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Top reef cruise!

I had a Wonderfull day with compass cruises. The staff was really friendly, de reef was amazing, de... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rian H
Compass Cruise is cheapest cruise to Great Barrief reef from Cairns

-- Crew members were very helpful. We are a beginer in swimming. But crew member helped us to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a Wonderfull day with compass cruises. The staff was really friendly, de reef was amazing, de equipment was in great condition, de food was tasty (I had a veggie paddy), and all of this made me enjoying the trip. Great value and I...More

Thank Rian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

-- Crew members were very helpful. We are a beginer in swimming. But crew member helped us to snorkle from boat to great barrier reef. very friendly. -- It is cheapest boat about 110 AUD (july 2018). you can book directly with Compasscruise. -- it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 September 2018 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 26 August 2018

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 25 August 2018

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 23 August 2018 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!More

Thank Clarissa M
Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Clarissa, Thank you for taking the time to leave Compass Cruises a great review :) We are so happy you had a great day! We love hearing lovely comments about our crew - they work very hard every day to ensure all guests have...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018 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 27 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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 27 August 2018

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

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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.
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nbhargava
11 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.
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