...More

1  Thank burnttoast87
Reviewed 16 May 2017

About the tour its awesome!! you sailing 2/3hs but you stop 3times to do snorkeling in the best place. Crew Staff are great, very helpful, kindly , funny

Thank Majo_Trotamundos
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Bernadette K
What a great experience the staff was amazing so friendly i was very scared and they made me feel better and i went in thanks for making my dream come true especially justin
12 January 2017|
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Response from WanderLust406 | Reviewed this property |
That's awesome! I'm glad others had a positive experience with Compass as well.
hi, is there submersible boats or glass bottom boats? what is the ouetr reef location
11 September 2016|
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Response from kslh79 | Reviewed this property |
There is a glass bottom boat available. They pick the best reefs on the day. It all depends on tge weather and sea conditions. We went to hastings reef and breaking patches the day we went.