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Whitsunday Reef and Island Symposium

Inaugural Whitsunday Reef and Island Symposium 3:10pm, Mon 20 May 2019

Taking place in Airlie Beach on the 29th May will be the inaugural symposium hosted by an award-winning bareboat company in partnership with government agencies and marine experts.

Cumberland Charter Yachts’ Master Reef Guide, Terry Kemp, along with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and self-proclaimed Great Barrier Reef Naturalist Tony Fontes are inviting the community and marine tourism staff to attend the symposium held at Lure, Abell Point Marina.

The objective is to educate and enhance people’s knowled... Read More
CCY History

The Ballard of Cumberland 3:41pm, Thu 02 May 2019

As I was clearing out a cupboard, I stumbled across an old photo album. When I opened it, there were photo's of CCY dating back to the 80's and copies of every brochure Cumberland Charter Yachts had designed over the years.

With excitement, I said to Terry Kemp, one of the 'forefathers' of CCY, "Kempy! Quick, Quick! Look what I found!" He took a quick trip down memory lane as we laughed at photo's and the 80's fashion and hideously designed brochures.

The company is enriched with so much history and it's wonderful to still have the original owners taking part in the day to d... Read More
Whitsunday Dreaming on a mooring

What is an Environmental Management Charge? 10:36am, Mon 08 Apr 2019

The Environmental Management Charge, or EMC is a charge associated with most commercial activities that take place within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), tourism operators are required to collect the fee from all tourist who visit, in any capacity, the Great Barrier Reef and give to GBRMPA as a legislative requirement of operators permits to run their businesses.

The EMC is vi... Read More
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