Compass Cruises is a large, spacious, express trip to the Great Barrier Reef's outermost reef locations. Enjoy cruising past Upollo Cay & the famous Michaelmas Cay to Hastings Reef, 60km from Cairns.
Hastings Reef is 10 sq km of coral gardens, renowned for tame, friendly reef sharks, Wally the Giant Wrasse & thousands of colourful tropical fish. Passengers can snorkel & try the excitement of scuba diving on our free 10 minute scuba dive demonstration.
Let our friendly, highly trained scuba dive instructors & crew show you the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on an introductory scuba dive or certified scuba diving. The glass bottom boat departs regularly for coral & marine life viewing.
Our 2nd location, Breaking Patches, is renowned for it's forest staghorn coral, large sea fans & black coral trees, yielding some 400 species of coral, & a vertical wall teaming with marine life.
7:45am - Boarding at Marlin Jetty
Complimentary coffee & tea served.
8:00am - 9:30am - Depart Marlin Jetty,
Cairns at Dolphin Speed.
10:30am - Reef video presentation, Snorkel &
Scuba Dive procedures, Reef Safety orientation.
10:45am - 1:30pm - Arrive Hastings Reef,
Snorkel & Scuba Dive Demonstration,
Introductory & Certified Scuba Diving.
1:45pm - Glass Bottom Boat, swimming &
snorkelling, then lunch.
3:45pm - Arrive Breaking Patches. Introductory &
Certified Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Boom-netting.
5:30 - 6:00pm - Return Marlin Jetty, Cairns.
5 hours at two different outer great barrier reef locations.
Tropical buffet lunch - cold meats, healthy salads, tasty pastas & fresh fruit.
Snorkel equipment & instruction. Boom-netting.
Free scuba diving demonstration & scuba dive instruction.
Glass bottom boat & marine life commentary.Coffee & Tea.
Reef Video Presentation.Complimentary Wine, Cheese & Tropical Fruits on the return journey.
Scuba Diving for certified scuba divers.
Introductory scuba dives.
Two Scuba dive Resort package.
Underwater videos made daily.
What to Bring
Hat- Towel - Sunglasses - Camera - Sunscreen - A big smile!
On departure it's time to hold on and enjoy the ride - lots of fun and bubbles with our Boom-netting. Cruising back to Cairns at Dolphin speed so keep an eye out for our dolphins as they surf along side most days, sit back, relax or socialise with new friends with a cold drink from our bar, on our spacious sundeck. View the days video and watch the sun go down on one of the seven natural wonders of the world as you enjoy complimentary wine, cheese & tropical fruits.
*Itinerary and locations may change due to weather conditions.
*Please advise if vegetarian or vegan is required
Daily Reef Trip - Full Day on Outer Reef - Price $99.00
Introductory Diving Prices
1 Introductory Dive - $55.00
2 Introductory Dives - $95.00
Certified Diving Prices
1 Dive - $40.00
2 Dives - $70.00
Guided Diving Tour - $10.00 per person per dive
Glass Bottom Boat - $15.00 per person
Accommodation Pickups & Transfers
City Pickups - $10.00
Outer Suburbs & Northern Beaches Pickups - $18.00
Government EMC and fuel levy is included in the price