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Compass Cruises

100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5777
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Great tour, great people

This tour company is one of the smaller operators in Cairns but don't let that put you off, the... read more

Reviewed today
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Would definitely recommend Compass Cruises. An amazing price for the tour, where you get to snorkel... read more

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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 today via mobile

This tour company is one of the smaller operators in Cairns but don't let that put you off, the people are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and competent. The numbers are limited and that makes it a more pleasurable experience. You aren't whisked to the reef on...More

Thank Bygones
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Would definitely recommend Compass Cruises. An amazing price for the tour, where you get to snorkel 2 different reef sites and lunch is include. We had a great time and would definitely go with them again!! ☺️

Thank Zoey G
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an amazing day. Crew were wonderful and made the whole experience fun & enjoyable. We have been on the busier, bigger boats but this was by far the best, relaxing day with small numbers on board and everyone communicated with each other and...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This tour takes you to 2 locations to snorkel or dive! Great barrier reef is amazing! The lunch was good, sausages, Patty, bread and heaps of salads. The staff was super nice and helpful! Special thanks to Brooke that helped me figure out how to...More

Thank Antoine G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this tour! Crew were great fun and really helpful! Thanks to ROB i scuba dived for the first time and loved every second!

Thank Fiona J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy with the cruise. We had two young children (6 months and 2.5 years old) and the crew was so helpful and fun that nothing could have gone better. They let my son pilot the boat, and were just very kind and...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised by this trip and couldn’t have asked for more! as it was called a budget tour, we were a little sceptical at first, at about half the price of the other tours on offer we were not expecting it to be...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've written a number of reviews about our holiday in Australia and my family was adamant that I had to review Compass Cruises. Going through the brochures, it wasn't our first choice but the guy in the shack on Trinity Beach heard what we were...More

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two reef stops, bbq lunch, wine, cheese and a Thor soundalike. I was set for a great day. The water was a bit rough but only a couple people felt it and that’s not the tour’s fault. Absolutely loved every minute of it. Rob (I...More

Thank tanyab1990
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing day myself and my 3 kids had out on the reef with compass and all of the crew. The weather was perfect, Staff were amazing Special mention to Simon for helping ease my first time scuba diving nerves, and the two...More

Thank Jessica H
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Bernadette K
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.
12 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.