Private Magnetic Island Sailing Experience From Townsville Or Magnetic Island

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Depart at 9am. Please meet at the departure point at 8:40am
  • Departure Details :
    Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


A full day on the water, circumnavigating Magnetic Island- sailing, snorkeling(we supply the snorkel gear, UV/wet suits), exploring a beach/bay only accessible by boat, paddle boarding, kayaking and boom netting. Small personalised groups of 12 and we welcome you into our home, Big Mama.Big Mama is a 18m(60ft) solid, well maintained sailing vessel with professional and friendly crew.

Know More about this tour

We meet our guests in Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island or Breakwater Marina in Townsville 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.

We do cease cruises around mid January to the April Easter Holidays, for refit and maintenance of Big Mama and also it is the cyclone season and very HOT! We recommence the first dayof the Australian Easter school holidays.


Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

National Park fees

Afternoon tea

Icy cold water


Coffee and/or Tea

All activities

Use of Snorkelling equipment

Kayak and paddle boards

Entry/Admission - Big Mama Sailing


We do not have a Bar on board. We supply icy cold water and cordial(syrup) at lunchtime and BYO is welcome.

Hat, Towel and sunscreen

Hotel drop-off

Hotel pickup

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Casual and relaxed clothing and we prefer barefoot once on board Big Mama unless shoes are needed.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

If the weather is unsafe we will cancel but we will try and move your booking to a better day.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate