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Bermuda’s 6 Best Shore Excursions

A Carnival cruise to Bermuda is always a great vacation idea, because you get to enjoy everything an amazing cruise ship has to offer, as well as the beauty of the island and everything there is to do there. And, if you live on the East Coast, it’s pretty easy to find a cruise to Bermuda from any nearby location, including New York, Charleston, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Baltimore.

Hop on a cruise to Bermuda from any of these ports of call, and you’ll be sipping delicious rum drinks on pink sand beaches in no time!

Right now it’s also the best time to cruise to Bermuda, because Carnival will be operating its largest Bermuda season ever. Six different Carnival cruise ships will travel to Bermuda, offering fun cruises of varying lengths. It’s a great opportunity to visit this sensational island getaway, well-known for stunning beaches, breathtaking scenery and plenty of fun things to do.

In fact, you can easily enjoy some of the best things to do in Bermuda by booking Bermuda excursions as part of your cruise. There are a few dozen excursions you can choose from, but below you’ll find details on the 6 best and unique things to do in Bermuda.

the coast of bermuda

Excursion #1: Ultimate Catamaran: Sail, Snorkel, Swim

This Ultimate Catamaran excursion adventure lets you enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience, along with swimming and snorkeling in the pristine blue waters of the Bermuda coastal region. The excursion begins when you board a large sailing catamaran, complete with luxurious lounges and trampolines.

The catamaran will sail along the coastline, providing you with plenty of photo opportunities of the beautiful scenery, as well as the remarkable ruins of old forts. You’ll then be anchored at Mangrove Bay, where you can swim to a nearby beach, go snorkeling to observe the splendor of Bermuda marine life or even go kayaking. It’s a unique Bermuda experience sure to provide lasting memories!

group of people enjoying the day on a catamaran

Excursion #2: Aquarium, Caves & Attractions

Some of the most unique things to do in Bermuda can be found on this Aquarium, Caves & Attractions excursion. You’ll first be treated to the picturesque landscape of Bermuda as your tour bus takes you to your first destination — Gibbs Hill Lighthouse.

You’ll also drive by the famous pink sand beaches and a remarkable barrier reef, and catch a glimpse of other unique attractions such as the Bermuda Botanical Gardens and “Camden,” the official residence of the Premier of Bermuda.

You’ll then stop at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo for a short while, and finally a stunning cave system — Bermuda Crystal Caves. It’s truly an amazing tour that offers plenty to see!

crystal cave in bermuda

Excursion #3: Famous Homes & Hideaway Cruise

If you like seeing how some of the rich and famous live on the tropical island getaway of Bermuda, this Famous Homes & Hideaway Cruise is for you! A narrated cruise along the island’s coastal waters will provide you with plenty of interesting facts about Bermuda’s history while also affording you amazing views of some of the most historical homes.

You’ll also see homes belonging to many celebrities and other individuals of note, including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and playwright Eugene ONeal. A few landmarks, such as Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, also appear on this fun and interesting tour. Be sure to take plenty of photos.

a group of homes and boats on the bermuda coast

Excursion #4: Bermuda Sunset Sailaway

Whether you’re looking for a romantic activity to do in Bermuda or just something unique and fun with the whole family, you’ll find it on this Bermuda Sunset Sailaway. A relaxing and enjoyable cruise sails along the North Shore, Hamilton Harbor and Great Sound during the calm, serene evening.

You’ll enjoy rum swizzles while learning plenty about this beautiful area, and be treated to one of the most breathtaking sunsets you might ever see!

group of people enjoying the sunset on a catamaran

Excursion #5: Best of Bermuda Island Tour

The name says it all — you’ll find some of the best things to do in Bermuda on the Best of Bermuda Island Tour! Traveling from one of Bermuda to the other, you’ll see plenty of Bermuda’s unique attractions, such as Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, the smallest drawbridge in the world, the Botanical Gardens, the famous pink sand beaches and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, plus much more.

a beach in bermuda

Excursion #6: Glass Bottom Boat

Another one of the most unique things to do in Bermuda, the Glass Bottom Boat, is a two-hour excursion, during which you’ll be able to see the spectacular serenity and marine life along the ocean floor. You’ll see plenty of colorful fish and coral reefs, as well as incredible shipwrecks on this Bermuda excursion.

It’s a great way to view the amazing marine life around the island and enjoy a relaxing cruise along the coast at the same time.

a dolphin peeping it’s head from the water

And don’t forget, there are so many things to do and see onboard a Carnival cruise ship as well. From exciting shows, relaxing pools, delicious restaurants and more, the whole family will enjoy every moment of it. Now is definitely the best time to take advantage of a cruise to Bermuda and enjoy everything the island and the cruise ship has to offer. Book your cruise today!

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.