A family day on the Great Barrier Reef!

Value for money family day on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!  Does such a thing exist?  Yes with our Family Day Tour Compass Cruises.  This family package is the day of fun that you have been looking for.  On this day you will create once in a lifetime memories!

We will have you escaping for an unforgettable, unrushed day enjoying a relaxed, leisurely cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel among beautiful corals and a colourful variety of tropical marine life at one of the natural wonders of the world.

Relax on the great sun deck, see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the glass bottom boat or take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet.  Scuba Diving is available as an optional extra for all levels of experience.

This Family Day Tour Compass Cruises offers something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, even those with limited swimming ability.

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board the boat Compass, at Cairns Marina ‘Marlin Wharf Berth 18’, for check-in.
  • View map to Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 08:00 –Approximately depart Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Safety talk, snorkel and dive briefings
  • 10:30 – Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location
  • 12:30 – BBQ Lunch with fresh salads
  • 13:00 – Cruise to 2nd Reef Location
  • 15:30 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 17:30 – Approximate Arrival time at Cairns Marina


Included

  • Up to 4 hours at two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited Snorkelling. Snorkelling mask, snorkel and fins included for the adults and the kids
  • Free buoyancy aids – snorkelling vests and noodles
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with fresh salads (Dietary requirements are catered for: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and food allergies – please advise us upon booking)
  • Fruit Platters while boarding. Tea & coffee available all day while boat stationary. Water fountain to fill your water bottle
  • Glass of wine, cheese & crackers on return journey
  • Assistance for non-confident swimmers from friendly crew
  • Stinger suits are included with your trip during jellyfish season in the tropics
  • Boomnetting – “The Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • A complete family friendly tour
  • Family Day Tour Compass Cruises includes 2 adults and 2 children age 4-14 years.  Additional adults or children may be added. 3 years old and under travel free of charge.
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are included in this trip cost


Optional Extras

  • Scuba diving for introductory divers and certified divers.  Minimum age is 12 and medical conditions do apply.
  • Dive Guide for a guided tour around the reef. Scuba dive with a buddy or pay for a guided scuba dive with one of our wonderful crew. Travelling alone? The Compass Cruises team will happily organise a buddy for you on the day if you wish to dive without a guide.
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • Wetsuit Hire (Great for flotation and warmth)
  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
  • Prescription Mask Hire if you require stronger lenses to see (contact lenses can be worn in most circumstances)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation to and from the Cairns Marina


What to bring

  • Proof of qualification as a Certified Diver
  • Cash or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream


How to get there

Compass Cruises departs from
Cairns Marina: ‘Marlin Wharf berth 18’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:30 am for an approximate 8:00 am departure, directly on the boat ‘Compass’

Arrive back to Cairns Marina at approximately 5:30pm


Important Information

Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all rules, including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel, we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Medical Questionnaire

We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible


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3 Reviews for “Family Day Tour Compass Cruises”

  1. SL_AVATAR_LIST
    5

    We booked Compass Cruises because of the great price, the food provided and the fact that they offer optional beginner dives onboard. The crew were helpful and friendly and the Reef was spectacular. We had a fantastic day, loved the great people onboard and had great fun!

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  2. SL_AVATAR_LIST
    5

    Fantastic day, value for money, our whole family had a awsome experience, staff were friendly and lunch was yummy. Would recommend spending your day aboard the Compass Cruises.

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  3. SL_AVATAR_LIST
    5

    Best value for money you can get for once in a lifetime experience!!

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