Enjoy a Budget Reef Cruise while you are visiting Cairns

Its important to find the tour that suits you best if your looking for lots of trimmings this trip may not suit you best,
you might like to try a pontoon or our all inclusive reef cruise see the most important part of what
we do at Reef Cruise is book you on a tour that will suit you best.

One of the best budget reef cruise to the Great Barrier Reef is Compass Cruises, and if you making the most of your money is important, Compass ticks some boxes.

 

Compass Cruises Budget Reef Cruise Cairns
Compass Cruises Budget Reef Cruise Cairns

 

Its important to find the tour that suits you best if your looking for lots of trimmings this trip may not suit you best.

You might like to try a pontoon or our all inclusive reef cruise see the most important part of what
we do at Reef Cruise is book you on a tour that will suit you best.

One of the best budget reef cruise to the Great Barrier Reef is Compass Cruises, and if you making the most of your money is important, Compass ticks some boxes.

 

  • Outer Barrier Reef locations
  • Boomnetting
  • Snorkeling and floatation
  • Scuba Diving
  • BBQ Lunch and fresh salad
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Tea & Coffee all day (Whilst Vessel is stationary)

Compass Cruise’s  takes guest from Cairns out to the outer Great Barrier Reef for a day of fun and relaxation.

 

Budget Reef Cruise with Compass Cruises

Compass Cruises offers a wide range of activities for both snorkelers and scuba divers with high quality service.

Compass Cruises is best suited for people who are going to get int he water for snorkeling and or scuba diving – if you are worried and need some assitance our friendly crew will certainly be able to assist you with snorkel flotation devices we can make snorkeling a breeze.

So we can say that every day is an exemplary day and on your exemplary day there are many things that you can expect.

Plan on boarding the Compass between 7:30 and 7:45 am for an 8:00 am departure.

 

 

Outer Barrier Reef locations

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Where we go

The first stop of the day is normally Hastings Reef. Hastings Reef is one of the outer reefs and is considered one of the best locations for snorkeling and scuba diving in the area.

Compass Cruses share a number of exclusive sites on Hastings reef with it two sister companies.

This will insure you that you have exclusive use of the site that you travel to, in fact it is relatively rare to even see another boat except at a distance once you reach the outer reefs.

The trip to the reef is about two hours and you can choose to spend that time in the air conditioned saloon or work on your tan on our large sun desk.

Both locations provide marvellous views so either option still allows you to experience what the UNESCO called the most beautiful views above and below the water in the world.

One the way to the reef, experience snorkelers and scuba divers will be given separate briefings so that we can start our activities as soon as we arrive at the Great Barrier Reef

Those who wish to snorkel, but do not have any experience with it, will receive some instructions from the staff before entering the water.

Many experience snorkelers wear flotation devices and new snorkelers are encouraged to use floatation devices as well.  So even non-swimmers can learn to snorkel and not feel out-of-place.

A Glass bottom boat tour conducted by a marine biologist is also available for a small extra fee.

Those in the water and above will be amazed at the variety of marine life they will encounter.

Larger species are common and more tropical fish than you could had imagined.

Around 12:30, it is all back on board for the freshly prepared buffet lunch.

While you are enjoying your lunch, the captain is back at work, taking the compass cruise towards its next location, this one on the Breaking Patches Reef. Breaking Patches Reef is also a great place for snorkeling and scuba diving.

 

Try Boomnetting

After the afternoon water session there is a chance to do some boom netting.

Think of it as water skiing without the skis. A large net is positioned behind the vessel and those who want to try hold on to the net.

The net is then pulled behind the boat – its equally as much fun for participating or spectating.

After the boomnetting, it is a nice trip back to Cairns.

Along the way there is wine and cheese and fresh fruit. Another thing that you will notice the entire day is the dedication that the staff provide to each guest.

Our Budget Reef Cruise is all guests feel like they have been on the reef with friends rather than a number on a manfiest

That makes a big difference. So when you are looking for a great value in a Great Barrier Reef, just contact your future friends at Compass Cruise.

We have packaged some other great budget tours that might be of interest to you, we always team up with like minded companies that believe in offering their clients great fun tours.

 

budget reef cruise
Boomnetting behind the boat, Compass Cruises