Yacht and Boat Hire for the Whitsundays and Hamilton Island

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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:
Benjamin - ,
26 Jan 2011
Grainger 1220
On The Double

Chartered: 12 Dec 2010


FROM THE NEW SKIPPERS SEAT

Holiday of a lifetime cruising the Whitsundays sounds idyllic, but if you are the nominated skipper with no experience its a little daunting.  Visions of anchors slipping and waking up on a reef, or getting the tides wrong and ending up high and dry, dying of embarrassment.
After completing the on-line quiz my fears were confirmed. My teenage years sailing skiffs and fishing in tinnies was not adequate preparation. Having seen the excitement of the family when announcing the holiday, what I had committed myself to?
First step - back to the Cumberland website and find a local sailing school to teach me about these bigger boats.  Yes, I could get the basics with a handful of Saturday mornings down on Sydney harbor.  After some hands on experience bringing a boat in and out of the dock, raising, lowering, and reefing the sails, and some explanation of radios and navigation - maybe I could do this.  
A phone call to Cumberland, and yes, a sail guide for the first afternoon was more than possible.  Feeling better, even excited about the adventure now.
With the boat manuals re-read it was time to depart.  Our sail guide made us comfortable with the operation of On the Double, navigation around the area and gave us some great tips to improve our itinerary.  Some practice anchoring, mooring, sailing and we were on our own.  
The preparation had been worth it I was really enjoying the adventure of being the skipper.  All these great big boys toys two engines, anchor, sails, a 30+ switch control panel, valves to turn, gauges a GPS/plotter and really big charts!   And the big calculations for anchoring loving it and soon doing it in my head.  
One of my best days - a steady breeze from the east.  We put up the sails, put the engines to neutral, and then the moment I had been waiting for we switched off the engines and under sail alone enjoyed a peaceful seven knots.  Thats me at the wheel with a smile on my face.


Thats me with the smile on my face!
1. Thats me with the smile on my face! by Benjamin.

View from the Skippers Chair
2. View from the Skippers Chair by Benjamin.

We woke up to this on the first morning
3. We woke up to this on the first morning by Benjamin.

Taking Turns at the Wheel
4. Taking Turns at the Wheel by Benjamin.


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