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Big Mama Sailing

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Horseshoe Bay, Australia
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About Big Mama Sailing
*Welcome Ragamuffin 3- Our new sailing vessel based in Townsville*(Check out what she offers on our website). Big Mama is a 18m(60ft) Adams sailing vessel & we offer small Personalised groups for 12 MAX. We welcome you into our home, lifestyle and backyard.The opportunity to explore, view the best & hidden gems of Magnetic Island. Humpback Whales(seasonal) but a BONUS on all our sail options.Water activities to suit everyone on our day trips include Snorkelling the fringing Great Barrier Reef Marine Park , sailing, boom netting, kayaks and paddle boards. No experience is needed-safety and a memorable experience is priority. Our Sail options: Full day Adventure Island Sail- Circumnavigate Magnetic Island; Sunset Sail- 2 hours of sailing; Half Day Adventure Island Sail; Private Charters( Townsville pick up/ drop off available); Overnight Sail(4-5 Max Guests).We are a small family owner/operator and family friendly. WE OFFER SNORKELLING ONLY.
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Skip the crowded sailing tours and enjoy a peaceful cruise around Magnetic Island on this small-group sunset sail limited to just 12 passengers. Enjoy complimentary sparkling wine on arrival, and antipasto while watching the sun light up the sky. You are welcome to bring your own beverages, too.
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Enjoy the ultimate stress-free sailing adventure aboard the comfortable and spacious Big Mama vessel. Circumnavigate the scenic Magnetic Island, with a maximum of 12 travelers to ensure a more personalized experience. No need to worry about getting hungry during the trip, as morning tea, and a tasty barbecue lunch are included.
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A wonderful day out today with Big Mama Sailing. We felt like it was family or friends taking us out - Lisa was so welcoming and your whole team looked after us - from the fantastic snorkelling to the delicious food. Highly recommended! Andrew and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank marmers87
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the most pleasant thing ive done in my life its a must do for everyone i give the experience 10 out of 10 will be back for more or a job if one going must do for all ages

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Actate
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous fun day we had on Big Mama,sailing around beautiful Magnetic island. Our hosts, Lisa and Stu were awesome and were very knowledgeable about the local waters,bays and history. We saw dolphins,sea turtles,a koala on the beach!!and amazing rock formations. A very relaxing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Maree H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant way to enjoy a couple of hours sailing - A local I highly recommend this one - if you only have a short time on the island do this one - no snorkeling or fishing A relaxing soirée on board - clean vessel...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank eyeonproperty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lisa and Stewart are excellent hosts along with Coco the sea dog. A wonderful 2 hours sailing around Horseshoe Bay on an excellent vessel - relaxing and picturesque with interesting people to meet. A glass or two of bubbles and a generous anti pasto platter...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Christine P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful way to watch the sun set over glorious Magnetic Island . An evening sail was my number one priority to do on my short visit to Maggie . I contacted several companies as it was a Monday evening ... Most to no avail ....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KateLRS
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review Kate. Our Sunset Sail is a wonderful sailing experience in a relaxed atmosphere & our friendly crew ensure everyone has a great time.We do our best to be professional at all times, being prompt with communications with our guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took some friends who were visiting from down south out for a sunset Sail with Lisa and Stu on Big Mumma. It was just magic, sipping some bubbles while sailing the beautiful waters of Magnetic Island. Lisa was very helpful with meeting the dates...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sue L
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review.We are so glad everyone had a great time and we look forward to seeing you all again in the future.We appreciate your positive feedback.Cheers Lisa, Stu & Fletcher(OWNER/OPERATORS)

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome time we had on board big mumma, the best and friendliest service, nibbles, champagne and sunset, we will be back again soon. Thanks again xoMore

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Anastasia W
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A beautiful Sunset Sail, sailing for two hours is pretty hard to beat. We are so happy you all enjoyed our friendly company, our antipasto platters and generous amount of champagne. Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review, we appreciate the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best tour I’ve done. Loved that it was how I expect a day trip to be done.very friendly.great food .plenty to see and do ( or just relax and do nothing). Safe.not crowded.any questions you have are answered . Thankyou so much We will be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bill F
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We look forward to seeing you again Bill and Amber. Your kind review means a lot to us and we are so happy your time with us was so memorable. There is so many options on board Big Mama with no pressure and time schedule...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! I was lucky enough to jump on board Ragamuffin III for one day of Race Week! What a fantastic experience. I have sailed before with Lisa and Stu on Big Mama and both were a different experience, it is such an amazing feeling being...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MIFTeam
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow- What a week and such an amazing way to launch our new vessel Ragamuffin 111 into the Big Mama Sailing family. We were so happy we could offer a racing experience for guests that either have not raced before which sat back and relaxed...More

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Coolumbeach1
September 17, 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
September 14, 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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lizg104
June 8, 2016|
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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.
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