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Address: Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
Phone Number: +61 437 206 360
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Big Mama is a 18m(60ft) Adams Ketch. Small Personalised groups of 12 MAX....

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 Local Islands, Whale Watching(seasonal) or enjoy watching the sunset on our Sunset Sails, overnight sailing and Private Charters.We are a small family owner/operator and family friendly. This is our lifestyle, not a JOB.Our cruises: Reef Sailing(WE OFFER SNORKELLING ONLY); Adventure Island Sails; Sunset Sail; Overnight Sails; Private Charters and BONUS Whale Watching through the Migration period which around July- October. In 2017 we will be relocating to the Magnetic Island/Townsville area and will offer the same unique experience.We are happy to continue to offer PRIVATE CHARTERS only from Mission Beach.

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Best charter on Great Barrier Reef! A truly unique intimate experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Cardwell, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and gladly recommend this tour to anyone. The crew (owners) Stu, Lisa, and their son Fletcher were all very friendly, and made the tour very comfortable and safe. They were able to find good places for snorkeling, even though Super Moon the night before had caused higher tide than usual. This tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic day on the water! From the moment you are greeted at the boat ramp you are made to feel welcome and are looked after so well. Lisa Stu and Fletcher are passionate about what they do and have a great knowledge of the reef environment. We visited two spots out on the reef that were fantastic to... More 

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

We are so happy your day on board Big Mama was enjoyable and you all felt welcomed & relaxed. Everyday on Big Mama is an adventure and exciting, and one of the BEST ways to sail & snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. Our reef locations are colourful, abundant with marine life and reef........Definitely not disappointing! Fresh Sashimi is always an... More 

Wilrijk, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing day, small group, nice food, amazing snorkling spots!! It takes about 2,5 hours to the reef. There is good guidance while snorkling, you could also lay on a surfboard. We even saw dolphins and caught a tuna, that made it even more special. Highlight of our holiday!! Jeffrey & Judith, belgium

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

THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR HOLIDAY. Thankyou for your wonderful review and yes our journey to the Outer Reef can take longer on a extremely calm day as we are a sailing vessel and the wind is important to assist with our trip( but not too much wind to make it uncomfortable for our guests).This journey time allows our guests to... More 

Mission Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome experience we had aboard "Big Mama" when we sailed to two spots on the Reef on Sunday hosted by Lisa, Stu, Fletcher & the four legged member of the family - Coco. This experience is not just for visitors. As local residents, we too can appreciate being provided with good food, good company and good value in... More 

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

Thankyou and I also agree we offer one of the most awesome GBR experiences in QLD & we appreciate the support we have had from locals . We do ensure our guests enjoy a quality and professional sailing experience in a relaxed way that everyone feels at home and in safe hands. Both Stu and I have been working commercially... More 

Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great day at the Rif. Very good food and the sashimi of fresh Spanish Mackerel tasted fantastic. The two spots where we were brought for snorkeling were fantastic. And it was great to do this with a small group of 10 people. Lisa and Stu thank you very much for this great experience. Huub and Ada

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

Thankyou for your lovely review and we are glad you had a great day! Fresh sashimi with my secret delicious dipping sauce is a definite bonus and treat. Our snorkel spots are looking awesome- colourful and plenty of marine life. Our small groups of 12 really ensure your day on board Big Mama is unique and memorable. Thankyou for taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The two hour sunset cruise on Big Mama was fantastic - very relaxing with great attention to detail from Lisa and Stuart (the owners). The nibbles and champagne were beautifully served & we were looked after very well. The boat is kept in pristine condition and the friendly crew make this experience an event to remember. Big Mama also do... More 

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

Thankyou so much Sarah and we are so glad your Private birthday Sunset Sail was a memorable experience. We do our very best to ensure everyone is spoilt and cared for, and our Sunset Sails are a perfect way to relax and enjoy being surrounded by family & friends on any special occasion. Thankyou for your lovely review. Cheers Lisa More 

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