About Compass Cruises

An unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef

An unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef

Compass is a local icon and has been taking people to the Great Barrier Reef for many years.  Happy memories of the day result in tourist who return to Cairns for another holiday travelling on Compass Again.

This is because the day is very relaxed, easy going and great fun with friendly personal service from our helpful crew.  Boomnetting is also a highlight, with compass being the only reef boat that offers this activity. 

At a value price that makes a reef trip affordable of everyone, chill out, smile and enjoy the day like many have before.

Your day aboard Compass Includes:

Your day aboard Compass Includes:
  • 2 Spectacular Reef Sites
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • All snorkeling equipment (excluding wetsuits)
  • Flotation devices
  • Delicious BBQ lunch and fresh salads
  • Fresh Fruit platters
  • Tea and coffee all day (whilst vessel is stationary)
  • Glass of wine, cheese and crackers on the return journey
  • upto 4 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Boomnetting - The Wild Ride!!! (weather permitting)
  • All Reef levies and Taxes

Optional Extras:

Optional Extras:
  • Certified Scuba Dive
  • Introductory/Resort Scuba Dive
  • Guilded Dive
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Commentary
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Prescription mask
  • Licensed bar onboard & soft Drinks, snacks available for purchase

Reef Sites

Reef Sites

Compass Cruises visits 2 fantastic outer Great Barrier Reef Sites every day.

After departing Cairns we travel north to:

Hastings Reef : Spectacular coral gardens and exotic marine life.

Breaking Patches: This great location is renowned as being a paradise of shallow lagoos and frequented by turtles

Compass Cruises Reviews


Kara Vannessa Beddoes

We are North qld locals, and this was our best experience in Cairns! Lovely Bbq lunch, with lots of yummy salads, two different locations to snorkel. Underwater photos, staff are really nice too! didnt get to hang off the net on the back of the boat on our trip last year but it was still a wonderful day and we would definetly go back. All for $99 pp!


Zara Aitken

We booked this tour of the reef because it was the cheapest we could find. We aren't bothered about luxury, we just wanted to see the great barrier reef. Even though this cruise was the cheapest, we were 100% happy with the cruise. The staff were friendly, funny, accommodating and very helpful. We felt safe and in good hands all day. The food provided on board was great! If we were staying I'm Cairns longer we would have booked to go back on the same cruise again the next day! Thanks for a great day.


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