Private Magnetic Island Sailing Experience from Townsville or Magnetic Island

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Townsville

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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.
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.

What’s included

  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Afternoon tea
  • Icy cold water
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All activities
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Kayak and paddle boards
  • Entry/Admission - Big Mama Sailing

What’s not included

  • 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


  • Lunch included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver