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Big Mama Sailing

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Address: Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
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+61 437 206 360
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:30
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WE WILL OFFER PRIVATE CHARTERS ONLY FROM MISSION BEACH & HAVE RELOCATED...

WE WILL OFFER PRIVATE CHARTERS ONLY FROM MISSION BEACH & HAVE RELOCATED TO THE MAGNETIC ISLAND/ TOWNSVILLE AREA WHERE WE WILL OFFER THE SAME UNIQUE & MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.

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 Local Islands, Whale Watching(seasonal) or enjoy watching the sunset on our Sunset Sails, overnight sailing and 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.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries & check our website for more information.

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Great Barrier Reef Experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Juliet C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank BodhiZephyer
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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank peta W
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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Ingrid R
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
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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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Thank Kristy C
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 2 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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Thank gemskibondi
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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Thank sawasdeedon
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

From the moment we were on board we were made to feel welcome by Lisa, stu and fletcher. The day was relaxing and enjoyable. The boat was immaculate, the food was perfect and the location was to die for. A must do experience. This family business was very professional and knowledgable yet personable and intimate at the same time. Happy... More 

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

From the time Stu picks our guests up from the pontoon, to the time they board, our guests already feel comfortable and welcome into our home, Big Mama. We take huge pride in maintaining and keeping Big Mama is immaculate condition and we appreciate that you noticed our hard work and passion. We offer a very unique, personalised and knowledgeable... More 

Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We had a terrific time sailing out to the Great Barrier Reef with Stuart, Lisa, Fletcher and their sweet little dog, Coco. Stuart is obviously very experienced on the water. Lisa was the perfect hostess with great conversation and taking care to make sure everyone was having a good time. The food was terrific with scones in the morning, lunch... More 

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

We are so happy you both had a terrific time sailing to the Great Barrier Reef on board Big Mama. We enjoyed having you on board and glad that you thought the crew were experienced, friendly and helpful. Our food is fresh, plentiful and delicious and much needed after all the wonderful snorkelling we enjoy. We have our own Reef... More 

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