Customer Testimonials

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.

Unforgettable beauty

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.

Most Recent:
25 Jan 2011
Beneteau 411
La Belle Vie

Chartered: 06 Nov 2010

Fancy going sailing in the Whitsunday Islands? This was Gordon's suggestion one winter evening in the Yacht Club bar, where many good sailing schemes are hatched out over a pint or two. Well, said my partner, even if you're not going I am!

Almost a year later we set sail with Gordon, and Pat, from Airlie Beach in "La Belle Vie". We'd had a long journey from England, but once afloat the transformation was immediate - warm sunshine and breeze in November! We'd all been sailing for many years, but helpful Tim, who came out to show us the ropes, was still able to show Gordon, and the rest of the crew, some useful new tricks with moorings.

Next day we sailed off to discover these wonderful islands. So many beautiful anchorages, with perfect shelter when needed. And those waterfalls, gentle at first, but some heavy showers brought them to life. At home Gordon is none too keen on getting soaked, but with warm rain it didn't matter, and as soon as it stopped we were dry again.

We needed to work the tides we thought, but no, Gordon pointed out that we had iron wind that could easily cope with the gentle tides around the Whitsundays if needs be. Then we dropped the anchor in Mays Bay but it dragged, so up anchor - but no, it was well and truly stuck now. Never mind, we had Gordon, who knew all about extractions!

Fishing seemed a good idea, but that's one skill that neither Gordon nor the rest of the crew possessed. But we met live-aboards Rex and Jeannine, who came to our rescue with fresh fish they had caught. Gordon's cooking skills weren't great either, but Pat and Lynaire excelled, leaving Gordon to prepare burnt offerings on the barbecue with the help of the odd tinny.

We'd never sailed with Gordon before, but now we're looking forward to sailing together again. The problem is to find somewhere as good as the Whitsundays, with a charter operation that can compare with the helpful and friendly team at Cumberland, where nothing was a problem!

La Belle Femme
1. La Belle Femme by Richard.

Gordon the soak!
2. Gordon the soak! by Richard.

Gordon's crew
3. Gordon's crew by Richard.

4. Sunset by Richard.

I see no ships
5. I see no ships by Richard.

Fresh baked bread
6. Fresh baked bread by Richard.

7. Supper by Richard.

Come rain Come shine
8. Come rain Come shine by Richard.

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