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:
30 Aug 2010
Beneteau 411
La Belle Vie

Chartered: 17 Jul 2010

We love bareboat sailing but this year planning our Whitsunday holiday was a bit challenging with a 3 year old and a new baby in tow.  We needed crew, but our crewman was only available in July.
A mid-winter holiday was our only option and after much studying of the Hamilton historical weather we packed warm clothes and wetsuits as a max air temperature of 21C and water of 19C seemed a bit chilly.  How wrong we were.  
Charter day dawned a gloriously warm day, almost too hot for lugging all our baby paraphernalia onto La Belle Vie (chosen for her water capacity, enclosed cockpit and ample hardware for harnessing the 3 year old to) and we were quickly underway heading for majestic Nara.  
A minimum of two beaches a day and plenty of dingy trips kept the ships boy happy whilst boat sailing speeds often of around 8 knots kept the skipper happy, our crewman on his toes and rocked the baby to sleep.
From Nara we headed north slipping into the bays on the top end of Hood Island for snorkelling, wetsuits languishing in the locker as the water really wasn't that cold, and overnighting at Butterfly Bay before heading down Hook Passage into Macona.
Macona will be forever etched in the ships boy's memory, he caught his first fish, eating it with great gusto. We had a blistering sail over to Cateran Bay on Border Island and then to Whitehaven beach for a couple of days of sandcastles, oysters and exploring Hill Inlet.
Whitehaven is astounding one of the world's best beaches and yet after 3 pm when the daytrippers had left we had it, in all its unspoilt glory, to ourselves.
For our last couple of days the winds picked up, the hull sang as we surfed down big waves and headed back inside for a quiet anchorage at Stonehaven and a hike up Whitsunday Peak to admire the views and work off some of the delicious rations we enjoyed.
La Belle Vie certainly lived up to her name, and next time we go chartering in July we'll leave the beanies and wetsuits behind!

1. Anchorman by Tamsin.

Aniother perfect day, another perfect beach
2. Aniother perfect day, another perfect beach by Tamsin.

Peaceful Nara
3. Peaceful Nara by Tamsin.

La Belle and babies....
4. La Belle and babies.... by Tamsin.

Heading for Border Island
5. Heading for Border Island by Tamsin.

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