Reef Cruise, Rafting and Cape Tribbin’

Experience a full day Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and a full day riding the rapids on the mighty Barron River. Visit the Daintree Rainforest – the oldest rainforest in the world. Your Reef Cruise, Rafting and Cape Tribbin’ can be done in any order.  You can also have a days break in between if you wish.

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.

Half Day Whitewater Rafting

White Water Rafting on the Barron River is a great and fun way to discover the pristine  rainforest surrounding Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland. Take in the  breath-taking scenery rapids alternating smooth and bumpy waters of the Barron river as it winds it way through the heart of the Barron gorge National Park. All the time being Guided by your experienced River Guide.

Cape Tribbin’

This time we have decided to head north and go CAPE TRIBBBIN’.
So grab your hat, sunnies and some swimming gear and let’s hit the road.

We aim to give you the maximum time to enjoy beautiful Cape Tribulation.
You’ll be visiting ancient rainforests, swimming in pristine creeks, lazing on tropical beaches and searching for saltwater crocodiles! We have been sharing rainforest and waterfall experiences with amazing people for over two decades. The combination of music, food, fun and breathtaking natural history has made us who we are.

Itinerary

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  • 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

CAPE TRIBBIN

  • Port Douglas: First stop is Port Douglas… Here we’ll stop for a walk and swim at the famous 4 mile beach, enjoy some morning tea and get to know each other!
  • Crocs!: On the way there or the way back (depending on the tides) we go looking for the famous and scary saltwater crocodiles in the wild!
  • Rare Wildlife & Ancient Rainforest: We cross the Daintree River on the ferry, then hit the wild side of the road and drive through some of the oldest rainforests in the world!
  • No time to mess around….let’s try and find a cassowary (dinosaur bird….very rare but very possible).
  • Lunch and Beach Time: Grab some food and head for the beach….free time is on the cards!
  • Swimming: After lunch you will have the chance to enjoy a swim in freshwater tropical streams!!!
  • Beautiful Lookouts: Time to head home via two very beautiful lookouts and enjoy some tunes as we head back into civilisation….


Included

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  • 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

RAFTING

  • Up to 2 hours rafting through Barron Gorge National Park
  • Grade 2 and 3 Rapids
  • 8 Person inflatable Raft
  • Return air-conditioned coach transfers from your accommodation
  • Safety Training
  • Rafting Safety equipment – life jacket, helmet and spray jacket
  • Tea and coffee at the end of your rafting trip

CAPE TRIBBIN

  • Informative guides
  • Rainforest walks
  • Morning tea & coffee
  • Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach
  • A crocodile tour
  • Ferry ride
  • Delicious lunch
  • Stunning Beaches
  • Swim in a rainforest creek
  • 2 amazing views
  • All park fees
  • Heaps of fun, laughs and good tunes


Optional Extras

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  • 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

RAFTING

  • Digital photos available for purchase


What to bring

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

RAFTING

  • Ticket or voucher
  • Swimming costume (you will get wet)
  • Lace up shoes or sandals that won’t fall off
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes
  • Sunscreen but don’t apply to the back of your legs
  • Money for photos & rafting levy

CAPE TRIBBIN

  • Swimming gear and towel
  • Smile and singing voice
  • Sunscreen – Raincoat
  • Change of clothes- walking shoes/sandals
  • Camera
  • A sense of fun and adventure


Important Information

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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

 

RAFTING

  • Minimum Age 13 years of age


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