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“Best tour ever!”
Review of Compass Cruises

Compass Cruises
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Owner description: 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)
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Adult daughter and I went on this tour and decided this was the best tour we took on our Australian adventure! The staff was amazing, the views were amazing, even the food on board was amazing! I snorkeled for the first time, daughter snorkeled and learned scuba skills this trip. Using the Go City Pass made it even more wonderful. Don't miss this opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef!

Thank Cathy T
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Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for taking the time to leave Compass Cruises a great review :)

We LOVE that you guys had such a good time, you think we are the best tour you had in Australia! Our friendly crew are the biggest part of making this happen, they work very hard every day to ensure our guests get the most out of their day.

We hope you enjoyed your remaining time in Cairns, hopefully we will see you again one day out on the GBR!

Kind regards,
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I had a great trip yesterday, we stopped at 2 fascinating reefs, that looked very different. The crew was great, very helpful and always friendly. Even though the drive was a bit rough, probably especially because the ship wasn’t the newest so it didn’t drive very fast at all (took us almost 3 hours to get to the first stop), I would totally do it again with them! Lunch was really big and tasty (even though I think on such a tourist trip it would have been nice if they had some kangaroo meat to try).
They had a photographer with a huge, great camera on board that took some great pictures (a bit expensive (25$ per picture) but also reasonable for such a big effort).
Snorkeling is great for the first time, but I would probably go scuba diving if there’s a next time.
All in all a great experience! Thank you!

Thank hannah_lena_1998
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Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Hannah,

Thank you for taking the time to leave Compass Cruises a great review :)

We are so glad you were able to experience 2 great outer reef locations for such great value for money. We will pass on your feedback about having kangaroo for lunch to our chefs ;)

Our friendly crew work very hard to make sure everyone has a fantastic day, so we love hearing lovely comments about them.

Hopefully we will see you again one day out on the GBR!

Kind regards,
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We really were wondering about the low price and when we saw the boat, which is one of the older ones compared to the other tour boats, we were very skeptical.
However, it was one of the best days on our entire journey! The team is very nice and the meals are very tasty. It was an overcast day but still, the snorkel spots were very nice and we saw so many fish and corals and had a lot of time snorkeling.

This trip may not be flashy and with a super fast boat but instead, it is a relaxing and beautiful way to see the great barrier reef.

Thank Theresa K
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Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Theresa,

Thank you for taking the time to leave Compass Cruises a great review :)

We absolutely love giving our guests the opportunity to experience the beautiful corals and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef for such great value for money!

Our awesome crew work extremely hard every day to ensure all our guests have the best day possible.

We hope you enjoyed your remaining time in Cairns, hopefully we will see you again one day out on the GBR!

Kind regards,
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Recently went on Compass Cruises for the 1 day Great Barrier Reef tour. The day was cloudy but thankfully didn't rain. Temperature was mild and warm. The staff was mostly friendly and I would like to thank the photographer who was super helpful in answering any questions in using GoPro camera (she also takes photos before entering the boat and underwater that you can purchase of high quality) and two of the crew members who helped by mom when she became sick on the tour. They have sea sick medication to purchase which is highly recommended. The food they provided was great and there are plenty of leftovers.
Only draw back is that if you purchase the glass bottom boat experience, this is only based on the weather conditions, so be aware.
Support this company as they say they are one the few local companies that tour the Great Barrier Reef.

Thank Mi Irû C
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Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Mi Iru,

Thank you for taking the time to leave Compass Cruises a great review :)

It's so nice to hear you had a fabulous day, for such good value for money!

A shame the glass bottom boat tour did not run due to the weather conditions - safety always comes first :) If you booked with us, we are of course happy to refund the glass bottom boat tour portion of your booking, just send us an email and we will get straight onto it.

We hope you enjoyed your remaining time in Cairns, hopefully we will see you again one day out on the GBR!

Kind regards,
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Two dives together about 4-5 hours with really good bbq lunch in between. Whole crew was very friendly and helpful. Also on the way back the boom netting was fun. It was very good tour overall. Must do in Cairns!

Thank Karel Š
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Laura-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Compass Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Karel,

Thank you for taking some time out to leave Compass Cruises a great review :)

It sounds like you had a fantastic day, being able to take advantage of the boomnetting - lots of fun!

We love to hear the great feedback about our friendly crew, they work very hard every day to ensure everyone has a great day.

Hopefully we will see you again one day out on the GBR!

Kind regards,
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