Reef Cruise, Whitewater Rafting and Cape Tribulation

Experience a full day Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and a full day riding the rapids on the Barron River on your Whitewater Rafting Tour and visit the Daintree Rainforest – the oldest rainforest in the world.

Day 1   Great Barrier Reef

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

Snorkel  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,  or take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet.

Tour Highlights

  • Two spectacular Reef locations
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • Up to 4 hours at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Great crew

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions

  • Snorkel Equipment hire & tuition (excluding wetsuits)
  • Floatation devices (children and Adult Sizes)
  • Fresh fruit platters,
  • Coffee and Tea when boarding
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads (dietary requirement catered for)
  • 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
  • Assistance for non confident swimmers

What to Bring

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

Additional 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.
  • Scuba Diving is an optional extra in this tour. If you are considering scuba diving please be aware that 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

Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

07:30 Check in direct to Compass at Marlin Wharf Berth 18

08:00 Depart Marlin Marina Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef

10:15 Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location

12:30 BBQ Lunch with fresh salads

13:00 Cruise to 2nd Reef Location

15:30 Depart the Great Barrier Reef

17:30 Approximately Arrival time at Cairns Marina

Optional Extras

  • Certified or Resort Scuba Diving (no experience necessary): 1 or 2 dives available (see medical Conditions)
  • Guided dives for certified divers
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Bus transfers from your accommodation
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Prescription masks Fully licensed bar

Day 2 – Half Day Whitewater Rafting

Pay on Board Rafting Levy of $25.00 per person

Minimum Age 13 years of age

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.

Feel the rush of white water rafting within the awesome wilderness of  Australia’s tropical rainforests.

You will commence rafting with  your personal guide and negotiate grade 2 to grade 3 rapids such as  Cheese Churn, Hell’s Gate and Rooster  Tail.

When finished, enjoy a swim, pack up your raft and change into dry clothes, then enjoy tea and coffee before transferring back to your accommodation.

Tour Highlights

  • Up to 2 hours Whitewater Rafting
  • Grade 2 and 3 Rapids
  • 8 Person inflatable Raft
  • All equipment included
  • Safety Training

Whitewater Rafting Inclusions

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

What to Bring

  • 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

Optional Extras

  • Digital photos available for purchase

Day 3 – Uncle Brian’s is doing it again!

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.

Your driver is as excited to be on the tour as you will be and they do it because they love showing off their backyard.

Tour Highlights - Itinerary

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….

Tour Inclusions

  • 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

What to Bring

  • Swimming gear and towel
  • Smile and singing voice
  • Sunscreen – Raincoat
  • Change of clothes- walking shoes/sandals
  • Camera
  • A sense of fun and adventure
$382
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