Hire a Bareboat in the Whitsundays - Sailing Yachts, Sailing Catamarans or Power Catamarans

Cumberland Charter Yachts has a fleet of 35 boats based in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Choose from Sailing Yachts, Sailing Catamarans or Power Catamarans, ranging in size from 32 to 58 feet and sleeping up to 12 people.

Unique Bareboat Experience

The gentle lapping of water against your bedroom wall lulls you to sleep as you dream of the scenic views you took in for the day from your floating hotel room. Experience star-filled nights in tranquil anchorages, visit secluded bays, explore rainforest covered islands or sun yourself on world famous Whitehaven Beach. Snorkel the fringing coral of the Great Barrier Reef and come face to face with abundant marine life. Sunsets compete with each other trying to outdo the day before, and your only worry is which direction the wind is coming from.

Set your own pace and plan your own itinerary, confident of the backup and support only a radio call away from Cumberland Charter Yachts and our team of qualified professional mariners. Experience it all and create a lifetime of memories that will exceed your expectations on a bareboat charter in the Whitsundays with Cumberland Charter Yachts.


No Licence Required

Boating licences and qualifications are not a requirement for charter hire however, your experience and boating know how is important to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment on board. A comprehensive half day briefing is included, but if you are low on experience we will suggest spending the first day with our Sail Guide. Or if you would prefer to have someone else do the navigating for you, hire a Sail Guide for the duration of your charter.

  • Fun for all skill levels
  • No licence required
  • Half day briefing included
  • Live-aboard sail guide and crew available
  • Safety gear included

Hire a Vessel that Suits You

Hill Inlet, Whitsunday Island Queensland

Explore the Beauty of the Whitsundays

Located off the coast of Airlie Beach in Queensland, the Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Rising from the ocean like pyramids and surrounded by fringing coral reefs and pristine beaches, these iconic islands in this World Heritage listed area are mesmerizing. There's simply no better way to discover it than by bareboat.

Experience a Multi-Award Winning Holiday

Cumberland Charter Yachts are a multi-award winning company providing unique bareboat charters in the Whitsundays. Each of our vessels are fully equipped with all the necessities to grant you comfort during your bareboat charter. Included on board is a fully equipped galley, gas stove, oven and BBQ, navigation instruments, VHF radio, linen, towels, snorkeling gear and a tender with outboard. For an additional fee, you can hire fishing gear, stand up paddle boards or kayaks perfect for meandering the shoreline of secluded bays and beaches. Meet a seaplane or helicopter at a rendezvous point and take a scenic flight from above. All you need to bring is your sense of adventure.

Queensland Tourism Award - Bronze Winner - Unique Accommodation 2016 Queensland Tourism Award Gold winner 2017 Unique Accomodation Whitsunday Tourism Award Silver winner 2017 Unique Accommodation Australian Tourism Awards 2017 Silver Unique Accommodation Whitsunday Tourism Award Unique Accommodation 2018 Gold Queensland Tourism Award Winner 2018 Silver Queensland Tourism Award Winner 2019 Gold

Best of Queensland Experience Program Logo Ecotourism Certified  Quality Tourism Accredited Business - Sustainable Tourism logo  2023 Trip Advisor Cert of Excellence  Tourism Whitsundays silver winner Best of Queensland Experience