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:
03 Sep 2010
Beneteau 323

Chartered: 14 Aug 2010

As a sailing family, with children aged 6 and 8, from the South West of England we were a long way from home and a little nervous before our first chartering experience, especially as my Australian cousin was also joining us... However Tony our Sail Guide reassured us with a comprehensive 3 hr briefing and before we knew it he was off and we were heading for our 1st anchorage. We all fell hook, line & sinker for Lazyitis - our well presented & equipped sailing vessel!
The Whitsundays were our adventure playground for the next week and we were in awe. It was also a real life aquarium- by day 2 we had watched (and heard!) a hump backed whale breach and play as well as seeing many turtles (often heard gasping for breath like old men). Later in the week we added manta ray, dolphins and the Maori Wrasse to our list. In fact we got picky about snorkelling and would only go to 'gold ringed' spots as directed by our 8 yr old son! We would thoroughly recommend hiring a coral board for younger children - our 6 yr old daughter was not confident enough at snorkelling but loved spotting fish and coral whilst being propelled about by a snorkelling adult.
It was a delight to find deserted beaches, and even an anchorage to ourselves one night - Esk Island was our favourite spot with its beautiful coral & shell beach promontory. The work of the Marine National Park in preserving the Whitsundays - a piece of paradise - with conservation areas, mooring buoys and so on is impressive.
The ease of chartering -  thank you CCY! - and beauty of the Whitsundays made this week the highlight of our 6 weeks travelling in Australia & New Zealand. My memories of this area as a backpacker 14 yrs ago had served me well ... it was even better this time.

PS We never found the butter in our provisioning and the genoa was a little on the small side but such trivial matters pale into insignificance as I relive our week through the many photos...

Moari Wrasse - gold snorkelling !
1. Moari Wrasse - gold snorkelling ! by Sanchia.

Great cuppa!
2. Great cuppa! by Sanchia.

Sunsets to die for
3. Sunsets to die for by Sanchia.

Looking towards Esk Island from Betty's Beach
4. Looking towards Esk Island from Betty's Beach by Sanchia.

Notice the cool headgear ...
5. Notice the cool headgear ... by Sanchia.

A spot of fishing
6. A spot of fishing by Sanchia.

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