Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

Best Great Barrier Reef budget cruise – Compass Cruises – Excellent Tripadvisor rating.

Starting from $115 with loads of inclusions. Compass Cruises day tours will get you to the reef and into the water.

“A perfect day on the reef with an awesome crew”.  With a range of affordable options to choose from. Only pay for the options that are right for you.

Compass Cruises tour options are our most affordable way of visiting the reef.  If you want an unforgettable day snorkeling or scuba diving, without the hefty price tags… Then a Compass Cruises option is for you.

Tours operate each day at two Great Barrier Reef diving sites, selected based on weather conditions and other factors.  You can be assured that you will visit some of the best sites on the outer reef from; Hastings Reef and Breaking Patches.  These locations are well known for their diverse array of colourful fish, corals and other marine life.

We have something for everyone

Experience the reef your way.  Experienced divers can choose from guided or unguided dives.  Snorkeling and equipment are included in all our tours. Enjoy free scuba demonstrations. Introductory dives are available for a small extra cost for anyone interested in making the transition from snorkeling to scuba.  Even those not comfortable in the water can still see the coral and marine life on our glass-bottom boat tours.

After a morning spent exploring the reef, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before heading back into the water at a second location.  Returning from the reef, our day tours include wine, cheese, and biscuits to end the day.  If you are feeling more adventurous on the way home, jump on to the boom net and be towed behind the boat through the crystal blue Coral Sea waters.

Our experienced and helpful crew will be available the whole time to make the day one you will not soon forget.

Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise includes:

  • Up to 5 hours at two spectacular reef locations
  • Unlimited snorkeling with equipment included
  • Free scuba diving demonstration
  • Boomnetting (weather permitting)
  • Buffet lunch
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Wine, cheese & biscuits on the return trip from the reef
  • Experienced & helpful crew

Are you after more than just the basic Great Barrier Reef snorkeling package?  When booking your tour, select from a range of optional extras to help make your day even more memorable.


Optional Extras Available:

  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • The introductory, resort, certified or guided scuba dive
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Bus transfers from Cairns accommodation
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Bar purchases available on the day

Cairns – More than Just the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef really is a Natural Wonder of the World but Cairns has so much more to offer in its surrounding regions.  Compass Cruises has a range of tour options that combine a day at the reef with other experiences; visit the Atherton Tablelands and waterfalls. Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest. For the thrill-seekers, Skydiving, white water rafting, and bungy jumping are also available.

Along with our family package tours, Compass Cruises ensures you get the most out of your holiday to the Great Barrier Reef, without blowing the budget.


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