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Compass Cruises

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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...more
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100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5777
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked to go the olde/slowerr boat 'Compass' however they emailed us the night before to say that we would be now be going on the faster cat 'Reef Experience'. (It didn't have 'Boom Netting' which didn't worry us) Had a wonderful day, the staff...More

Thank gebb25
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a large family group varying in ages from 66 years old to 3 years old with differing swimming abilities and every one of us were able to experience the snorkelling with the awesome helpful crew. The children aged 6 & 3 were made...More

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much to Compass Cruises for such a lovely day! I recommend to everybody to make this experience with them, very good staff and well organized everything :)

Thank Inés L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reefs that we visited were stunningly beautiful, and the crew were friendly and helpful. I had the one day snorkeling package for $115, and it was phenomenal. What really blew me away was the value for money: a full day trip in which we...More

Thank Rachelblarblar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're so pleased to hear you had a great day yesterday! 🙂 Showing people a fantastic time on the Great Barrier Reef is what we love!!! If you would consider leaving us a review on Facebook, TripAdvisor and/or Google Reviews, we would really appreciate your...More

Thank Gangadharan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is friendly and efficient, they take care of you and of your safety. I both dived and snorkeled and both sites were amazing. The food was good, the fruit fresh and the drink always available. I would really recommend them!

Thank Clarissa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From 7:30-5:30 we were well looked after. Anti nausea tablets, gopros and professional photos were on offer, a 40 minute marine presentation was very informative, and the snorkelling was amazing. The captain stopped for us to take photos of whales in breech too, was a...More

Thank NinjaS84
Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi NinjaS84, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. How amazing that you were lucky enough to see whales on the day of your tour, what a sight that must have been! Apologies the toilets were briefly out of order. We trust...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional yet friendly, culturally- sensitive and accomodating staff. Very reliable and organized team with excellent service. Good quality on rental snorkelling and scuba diving gears. Very good food on-board. Caters to all levels of snorkellers/divers. Very highly recommended.More

Thank Richelle L
Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Richelle L, Thank you for taking to time to leave a great review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Thank you for the kind words about our crew, they work so hard to ensure each and every one of...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our trip wasn't good because the ocean was very very rough... a lot of people felt sick all the day! Anyway, the crew was excellent, nice and very organized.More

Thank Francesca S
Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Francesca, We're disappointed to hear the weather was less than ideal the day of your tour, we hope that you still enjoyed snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef and the service provided by our dedicated crew. We do offer complimentary ginger tablets on board,...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Marion K
Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Marion K, Thank you for taking the time to leave Compass a great review! We always love to hear the great comments about our friendly crew, they work very hard every day to ensure all the passengers have the best day possible. We hope...More

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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.