Bareboating in The Whitsunday Islands offers you the freedom to explore pristine islands at your own pace and experience your preference of a wonderful array of activities, experiences and resorts.

Cumberland Charter Yachts is one of the leading bareboat companies in the Whitsundays, operating since 1985, with a modern fleet and professional service delivering you a wide range of holiday choices for you to enjoy.

Whether you are new to bareboating or an 'old hat', here are some suggestions on how to plan your holiday.

Never chartered before?

Since you have told us that you have never chartered before, here is what we have commonly found that people do to decide on a bare boat holiday:

Confirm that bare boating is a holiday that they would like to experience.
Check out all of the land based activities available on your trip, watersports, or go fishing or scuba diving if you're keen.
Create your own itinerary based on your preferred activities using our exclusive interactive itinerary planner or look at a sample itinerary.
When can you come?
When can people have time off from work and are school holidays part of the consideration? Do people prefer warmer or cooler weather? We have comprehensive weather history online.
Work out the likely group of people that will be coming.
Is it one couple, the family, a number of couples, a number of families? Once you know the number of people/couples you can start to find the right vessel.
Do you want to sail or motor? Do you prefer monohulls or catamarans?
Many people have clear choice on whether they want to the extra space and the stability of the catamaran or the "true sailing" experience of a monohull. Some prefer not to worry about sails and charter a motorboat. Not sure? Search the whole fleet.


Thanks for choosing Cumberland. We love having return visitors - over 40% of our clients have chartered with us previously.

New to the Whitsundays?
Try our suggested itinerary to see where you can go on a bareboat holiday.
Our itinerary offers 360 degrees views of various anchorages and resorts you can visit on your Cumberland vessel.
New to Cumberland?
Take a look at some of our testimonials or "why cumberland" and hear what others say about us.
Check out our fleet
You can see over 35 pictures of each vessel type along with layout, specifications and current availability.
Worried about the cost?
Try using a budget planner to make sure your holiday in paradise fits within your budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are up to the planning stage of your cruising holiday you should find everything that you are looking for here.