Reef and Daintree on a Budget

Experience Reef and Daintree on a Budget!  You will be spending a wonderful 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 huge 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 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.

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

Itinerary

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

  • 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

Inclusions

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
  • 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

DAINTREE

  • 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 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 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

Optional Extras

REEF

  • Certified  and Introductory/Resort Dives available (Medical Conditions Apply Click Here for more Information) 
  • 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  (During stinger season, stinger suits are included with your equipment. These are not the same as wetsuits, which provide flotation and warmth)
  • Prescription masks
  • Underwater Camera Hire  (capture your days memories)
  • Professional Photographer photos on board
  • Fully licensed bar

What To Bring

REEF

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

DAINTREE

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

Important Information

REEF

We have a passion to show 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.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice 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 prior to booking as some medical conditions, age and / or 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 very 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 alternatively, you may like to consult your own 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 24 hours whenever possible

 

Accommodation is not included in this 3 day package

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