Reef and Daintree on a Budget

Experience Reef and Daintree on a Budget!  You will be spending a beautiful day on one of the natural wonders of the world. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef! Also a day in the oldest living rainforest on the planet the Daintree Rainforest.

Great Barrier Reef

Compass Cruises is a local Cairns icon.  We have been taking people to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for many years. If it’s value for money, you’re looking for, and a memorable day then our budget cruise has it all!

Snorkel and scuba dive amongst beautiful corals. See a colourful variety of tropical marine life. Relax on the vast sun deck. See the Great Barrier Reef from the glass bottom boat (Optional Extra). Take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet.

Daintree Cape Tribulation

A tropical wonderland awaits you today. Travel along 95 km of magnificent coastal rainforest and pristine tropical beaches stretching from Mossman to the Bloomfield River and all within two and a half hours from Cairns.

You will travel from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia the “Captain Cook Highway”. First stop is the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas where you will see the endangered cassowary and other wildlife. Your chance to have your photo taken holding a Koala, Snake or Crocodile (extra cost).

Continuing north heading to the Daintree River for a chance to spot crocodiles and other wildlife on the Daintree River Cruise. A Picnic Lunch at the picturesque setting and Dubuji Rainforest Boardwalk and then time to relax and stroll along Cape Tribulation Beach.

Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef

  • 0730 – Check-in direct to Compass at Marlin Wharf Berth 18
  • 0800 –Depart Marlin Marina Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 1030 – Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location
  • 1230 – BBQ Lunch with fresh salads
  • 1300 – Cruise to 2nd Reef Location
  • 1500 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 1730 – Approximately Arrival time at Cairns Marina

Daintree Rainforest

  • 07:00 Pick ups from Cairns accommodation
  • 07:45 Depart Cairns
  • 08:10 Pickups from Port Douglas accommodation
  • 08:45 Arrive at the Wildlife Habitat
  • 10:15 Depart the Wildlife Habitat
  • 11:15 Arrive at Daintree River Cruise Centre
  • 12:30 Arrive at the other side of the Daintree River
  • 12:45 Stop at Alexandra Lookout
  • 13:15 Tropical Lunch
  • 14:30 Stop at Dubuji boardwalk
  • 16:30 Depart Cape Tribulation
  • 18:30 Arrive at Port Douglas accommodation
  • 19:30 Arrive at Cairns accommodation

Inclusions

Great Barrier Reef

  • Snorkel equipment hire & tuition (excluding wetsuits)
  • Two spectacular Reef locations (weather permitting)
  • Up to 5 hours at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Friendly Crew Assistance for Non-confident Swimmers
  • Floatation devices (children and adult sizes)
  • Assistance for non-confident swimmers  and flotation devices
  • Stinger suits
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with fresh salads (dietary requirements catered for)
  • Fresh fruit platters
  • Tea and Coffee all day (while the boat is stationary)
  • Boomnetting the “Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • A glass of wine, cheese & crackers on the return journey
  • Complimentary tea & coffee all day (while the vessel is stationary)
  • All reef taxes and levies

Daintree Rainforest

  • Return transfers from your Accommodation
  • The Wildlife Habit Port Douglas – See the endangered Cassowary, the rare Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, Koalas, Crocodiles Daintree River Cruise – Spotting Crocodiles, Birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Daintree River Cruise-  Spot Crocodiles, birds and other wildlife as your guide takes you through the mangroves.
  • Daintree River Ferry Crossing
  • Alexandra Lookout – Magnificent views of the Daintree River and the Coral Sea
  • Picnic Lunch – at a picturesque setting Rainforest Boardwalk –
  • Spot more wildlife on this guided rainforest walk Cape Tribulation Beach –
  • Free time to relax and stroll along this beautiful beach where the Rainforest meets the Coral Sea
  • Qualified knowledgeable and experienced Driver Guides All National Park Fees and Levies

Optional Extras

Great Barrier Reef

  • Certified  and Introductory/Resort Dives available (Medical Conditions See ‘Important Information’ below) 
  • Dive Guide for Certified Divers  
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours available (weather permitting)
  • Return Bus transfers from your Cairns City Accommodation (please advise when booking where you are staying to enable us to process your reservation efficiently)
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Prescription masks
  • Underwater Camera Hire  (capture your days’ memories)
  • Professional Photographer photos on board
  • Fully licensed bar

What To Bring

Great Barrier Reef

  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Voucher
  • Swimmers
  • Cash or credit card for extra purchases

Daintree Rainforest

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Important Information

Great Barrier Reef Tour

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 regulations, including medical as is the law.

We recommend 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.

Compass Cruises Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],

Or 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

 

NO accommodation included in this three-day package

Important Information

 

 


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