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Big Mama Sailing

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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...more
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Pacific Parade, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 437 206 360
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked Big Mama Sailing for our Christmas Party this year - Lisa & her partner were great! Very easy to deal with, very hospitable & extremely welcoming & friendly. We all had a great time & will definitely be back!!

Thank Wander21463597194
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bunch of old school girlfriends get to together once a year for a four day weekend, this year we treated ourselves to a morning on Big Mama Sailing and it was terrific fun, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, swimming and treated to some beautifully fresh...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely family ! I had the best day and was looked after with such kindness and care. The food was gourmet .........fresh fish parcels. We went to many exquisite beaches and ended up snorkelling over pristine coral I have travelled extensively in my...More

Thank Navigate508824
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hospitality and fun sailing on 💖Big Mama for their Magnetic island sunset sail unforgettable for us all thanks heaps to Stu and Lisa and Coco you really need to add this trip to your Tropical bucket list 🥂More

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

A special birthday number and what a great way to celebrate with close friends on board a beautiful yacht, with fantastic hospitality and a stunning sunset. We are so happy you all had a great time, and that your sailing experience with us was unforgettable....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon celebrating my daughters birthday on this magnificent vessel. Lisa and Stu were very accomodating with food bubbles and great company. Beautiful views of Maggie Island and Townsville as the sun set. Would highly recommend Big Mama Sailing.

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

A perfect birthday surprise sailing with great company, enjoying the views, sunset and friendly crew. We are glad you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your lovely review. Cheers Lisa, Stu and Fletcher(OWNER/OPERATORS)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful sunset sail to end our week on Maggie. Nibbles and bubbles included. Relaxed, fun and great hosts Lisa, Stu, Fletcher and boatdog Coco for the trip! Definitely up for a return trip!More

Thank Voyage685658
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A sunset Sail is a perfect way to finish the day, but even better to finish off your holiday on the island. We look forward to seeing you all again and glad you enjoyed two hours of sailing with a small group of guests and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out. Lots of fun snorkelling, swimming with fish and the sailing around magnetic island was great . We visited many lovely swimming spots u cant get to by land. Great views of island and very relaxing . Lisa and stu couldn't do enough...More

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

We do our best to make sure everyone feels happy & comfortable on board Big Mama. Our Full Day Adventure Island Sail ensures you see the whole island from the sea- the 23 beautiful beaches and bays & we visit a few of them. Our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lisa,Stu,Fletcher and coco made us feel very welcome to there family home on water . The food was great , scones for morning tea, lovely fresh caught Mackrill for lunch along with fresh home made salads and Anzac biscuits and fruit for afternoon tea. Our...More

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

We are glad you all felt welcomed and at home on Big Mama. We are family friendly, so kids are not a problem. The food we supply is fresh, delicious, plentiful and we are happy everyone enjoyed being spoilt. We appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the sunset sail with Four friends as part of our 60th birthday celebration. So pleased we booked on this wonderful trip. A beautiful boat and great crew who made us feel very special. Select few on board- not crowded as so many excursions...More

Thank 108Sharon
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A Sunset Sail is a beautiful way to celebrate a 60th with a group of friends.Our small groups of 12 max ensure there is plenty of room to spread out or mingle with the other guests.We are so happy you all had a memorable time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from The Uk to see my Sister and Bro in law who live in Townsville they suggested this trip which came up via their FB Page ( not that they had tried it before). We have no regrets and would definitely do it again....More

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

Our welcoming gesture of freshly baked scones with cream, jam and a cuppa is the perfect way to start a day of sailing. We are so happy you all had a great time on board Big Mama & you enjoyed all our water activities, the...More

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17 September 2017|
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
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
Liz G
9 June 2016|
Response from hermal2013 | 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.