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:
Stephan - BALMAIN, NSW
06 Sep 2010
Lightwave 38 Sail
Psycho Puss

Chartered: 22 Aug 2010

Our French guests Annik and Alain were visiting Australia for the first time. Their dream was for sunshine, sailing on beautiful seas, snorkeling, watching whales and dolphins, relaxing, and forgetting the 9 to 5.
My wife Susie is a Queenslander and she knew where to take us a sail in the Whitsundays with Cumberland Charter Yachts.   After all we had to prove to our French visitors that there is more to this planet than just France.
Sue from Cumberland Yachts made our booking and preparations easy with all our questions answered and excellent on-line guides.  
At Abel Point Marina, Terry took us straight out to sea to demonstrate the Cats facilities - a very useful introduction to currents, anchorages and general navigation tips.  
We decided to avoid Race Week and head for the more remote islands.   Our weather forecasts brought us light northerlies, shifting to southerlies mid week.  Our plan was to head south to Thomas Island, wait for the southerlies, and then head north through Whitehaven passage and around Hook Island.
What were the highlights?
The sounds of wind against sails, the BBQ sizzle of our daily catch, the chink of wine glasses, and most important - constant laughter.
Hump Back Whales and their new borns werent scared to swim by us.   Watching breaching Whales was breath-taking. Whilst snorkeling at Border Island we were amazed to hear under water the melodic and beautiful sounds of whales calling an experience Ill never forget.
At Border Island a Dugong greeted us at Luncheon Bay. My guests concluded these to the most natural islands and beautiful dives theyve ever seen. We swam with Hawksbill Turtles, Angelfish, Parrotfish, Mackerel, Butterfly fish, Surgeon fish, Gropers, sea urchins, corals clams and sponges.
We caught Spanish Mackerel and Giant Trevally our canned food supply remained unopened.
Well be back sailing the Whitsundays all we need is the next shipload of visitors asking us to show them the impossible.

Giant Trevally for dinner
1. Giant Trevally for dinner by Stephan.

Breaching whale
2. Breaching whale by Stephan.

Steph and Annik
3. Steph and Annik by Stephan.

Sunset at Hook Island
4. Sunset at Hook Island by Stephan.

Dent passage
5. Dent passage by Stephan.

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