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Big Mama Sailing

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Pacific Parade, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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Full-Day Adventure Sailing Experience: Circumnavigate Magnetic Island
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USD 63.87*
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Magnetic Island Sunset Sail
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USD 1,758.33*
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Private Magnetic Island Sailing Experience from Townsville or Magnetic Island
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We do cease sailing from around mid January to the Easter holidays.SAILING MAGNETIC ISLAND, QUEENSLAND. Big Mama is a 18m(60ft) Adams sailing vessel. Small Personalised groups of 12 MAX. We welcome you into our home and the opportunity to explore and sail Magnetic Island,enjoy watching the sunset on our Sunset Sails and Sail with the Humpback Whales(seasonal).Water activities include Snorkeling, sailing, boom netting, kayaks and paddle boards. Our Sail options: Full day Adventure Island Sail- Circumnavigate Magnetic Island; Sunset Sail- 2 hours of sailing; Half Day Adventure Island Sail; Overnight Sail(4-5 Max Guests);Private Charters- Private Charters are available for all our sail options. Our Reef Sail(Outer Reef) will be private charter only departing Mission Beach, Mourilyan Harbour or Cairns. We are a small family owner/operator and family friendly.WE ONLY OFFER SNORKELING ON ALL OUR CRUISES.
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Pacific Parade, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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Ruby (10 Years) It was a cold morning but then it turned into a nice day. My Mum and Dad went snorkelling with Stu. Lisa and Fletcher stayed on board watching my brothers and I play on the island. The scones are delicious. Best day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do yourself a favour and go on a sunset cruise with Big Mama. Gorgeous yacht and fabulous hosts. Lisa, Stu and Fletcher know how to show you the best of Magnetic Island from the sea. We had the most AMAZING and relaxing sunset cruise. Would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stuart and Lisa know and live the sea, the environment and Big Mama. All the ingredients you need for a special time.More

Thank PhilAus1
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love your short but very sweet review and glad both you and Nelson had a great time. We do love our lifestyle and sharing this with others. We are glad you could feel and see our passion with what we offer on board Big...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on an amazing full day of cruising with this great family!! Unforgettable day! Really relaxed and beautiful people!! I’m gonna go again in October! Snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking was offered and encouraged! And the food was great! Usually as a vegan I...More

Thank RazorCollective46
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy your time on board Big Mama was unforgettable. We look forward to seeing you in October and I will be happy to provide you more delicious vegan food options as I enjoy spoiling everyone and lifestyle choices and food intolerances are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stu, Lisa, Fletcher and Coco (The dog). welcomed us into their home when I was looking for a relaxed island cruise for my visiting mother and her friend. Being both past 60 they wanted to sit back, relax and see the island from the outside....More

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

We are glad you felt part of the Big Mama Sailing family.We are proud that we can offer a relaxed, friendly and personalised experience, while being professional at all times.Big Mama is a comfortable & well maintained vessel with a variety of water activities to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day on Big Mama Sailing together with Lisa, Stu and Fletcher and had much fun! We had the last days other Sailing and Snorkling tours, but the Big Mama was the very best! Thanks for that!More

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow.....That is great! We are glad we topped your sailing and snorkelling experience in North Queensland, while you holidayed in Australia.Our water activities are fun and having a whole day on the water exploring Magnetic Island ensures we are not rushed and on a time...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Sunset sailing with Lisa, Stu & Fletch on Big Mama is definitely a MUST- DO! An absolutely amazing experience that totally exceeded our expectations of a sail. A massive thank you to Lisa for being so welcoming and going above and beyond to make the...More

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

Thanks Jess and Ryan for your kind review and we are so glad you enjoyed sailing with us on a Sunset Sail.We love what we do and put in 100% to ensure all our guests have a great time and leave us with fond memories.We...More

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Coolumbeach1
17 September 2017|
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Response from Lisa210974 | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply. Great to hear from you & we would love to have you sail with us! The full day Adventure Sail is 9am to 4:30pm.We supply morning, afternoon teas & a delicious BBQ Lunch.We sail, snorkel, relax and... More
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Sturpa
14 September 2017|
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Response from Lisa210974 | Property representative |
Hi Michael, I am so sorry about the late reply. To be honest I have only really noticed these Trip Advisor messages as they mostly come direct to my email account.We would of loved to have you sail with us and we do offer a... More
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Liz G
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Response from Herma L | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the weather, I booked about a week before. Lisa will keep you informed if the trip is off because they only sail in winds up to 20 knots.
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