Welcome To Bermuda!!!
We are absolutely thrilled to see Cruise Ships at Port again and can’t wait to show you around our Island. The following Guide is a start to understanding where you are and where you’d like to go. We have included maps, tips and info on just about everything we think you should do and see during your time in Bermuda!
Royal Naval Dockyard
How do I travel from Dockyard to Hamilton and St. George’s?
Transportation passes give unlimited access to all public buses and ferries. One day, $19, two consecutive days, $31.5, three consecutive days, $44. One way bus or ferry token is $4.5 and are available from the Visitor Information Centre (VIC).
Click here to view the bus schedule.
What is the fastest way to Hamilton?
The Ferry, and it takes approximately 20 minutes. You will arrive on Front Street, the main strip of Hamilton where you will find plenty of shopping and restaurants to choose from.
Where else does the ferry go from Dockyard?
BLUE ROUTE Hamilton ORANGE ROUTE St. George’s
Click here for the ferry schedule and fare information.
Which bus routes are recommended for me?
ROUTE #7 DOCKYARD – HAMILTON (via South Shore Beaches, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse & The Swizzle Inn on South Shore)
ROUTE #1 HAMILTON – ST. GEORGE’S (via Tucker’s Town, Crystal & Fantasy Caves, Baileys Ice Cream and The Swizzle Inn Baileys Bay)
I would prefer to take a taxi or minibus.
If you’re looking for private transportation or want to accommodate a group, just ask taxi and mini bus drivers directly for an estimate. Most offer full travel benefits including commentary.
I just want to go to the beaches.
There is a Horseshoe Bay Beach Shuttle Bus $16 round trip, tickets available at the (VIC). The #7 bus departs Dockyard for the South Shore beaches. Horseshoe Bay Beach is a 30 minute ride and this route includes Church Bay, Jobson’s Cove, Warwick Long Bay and Elbow Beach. Once you arrive in St. George’s there is a St. George’s Beach Bus “Hop on Hop Off” for just $6 a day and kids under 12 ride free. This shuttle visits east end beaches, forts and watersports.
Tip: Visit the Dockyard Visitor Information Centre next to the Ferry Terminal for helpful maps, schedules and pamphlets about Bermuda.
Royal Naval Dockyard Highlights
The National Museum Of Bermuda 441 234 1418, 10am – 5pm
Dolphin Quest 441 234 4464, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Bermuda Craft Market 441 234 3208, 9am – 8pm
Snorkel Park Beach 441 234 3100
Bermuda Clayworks 441 234 5116, 9am – 6pm
Bermuda Fun Golf 441 400 7888, 10am – 10pm
K.S. Watersports Wildcat Adventures, Jet Ski Tours, Parasailing, Pontoon Boats, Boston Whaler Boat Rentals, Kayaks, Paddleboards 441 238 4155, 8am – 7pm Reef Comber
Glass Bottom Boat Tours 441 234 2193
Coral Princess Sightseeing 441 747 2204
Banana Boat A Crazy Fun Ride For The Whole Family 441 747 2204
Bonefish Bar & Grill 441 234 5151
Frog & Onion Pub 441 234 2900
City Of Hamilton
I only have time for one attraction in the City of Hamilton!
The City Hall & Arts Centre is home to The Bermuda National Gallery, Bermuda Society of Arts, Earl Cameron Theatre and City of Hamilton head office. Enjoy a walking tour with Town Crier Ed Christopher weekdays from 10:30am at the City Hall steps.
Where should I stop for a bite to eat in the City of Hamilton?
Flanagan’s Irish Pub serves traditional Codfish & Potatoes breakfast or stop by The Pickled Onion, both are located on Front Street overlooking Hamilton Harbour.
I’d love to pick up a few souvenirs!
Onion Jacks and Brown & Co are both on Front Street or enjoy the fabulous collections at Flying Colours on Queen Street.
TIP: Visit the Hamilton Visitor Information Centre next to the Ferry Terminal on Front Street for helpful maps, schedules and pamphlets about Bermuda. The Central Bus Terminal is located on Church Street in the City of Hamilton. About a 7 minute walk from the Ferry Terminal.
City Of Hamilton & Surrounding Parishe Highlights
Bermuda National Gallery 441 295 9428, Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm Sat 10am – 2pm
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute 441 292 7219, 10am – 5pm
Cathedral Of The Most Holy Trinity 441 292 4033 Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm
Fort Hamilton 441 292 1234, 9am – 5pm
Johnny Barnes Statue Crow Lane Roundabout
Pickled Onion Restaurant & Bar 441 295 2263, Mon – Sun
The Lobster Pot Mon – Fri Lunch & Dinner, Sat – Sun Dinner Only 441 292 6898
Flanagan’s & Outback Sports Bar 441 295 8299, Open Daily
Does Bermuda have an aquarium or zoo?
Yes! The Bermuda Aquarium Museum & Zoo is located in Flatts Village. You would need to take bus #10 or #11 from City of Hamilton or St. George’s
Does Bermuda have a national drink?
We sure do and after visiting the Crystal Caves you can walk 5 mins to Swizzle Inn and sip on a famous Rum Swizzle or enjoy a Dark n’ Stormy.
Where is the airport?
The L.F. Wade International Airport is in the east end of the island and has direct flights to Boston, NYC, Philadelphia (all under two hours), Washington, Charlotte (two hours), Toronto, Atlanta, Miami (three hours) and London (under 7 hours).
Why are roofs white?
We collect rainfall on our roofs for our water supply, so the roofs must be kept clean.
No, I didn’t know that…
Bermuda is the oldest British Colony, has the most churches and golf courses per capita of any location in the world and Bermuda also has one of the highest concentrations of limestone caves in the world.
Must Do Highlights
While travelling to or from St. George’s, stop off and explore Crystal & Fantasy Caves. Feeling the heat? Let a nice ice cream cone come to the rescue at Bailey’s Ice Cream Parlour (cash only). There is a walkway between the caves and Bailey’s perfect for a quick journey and suitable for the whole family. Great place to get a few nice photos too! Swizzle Inn is located across the road from Baileys Bay Ice Cream Parlour.
Olde Town Of St. George
Why is a visit to St. George’s an absolute must?
Because there is just so much to do!
Visit Tobacco Bay Beach
Tobacco Bay offers amenities that you won’t find elsewhere. The best part is how well you’re taken care of! This east end beach favourite has all the comfort of lounge chairs and full service cabana boys without the annual membership. Enjoy a full spectrum of authentic Bermuda beach experiences. Cool out at the beach bar & deck with signature frozen Dark n’ Stormy cocktails, delicious bar snacks, world-class snorkeling and fun water sports activities. Fridays feature inspiring Happy Hour Bonfires from 4pm till sunset with live guitar performances, Saturdays feature a Caribbean theme while “St Gorgeous Sundays” goes all out with live entertainment, local beach lounge DJs & cocktail specials. To get away from it all, explore the surrounding limestone rocks and observe paradise on earth.
Mon – Thu 10am to 6pm Fri – Sun 10am to 8pm
Contact: 297-2756 or 705 7263, Info@Tobaccobay.bm
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Alexandra Battery is a fortification built in the 1860s. Just below the fort, is Buildings Bay, well known for its colourful sea glass that washes ashore (please don’t take these precious treasures). Drew’s Bay is another east end hidden treasure. Snorkeling is good and a wonderful place for a family picnic. Take the Beach Bus!
Fort St. Catherine
Fort St. Catherine is a must explore and contains cannons, guns, military exhibits and more, not to mention stunning panoramic views of the east end shoreline. Gates Bay, the gorgeous palm strewn beach alongside this historic fort and serviced by the operators of Tobacco Bay is complete with sun loungers, snorkeling, cold beverages and quick snacks from the new Cannon Bar concession. Take the Beach Bus!
The Beach House at Blackbeard’s Hideout
Located at Achilles Bay, is in the shade of historic Fort St. Catherine, the most easterly point of the Bermuda islands. .
A perfect stop for a cold drink, lunch or a stunning sunset dinner. Take the Beach Bus!
The Old Towne St George’s
is the main town in the east end of Bermuda featuring some of the most fascinating history on the island and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is where Sir George Somers and his men & women landed in 1609 after their ship Sea Venture was wrecked at a nearby reef. While they later continued their journey to Jamestown, three men were left behind. Later in 1612 the official settlement began in Bermuda. The Town St. George was the capital of Bermuda until 1815 when Hamilton City became the new capital.
Guided Walking & Fort Tours
Experienced tour guides will take you to the historical sites from the VIC in King’s Square with a range of fun, informative and interactive daily tours. Walking Tours through the Old Towne are Mon through Thurs and Sat at 10:30am until October. Adults $12, under 12 $5. St George’s Fort Beach Bus Tours include Ft St Catherine, Gates Fort & Alexandra Battery for incredible cultural, historic and scenic attractions on Mon & Thurs from 1pm to 3pm for $25. St David’s Island Beach Bus Tours include the famous 1879 lighthouse, St David’s Battery, Cooper’s Reserve, 1600’s Carter House and replica settler’s dwelling on Wednesdays from 1 to 3pm for $25. Tickets are available at the (VIC).
TIP: Visit the Visitor Information Centre on King’s Square for maps and directions. DON’T MISS: The re-enactment
of a public punishment for gossips and nags takes place in King’s Square at 12:30noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.