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:
23 Aug 2010
Dehler 34

Chartered: 14 Aug 2010

Lets sit right back and youll hear a tale...

Cheeky friends were singing the theme song from Gilligans Island before we left.  We were inexperienced and did feel foolish!

We needed a good, easy, satisfying holiday so trawled the net for what was available in the Whitsundays (we heard that a sailing trip here was unequalled).   Several of my cousins had sailed with Cumberland Yacht Charters and continued to come back.  They said they were the best.  Who knew!?

Cumberland seemed to offer the best prices.  Tempting!  We booked.  Got to the Whitsundays. Arrived at the Cumberland offices and from there were put on a lovely picturesque conveyor belt.  Briefing to boat, boat to ropes, ropes to water, water to the islands. I was surprised.  Surprised by how well equipped and maintained the boat was, by the lovely staff, by the weather,  water, and how close the islands.  The whole holiday turned out to be one tasty surprise.  For us, it was a strangely concentrated experience, a like a fantasy wonderland of water, a crazy variety of coral and tropical fish, so many huge whales (one within 30 metres of our boat), dolphins, turtles, gorgeous inlets, cracker sunsets, superbly tranquil seas (on some exquisite days), beaches, great landlubber walks, eagles, owls......even the resorts turned out to be a sparkly side trip.

My suggestions: head for the snorkel spots at the top of Hook Island and Cateran Bay on sunny days.  Dont go around The Pinnacles in wind against tide conditions (we were warned).  Do go to Hook Island Resort for a laugh.  Do dinghy down Gulnare Island.  Dont go on a low tide and get stuck.  Do go through Solway Pass with your motor on, no matter how much the overconfident landlubber says to hoist the sails in the middle of the maneoveur.  Go.  

The team anticipated every pocket of possible pleasure and steered us in that direction.  It did make for a seamless holiday and could easily have ended with a man overboard.  Thank you

Dew and new day
1. Dew and new day by Sharon.

peaceful waters after great day at Cateran
2. peaceful waters after great day at Cateran by Sharon.

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from here we didnt take photos for days
5. from here we didnt take photos for days by Sharon.

cocky wanted a cracker
6. cocky wanted a cracker by Sharon.

the entire crew
7. the entire crew by Sharon.

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man overboard
11. man overboard by Sharon.

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