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Big Mama Sailing

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Address: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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+61 437 206 360
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07:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:30
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Big Mama is a 18m(60ft) Adams Ketch.

Small Personalised groups of 12 MAX....

Big Mama is a 18m(60ft) Adams Ketch.

Small Personalised groups of 12 MAX.

We welcome you into our home and the opportunity to explore Magnetic Island & other local Islands, Whale Watching(seasonal) or enjoy watching the sunset on our Sunset Sails.

Overnight sailing and Private Charters are also available.

Our Sail options:

Adventure Island/Snorkel Sail

Sunset Sail

Overnight Sail

Private Charters

Our Reef Sail from Magnetic Island or Townsville will be private charter only.

We are a small family owner/operator and family friendly. This is our lifestyle, not a JOB.

WE ONLY OFFER SNORKELING ON ALL OUR CRUISES.

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Best private charter

This was an all out great experience, we fully booked the boat. Liza, stewie and fletcher were great fun, so welcoming and knowledgeable about the reef. Couldn't have asked for a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jordan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an all out great experience, we fully booked the boat. Liza, stewie and fletcher were great fun, so welcoming and knowledgeable about the reef. Couldn't have asked for a better day out with all my mates, home cooked food and great scenery. Will definately be back to do it again. Thanks so much guys.

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

Thankyou for for kind review.We loved having you all on board and glad you had a great day.Private charters are a perfect to catch up with friends, family or in your case celebrate a birthday.Look forward to seeing all on Magnetic Island and thanks again for taking the time to write a review.Cheers Lisa,Stu & Fletcher More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I've been to the reef before but I really wanted to take my children & share with them how amazing, special & truely presious it is. Booked a day trip with Lisa & from the first point of contact I knew it was going to be a very memorable experience. From the moment we were welcomed on board we were... More 

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

Thankyou for your wonderful review and we look forward to seeing on Magnetic Island. We are proud of what we offer on board Big Mama-a truly unforgettable experience. Friendly and professional crew, delicious food, comfortable and homely sailing vessel and so much more. Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. Cheers Lisa, Stu & Fletcher More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Lisa, Stu and Fletcher are fabulous hosts. Lisa's lovely scones and cream for morning tea and a beautiful lunch to follow . Fletcher seemed to be everywhere, climbing up ladders or helping each of his parents. Stu and Lisa helped all my kids enjoy the day; curing sea sickness :) .. it lasted 30 mins, answering questions , entertaining us... More 

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and we are thrilled that you & your family had a great time. We look forward to seeing you all again on Magnetic Island and we are so happy that you felt comfortable, safe & loved your day with us. Our small groups of 12 ensure we can provide a personalised and relaxed experience with plenty... More 

Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Thanks so much Lisa, Stu and Fletcher for providing a great day out.Big Mama was a beautifully kept vessel that cruized over to the reef with ease.The host's were very accomadating and provided us with plenty of fresh food and drinks and dropped us on the reef where we sore turtles and a white tip reef shark and plenty of... More 

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

Our total pleasure and thankyou for sailing with us. We are glad you had a great day and enjoyed our delicious food and hospitality. We love doing what we do, and appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Cheers Lisa, Stu & Fletcher More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A really amazing experience!!! My partner booked this as a surprise and when I found out I was a little worried. I don't usually get sea sick but had been sick a couple of times recently on other boats. Not one sign of sea sickness. The ride was smooth and it was a great feeling to be on the deck... More 

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

We are glad you had an amazing experience and we love what we do, so spoiling our guests and making them happy, comes natural to us. Our food is delicious and I am 'more then happy' to cater to our guests dietary requirements. My vegetable patties are yummy! We attract a diverse group of guests which always make everyday interesting-... More 

Cardwell, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Sailing and snorkeling with the wonderful hosts on Big Mama just blew me away. Our entire family including our newest 7 month old member had a day beyond description. The Great Barrier Reef is indescribable in it's beauty and diversity. I would recommend this experience to everyone. I am partially disabled and snorkeled like a champion under the guidance of... More 

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your family had an amazing day. The Great Barrier Reef is breathtaking and enjoying it in the relaxed, safe and friendly atmosphere on Big Mama is a memorable and unforgettable experience. Peta, we are so happy you enjoyed your snorkelling and you are an amazing & inspiring person.........making sure you do not miss out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This a family own business and it fell like going on a boat trip with friends. Lisa, Stu, Fletcher and their cute little dog Coco make you fell welcome strait away. If like me and my family from oversea try to avoid as much as you can, touristic and impersonal tour along the Great Barrier Reef, I can't recommend enough... More 

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

Thankyou for your lovely review Ingrid and we are so glad your experience on board Big Mama was memorable and we ensured all your family enjoyed the Great Barrier Reef at their level. Our reef sites are impressive and visiting two locations without rushing allows you plenty of time to see a diversity in the reef and marine life. Our... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Absolutely sensational! Lisa, Stu, Fletcher and Coco are an amazing family, friendly and great hosts! The experience in 1 word... 'Sublime'

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

Thankyou for your very 'short but sweet' review. We are so glad you all had a great time and we look forward to seeing you in 2017 for your Private Charter on Magnetic Island. Take care till then. Cheers Lisa, Stu & Fletcher More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Had the extreme pleasure of spending another day out with Big Mama Sailing. Lisa and her partner Stui and gorgeous Fletcher are the most down to earth and super skilled up team I've met on a charter cruise. From the moment you board you are made to feel at home with freshly made scones and tea and coffee. Sailing out... More 

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

Love having return guests and thankyou for this wonderful review. We are so happy when we receive positive feedback from return guests and especially when they say ' they will be back again'. We focus on a consistent and professional sailing experience in a relaxed and happy environment for small groups of 12 guests. Although everyday can be different (re... More 

Cardwell, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

A very unique, live aboard family run business of the highest calibre. Family friendliness but professionalism in all that they do. An absolutely fabulous day cruising & snorkelling the reef, Lisa, Stu & Fletcher were totally focussed on us, our needs & our safety - & the food, wow ! Not to be missed.

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this review

Thankyou for your lovely review and we really enjoyed having you and your family on board. We are proud of what we offer on board Big Mama, from the friendly and relaxed atmosphere, professional crew, to the amazing reef locations we explore, wonderful food but our main focus is on ensuring all our guests enjoy a memorable Big Mama Sailing... More 

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