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.
Go for it!! Don't think that you can't do it and put it off another year. Take us for example - we were a crew of ten from Inverell, the Sunshine Coast and the Blue Mountains with only one sailor on board (a dodgy one at that!!) and we ripped it!! If you thoroughly read the Cumberland guides, use the 100 Magic Miles book, take a sail guide on day one (thanx Graham, you were super), have a bit of fitness, take it easy and check your daily plans with the Cumberland radio crew, then you'll be right and will have a ball. Some people just chill and motor around, but you can have a bit more fun and the chance of a good argument if you get the rig up and go sailing!!
On a seven day July cruise we parked our superb catamaran Stardust at twelve to die for anchorages (six overnighters) and seven islands. We were on our lonesome at a couple of spots, but never felt crowded elsewhere and enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow cruisers. Our itinerary was:- South Molle (just us); Nara Inlet (the Koorie cave paintings and stories were a highlight); three days around the north end of Hook Island, via Hayman (unreal snorkelling); Border Island (v. nice spot and great snorkelling); Esk Island (we had the place to ourselves - highly recommended day spot); Whitehaven Beach (WOW!! - do the lookout walk on Tongue Point via Betty's Beach - easy and exo); and Hamilton Island, from where we flew home.
Some other highlights were:- dolphins at Dolphin Point; butterflies at Butterfly Bay; a ginormous Maori Wrasse at Manta Ray Bay; swimming with a friendly turtle; catching and eating fish; lovely and interesting weather; warm, clear water; unreal snorkelling; a tour operated scuba dive at Maureen's Cove; BBQ's at sunset; and loads of up close bird and marine life. The best of the best snorkelling was on the east side of Alcyonaria Point, Butterfly Bay - go there and be stunned. Our photo diary tells more of the story. We will be baaaack!!