Reef and Rainforest on a Budget

Our Reef and Rainforest on a Budget package allows you to see Cairns Reef, Train and Skyrail – Cairns’ highlights at a reasonable price. Take the adventure of a lifetime out to visit the Great Barrier Reef; which is a World Listed Heritage site. Then travel to the stunning Kuranda Village by Train and Skyrail.

Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

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.

Scenic Train & Skyrail

Combining the Scenic Train journey with the world famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This is a great way to experience Kuranda.

Travelling by the Scenic Train you will learn about the history of the Tropical North. Spend some free time exploring Kuranda. With so many markets, eating options and Aussie wildlife to experience!

On your return to Cairns you will travel on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This provides an extraordinary birds-eye-view of the rainforest.  Soar silently only meters above the rainforest canopy. Get an incredible view of the mighty Barron Falls.

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


Included

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

KURANDA

  • Return Bus Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Skyrail Cablecar


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

KURANDA

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash/Credit card for purchases
  • bottle of water


Important Info

REEF

Important Information for Scuba Diving

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

KURANDA

  • Bus Transfers are not available from Northern Beaches,  Machans – Holloways – Yorkeys Knob – Trinity Beach -Clifton Beach, – Palm Cove  or Port Douglas


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