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Compass Cruises

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100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5777
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Swing!

Our trip wasn't good because the ocean was very very rough... a lot of people felt sick all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Francesca S
Great team, great locations

Beautiful day out on the reef with Compass Cruises, surrounded by an enthusiastic and friendly team... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marion K
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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: - 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)
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4051 5777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Francesca S
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire experience was excellent, from beginning to end. The entire staff was very encouraging and helpful. They provided all the necessary information for snorkelling and scuba diving, and were ready to help anyone who wasn't comfortable or was a little nervous. The diving instructor...More

Thank Prerna R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great time snorkeling Hastings and Breaking Patches reefs. The check in was easy and right at the boat. The friendly staff made sure the snorkeling equipment was a good fit. The fruit was fresh, lunch had hamburgers and sausages with 3 choices...More

Thank catholmn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compotent skipper with friendly and knowledgeable crew. Boat rocks a bit in the swells but still quite comfortable for most people.

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great day. Thanks guys, special thanks to Dale and Tylah for being awesome dive instructors and really friendly people. The entire crew was amazing. Food was good, wine was nice, snorkelling and diving were lovely. Weather was awesome. Don't stand on the reef...More

Thank Judydave987
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I had a great day at the great barrier reef with compass cruises. Although it was cloudy and wavey, snorkeling at the reef was an awesome experience. The crew was very friendly, helpful and entertaining. Food was okay.

Thank maresa w
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking for a family budget snorkel trip and we were not disappointed with Compass. For sure, the boat is not the newest, the fastest or the biggest, but this did not detract in the slightest. The crew were very attentive, alert and aware...More

Thank Nik M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant budget cruise. Best part of our trip to Australia. Staff are outstanding, so funny for all ages and so helpful with absolutely anything. Best choice for students looking to get out on the reef for a cheap price. Food was so yummy and filling....More

Thank Michelle O
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The crew of this company were outstanding. Really know their business, gracious and helpful. We enjoyed the food, the snorkeling and the kindness of the staff. I highly recommend.

Thank Karen L
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Bernadette K
January 12, 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
September 11, 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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