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Full-Day Adventure Sailing Experience: Circumnavigate Magnetic Island

  • Skip generic harbor cruises for a sailing trip around Magnetic Island without a fixed itinerary
  • Travel on Big Mama—a 60-foot (18-meter) sailboat with a professional crew
  • Value: snorkel gear and wetsuits are provided, along with generous lunch and afternoon snacks
Full-Day Adventure Sailing Experience: Circumnavigate Magnetic Island
From USD 145.15
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Full-Day Adventure Sailing Experience: Circumnavigate Magnetic Island
USD 145.15
This boat cruise around Magnetic Island stands out from other boat tours with a flexible itinerary and by traveling on Big Mama—a 60-foot (18-meter) sailing vessel with a professional crew. Spend a day circumnavigating Magnetic Island hunting for the best snorkeling and swimming spots. Plus, a generous lunch is included.
What to Expect
We meet our guests on the beach in Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island at 8:40am and return at 4:30pm. Morning tea of homemade scones, jam, cream, tea and coffee is served on arrival, to welcome our guests. We do not have a planned itinerary as we plan our trip taking in consideration the weather and tides for snorkeling. We do snorkel the fringing Great Barrier Reef around Magnetic Island and we also visit a beautiful beach/bay to explore, paddle board, kayak or relax. We provide a wholesome and plentiful BBQ Lunch of fresh mackerel fish parcels, chicken and beef skewers, potato salad, coleslaw, garden salad and crusty bread.We also supply good quality snorkel gear & UV and wet suits.We see brahimy kites, sea eagles, rock wallabies, dolphins, turtles, dugongs, hump back whales( in their migration season) and other marine and local wildlife, but each day is different and it is a surprise to what we see on your day??Afternoon tea is fresh fruit platter, Anzac biscuits, tea and coffee. We also offer boom netting.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day. Fantastic way to see the island. Had great fun snorkeling, paddle boarding , kayaking and also relaxing. Superb way to spend your day and wonderful friendly hosts. Food was also excellent.

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing experience!

We did the full day tour yesterday. Brilliant weather helped, but the attention by Lisa, Stu and Fletcher was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble, the trip was well-paced, with lots of things to see. We did 2 snorkel stops and saw some cool marine...More

Thank kaaskiwi
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Mark and Hannelore. We are glad your time with us was memorable and the weather Was absolutely stunning which is helpful. Our full day can be action packed or as relaxed as each guest wishes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing experience

My girlfriend and I had a great day out on the water with Lisa, Stu, Fletcher and Coco last Friday. One thing we loved was how slow-paced and relaxed it was. We snorkelled with fish, reef sharks and even managed to see a turtle. The...More

Thank Tom F
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our slow pace and relaxed atmosphere is very inviting and the perfect way to spend a day on the water. Snorkelling is fun and there is plenty of marine life to enjoy. It is always a bonus to see turtle, reef sharks and our close...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing day out on the water with Big Mama!

My partner and I had an amazing time on the Adventure Day Sail. We saw a lot of beautiful fish and coral while snorkelling and loved getting out on the kayaks and paddle boards. Lisa spoilt us with delicious food all day and we appreciated...More

Thank Astrid F
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Astrid. We are so happy you both had an amazing time and enjoyed snorkelling with the beautiful fish and coral. BYO is welcome as we prefer not to have a bar, and we loved watching you enjoy the paddle boards and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great day out. Relaxing and learning about the island with an amazing crew.

Although weather wasn't the best with some rain early on Lisa and Stu went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable, especially with my wife as she got a bit seasick. They're very knowledgeable about the island and sailing in general, food...More

Thank mangel83
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you both had a great time, especially Elcia. It is such a shame that she loves the ocean so much, but each time she boards a boat she suffers from seasickness. We are glad we could help her and make her...More

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