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Compass Cruises is Cairns best value reef tour. If you’re looking for a memorable day on the Great Barrier Reef then our budget cruise has it all!

We will have you escaping for an unforgettable, un-rushed day enjoying a relaxed leisurely cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel among beautiful corals and a colorful variety of tropical marine life at one of the natural wonders of the world.

Relax on the huge sun deck, see the Great Barrier Reef from the glass bottom boat (optional extra) or take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet. Scuba Diving is available as an optional extra for all levels of experience.

Compass offers something for everyone and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, even those with limited swimming ability.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Up to 4 hours at two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited Snorkeling and snorkeling tuition. Snorkeling mask, snorkel and fins included
  • 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)
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are included in this trip cost
  • Family Friendly Tour
  • Optional extra activities including Scuba Diving for all levels of experience and Glass-Bottom Boat Tours

Optional Extras

  • Scuba Diving for qualified divers (Certified) OR No-experience necessary ‘Resort Scuba Diving’ for beginners –  one or two scuba dives available. Subject to medical conditions – see ‘Important Information for Scuba Divers’ below
  • 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)
  • Prescription Mask Hire if you require stronger lenses to see (contact lenses can be worn in most circumstances)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation to and from the Cairns Marina: From Cairns City accommodation $12.00AUD return per person / Outside Cairns City area $22.00AUD return per person

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

Getting There

Compass Cruises departs from Cairns Marina: ‘Marlin Wharf berth 18View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:25 am for check-in, directly on the boat ‘Compass’

Arrive back to Cairns Marina at approximately 5:30pm

Terms of Tour

  • Please read full Policies, Terms & Conditions prior to booking any tour. Below is a brief overview only
  • Compass Cruises can cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and any food allergies. Please inform of dietary or other special requirements prior to date of travel
  • Please re-confirm your reservation 48 hours prior to travel
  • We require 48 hours to re-schedule a trip subject to availability (see Cancellation Policy)
  • Locations, prices, vessel and itinerary are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances without notice but with full consideration for your enjoyment and safety
  • Children prices are for ages 4-14 years. Family prices are for 2 adults + 2 children age 4-14 years
  • Travel and dive insurance are highly recommended. We strongly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, medical evacuation, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure
  • Optional Scuba Diving Activities (applies to both certified and beginner divers):
    • No refunds on uncompleted dives
    • Ages 12+ years for all scuba activities
    • You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire before participating in any scuba activities – SEE Important Information for SCUBA DIVING below
  • No alcohol may be consumed prior to in water activities
  • Please remember you need to allow 24 hours from your last dive before flying
  • As with all boats to the Great Barrier Reef, Compass is a non-smoking vessel

Tour Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board the boat Compass, at Cairns Marina ‘Marlin Wharf Berth 18’, for check-in. View map to Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 08:00 –Depart Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Safety talk and snorkel briefing
  • 10:30 – Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location
  • 12:30 – BBQ Lunch with fresh salads
  • 13:00 – Cruise to 2nd Reef Location
  • 15:30 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 17:30 – Approximate Arrival time at Cairns Marina

Important Information FOR SCUBA DIVING

Certified Scuba Diving and Resort Scuba Diving on Compass Cruises is an Optional Extra Activity

What is a Certified Dive? A Certified Scuba dive is when you have completed an “Open Water” Dive Course or higher and have a divers licence as proof of qualification (generally takes 3 – 4 days to complete)

What is a Resort/Introductory Dive? Resort diving requires no previous scuba experience. Conducted in small groups of 4 guests, under the supervision of an experienced Dive Instructor. Resort dives give beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a full scuba diving course.

Can anyone go Scuba Diving? If you are able to swim and are in good physical health you can probably dive. Scuba Diving in Australia is subject to medical conditions – this applies to qualified Certified Divers AND beginner Resort Divers alike. Both past and present, medication and/or health concerns may prevent participation in scuba activities (See Medical Conditions). The minimum age for resort diving is 12 years.

Queensland Dive Laws are the strictest in the World – with the safest dive record in the world

IMPORTANT Please be aware that some Medical Conditions (past or present) or Medications that are being taken could prevent you from participating in scuba activities. If you wish to partake in our Certified Scuba Dive OR Beginner Scuba Dive, it is the passengers responsibility to ensure they are medically fit to dive. To prevent disappointment on-the day, if you have had any medical condition OR are taking any medication OR have ANY health condition, please contact our friendly team who can advise whether you are required to get an Australian Standards Medical Certificate prior to the day of your trip.

If you are taking any Medications for anything we can check if these are safe for diving with the local accredited Scuba Dive Doctor before your tour and let you know in advance by email if they may prevent you diving. This is necessary as some medications can become dangerous under pressure. These checks may be done within 90 days of your reef trip and are valid as long as there is no change in your medical situation. (Medication checks can also be done on the day of travel, however in some instances it can be difficult for the dive doctor to approve without consultation with you, so it is recommended to check in advance if this will be necessary). On your day of travel, we can only give them the information submitted to us on your medical form so please understand that the Dive Doctor may require a medical consultation to clear you for diving in advance of your trip.

Medical Conditions

If you have EVER suffered from any of the following conditions, you will be required to bring a current dive medical certificate stating that it conforms to Australian Standard ‘AS.4005.1‘ before being allowed to Scuba Dive. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Asthma / Wheezing OR use of an Inhaler even for sports endurance or allergies
  • Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder (including Epilepsy)
  • Chronic bronchitis, persistent chest complaint or any lung condition
  • Chronic sinus condition
  • Collapsed Lung (pneumothorax)
  • Diabetes
  • Chest Surgery
  • Heart Disease of any kind
  • Any Heart Conditions – past or present
  • Crones Disease
  • Anything that may cause fits, faints or blackouts

If you are CURRENTLY suffering from or have recently had any of the following conditions or procedures, you will be required to bring a current dive medical certificate stating that it conforms to Australian Standard ‘AS. 4005.1‘ before being allowed to Scuba Dive. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Breathlessness
  • High or Low Blood Pressure
  • Chronic ear discharge or infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Recurrent ear problems when flying
  • Any disease
  • Any illness or operation within the last 3 months
  • Perforated eardrum

**Being pregnant will prohibit you from Scuba Diving**

Please be aware that the above does not cover every medical condition there maybe other medical conditions not listed.

It is not our company’s decision regarding these laws – we are regulated by the Queensland Government

Please contact our office, if you require further information regarding possible medical conditions

If you have existing or pre-existing medical conditions, operations, taking medication, have used an inhaler then you will need permission from the Dive Doctor to Scuba Dive. If you have any doubts or queries regarding the above, please be proactive and contact our office to avoid disappointment on the day.

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 24 hours whenever possible

Please read the Policies, Terms & Conditions before booking any tour

Children’s prices are for ages 4-14 years old. Family prices are for 2 adults + 2 children age 4-14 years

**Some medical conditions (past or present), medications and/or health conditions may prevent participation in scuba diving activities

 

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  • 10 October 2017: Best value day out on the reef!
  • 9 October 2017: A great full day on the ocean with plenty of time on the reef. At a reasonable price.
  • 9 October 2017: Great trip but a lot of up selling
  • 7 October 2017: Perfect family day on the reef
  • 7 October 2017: Great experience
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121 Reviews for “Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise”

  1. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Heather & Terry
    5

    Excellent. Amy took my wife to snorkel with the aid of a life ring. This is our 2nd visit with you on the boat in the last ten days. You must be good! :)

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  2. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Issy
    5

    Brilliant scuba diving. It was my best day in Australia.

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  3. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Travis
    5

    Friendly and experienced crew who made us feel welcome. Helpful as well. Snorkelling close to shallow reefs was the best. Thanks for a great day! One off the bucket list.

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  4. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Shyla
    5

    I booked this because it's the best bang for the buck. The crew were very helpful, fun and friendly. Scuba diving was the best part. Lots of fun! Would go again.

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  5. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Kirstyn
    5

    Amazing! Would definitely recommend 'Compass' to friends.

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  6. Reef Day Tour review by Ateya
    5

    I booked with Compass cruises because it was cheap. The crew is lovely :) The best part of my day was the scuba diving. Amazing such a good day, good value for money.

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  7. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Freya (UK)
    5

    Have wanted to see the reef for years, so swimming so close to it was incredible. We also saw giant clams and that was really cool. Crew are very friendly and entertaining. They were great at making those less confident feel comfortable and safe in the water. The food was really nice, we appreciated the wine and cheese on the way back! Thank you for a great day, only wish we could stay longer.

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  8. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Emma (Australia)
    5

    Very lovely and helpful! The best part of the day was snorkelling! Great day! Thank you.

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  9. Reef Day Tour review by Young bin seo (Korea)
    5

    All the crew are very friendly! Thank you so much! <3 It was a really great day!

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  10. Reef Day Tour review by Susan (AUS)
    5

    Fantastic and friendly crew! Snorkelling was the best part of our day and seeing a turtle. It was a great day out!

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  11. Reef Day Tour review by Ryan & Sirima
    5

    Amazing crew, they catered to everyone's needs as best they could. Definitely recommend snorkeling and getting pictures in the water. Greg on pictures did awesome, and the whole staff was great. I had an awesome time

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  12. Reef Day Tour review by Hannah
    5

    Fantastic crew. Everyone was attentive, awesome, and sweet! :) Speaking and interacting with the crew members is just as fun as snorkeling. Thank you very much for a fabulous day! :)

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  13. Reef Day Tour review by Sonika + Brett
    5

    The crew were fantastic and helpful. Thanks for providing us with such a great experience. We loved it!

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  14. Reef Day Tour review by Anne L.
    5

    We found this company online and booked as it was a great price for everything it offered, it sounded good! The crew was great and very helpful. On the second snorkel we saw a lot of different types of fish. It was great, we had a great time! Thanks for a great trip!

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  15. Reef Day Tour review by Jinu
    5

    I booked with Compass Cruises because it seemed to be the greatest value. The crew were absolutely great. All the staff members were mice and friendly, and special thanks to the Korean staff member Daeung, he is kind and informative and still professional. The best part of the day was snorkelling. I and my partner had an excellent memory, thanks to the Compass crew members, I will definitely recommend this reef tour to my friends. Thank you.

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  16. Reef Day Tour review by Amy
    5

    Crew were brilliant. Amazing dive. One of the best experiences I've ever had!

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  17. Reef Day Tour review by Charlotte
    5

    Crew are fantastic! Fantastic day we will never forget.

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  18. Reef Day Tour review by Eric
    5

    Crew were awesome! Super helpful and very friendly. We had a wonderful time. Thanks for being so helpful & kind!

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  19. Reef Day Tour review by David
    5

    I booked Compass Cruises because it is the cheapest option and good value to visit the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The crew was excellent, very helpful and comforting. My best part of the day was Snorkelling. Amazing crew and voyage, once in a lifetime adventure. Would highly recommend Compass Cruises to anyone.

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  20. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Peter Neale
    0

    The day was great. The young crew were all very accommodating and were focussed on making the day as good as possible for everyone. They were especially nice to my teenage kids, one of whom was quite sea-sick and they went out of their way to look after him. A great way to experience the Reef

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  21. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Paul P
    5

    The crew were absolutely great. The personal attention and friendliness of the crew were amazing. The diving was great. Lunch was a home run and the food was delicious. Thanks for a great experience.

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  22. Reef Day Tour review by Mark
    5

    Spectacular day on the Great Barrier Reef with an exceptional crew. Perfectly priced for a day of snorkeling!

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  23. Reef Day Tour review by Carol
    5

    Great crew, great food, great day! Loved it!!

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  24. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Rachelle
    0

    Fantastic, all very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed every last second. Thank you so much this has been the highlight of my holiday so far!

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  25. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by James
    5

    Fantastic! They are so helpful and very service minded. Really great value - 100%. Loads of fun and very full from lunch.

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  26. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Anusa
    5

    The whole day was great, I had a fantastic time especially with the friendly crew.

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  27. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Wes m
    5

    The crew were friendly, helpful, informative, and experienced. The capacity of the boat was good and the Reef snorkeling was really nice. Thank you for an amazing tour this is our 2nd trip out to the Reef during our time in Cairns and it's great to see some magnificent coral and fish!

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  28. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Wendy B
    5

    The crew were fun and so helpful throughout the whole trip! I loved snorkeling and thought they trip was well worth doing.

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  29. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Kristal (NZ)
    5

    Laid back cruisey bunch of people. Very friendly and helpful made it a very fun day. Seeing the different fish and species of coral on the reef. All around great trip - would recommend.

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  30. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Campbell (NZ)
    5

    Awesome, fun, cruisey, and professional. Was a good day out, would highly recommend.

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  31. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Bradley (USA)
    5

    The day was perfect. Staff was excellent and always willing to help. Thank you for the great experience!

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  32. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Karl (Wales)
    5

    Very good and helpful crew. Thank you for a wonderful day, will never forget it! Thank you.

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  33. Reef Day Tour review by Allie
    5

    The crew were amazing! Probably one of the best experiences of my life!

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  34. Megan (Scotland)
    5

    The crew were fantastic! A great group of people. First time ever doing it (scuba diving) and it was the best thing done in Australia. Thank you for a great day! Will recommend!

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  35. Reef Day Tour review by Nina (India)
    5

    Excellent - all of them! Daeung, Pablo, and Martin were excellent instructors and made our experience absolutely amazing. You guys rock! Thank you very much for an exciting adventure.

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  36. Reef Day Tour review by Jo Annand
    5

    Fantastic, energetic and lively crew. Fun, excellent service. Snorkelling was the best part of the day. Great crew. Clear guidelines for all activities. Fantastic food. Thank you for a wonderful day. I would recommend to friends and family.

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  37. Reef Day Tour review by allie Davis
    5

    The crew were AMAZING! Probably one of the best experiences of my life

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  38. Reef Day Tour review by Milica Mitreska
    5

    Fantastic! Friendly and knowledgeable crew providing assistance by helping me with flippers and carrying my drinks for me. Snorkelling, lunch and wine were great. Everyone gets a payrise!! Keep up the good work

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  39. Reef Day Tour review by Matt Bales
    5

    Great crew! Everything was great including lunch. Will recommend your company to friends and family. Thank you !

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  40. Reef Day Tour review by Bethany Wolfe
    5

    The crew were so GREAT! Diving was the best part of our day. Lunch was great, crew great and we felt very safe.

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  41. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Helen
    5

    We loved compass for the cost, value for money, variety of reefs and what's included in the day. Definitely not a let down! The staff were knowledgeable, friendly, thoughtful and helpful. We loved all of it! I would recommend the trip to family and friends and would definitely return myself.

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  42. Reef Day Tour review by Shannon
    5

    I booked Compass Cruises because it has a choice of snorkel or scuba diving. The crew was amazing, very accommodating, all demonstrated their high level and professionalism on and off the boat. Snorkelling was the best time of the day. Damon was amazing, took us out to the reef, very patient with us. His singing and charming personality made my first time experience very fun and memorable. I would definitely do this again.

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  43. Reef Day Tour review by Anca
    5

    We searched the internet for an option to see the Great Barrier Reef and found great references for Compass. They have the best crew on board! I really liked all day. Thank you so much! Keep going :) I will recommend you!

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  44. Reef Day Tour review by Pierre (France)
    5

    Hi guys ! We had a fantastic day with 2 dives, plenty of time for snorkelling, good food and an amazing crew ! Surely the best cruise for such a nice price in Cairns ! Cheers

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  45. Reef Day Tour review by Bruce Robinson
    0

    We had a great day out. The crew were fantastic. The smaller group size meant we could all get a great experience without a lot of waiting around. The Lunch was great and the overall day was relaxing and memorable. Big up to Compass.

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  46. Reef Day Tour review by Sophie B
    5

    The crew have been fantastic, super friendly, and informative. They put out a good spread of food too. I loved being able to hire a camera to photograph the reef. Thank you so much for an amazing experience I will never forget.

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  47. Reef Day Tour review by Liz Blay
    5

    We had a fantastic day at the reef, and it was made especially great by the crew. I booked this tour on the reviews and we were not disappointed Many thanks

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  48. May
    5

    All the crew were extremely welcoming and professional/helpful. They made the journey relaxing. Our favourite part of the day was Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. It was amazing! Well done Compass Cruises! You all have made everyone's experience so much fun and comfortable. The crew were friendly and helpful. Thank you! xoxo

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  49. Reef Day Tour review by Marielle (USA)
    5

    The crew are super fun & kind. The boomnetting was fun! Great tour, great lunch, and great fun!

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  50. Reef Day Tour review by Sara Petian
    5

    Amazing! Just wonderful and the best! The fish were the best part! Best day ever! Thank you! I'll never forget it. Sooo happy!

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  51. Reef Day Tour review by David C
    5

    Fantastic day! Couldn’t get better.The crew could not have been better. Thanks a million for the trip + experience of a lifetime.

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  52. Reef Day Tour review by Nicole M
    5

    The service was wonderful, the weather amazing, the crew outstanding. We loved scuba diving and the glass bottom boat! A great family outing and great service from from the inital booking.

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  53. Reef Day Tour review by Sophia(USA)
    5

    Everyone was very fun, helpful, friendly, and welcoming! Thank you all so much for a fabulous day!

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  54. Reef Day Tour review by Andrew
    5

    Fantastic crew. Breaking Patches reef was the best part of the day. Would recommend, loved it, great crew.

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  55. Reef Day Tour review by Mia (UK)
    5

    Absolutely fantastic! Best crew we've had on our travels! This was amazing thank you! :)

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  56. Reef Day Tour review by Nicolette (Signapore)
    5

    The crew were very attentive of our needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, particular about safety. Overall very great! Very great tour, would definitely recommend to my friends and family!

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  57. Reef Day Tour review by Johanna
    5

    I loved my experience with Compass Cruises! The whole crew was knowledgeable, passionate, energetic, and fun. I felt safe when exploring sights and spaces I had never been, and enjoyed myself throughout our time cruising on the sea. I highly recommend the SCUBA diving experience for those that are able. It's truly once in a lifetime, and the prices are unbeatable.

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  58. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Rachel B
    5

    The crew were awesome, informative, and friendly! The best part of my day was snorkeling. I had a wonderful day out on the Reef. We came in a group of 15 for the final day of a group wedding holiday. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!! Thanks!!!

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  59. Reef Day Tour review by Cathy (Australian)
    5

    The crew were amazing :) Thanks guys <3<3<3 Food was great, crew couldn't be nicer, so helpful. Great boat, great value!

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  60. Reef Day Tour review by Billy (UK)
    5

    Everyone is excellent! All round brilliant day. Excellent value for money, couldn't ask for more.

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  61. Reef Day Tour review by Amanda
    5

    I booked Compass Cruises because of the good value for money. The crew were very friendly, very informative and worked well together. The best part of the day was seeing my two boys' faces after snorkeling for the first time. Very friendly and helpful crew. A great day for our family, made to feel very welcomed. Thanks for a wonderful day!

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  62. Reef Day Tour review by Catherine
    5

    Fab!! Loved it, so much to see too! Great day, 100% recommend.

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  63. Reef Day Tour review by Sasha
    5

    Fantatsic! Very friendly and approachable. Great value for money. BBQ lunch + salad was surprisngly good and tasty!

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  64. Reef Day Tour review by Mona
    5

    I booked Compass Cruies online. The crew was excellent. the whole day was perfect. Thanks for a great day! It was very enjoyable. Lunch was great, the whole experience was fantastic.

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  65. Reef Day Tour review by Don and Chris Samson
    5

    Many thanks for an awesome day WE WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR

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  66. Reef Day Tour review by John
    5

    Had an absolute cracker of a day with the family at great value. What awesome and friendly team. Thank you for making it fun and memorable

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  67. Reef Day Tour review by Chris
    5

    Thank you so much for making it affordable to see and experience fabulous memories of the greatest place. Will definitely be back next year! :)

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  68. Reef Day Tour review by Marina
    5

    The crew are awesome; approachable and friendly. I had a really good time. lunch was delicious. The reef was more beautiful than I imagined and it's great that there's conservation for it.

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  69. Reef Day Tour review by Brittany
    5

    The crew are amazing, friendly, funny, kind, and supportive. The best part of the day would have to be a toss up between the free wine & beautiful cruise on the way home. Very grateful to have experienced this with such good people. Thank you very much!

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  70. Reef Day Tour review by Ian
    5

    Fantastic from start to finish with all the staff very knowledgeable. I cannot recommend this company enough thanks ever so much.

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  71. Reef Day Tour review by Ian
    5

    A fantastic day. Friendly, professional, informative crew giving clear instructions. The best part was seeing a turtle. Beautiful day.

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  72. Reef Day Tour review by William
    5

    Couldn't be better! Simon helped me out a great deal, appreciated it so much. Great presentations.

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  73. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Mandy P
    5

    The crew were fantastic. The food delicious. The best part of the day was the snorkeling; the snorkeling gear was great - good fit. Thank you from all our family for such a memorable day! :)

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  74. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Kate P
    5

    Everything made the experience great! Especially because it's the first time I didn't get sea sick. The crew were fantastic -- friendly, hospitable, funny, attractive...keep up the great work!

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  75. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Rachel A
    0

    This tour was excellent -- 10/10. It was just a perfect day, wonderful staff, great food, good weather and the snorkeling was great. The wine went down very well. A big thank you x :)

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  76. Reef Day Tour review by Jakob
    5

    I booked Compass Cruises as I wanted to see the reef. The crew was friendly, chilled, competent. The best part of the day was Snorkelling and seeing the reef for the first time ever, awesome moment. Keep it up guys! Very nice experience!

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  77. Reef Day Tour review by Maxine Parker
    5

    We enjoyed a great day on the water and snorkelling the Barrier Reef with Compass. Most other companies were more than twice the price. The boat is a little older and a little slower than its competitors. However the staff were excellent and I particularly enjoyed their friendly banter. They were knowledgeable on what they offered and did their best to assist patrons to have a great experience. The lunch provided was gourmet and went down extremely well.

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  78. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Raquel
    5

    I booked with Compass Cruises because of the price and reviews. Crew is so fun and friendly, obviously passionate about their work. The best part of the day was the whole thing/turtles and sharks. Thank you all so much for one of the best days of my life.

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  79. Reef Day Tour review by Kimberly
    5

    Compass Cruises was recommended to me. Crew was amazing! Helpful and informed. The best part was snorkeling. I had a great day, everyone was great and I enjoyed the energy of the crew. Thank you.

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  80. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Maria
    5

    I decided to experience with Compass Cruises because I liked the program and prices. Crew was amazing: really caring, friendly and warming. The highlight of the day was snorkeling. Thank you so much for this incredible journey! Snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef is now one of the best experience of my life!

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  81. Reef Day Tour review by Julia
    5

    My choice was the price and activity list. Excellent crew!!! Big shout out to Alfonso who pushed me to scuba diving. First time absolutely loved it, this was the best part of the tour. Great value for money trip and lifted up to my expectations. Thanks

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  82. Reef Day Tour review by Tyler
    5

    I booked with Compass Cruises because it has the cheapest diving. The crew were very good, friendly, always happy. The best part of the day was scuba tour. To top off a fantastic day, we got free wine!!! Already planning my next trip with Compass.

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  83. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Peter
    5

    It was a great trip and I really enjoyed it. The crew were very polite/nice and funny and always helpful if you need anything. The best part of the day was diving and swimming with a turtle!

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  84. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Almelia
    5

    The crew were lovely, the best part of the day was the glass bottom boat and the dive. Really good day out - thanks a lot! :)

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  85. Reef Day Tour review by Marion
    5

    Beautiful day out on the reef with Compass Cruises, surrounded by an enthusiastic and friendly team who know what they're doing. We got to see some amazing wildlife including turtles. They also offer delicious fruit in the morning and BBQ and salad for lunch. Definitely recommend!

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  86. Reef Day Tour review by Eva
    5

    Loved this day, the wonderful Great Barrier Reef and the friendly staff. Snorkelling was beautiful, the most beautiful I ever saw. Lunch was really healthy for vegetarians.

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  87. Reef Day Tour review by Sam
    5

    The crew are fantastic. Friendly, informative funny. Wonderful trip making memories with my family

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  88. Reef Day Tour review by Jordi
    5

    This has been a highlight of our Australian Holidays

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  89. Angela
    5

    The crew were excellent. Really friendly and helpful and motivating for first time divers like me. The second dive was the best part. I enjoyed every bit of it thanks to Daeung who made it an awesome experience.

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  90. Patrick
    5

    Love the cruise and would highly recommend! Love the boom net idea & that there was a pro photographer! The crew are very friendly, helpful, and professional.

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  91. Reef Day Tour review by Sue
    5

    Totally trusted the crew to look after my 13 year old during scuba. I loved the snorkelling and the excitement on my son's face after his scuba dive.

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  92. Reef Day Tour review by Jenni
    5

    Fantastic day with Compass Cruises! Everything about the day was great... crew were so genuinely friendly, funny and clearly knew exactly what they were doing! As a tentative swimmer, I really appreciated the attention given. Food was great. Snorkeling terrific! And an affordable price too! Might not be the newest boat in the fleet, but you don't need 5 star surroundings to have a 5 star experience. Highly recommended and I already have one friend lined up to book soon!

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  93. Reef Day Tour review by Amelia
    5

    We chose compass cruises for the affordable price and were very pleased with our option. We had lots of fun snorkelling and saw lots of very colourful fish. The food was very good and it was awesome as they catered for vegetarians. They were also extremely good with families with young children going on the cruise, I would highly recommend this trip !

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  94. Jen
    5

    Description and price for quality. Crew was 10 out of 10! My best part of the trip was from 8 am till 4 pm :) Great trip!!!

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  95. Reef Day Tour review by Lara
    5

    I chose Compass Cruises because it is affordable price!!! I had fantastic time snorkelling. Lunch was yummy. Crew is very happy and helpful. They were funny and showed us how to snorkel well.

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  96. Reef Day Tour review by Tess
    5

    Selected Compass Cruises because they were by far the best price with the most inclusions. Crew were all amazing, funny, kind, hospitable and knowledgeable about all things snorkelling and diving. What we saw when snorkelling was unbelievable - the colours of the coral and the fish was something really spectacular. Food was plentiful and delicious. We were so well looked after. Thank you for providing the highlight of my trip to FNQ.

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  97. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Klara
    5

    "Amazing! Super kind and helpful."

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  98. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Bethany
    5

    "The crew are very friendly and approachable. There to answer any questions, easy to speak to. The best part was the variety of fish to be seen while snorkeling"

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  99. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Michael
    5

    "Snorkeling and learning about the reef was the best part of the day! The crew were very friendly, helpful, and on top of things."

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  100. Reef Day Tour review by Gabriella
    5

    Very nice, fun and happy crew :) Scuba diving and lunch were outstanding !!!

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  101. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Rebecca
    5

    The crew were amazing, very attentive and smile. Lunch and scuba diving were awesome. Everything was amazing, thank you :)

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  102. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Saki
    5

    All the crew were nice and kind. The highlight of my trip was scuba diving. I will recommend this tour to my friends!!!

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  103. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Margret
    5

    The crew were really Great! helping me with seasickness. The best part of the day was snorkelling with the crew.

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  104. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Belle
    0

    The crew were relaxed and interesting to talk to! The best part of the day was talking to the crew about the reef.

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  105. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Sanjeev
    5

    Great crew! Very helpful and attentive. The best part of the day was snorkelling

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  106. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Chris
    5

    Very helpful and polite

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  107. Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise review by Thalia
    5

    “The crew were Great! Very helpful and attentive. The best part of the day was snorkelling”

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  108. Reef Day Tour review by Antis
    5

    Crew were the best of the best. Everything was great. I mean I enjoy having fun from 8:30-5:30 ;) luv it. Will come back again with some family/friends soon.

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  109. Reef Day Tour review by Julie
    5

    Very supportive, professional, approachable crew and great attitude. I felt safe and comfortable the entire day. The reef was sensational. The lunch was amazing and wine and cheese on the way home was great.

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  110. Reef Day Tour review by Honey
    5

    Extremely helpful and so hard working crew. The day had been amazing, the first and best adventure of life.

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  111. Reef Day Tour review by Callie
    5

    Great option if you’re looking to have an awesome day in the reef for a good price! Staff was so much fun, food was delicious and I felt like we had a perfect amount of time at each spot we snorkeled at. Highly recommend!

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  112. Reef Day Tour review by Jaimie
    5

    We had a fantastic time on the reef. The crew was friendly and passionate towards their jobs. Captain Morgan did a great job in rough seas. Food was very good. Great day out and excellent value for money

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  113. Reef Day Tour review by David Longley & Kerrie Hill
    5

    We went to the outer reef on 25th May Wow, what a great experience we had, staff were excellent in every aspect to make everyone’s day to be awesome, the snorkeling was out off this world, so amazing & even borrowing a glass bottom boat from another company so the group could see the beauty off the reef that couldn’t snorkel. The lunch was well prepared, with yummy salads & even wine, cheese & bickys on the way back & even a group photo at the end of the day. Thank you Compass Cruises for a wonderful experience. Great day

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  114. Reef Day Tour review by Haley B
    5

    Incredible experience. The crew was super kind, funny, and helpful, and the food was delicious! It was also so nice to have coffee, tea, and water always on hand. The snorkeling was super cool, BUT I highly recommend paying the extra money to scuba dive! So fascinating and worth the money!!

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  115. Reef Day Tour review by Haley
    5

    Incredible experience. The crew was super kind, funny, and helpful, and the food was delicious! It was also so nice to have coffee, tea, and water always on hand. The snorkeling was super cool, BUT I highly recommend paying the extra money to scuba dive! So fascinating and worth the money!!

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  116. Reef Day Tour review by Mary
    4

    Highly recommended! The crew is fantastic

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  117. Reef Day Tour review by Mark Skeoch
    5

    What an amazing trip with best crew who were friendly and helpful. Delicious food prepared for passengers. Thanks for the experience!!!

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  118. Reef Day Tour review by Kelle edwards
    4

    Great day, took double the time to get to reef but its twice as cheap, great staff and yummy lunch!!

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  119. Reef Day Tour review by Rosie
    5

    What a fantastic day trip with compass cruises ! Great friendly helpful staff , great buffet , the reef was amazing ! Deffo worth booking

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  120. Reef Day Tour review by Hellen Zipser
    5

    I did the Great Barrier Reef Tour with Conpass Cruises two days ago. Weather forecast was not good, weather indeed was rainy and windy. Many people got seasick. But the crew was so awesome!!! They really took such good care of everyone. Even when a girl passed out they were really competent and stayed calm in the situation. Everyone felt so safe! The weather got better, they were so friendly, took their time for everyone. The food on board was perfect, too! They did really tasty salad and BBQ, there were fresh fruit, coffee, and later on even wine! The snorkeling at the two spots was unbelievable!!! One of the greatest experiences of my life! Even the sun came out, we saw so many beautiful fish! I just loved it! Everyone who travels Australia should see the Great Barrier Reef! And I totally recommend compass cruises!!!

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  121. Reef Day Tour review by Karen McKenzie
    5

    Brilliant day on the reef. Thanks for making it so much fun for the weak swimmer of our group

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