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“Fabulous day out!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Big Mama Sailing - Day Tours

Big Mama Sailing - Day Tours
32 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
+61 437 206 360
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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(WE OFFER SNORKELLING ONLY); 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous day out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

By far my favourite experience in 6months in Australia. The small group limit makes this a much more personal experience. Everything was amazing from the scones to the reef to care on board. I will be back and it will be my first choice of activity, if you do nothing else in Mission Beach, make sure you do this.

Visited June 2013
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing - Day Tours, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Our total pleasure to have you sail onboard Big Mama.We are so happy you had a great day and appreciate your efforts- to write such a wonderful review.Cheers Lisa, Stu and Fletcher
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A professional, relaxed, and knowledgeable sailing trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A perfect day out on the water with an incredible knowledgeable family owned business. Thankyou to Stuey, Lisa and Fletcher for letting us into your home and showing us your beautiful back yard. You certainly know the waters very well. If this is your first time snorkelling and sailing, you are in very good hands.. We will be back with very good friends in tow... It is extremely good value for money and even if you think the weather isn't on your side, wait until you get to the reef, you will very be very surprised... Rgds Sharon & John... oh check out Big Mama Sailing Face book page... :-)

Visited July 2013
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing - Day Tours, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thankyou for your very positive review.We are so happy your day on Big Mama was a memorable and enjoyable experience.Cheers Lisa, Stu and Fletcher
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Lincoln
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“Could't have asked for a better way to see the Reef!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A childhood dream came true with the help of Big Mama!!! Stu and Lisa, along with their son, Fletcher provided a real family experience of the Reef. With Mission Beach only 2 and a half hours from the reef you are taken out there on a sailing boat with a maximum of 12 tourists on board (on our trip there was only us and one other couple!), You get two chances to swim in different parts of the central barrier reef, broken up by a stop for a BBQ with fresh fruit, veg and fish caught that day on the way out! During the BBQ you relocate to your second swim stop and the fun starts again.

Equipment
All equipment was provided at a high quality

Food
The day started with cream teas and cakes, followed by a BBQ at lunch and constant snacks throughout the day as needed.

Timings
A full day experience leaving at 0845 and getting back at some point early evening.

Cost
Incredibly good value!!!!!

Overall view
For a whole day snorkelling in the CENTRAL barrier reef, food and a dream come true, could not have asked for better.

Visited June 2013
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing - Day Tours, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
We love what we do and enjoy sharing our lifestyle with others and are so happy you all enjoyed your time onboard Big Mama.Thankyou and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review.Cheers Lisa, Stu and Fletcher
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“Big Mama Sailing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Having read the previous reviews I can not find any other words to express how good this trip was.Any thing I say would be to repeat what has already been said. Do NOT miss a chance to under take this trip. You will not be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing - Day Tours, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for your lovely email Clive.We appreciate your review also.We are glad you had a great day.Cheers Lisa, Stu and Fletcher
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“What a great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Loved our day out on Big Mama. Lisa, Stu and Fletcher are consummate hosts - they make you feel what you are: a guest in their home and a privileged visitor to their back yard. That feeling is reinforced by the 12 guest limit. On a sunny, windy morning the trip out to the reef included yummy home-made scones; spectacular sailing under full sail and spinnaker; a visit from a dolphin; and a few whale sightings. While the sun decided to go into hiding and it got a bit cold when we were out on the reef, Stu worked tirelessly to ensure everyone had an experience to remember and Lisa's barbecue lunch and fruit platter afternoon tea replenished us all. The trip back, in even stronger winds and a bit of swell, was an exciting end to the day. We're stoked we chose this experience and can't recommend it highly enough. Lisa is a warm, friendly host who has literally thought of everything and can't do enough for you; and Stu is the ultimate waterman - we had absolute confidence in his experience, knowledge and skills. Thanks guys, a great day. Marianne and Ian

Visited July 2013
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing - Day Tours, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review and sailing with us on Big Mama.We loved having you all onboard and glad you had a memorable and enjoyable experience.Cheers Lisa, Stu and Fletcher
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