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“What a fantastic trip .” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Big Mama Sailing Day Tours

Big Mama Sailing Day Tours
32 Porters Promanade, Mission Beach, Queensland 4849, Australia
+61 437 206 360
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Type: Boat Tours
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Owner description: Big Mama is a 18m(60ft) Adams Ketch. Small Personalised groups of 12 MAX. We welcome you into our home and the opportunity to sail to the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, explore the Family or Barnard Islands, Whale Watching or enjoy watching the sunset over Mission Beach.We are a small family owner/operator and family friendly. This is our lifestyle, not a JOB. We are passionate about what we do. Our cruises : Reef Sailing; Adventure Sails-BBQ Lunch and Island Explore; Sunset Sail and BONUS Whale Watching through the Migration period which around June- September. Please feel free to visit our website or contact us for more information. We have February and March off for Refit and maintenance of Big Mama. This time of the year is very weather dependant due to our cyclone season.
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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“What a fantastic trip .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We were made to feel welcome ,the boat trip was great , but most of all I have to say Stu his patience and help to me a non swimmer to see the reef and snorknell was great . I cannot thank the crew enough our family had a trip we will never forget . This is a trip well worth the money and highly recommended .

Visited December 2012
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
“Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My extended family started our Christmas holiday in Mission Beach with a sunset cruise on Big Mama. We could not have asked for a better start to our celebrations. Lisa, Stu and Fletcher (and Coco) are wonderful hosts with an obvious passion for sailing and people. The 3 hour sunset cruise was spectacular - blissfully relaxing. Enjoyed by everyone from the kids to the grandparents and all ages in between!!
I will definitely be recommending this trip to all my friends and will look forward to another sail on Big Mama next time we're in Mission Beach.
Thanks Lisa!!!!

Visited December 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great Great Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had a lovely day with the family (Lisa, Stu and Fletcher). They make a day to the reef unforgetable, small groups (max 12pers), a lot of knowledge about the reef, great food and beautifull memories for at home.

Visited November 2012
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“Fantastic day out on Big Mama from Mission Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Lisa, Stu and their son, Fletcher are the perfect hosts. We had an amazing day's sailing, fantastic lunch and great snorkelling. This is a small family run operation which takes a maximum of 12 people and you are treated like part of the family. The yacht is very comfortable and there's plenty of shade and space. It was quite obvious that they all loved what they were doing. In our travels through Queensland this has been by far one of the best things we've done. If you go to Mission Beach, look them up and you'll be guaranteed a wonderful day out.

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“Good family hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

A day out with Big Mama was the highlight of the time we spent on the east coast of Queensland. Lisa, Stu and Fletch gave us a warm welcome and then proceeded to show us the wonderful area around the seas off Mission Beach. We spent a very relaxing day aboard their home and were treated to plenty of tasty food and good conversation. The hours we spent meandering through the various islands provided for a very relaxing day on the water. Our hosts were most accommodating, even allowing Russell to steer Big Mama back to shore. This was a friendly, hospitable and family-orientated venture - one that we would repeat without hesitation. Congratulations to Lisa and Stu and all the best for the future. We will call in next time we are up to that beautiful part of Australia.

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