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Sailing Magnetic Island, 

Queensland, Australia

BIG MAMA, is our beautiful 18 m (60 foot) sailing yacht(ketch rigged) & we live on board.

We are owner/operators and our names are Stu, Lisa, Fletcher and our small dog, Coco.

We invite you into our home and offer a unique and memorable sailing experience for up to 12 guests on our day sails and up to 4-5 guests on our overnight sails.

Please visit our Big Mama Sailing Facebook Page & our Trip Advisor Reviews for more guidance.

We LOVE sailing MAGNETIC ISLAND, Far North Queensland, Australia. Also, we are happy to pick up/drop off from Breakwater Marina, & sail from Townsville, Australia for Private Charters & larger group bookings.

We can modify any of sails to suits your groups needs and interests.

Feel free to contact us for more information.

We did operate from Mission Beach 2012-early 2017. 

We relocated Big Mama Sailing to Magnetic Island/ Townsville area at the beginning of 2017, to enjoy the 


We are also happy to reposition Big Mama along the North Queensland Coast(or anywhere that is in our capability) to suit your PRIVATE SAILING ADVENTURE, including Mission Beach, Airlie Beach, Cairns and Port Douglas.

Each year we cease cruises around mid January & have February, March, up until Easter school Holidays off(depending on the weather) as we prefer our guests to have a memorable, safe sailing experience & we also enjoy some quality family time as well as completing maintenance/survey requirements on our beautiful Big Mama.

Please review our entire site thoroughly we have been sailing these regions most of our lives and know we can show you much beauty above and below the ocean surface.

But every charter group is different.

And not all yachts suit all guests.

Rather than ‘sell’ you a charter with us, only to learn too late that it is not a good fit, our objective in this site is to give you the information you require to make a good decision.

We do not wish to engage the ‘wrong charter’ any more than you do. Just about everything you need to know should be here. And of course we will be pleased to correspond.

Our objective is to ensure the vessel, crew and destination suits your interests and your capacities.

BIG MAMA is a Family Friendly vessel and we attract families, couples and solo travellers from all over the world and of all ages.

Whether novice or expert sailor, non swimmer or snorkeler, whether adult, teen or child, we cater to all interests and skill levels within the limitations of safety, your itinerary, weather and ‘ocean sense.’

Incidentally, you may find these details useful as points of importance when searching other sites for your ideal charter vessel. Websites designed more to ‘sell’ than ‘inform’ often leave out important details about which guests don’t know to enquire.

All The Best in your search for the ideal Sailing Adventure & always feel free to contact us for any further information!

Cheers Lisa, Stu & Fletcher( & little Coco) X