Reef and ATV Adventure



Experience a full day Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and a half-day riding through dense rainforest and creek beds on an ATV quad bike. You choose which days and in which order you would like to experience your Reef and ATV Adventure.


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 vast sun deck. See the Great Barrier Reef from the glass bottom boat (Optional Extra). Take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet.

ATV Adventure

Your half-day ATV Adventure gives you 1.5 hours of  ATV Quad Biking through dense rainforest and creek beds, encountering stunning untouched mountaintop views, natural obstacles, mud pits, and motor cross tracks.

These ATV tracks are suitable for all riding abilities with a minimum riding age of 16 years and up.  Small groups keep the adventure very personalised as you get muddy through the rainforest.



  • 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


  • Morning Session – 9 am (1.5 hr tour)
  • Afternoon Session – 2 pm (1.5 hr tour)



  • 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)
  • Stinger suits
  • 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 (while the boat is stationary)
  • Boomnetting the “Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • A glass of wine, cheese & crackers on the return journey
  • Complimentary tea & coffee all day (while the vessel is stationary)
  • All reef taxes and levies


  • 1.5 Hours of fun-filled ATV Adventure
  • Riding through dense Rainforest and Creek Beds
  • All Riding abilities catered for
  • Small group numbers
  • Morning tea & refreshments
  • Pick-up from Cairns CBD, Northern Beaches and Kuranda
  • All training and safety gear
  • Fully automatic bikes for all experience levels

Optional Extras


  • Certified  and Introductory/Resort Dives available (Medical Conditions Apply – please see below) 
  • 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
  • Prescription Masks
  • Underwater Camera Hire  (capture your days’ memories)
  • Professional Photographer photos on board
  • Fully licensed bar


  • Photos
  • GoPro Mounts are available for purchase

What To Bring


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


  • Must wear long pants
  • enclosed shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • NO Singlet tops

Important Information


We have a passion for showing 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.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all regulations, 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 before booking as some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us.

Or you may like to consult your 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 of 24 hours whenever possible
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