Reef Cruise and Whitewater Rafting

Experience a full day Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and a full day riding the rapids on the Mighty Tully River on your Whitewater Rafting Tour.

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   Whitewater Rafting Tully River

$30 Rafting Levy to be paid on board

White Water Rafting down the Tully River is Australia’s most famous White Water Rafting full day adventure .

An an action packed experience filled with fun, thrills and spills on a day you will never forget.

White water rafting on the Tully River in this extreme five hour white water adventure in remote World Heritage Rainforest. rating down grade 3 and 4 rapids with an unforgettable backdrop

Tour Highlights

  • Rafting through World heritage rainforest
  • Grade 3 and 4 rapids
  • Riverside BBQ Lunch

Tully River Itinerary

  • 06:10 Pick ups from Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 06:30 Pick ups from Cairns accommodation commence
  • 07:00 Depart Cairns
  • 07:30 Pick ups from Mission Beach accommodation
  • 08:00 Depart Mission Beach
  • 08:30 Arrive at Rafters Cafe for morning tea and coffee
  • 09:00 Depart Rafters Cafe & Bar
  • 09:45 Arrive at top of the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment
  • 10:00 Commence rafting. Brave the first few rapids,
  • 12:15 Arrive Ponytail Falls for  BBQ lunch
  • 12:45 Commence afternoon rafting
  • 15:00 Arrive at take out point. Pack up raft and change into dry clothes
  • 15:45 Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar.
  • 17:00 Return to Mission Beach accommodation
  • 18:30 Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)
  • 19:15 Return to Northern Beaches accommodation 

What to Bring

  • Your ticket and
  • POB Levy of $30
  • You will need to sign an adventure waiver form
  • A cap or sun visor which can be worn under your safety helmet (eg. baseball hat)
  • Water resistant 15 + sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • towel. (you will need to have your swimming costume already on when you are picked up)
  • Secured footwear is mandatory – lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet (limited shoe hire available at an additional cost)
  • Some money for photos and souvenirs
  • Change of clothes
  • We strongly recommend you bring an extra t-shirt or rash vest to wear under your life vest to prevent sunburn
  • Enthusiasm for an Awesome day 

Additional Information

  • Minimum age: 13 years,
  • under 18 years must travel with a guardian or parent
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant 
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