You will be spending a wonderful day on one of the natural wonders of the world the” Great Barrier Reef”, and a day in the oldest living Rainforest in the world the “Daintree Rainforest”,

This Reef and Daintree on a budget package  can be done in any order and you can also have a days break in between if you wish.

Day 1 – Great Barrier Reef

Compass Cruises is a local Cairns icon and has 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 on the Reef then our budget cruise has it all!

We will have you escaping for an unforgettable, unrushed day enjoying a relaxed leisurely cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkel and scuba dive amongst beautiful corals and a colourful variety of tropical marine life at one of the natural wonders of the world.

Relax on the huge sun deck, see the Great Barrier Reef from the glass bottom boat (optional Extra) or take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet.

Scuba Diving is available as an optional extra for all levels of experience.

Our Great Barrier Reef cruise offers something for everyone and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, even those with limited swimming ability.

Great Barrier Reef Highlights

  • Two spectacular Reef locations (weather permitting)
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • Up to 4 hours at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Delicious BBQ lunch with fresh salads – Fruit Platters
  • Friendly Crew Assistance for Non confident Swimmers
  • Boomnetting – “The Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • All Reef Levies and Taxes included in the price

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions

  • Snorkel equipment hire & tuition (excluding wetsuits)
  • Floatation devices (children and adult sizes)
  • Assistance for non confident swimmers  and flotation devices
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with fresh salads (dietary requirements catered for)
  • Fresh fruit platters
  • Tea and Coffee all day (whilst boat is stationary)
  • Boomnetting the “Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • Glass of wine, cheese & crackers on return journey
  • Complimentary tea & coffee all day (whilst vessel is stationary)
  • All reef taxes and levies

Itinerary

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 
  • Certified Dive $55.00 or 2 Certified Dives for $100.00
  • Resort Scuba Diving $65.00 0r 2 Resort Dives for $115.00 (no experience necessary) – (see Medical Conditions)
  • Dive Guide for Certified Divers $15.00 per person per dive per person
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours available (weather permitting)  $15.00
  • Return Bus transfers from your Cairns City Accommodation $12.00 (please advise when booking where you are staying to enable us to process your reservation efficiently)
  • Wetsuit hire $5.00 (During stinger season, stinger suits are included with your equipment. These are not the same as wetsuits, which provide flotation and warmth)
  • Prescription masks $10.00
  • Underwater Camera Hire $59.00 (capture your days memories)
  • Professional Photographer photos on board
  • Fully licensed bar 

What to Bring

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

Optional Extras

  • Certified Dive $55.00 or 2 Certified Dives for $100.00
  • Resort Scuba Diving $65.00 0r 2 Resort Dives for $115.00 (no experience necessary) – (see Medical Conditions)
  • Dive Guide for Certified Divers $15.00 per person per dive per person
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours available (weather permitting)  $15.00
  • Return Bus transfers from your Cairns City Accommodation  $12.00(please advise when booking where you are staying to enable us to process your reservation efficiently)
  • Wetsuit hire $5.00 (During stinger season, stinger suits are included with your equipment. These are not the same as wetsuits, which provide flotation and warmth)
  • Prescription masks $10.00
  • Underwater Camera Hire $59.00 (capture your days memories)
  • Professional Photographer photos on board
  • Fully licensed bar 

Important Information

  • Please advise of any dietary requirements upon booking.
  • Compass Cruises is also family friendly and disability friendly
  • Please read the important information, terms and conditions prior to booking your trip.
  • Some medical conditions and/or medications may prevent from participation in scuba diving activities.
  • Children prices are for ages 4-14 years.
  • Family prices are for 2 adults + 2 children age 4-14 years only.
  • like all boats to the Great Barrier Reef – Compass is a non-smoking vessel
  • When booking this package please advise in the notes section your accommodation Details to ensure pickup is organised for the Daintree Cape Tribulation Trip

Day 2 – Daintree Cape Tribulation

A tropical wonderland awaits you today that includes 95 kms of magnificent coastal rainforest and pristine tropical beaches stretching from Mossman to the Bloomfield River and all within 2 and a half hours from Cairns.

Today you will travel from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. (The headland of the Daintree National Park) 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).

Breakfast or snacks are available for you to purchase.

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 picturesque setting and Dubuji Rainforest Board walk and then time to relax and stroll along Cape Tribulation Beach.

Your Daintree - Cape Tribulation Highlights

  • The  Wildlife Habitat – See the endangered Cassowary and rare Lumholtz’s Tree  Kangaroo along with other wildlife, with the opportunity to have your photo  taken holding a koala, snake or crocodile (at a discounted price).
  • Snacks  available for purchase.
  • Daintree River Cruise-  Spot Crocodiles, birds and other wildlife as your guide takes you through the  mangroves.
  • Alexandra Lookout – Stop for magnificent views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea.Picnic Lunch at picturesque setting (included)Dubuji Rainforest Board walk – Spot more wildlife on this guided rainforest walk, with great photo  opportunities.
  • Enjoy free time to relax or walk along the Beach  at Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest
  • Depart  Cape Tribulation and  Daintree Rainforest for return journey at approx 4.30 pm, crossing the Daintree River on Cable-driven Ferry.

Your Daintree - Cape Tribulation Tour Includes

  • 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 own natural habitat
  • Daintree River Ferry Crossing
  • Alexandra Lookout – Magnificent views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea
  • Picnic Lunch – at a picturesque setting Rainforest Board walk –
  • 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

What to Bring

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

Cape Tribulation Itinerary

  • 07:00 Pick ups from Cairns accommodation
  • 07:45 Depart Cairns
  • 08:10 Pick ups 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

Please read the terms and conditions of each Reef tour.
Some medical conditions and/or medications may prevent from participation in scuba diving activities.
Children prices are for ages 4-11 years.
Family prices are for 2 adults + 2 children age 4-11 years.

 

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