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:
24 Jan 2011
Mahe 36

Chartered: 19 Dec 2010

Skedaddle - from the 19th to the 24th of December 2010.

Togs, sunglasses, hat and sunblock - check
Wine and refreshments - check
Yummy food from the provisioning guys - check
The cat booked into the cattery - check
Beautiful Whitsundays weather - oh?

And yes that "beautiful sunny tropical weather" was definitely not here the first morning as we waited at the Hamilton Island Marina for Skedaddle to arrive. It was bucketing down with rain, so much so, that we couldn't even see 200 meters in front. And yes we were thinking "What are we doing?" Mind you though our 6 year old daughter couldn't care less and was quite happy jumping around in the puddles.

But to give Mother Nature credit, she did take it easy on us.

With a thorough briefing from Geoff, we were soon on our own and anchoring in Nara Inlet for the first night. From there on, the weather was overcast every day with lightning to light up the night skies. But when it did rain, which was rare, it was refreshing. It actually cooled down an otherwise hot day.

Skedaddle was a perfect boat for the 3 of us (2 adults and 1 child). For 2 couples too, it'd be perfect. It had everything we needed and the self-selected provisionings was spot on. It is an easy boat to handle.

We didn't sail as much as we'd like to but then we did get to do lots of exploring and swimming among the many beautiful bays and beaches from Nara Inlet to Macona Inlet and then Cid Harbour.

Cid Harbour was our favourite spot. Our daughter loved the turtles, the shovel-nosed shark and goanna. Exploring Dugong beach was a definite highlight. For a first-timer, she couldn't get enough of it all.

And it was a perfect spot for overnights too. With the strong SE winds we were getting, Cid Harbour offered great protection.

Sure the weather wasn't perfect and it did throw us some challenges but this is something that we have taken away as an family adventure which we will cherish for a long time coming. Thank you CCY!

Exploring Cid Harbour and avoiding the turtles
1. Exploring Cid Harbour and avoiding the turtles by Shane.

On Sawmill Beach
2. On Sawmill Beach by Shane.

Chilling out
3. Chilling out by Shane.

Off the back of Skedaddle
4. Off the back of Skedaddle by Shane.

In the lounge room
5. In the lounge room by Shane.

6. Skedaddle by Shane.

It's easy to know which is what
7. It's easy to know which is what by Shane.

Lots of snorkelling done
8. Lots of snorkelling done by Shane.

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