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Address: 100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4051 5777
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Enjoy a wonderful reef day trip with Compass Cruises. Travel on the basic...

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)

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Great Barrier Reef diving - incredible

This was an outstanding trip. Our dive experience was excellent, and the crew were very attentive and left us wanting for nothing. The rooms were wonderful, the food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Amanda B
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an outstanding trip. Our dive experience was excellent, and the crew were very attentive and left us wanting for nothing. The rooms were wonderful, the food surprising exceeded or expectations, and the facilties were great, especially the hot tub! The only issue was handling guests transferring back to Cairns. This needs to be streamlined and more care taken... More 

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Thank Amanda B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The boat is clean & comfortable, great sun deck. The food is delicious and there's endless amounts with fruit platters then at lunch healthy salads and burgers etc All the staff were amazing, very informative, so friendly and safety is also taken very seriously. But it's also very fun, at the end of the day you can choose to have... More 

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Thank Kelly G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I had a great time visiting the Great Barrier Reef with Compass Cruises. They provide a good bit of equipment (in good working order) and food/drink for good price. The crew were really personable, and I was really impressed by their thorough safety measures to make sure that everyone was safe in the water and nobody was... More 

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Thank Ashley C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really affordable for all it offers- snorkeling, boat trip, an amazing lunch spread (very accommodating for vegetarians). The crew was super cool too. They were super cheeky yet friendly. Very much themselves and really intentional on making you feel like part of the family. Definitely recommend Compass. It has everything all the other companies have BUT it's more affordable and... More 

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Thank Kathleen P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible experience, lovely and really helpful staff and overall brilliant day out! Defiantly recommend to anyone wanting to snorkel the reef as it's such a great value for money! Be careful because some tour companies will try to charge you double for the same kind of trip. Compass was by far the most affordable and a very pleasurable experience!!

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Thank Ellie K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a awesome experience, the staff on the cruise was amazing, very friendly and helpful and my first scuba diving was great, next time have to have more time scuba diving,and the barbecue was excellent, overall was a great experience, definitely will do it again. regards to all the staff.

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Thank Florindo D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After going through at least 15 different brochures advertising for one day snorkeling trips for around 150-200 AUD, we stumbled upon the Compass one offering exactly the same experience for 109 AUD. It was one of the best days of our Australian holiday! Crew were very knowledgeable and attentive, making the experience of the reef even better. We would definitely... More 

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Thank Diana K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money. Even being one of the cheaper cruises, you don't get short changed in terms of experiences, with heaps included. The crew were very attentive, and made the day fun. Can't recommend them highly enough!

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Thank Chrisy R
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys are amazing, was a bit worried as the price was so good, the boat may not be as flash as some of the others but it is perfect for a reef trip and the staff are amazing, so friendly and nothing was too much trouble, my husband had some trouble learning how to snorkel and they were simply... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant experience yet again. Crew were fantastic & friendly (we did a trip with Compass a few years ago). We really enjoy going out with these guys. So attentive and just make the day so enjoyable. We particularly love the second reef (Hastings) as we have been on other trips with other cruises and this is our favourite reef! Keep... More 

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