Best Things to Do in Bermuda
More than 400 years after the first English sailboat crashed on Bermuda’s shores, today’s modern cruise line ships of all types are calling on the island’s three ports: Hamilton, St. George and King’s Wharf. No matter where they dock, these ships all flock here for good reason: 650 miles due east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and around two hours by plane from most East Coast gateways, Bermuda is a 21-square-mile paradise with pink-sand beaches, world-class golf courses, and architectural treasures celebrating its rich maritime history.
No matter which location your ship stops in Bermuda, it’s an idyllic location for families, couples, beachgoers, thrill-seekers, and well, everyone! We’ve rounded up our list of top member tips and excursions to check out if your next cruise calls on this beautiful country…
Something for Everyone
Best of Bermuda Tour: This half-day guided adventure will bring you to featured destinations in Bermuda. After leaving from the port at King’s Wharf, you’ll make stops at Gibbs Lighthouse in Southampton, see the famous pink sand beaches of Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay, and pass the Bermuda Botanical Gardens and famed Tucker’s Town. A tour highlight is visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of St. George which was the first settlement on the island of Bermuda.
Member Tip: Cruising is the way to go to Bermuda due to the ridiculously exorbitant prices of goods and services there. The beaches and places to visit are beautiful. The services such as public transportation are convenient, comfortable, and on time. The people are friendly and you feel safe all over the island. -EdB5
Glass Bottom Boat Tour: See Bermuda from above and below aboard a glass-bottom boat. As you sail along, the boat’s captain will tell you tales about the island's history and culture. Among the sights you can expect to see are the beautiful Sea Gardens and the Vixen shipwreck. The Vixen was a gunboat that sank back in 1896; it's known for being the first twin-propeller vessel in the Royal Navy. As you continue toward the northernmost coral reef on earth, take a gander at the floor to see coral, fish, and other notable sights below you.
Member Tip: Wednesday nights they have an enormous street fair right outside the dock! Live music, food, and all the shopping you can imagine!! - JenniferZ
Top Activities for Couples
Snorkel Adventure: This trip is the perfect day excursion for couples. Your small group (of no more than 16) will take off on a 31-foot rib glass-bottom boat to snorkel in two amazing snorkel spots. Depending on the day, you can expect to snorkel either a sheltered island, shipwreck, or a coral reef.
Catamaran Sail & Snorkel: The fun begins on this tour the moment you step aboard the spacious 50-foot sailing catamaran, which holds no more than 50 guests. The boat will travel out into the waters to a picturesque shallow cove. You and your partner will enjoy two hours of snorkeling, swimming, or relaxing on the catamaran deck.
Rum Tasting Tour: This tour is perfect for adults looking to relax and get a taste of island life. This tour features a 90-minute cruise around the Great Sound, filled with a panoramic sunset guaranteed to put you in the Bermuda 'Spirit.' You will learn about the rich history of Bermuda, local traditions, and the story behind Gosling's Rum, Bermuda's oldest business.
Fun for Families in Bermuda
National Trust History Tour: This cultural excursion will take you and your family back in time to discover Bermuda's 400-plus history. An expert guide will lead you to the island’s historic sites including the Verdmont House Museum, Tuckers House, Fort St. Catherine, and The World Heritage Center.
Dolphin Discovery: This King's Wharf day trip features an interactive dolphin encounter. You and your family can stand on a submersible platform as a trainer teaches the group about all things dolphins. Observe the behaviors and personalities of the dolphins, and assist the trainer by feeding the dolphins fish as a reward. Each encounter is unique, based upon the comfort level of the guests, trainers, and dolphins. This experience is perfect for families with children, however, participants must be at least 3-years old.
Must-Dos for Adventure Seekers
Twilight Bermuda Triangle Cruise: See another side of the island nightlife on this entertaining glass-bottom boat cruise around the area of the notorious Bermuda Triangle. Don't worry about disappearing on this tour - there is a 100% return rate and your money will be refunded in the rare chance you disappear!
Bermuda Railway by Bike: This half-day guided biking excursion is a unique way to experience many must-see sights of Bermuda. You’ll be provided with a 21-speed, Trek mountain bike, helmet, and riding and a safety briefing. Your group and guide will set out to tour along the original and famous Bermuda Railway Trail.
Boat Blast Adventure: Batten down the hatches - this is a wild ride! Climb aboard for an exhilarating 90-minute adventure around the western and central parts of the island, passing Watford Bridge, Mangrove Bay, Cambridge Beaches, Pompano Beach, and others. Your boat captain will provide you with an entertaining narrated tour of the island's historic sites and points of interest. Make your way to round Bermuda's furthest tip of the triangle and then see the wreck of the Vixen, which is now home to hundreds of fish.
Beaches for Sunseekers
Elbow Beach Resort Day Pass: Elbow Beach is one of the most famed and picturesque sites in all of Bermuda. This pass from Resort for a Day will provide you with use of the beach at Elbow Beach Resort along with use of a lounge chair & umbrella. You will also have access to Mickey's Bistro, Bermuda's only bistro set literally on the beach.
Member Tip: Tobacco Bay near St. George was a lovely spot to catch some sun and swim. Very calm and clear water that is protected by rocky outcroppings on the open sea side of the bay. -usafvet88
Member Tip: Horseshoe Bay Beach....the most beautiful beach I have ever seen! - AT549
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