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 Jan 2011
Beneteau 37
Little One

Chartered: 11 Sep 2010

Vessel: Beneteau Oceanis 37, Little OneEquipment: VHF, Barbecue, Dinghi 6BHP, 3 CabinsProvider: Cumberland YachtingJourney:: approx. 200nm, 10 daysSetting:Due to a mile special by US Airways we were able to fly for the price of an ordinary economy flight first and business class to Australia/ Brisbane. So we thought we could sleep and relax and just enjoy a lovely easy day up in the air with all amnesties one could ever dream off.And it worked very well with little jet-lag. 2 weeks Australia is really feasible. The area looks very nice. We knew that we would have whales with their babies in this area (between June and October) and thetemperatures were somewhat mild but not super hot. Water a bit chilly I have to say though.Pros were clearly easy navigation due to eyesight navigation, lovely and save area, coverage by VHF, whale season, wonderful holdingCons were very restricted cruising area, some areas a bit crowded, shaky anchorages at times (due to current and wind fetch)Is it easy? Well you have a bit of tide (3m) and thus some current which is not helpful when wind is against current. Moreover crossing upwards against tide of 1-2 knots of current - tricky. One has to plan the journey a bit which is fine however due to the limitations it tends to be difficult. We saw some sailing vessels motoring quite a bit - hmm. There is no formal licence required however one should have a bit of practice in sailing and they give you a little test i.e. jibs, etc. But thats really easy. The reward for this efforts and money one is spending for coming over from Europe is well spend though - check out the pics or

anchoring in the beautiful afternoon sun
1. anchoring in the beautiful afternoon sun by Jan.

passage between whitehaven beach and chalkys beach
2. passage between whitehaven beach and chalkys beach by Jan.

jumping whale north of hamillton island
3. jumping whale north of hamillton island by Jan.

little one from inside
4. little one from inside by Jan.

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