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:
Bernice - ,
18 Aug 2010
Beneteau 323

Chartered: 29 Jun 2010

I had a dream

I had a dream of sailing in the Whitsundays.  Ever since hearing about these islands it struck a chord and I felt that sailing there was something I really had to do:  not very easy from distant and landlocked Zimbabwe in Africa.  Over the years what seemed a dream became more tangible.  Two visits to Australia in 2000 and 2006 gave opportunities to envisage how it could materialize.  Finally in 2010, the chance of another holiday in Australia and a base in Airlie Beach became available!  The only thing that needed to fall into place was a last minute place on a boat.  

All was well however and our Whitsunday sailing was going to be on Lazyitis, a Beneteau 323 from Cumberland Charter Yachts.  Once the boat availability was confirmed we finalized our route based on the expected weather conditions.  During our five day cruise  places which had been no more than names or photos on calendars - Nara Inlet, Cayman Bay, Tongue Bay, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Solway Passage, Cid Harbour and Daydream Island - were experienced personally.  

A daily routine emerged - raising anchor, having breakfast while making way with the motor, sailing as the winds freshened, picking up moorings, snorkeling, swimming, excursions on the tender, walking on beaches and exploring trails, setting anchor and relaxing watching another marvelous sunset.  Sightings of a whale, dugong and turtles all added to the magic.

The Beneteau is a great boat.  It sails well, is very comfortable and extremely well equipped.  For our 2 families and the 6 of us, this was a 5 day luxury cruise the 2 ladies were delighted with the galley and cooking facilities, not to mention the  head and hot water showers.

It was a wonderful experience and one to savour and reminisce on in the years ahead and truly a dream come true thanks to Cumberland and their excellent service.  

Anticipating the snorkling
1. Anticipating the snorkling by Bernice.

Moored at Cateran Bay
2. Moored at Cateran Bay by Bernice.

Enjoying the breeze under sail
3. Enjoying the breeze under sail by Bernice.

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