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Full-Day Adventure Sailing Experience: Circumnavigate Magnetic Island

  • Skip generic harbor cruises for a sailing trip around Magnetic Island without a fixed itinerary
  • Travel on Big Mama—a 60-foot (18-meter) sailboat with a professional crew
  • Value: snorkel gear and wetsuits are provided, along with generous lunch and afternoon snacks
Full-Day Adventure Sailing Experience: Circumnavigate Magnetic Island
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Full-Day Adventure Sailing Experience: Circumnavigate Magnetic Island
From US$142.98
This boat cruise around Magnetic Island stands out from other boat tours with a flexible itinerary and by traveling on Big Mama—a 60-foot (18-meter) sailing vessel with a professional crew. Spend a day circumnavigating Magnetic Island hunting for the best snorkeling and swimming spots. Plus, a generous lunch is included.
What to Expect
We meet our guests on the beach in Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island at 8:40am and return at 4:30pm. Morning tea of homemade scones, jam, cream, tea and coffee is served on arrival, to welcome our guests. We do not have a planned itinerary as we plan our trip taking in consideration the weather and tides for snorkeling. We do snorkel the fringing Great Barrier Reef around Magnetic Island and we also visit a beautiful beach/bay to explore, paddle board, kayak or relax. We provide a wholesome and plentiful BBQ Lunch of fresh mackerel fish parcels, chicken and beef skewers, potato salad, coleslaw, garden salad and crusty bread.We also supply good quality snorkel gear & UV and wet suits.We see brahimy kites, sea eagles, rock wallabies, dolphins, turtles, dugongs, hump back whales( in their migration season) and other marine and local wildlife, but each day is different and it is a surprise to what we see on your day??Afternoon tea is fresh fruit platter, Anzac biscuits, tea and coffee. We also offer boom netting.
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Reviews (44)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
You MUST experience Magnetic Island this way!

This is the exact message I sent Lisa, Stu and Fletcher; "What a fantastic day, really and truly you are 'nailing' that experience. Your professionalism mixed with the natural friendly laid-back attitude is the perfect balance. You offer an experience, but leave us with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ckalleske
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Just fabulous

What a lovely family ! I had the best day and was looked after with such kindness and care. The food was gourmet .........fresh fish parcels. We went to many exquisite beaches and ended up snorkelling over pristine coral I have travelled extensively in my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Navigate508824
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes, we do offer a unique experience & glad your time with us was memorable. We are a happy family, lucky enough to blend our lifestyle & work into one.We enjoy welcoming guests into our home & sharing the hidden gems of Maggie Island.We appreciate...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile
Alll day Sailing around magnetic island

Fantastic day out. Lots of fun snorkelling, swimming with fish and the sailing around magnetic island was great . We visited many lovely swimming spots u cant get to by land. Great views of island and very relaxing . Lisa and stu couldn't do enough...More

Thank 899tonyp
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

We do our best to make sure everyone feels happy & comfortable on board Big Mama. Our Full Day Adventure Island Sail ensures you see the whole island from the sea- the 23 beautiful beaches and bays & we visit a few of them. Our...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018
A great family day out

Lisa,Stu,Fletcher and coco made us feel very welcome to there family home on water . The food was great , scones for morning tea, lovely fresh caught Mackrill for lunch along with fresh home made salads and Anzac biscuits and fruit for afternoon tea. Our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scott S
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

We are glad you all felt welcomed and at home on Big Mama. We are family friendly, so kids are not a problem. The food we supply is fresh, delicious, plentiful and we are happy everyone enjoyed being spoilt. We appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Smooth Sailing

What an absolutely glorious way to spend a day. Circumnavigating Magnetic Island on a family-owned yacht with a lovely family who just couldn't do enough to ensure we had a wonderful experience. We sailed, swam, strolled along deserted beaches, saw turtles, kites and various other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Josie M
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

We ensure that all our guests have a great time, which is easily achieved because we limit our guest numbers to only 12 MAX. The wildlife we see on our travels is different each day, but very impressive and exciting to see. Our flexible and...More

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