Exceptional Customer Service
The Cumberland team are committed to delivering best-in-class experiences for in the stunning surroundings that we’re lucky to call home. Based in the Whitsundays, our services gives customers the chance to cruise around 74 islands, including the infamous Hamilton Island, to see the true, iconic beauty that the region is known for.
Hire a vessel and get going – choose from catamarans, yachts and more
With over 40 anchorage spots to choose from and a complete fleet comprising of yachts, catamaran and various boats to hire, we have a number of options to suit each occasion. Best of all, our team have a collective 30 years’ experience within the industry, allowing us to share both an insight and knowledge into the very best of a boating experience.
All of our vessels are fully-equipped with all the luxuries and facilities that you require, allowing you and your good company to enjoy a peace of mind, comfort and convenience.
There’s a lot to see around Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays that will more than create ever-lasting memories. With flawless environments, pristine waters and some of the very best in tourist destinations, each cruise around the region offers impressions that won’t quickly be forgotten. It’s with this at the forefront of our business that we continue to offer our customers tailor-made experiences with flexible boat, catamaran and yacht hire.
Read what our customers have to say about their time with Cumberland, below.
Susie - , QLD
01 Dec 2018
Kick N Back
Chartered: 23 Sep 2018
We chartered a Seawind 1000 catamaran from Cumberland Charter Yachts for 7 nights. It was a fabulous holiday for our family of 2 adults and 3 children (13, 12 &10).
Cumberland's staff were great every step of the way. Easy to book with friendly staff to answer questions. Boat orientation was excellent and we found it had pretty much everything we needed. We did do an online grocery order which certainly saved a lot of time. (click n collect) . The 8 berth cat was ample room for our family although l would imagine it would be tighter with 8 adults.
Contact with home base was easy and regular (night and morning) with staff always there to help. We had occasion for someone to come out and repair a split hose which occurred promptly and didn't interrupt our plans.
We didn't have any set plan when we set out on our adventure and this was great. You evaluate each day as it comes depending on the wind and the sea. Although busy in the September school holidays it wasn't a problem. There's a lot of space out there!! Our voyage generally consisted of a stop somewhere for lunch and a snorkel or maybe a walk around an island and then we would move onto a different destination for the night. The highlight would be anchoring off Whitehaven Beach for the night, what a place to wake up!. The multitude of turtles was fabulous and various snorkel spots and walks was great.
Our kids had a great trip and it is worth bringing some cards, games or colouring for some down time. We also took our own speaker which was good for music. The boat had one but we like ours.
We spent one night at Hamilton Island Marina which was booked in case we ran out of water. It really wasn't needed but we enjoyed the swim in the pool and a wander around civilisation.
On returning to Abel Point at the end of our stay the staff were once again great. They took a full report and actively listened for problems or suggestions.
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Kristina - ROWVILLE, VICTORIA
30 Nov 2018
Seawind 1160 Lite
Chartered: 17 Oct 2018
This was our 6th Bare boat charter in the Whitsundays. Cumberland Charter Yachts are a very professional and friendly company to deal with, and this was our third time with them. The charter was for 10 nights, on Sailing Catamaran - "Happy Hour".The quality of the vessel was excellent with only one small mishap, a freshwater pump failure on the second last day. Cumberland Charter Yachts promptly sent out a chase boat and repaired the pump. As far as the Whitsundays go, they are still recovering from Cyclone Debbie. Hamilton Island is really the only resort you can visit with the others still under repair, or just closed down. The reefs also suffered damage, making the usual snorkelling spots under par. Hopefully nature can recover quickly! I I would recommend this holiday to all, don't be concerned if you haven't handled a boat before, Cumberland Charter Yachts will train you in all the necessary skills (practical & theory) for the boat you have chartered prior to leaving you to sail away. PS, we did not see one shark! but stayed away from Cid harbor, and other places with cloudy water.
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Ian - NAMBUCCA HEADS, NSW
24 Sep 2018
Perry 43 3 Cabin
Chartered: 16 Sep 2018
We have just returned from yet another charter with Cumberland Charter Yachts. We have chartered with them for the last 18 years and have lost count of how many times!
The boats have always met our expectations and above, and we have enjoyed exploring the Whitsunday Islands on each charter.
The service of the Cumberland crew, their friendliness, as well as the ease of the booking site to ensure you attend to every detail makes the planning and the actual charter sure to be a success each time.
CCY's willingness to go above and beyond to give their charterers a perfect holiday was demonstrated when we encountered an unexpected issue with our vessel. They sent a service technician out immediately to where we were moored, and when the problem was unable to be fixed to their satisfaction, they had another vessel prepared and waiting for us to change over the next morning. They had four crew there to help us change over to the new boat, and had us back out onto the water in a short time.
We cannot recommend Sharon and all the crew at CCY highly enough, and we will continue to be loyal and regular charterers with them.
Thanks guys for yet another great charter in the beautiful Whitsundays.
Ian and Anne Smith and the motley crew.See all the pictures!
Shael - Lota, QLD AUSTRALIA
23 Aug 2018
Chartered: 27 May 2018
We had a fantastic time on board Champagne Sunset for 7 nights.
We had limited boating experience but Cumberland walked us through everything to ensure we were well prepared, confident and relaxed for our holiday.
Everything was well prepared in advance of us arriving, the support was there when we were were on the water and the final handover of the board was sad but smooth.
Beautiful boat, great team and perfect location!
We will definitely be back for another holiday soon.See all the pictures!
Andrew - BOWRAL, NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA
14 Jun 2018
Chartered: 21 Apr 2018
Our family (2 adults, 2 kids aged 9 and 7) spent a week on Finnigan, a 10.5metre power catamaran in April 2018. The boat was perfectly sized for a family like ours and we were very comfortable. Plenty of fridge space for 7 nights. The boat is 10 years old but is in good condition for its age. The windlass developed an electrical fault on Day 2 in Nara Inlet and we weren't able to raise the anchor as a result. A radio call to Cumberland Charter Yachts and within 3 hours they had a mechanic on the boat and had it fixed. We were impressed that they addressed the problem quickly and without fuss.
We rented a SUP and a kayak and I would highly recommend this, particularly if you have kids aboard.
This was a bucket-list, holiday-of-a-lifetime trip for us and the Whitsundays didn't disappoint. We made so many amazing memories as a family and had a wonderful time!See all the pictures!
Tamas - , BUDAPEST HUNGARY
14 Jun 2018
Chartered: 08 Apr 2018
We spent wonderful 5 days on Lazyitis, a Beneteau 323 with 3 young children (6, 3 and 1,5 yrs) in April 2018 exploring the Whitsundays. Following cyclone Iris, the sea was a bit choppy but the island were wonderful with beatufilul beaches and anchorages. The highlight was the anchorage off Whitehaven Beach which we could explore without the crowds at sunset...
The boat was excellent, and the extensive briefing and scheduled twice daily radio calls from base made sailing safe and really enjoyable with small kids.
Highly recommended company and activity to explore this beautiful region of Australia!See all the pictures!
Barrie - SAPPHIRE BEACH, NSW AUSTRALIA
26 Apr 2018
Seawind 1160 Lite
Chartered: 14 Nov 2017
Our experience with Cumberland Charter Yachts was first rate. We chartered Happy Hour, a Seawind 1160 Lite in mid November 2017. The website was excellent when researching our holiday. It provides a listing of available craft, video presentations for the vessel, availability calendar for each craft and will calculate costing for a selected period. Manuals are available for download prior to the charter.
We ordered from their website and were more than satisfied. Food was of high standard with generous portions, jams, sauces, salt/pepper, salad dressing, rolls provided. Cost was reasonable considering the quality and quantity of food supplied. The food was delivered to our boat in cooler boxes on the morning.
Our “Briefer” promptly commenced the induction for the vessel, in a good natured and detailed manner ensuring that we understood the functions available on the vessel and their correct operation.
We left the Marina with our Briefer who provided further information regarding various operations of the boat and we carried out various practical operations with the vessel prior to our Briefer departing.
The vessels condition was immaculate. The cabins, galley and interior were exceptionally clean. A wide assortment of cooking utensils were supplied. There is about a half size fridge, two separate freezers are located under the galley benchtop. A large esky also provided. The boat with just the two of us was very spacious and comfortable with plenty of storage. The boat was very easy to operate.See all the pictures!