Terrific Tour Ideas For Summer
By Erin Silver | May 2023
If you need some ideas and inspiration for your trip to Bermuda, why not try one of these terrific tour ideas? No matter how much adventure you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want to shop, bike or snorkel, your next adventure awaits.
Jet Ski & Snorkel Safari
Jet Ski & Snorkel Safari is a two-hour tour that explores the Western end of the island with time for snorkelling. As you depart historic Dockyard towards Somerset Bridge (the world’s smallest drawbridge) you’ll near Ely’s Harbor where you may spot sea turtles, herons and Bermuda Longtails. Visit the shipwreck of the HMS Vixen and see hundreds of fish that will greet you when you arrive. Then, you’ll go where larger boats can’t—to a secluded hideaway for snorkelling. It’s your chance to observe Bermuda’s rich and plentiful marine life including corals, sea fans, sea puddings, parrot fish and more before a thrilling high-speed ride back to the Dockyard. **2 Jet Ski minimum per booking required**
If you’ve always wanted to parasail, this is your chance to experience the thrill of a lifetime. Enjoy panoramic views while you soar over Bermuda’s secluded reefs, historic forts or the Great Sound area. Our powerful winch-boat allows you to take off and land without getting wet unless…unless you want to get a little wet! The crew of professionals will make sure you have a safe and memorable experience. This tour is perfect for families and even for the person who seeks a little extra adventure and excitement during their vacation. Each flyer receives 8-10 minutes in the air. **Be sure to check for Special Reduced Pricing on select departures!**
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
A glass bottom boat cruise is a great way to see what’s below the waves without getting wet. With large viewing areas and a particularly shallow draft, you’ll get great access to underwater viewing in comfort and safety. Relax on deck as your captain regals you with information and insights about Bermuda’s marine life, history, and people. Cruise to the pristine Sea Gardens where you’ll be surrounded by miles of the world’s northernmost coral reef, and stop at the Shipwreck of the ‘Vixen,‘ which is “steeped” in rich history. As you leave the reef, you’ll pause at the nearby sea grass beds, where you may spot a few of the many transient turtles that take refuge in this Mid Atlantic sanctuary.
Bermuda Railway By Bike
This is a great way to see Bermuda by rail and bike. First, enjoy sight-seeing in the rural West End on your shuttle to Ely’s Harbour. Then, take your seat on a 21-speed Trek Mountain Bike. After receiving your helmet and instruction on riding and safety, begin your guided bike tour along the original and famous Bermuda Railway Trail. Along the way, your guide will stop at various points of interest. Enjoy 5-8 miles of mostly flat trail plus spectacular scenery, including Heydon Trust Park and the historic Fort Scaur. After your ride, cool off with a refreshing swim at the beach.
Hamilton Shopping & Sightseeing
Explore central Bermuda by land and sea. Enjoy a narrated sightseeing cruise from Royal Naval Dockyard to Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital. During the two-hour excursion, you’ll have plenty of time to shop, sample some of Bermuda’s best food or enjoy one of the city’s parks. You might also want to join a free one-hour walking tour of the city or spend the hour at leisure. Your return boat ride to Dockyard is provided.
With so many additional ideas and adventures on the island, you’ll want to visit www.islandtourcentre.com to learn more and book.