It’s no surprise that Bermuda is one of the top destination choices for a cruise vacation. The islands are beautiful, the beaches pink, the waters sparkling and clear, and the activities numerous. Consider some of these exciting activities when you cruise to Bermuda. You’ll find something for every age, interest and activity level. Here are the top things to do in Bermuda!
In and On the Water
Bermuda is famous for its spectacular beaches and surrounding waters. No matter what you like to do in, on or near the water, Bermuda has it.
1. Go Snorkeling
The snorkeling around Bermuda is world-class. These waters have coral reefs, shipwrecks and shallow areas with plenty of exotic fish, so there’s a snorkeling adventure for every skill level. Guides at the Snorkel Park Beach can show you how to use your very own Aqua Power Scooter, or you can choose to swim at the Atlantic’s most northerly coral fringe reef, where over 300 shipwrecks have been found. You can also sail a bit, swim a bit and snorkel a bit on one of several combo excursions.
2. Sail the Seas
Choose your favorite type of boat – sloop, catamaran and glass-bottom are some of the choices. Enjoy easygoing excursions that show you the highlights of Bermuda from the water, or participate in more active trips that combine sailing with swimming, snorkeling and other water activities.
3. Spend a Day at the Beach
Even though walking around and exploring the island is fun, so is dedicating your entire day to a beach excursion. Jump on the Beach Bus and head over to the world-famous Horseshoe Bay Beach, where you can kick back, soak up the sun and splash around in the sea. Then just grab your return ride back to the ship. No sweat!
4. Swim with the Dolphins
For the ultimate ocean and wildlife experience, spend time up close and personal with some dolphins. Interact and watch them swim over, under and all around you. This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about these amazing marine mammals.
5. Kayak the Crystal-Clear Waters
Learn about Bermuda while kayaking around an eco-reserve in the Daniels Head area. Your guide will answer all your questions about the unique plants, birds and marine life you see around you.
6. Fish on the Reefs
If you love to fish, take the opportunity to partake in some reef fishing in the waters around Bermuda. The knowledgeable captain and crew will show you where to find the best fishing spots. Try your luck at catching snapper, triggerfish and porgies. Don’t forget to snap a picture of your fish because this excursion is catch and release only.
Around the Island
There’s plenty to do on dry land in Bermuda if you want to take a break from the water.
7. Visit the Aquarium, Museum and Zoo
This fascinating attraction lets you view a 140,000-gallon living coral exhibit, trace Bermuda’s geological formation, and view the aviary and the harbor seals. Discover the natural history of this unique island chain.
8. Explore the Crystal Caves
Travel 120 feet below the surface of the ocean into a magical cave filled with stalactite and stalagmite formations. Combine a trip to the caves with the aquarium or with a ride in a glass-bottom boat.
9. Bike the Rail Trail
Just because you arrived in Bermuda by cruise ship doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your love of cycling. Ride a 21-speed mountain bike on a gently graded eight-mile railway trail, stopping at various points of interest along the way.
10. Tour the Island
There are so many things to see when you travel to Bermuda and only so much time, so make the most of your day trip by taking a guided tour of the island’s highlights. A great option is the Best of Bermuda Island tour. It takes you through the entire length of the main island, passing Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and the official residence of the Premier of Bermuda. You then get to spend time in St. George’s, a historic old village and World Heritage Site with winding cobblestone streets.
A different tour takes you through the Royal Navy Dockyard with its old fortifications and on into the parish of Somerset on the South Shore, over the world’s smallest working drawbridge. You are accompanied on these excursions by expert guides who share their local knowledge.
Continue your fun as the sun goes down if your itinerary includes an overnight stay.
11. Adults Only
If you’re not cruising with your kids, have some adult fun. Take a sunset party cruise and dance under the neon lights, or try a rum tasting cruise where you can get the scoop on — and samples of — Bermuda’s signature rum drinks and rum cake.
12. Evening Family Fun
Get a different view of the ocean flow on an evening glass-bottom boat tour. Underwater spotlights illuminate the undersea world, showing you creatures you won’t see during the day. Or just enjoy a relaxing evening cruise where you can admire the beautiful coastline as you watch the sunset.
As you can see, there’s so much to do when you cruise to Bermuda on your vacation that you might have difficulty choosing. Don’t worry, though; whatever shore excursion piques your fancy is sure to provide hours of fun and plenty of happy memories.