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 Aug 2010
Beneteau 323

Chartered: 08 Jul 2010

The welcoming and hassle free approach of the Cumberland staff in the morning was more than appreciated.  We were exhausted from 24 hours of travel and noisy night from State of Origin and World Cup football final revelry in Airlie Beach.  The beautiful presentation of Lazyitis for our ten day sail just made it even better.
There were only three of us, my two teenage sons aged 15 and 16, and I. Although competitive Laser /dingy sailors, the boys had no cruising yacht experience.  I had sailed some 15 year before. I could have taught them but kids rarely listen fully to their parents. So I had arranged a skipper, Graham, for the first day.  He soon had the boys trained to be an obedient and competent crew with enough knowledge to check my calculations and be back-up skippers in an emergency.
We had no plans but it was not long before our love of sailing had the objective being, to sail to all the distant points of the charter area. This saw us visit some lonely remote islands which we had to ourselves all day, experience both smooth calm weather and weather that many non-sailors may say was not so pleasant.
Along the way we saw lots of turtles, coral and more coral, dolphins, manta rays, white sand, fantastic sunsets, colourful fish, one monstrous and friendly Wrasse, crabs, and many varieties of butterflies and birds.  We also misjudged a tide that had us carrying (not dragging) the tender over some 20 metres of exposed coral between us and the waters edge, experience some rolling nights when our choice of anchorage was not the best for the tide and wind. But these were few and added to the memorable ten days.  Of course, in my sons seafaring stories Dad is always to blame for these misjudgements!
When we returned on the 11th day it was very hard not to go straight to the Cumberland office and immediately book a yacht for same time next year, without even consulting the females of the household. Who could not enjoy this lovely area and activity?

Navigation lesson
1. Navigation lesson by Kelvin.

2. Outcast by Kelvin.

3. Stranded by Kelvin.

Beach Hut boaties gathering
4. Beach Hut boaties gathering by Kelvin.

The Structure
5. The Structure by Kelvin.

Beach tagging
6. Beach tagging by Kelvin.

Pleasant sailing
7. Pleasant sailing by Kelvin.

The Snorkler
8. The Snorkler by Kelvin.

9. Sunset by Kelvin.

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