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Big Mama Sailing

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*We do cease sailing from around mid January to the beginning of April for our annual break & refit of Big Mama-Hence less regular Trip Advisor Reviews.Big Mama is a 18m(60ft) Adams sailing vessel & we offer small Personalised groups for 12 MAX. We...more
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Pacific Parade, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

Eleven family members and I opted for a chartered sunset sail with Lisa and crew aboard Big Mama Sailing in late Dec 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Lisa was the consummate host, there was ample space on the yacht for our group of 12,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ryan k
Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

We loved meeting your family and glad everyone had a great time. Horseshoe Bay sunsets are divine, and sailing where the wind takes us ensures you see different parts of the island from the sea. On your sunset sail we enjoyed Five Beach Bay, which...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019

I had the best sunset cruise ever, so simple and so fancy at the same time. Lisa is a really nice woman, and she made the cruise really funny and relaxing. I recommend this tour at 500% !!!!!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

500% recommendation- we love it! Thanks for your lovely review, and we are glad you enjoyed your sailing experience with us and the friendly crew. We offer a very professional service, but in a relaxed and natural atmosphere, and happy this was noticed. Cheers Lisa,...More

Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

The sunset cruise was absolutely fantastic, good company, excellent wine and nibbles - what fabulous value for money, cannot recommend Lisa, Stu and fletchers business enough - half day cruise next time 😉More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

We love sunset sailing too. A fantastic way to enjoy 2 hours of sailing, with lovely company, wine and nibbles. We look forward to seeing you again, and can not wait to take you on a Half Day Sail. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Thanks Lisa Stu and Fletcher had a wonderful time. Even though Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating you still made the experience very enjoyable. Thankyou so much for your kind hospitality. Natalie Darren Kristy and JaiMore

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

Mother Nature was challenging for your sailing experience, but we can still offer a enjoyable experience by modifying the day and focussing on the calm side of the island. Even though visibility for snorkelling was very poor, we still have other water activities like sailing,...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019

We sailed in high winds to a nearby beach , and tried out the paddle boards and kayaks but weren't able to snorkel as the recent winds had churned up the sand and there was no visibility . However we had a great time, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

The weather over the Christmas, New Year period was challenging, but we are glad we can modify our sails so that everyone has a great time in calmer waters. The weather is the only part of our sails we have no control over, but making...More

Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Absolutely loved our half day sail. Lisa is such a beautiful soul and being a local I felt so proud knowing we have a person in the tourism industry sharing and promoting our region in such a positive way. Seen parts of the island I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

We do our very best to offer a consistent & professional operation in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere.Both Stu & I have worked in the commercial marine industry for a very long time, and we are very lucky it all comes naturally to us, being...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019

Boom netting was the highlight of the trip! Initially, I thought I won't be able to do it! But Lisa and Stu helped me conquer my fears. Thank you guys! Amazing food! Thank you for cooking vegetarian for my hubby.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Yes, boom netting is very popular and a great way to keep cool and in the water. To conquer a fear, Shelly, and feel safe while doing so, makes us extra happy.We are so glad we could get you and your family on the water,...More

Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

The weather on the day of our Half Day Sail wasn’t the best, rather windy with zero visibility, however our family still had a great time. We got to enjoy all activities with the exception of snorkelling. Kids were a bit disappointed about this but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

A highlight- That makes us very HAPPY. Although, our Christmas Holiday week weather was challenging, we managed to continue to operate on the calm side of the island and at least get guests visiting Maggie on the water. Due to poor water visibility due to...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

We went for a sunset sail and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lisa and Stu were incredibly welcoming and provide an amazing activity. The sparkling wine flowed and the individual antipasto platters for each group was a nice touch. Thank you so very much.More

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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Our Sunset Sail is the perfect way to enjoy 2 hours on the water, sailing & watching the sunset with a beverage in hand. We are generous with the complimentary drinks on arrival and our antipasto platters are delicious. A wonderful way to end the...More

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Great way to end the day on Gorgeous Magnetic Island. Beautiful big boat, friendly hosts. Well run family run business.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lisa210974, Owner at Big Mama Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Saving the best to last- We are glad we ended your Magnetic Island stay with unforgettable memories and you all had a gorgeous experience. Being owner/ operators we can ensure a consistent and professional standard of service, as it is important to us, that everyone...More

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Coolumbeach1
17 September 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
14 September 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
9 June 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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