Visitors' Reviews & Comments
Tayloe Francisco (August 2013)
Hi Raj, I love your website. You have so much great information. That being said and reading that the Swizzle Pub is the home of the rum swizzle, isn't there another pub that claims to be the original home of the dark and stormy? Can you also tell me if there are tours available at Goslings? I read about the Gosling cruises but would enjoy a tour of the distillery if it is indeed on the islands. Thanks for all you do for Bermuda! We are going on the 25th cruise and will be there on the 27th for the standard 3 days. If you are inclined and have time I would love your idea of the things not to be missed. I have been to Bermuda before and love the blockade runner history and the home tours in St. George's town. Thanks again I going to keep reading and creating my itinerary!
Raj(bermuda-attractions.com) August 2013
Hi, Dark n' Stormy is actually a trademarked cocktail of Gosling's. It's a mix of Black Seal Rum and Ginger Beer over ice. It's available in several pubs in Bermuda. Gosling's has no rum distillery in the island. They are blenders and have a bottling unit in Hamilton. However if you want, you can take a tour of the Dockyard Brewery who make hand crafted beer. The tour is guided by a brew master and includes food & beer tasting. You will find more details here: Dockyard Brewery
Sally Wilson (August 2013)
Coming to Bermuda on the Norweigan Dawn, leaving Boston on Friday, 10/18/13. I have read a lot of great information on your site about getting around via public transportation, but just wanted to ask...are there local folks there that will act as private tour guides for our group of 6 adults? Also, if you only had these three days to see Bermuda, what would you pick? Thanks Sally
Raj(bermuda-attractions.com) August 2013
Hi, Most tour guides in Bermuda specialize on specific areas or theme. However a good option is the Blue Flag Taxi Drivers who double up as tour guides and certified by the Bermuda Government. You can hire a taxi by the hour (minimum 3 hours) and take a half day or even a full day tour of the island. It usually takes about 5 hours to tour the entire island by taxi and see almost all major attractions with some short breaks in between for lunch or snacks. Take a 6-passenger taxi and that would be one of the most economical and convenient ways of touring the island. One such Blue Flag taxi driver who has earned good name for himself is Lewis Foggo. Write to him (email@example.com) and he will answer all your questions. He is a very knowledgeable person. Although the 6-passenger taxis charge $55.50 per hour, the Blue Flag Certified drivers may charge a little higher.
I have discussed and suggested many itineraries in Bermuda
. You too should be able to make a plan for yourself from these. If you still have any specific questions, please feel free to get back, and I'll try to help.
Kathy Perricone (July 2013)
What is the most reasonably priced way for 4 adults to tour the island in 3 or 4 hours? We are arriving on a cruise and have not booked a tour excursion.
Raj(bermuda-attractions.com) July 2013
Hi, for a small group, a good economical way to tour Bermuda is by booking a taxi (with a blue flag fluttering in front) by the hour. Blue flag taxis have drivers who are also government certified tour guides. Tell him your plans, where you want to go and he will take you around and plan out the day properly. Approximate rate is $45-50 per hour and you need to book for a minimum of 3 hours. One of the great taxi drivers in the island is Lewis Foggo (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). You can write to him and make advance reservation.
Kathleen Catalano (January 2013)
I have been reviewing your site (great information!) and I am a first time traveler to Bermuda. I will be bringing my 91 year old mother with me on a trip that she has wanted to do for many years and would like to make this trip memorable. Obviously there are some restrictions that I have to deal with due to her age. She is mobile but walking a great deal can be an issue. I saw where you list some carriage rides that might be a great
option to show her around the island. We will be one Royal Caribbean and I believe we will be docking at Kings Wharf? Wasn't sure if there are any carriage rides in this particular area that I can go with her so she can enjoy some of the island. Any suggestions you have would be MOST appreciated. You have a great site and very good information for someone who has never visited the island. Best regards,
Raj(bermuda-attractions.com) January 2013
Hi Kathleen, Horse carriage rides are available in the dockyard area where your cruise ship docks (as well as in Hamilton & St. George). You will need to walk a short distance from the ship pier to the carriage. Marquis Ranch offers such carriage rides - they have a 30 minute ride to take you around the historic buildings and fort areas of the dockyard and also one hour ride to additionally cover the neighborhood island areas including parks, bays and residential areas. Check out Bermuda Horse Carriage Rides
for more information and contact details.
Couple of other options that you may consider:
1. Duck tour ... this is an amphibious vehicle ... a bus which also becomes a boat. so you will be able to see several areas or Bermuda Western Parishes both from land and water. The tour leaves from the dockyard area. You can book the tour from the Visitors Information Center at the dockyard. Check out Bermuda Duck Tour
2. The Train Trolley Ride ... a mini train which runs on road and covers the dockyard & nearby area with running audio commentary. You get to know about the places you visit and the history behind them. Visit Bermuda Train Trolley Rides
for details. Note:
The website of the train trolley company is not working at present. So you can only buy the tickets when you reach the island.
Elizabeth Bryant (September 2012)
My husband and I will be arriving on the Norwegian Dawn on 9/9/12. We have 3 things we would like to do while visiting. We want to see the beauty of the island, we would like to spend several hours at a beach and we would like a glass bottom boat excursion. My questions are:
Should we book through Norwegian or are comparably priced tours available to book at the Dockyard when we dock? Is US currency accepted on the island? And…most importantly, based on your expertise…what do you recommend? Finally…This is a great site. Thank you!
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) September 2012
Hi, Booking directly with a tour operator in the island should be cheaper compared to the cruise line offered excursions. However, during the high season (as in September), most of the reputed tour operators get fully booked. So try to contact them before you leave and check out the availability.
For boating tours, visit Bermuda Boat Tours
for some of my recommended tours. Choose the one that best suits you (I have given their contact information there). For other types of tours including island tours by minibus, check out Bermuda Bus Tours
Both Unique Vacations and Byways minibus tours are great. However Byways have recently gone through ownership change and the tour design has changed and now covers both ends of the island (east & west). U.S. Currency is accepted everywhere (except in buses). So no need to convert into Bermudian currency.
Georgia Merrick (March 2012)
We are coming in April 22-29th. I am wondering if there are any programs that offer a look at gardens or Bermuda cooking?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2012
Hi, There are several options for Garden Tours in Bermuda. The Garden Club of Bermuda organizes garden tours on request. There may be a minimum group size requirement. You can write to Felicite Davidson at email@example.com to get further information. There is a free guided 90-minute tour of Botanical Garden offered on certain days of the week. Check out Botanical Garden
for details. There is another guided tour available for the gardens at Waterville followed by visit to the Paget Marsh. Check out Paget Marsh
As for Bermuda Cooking, there is a festival known as Bermuda Gourmet Getaway which is held annually in the island. Renowned International and Bermudian chefs participate and prepare exotic dishes that you can sample and taste. Over the last couple of years the timings of this festival has changed. Check out Bermuda Gourmet Getaway
for details and write to them if you need further information.
Amy Meadows (March 2012)
My husband and I will be cruising to Bermuda for the first time in June. We only get one full day in Bermuda and were thinking about following one of your excursions (the one that visits two beaches, a lighthouse, and ends in Kings Warf, where we'll be docked). My main question is regarding how up to date your website is. You are very specific with the bus numbers and ferries, just wanted to make sure that your bus schedules are still accurate enough for us to follow. Being new to Bermuda and having only one day to explore, we didn't want to spend it getting lost on the islands. Thanks for your help and website. It's given us a lot of wonderful ideas and information.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2012
Hi, while I try to keep my site updated, bus & ferry timings can change. However, the routes (the numbers) that I have mentioned are good. I would recommend that you check the Bermuda Government Bus & Ferry schedules to know the exact timings and also confirm the routes. You will find the government site links for bus & ferries from the following pages:
Tracy Maurer (March 2011)
Greetings, I have a group coming in May on cruise. There is a small group of 15 or so that want to take a 3 hours tour around the island ( private and not thru the cruiseline). I also have group coming on cruise in August. They are requiring a few tours on island there are 51 persons can you advise if this is something that you do, and if not can you advise who could do this. Thank you for your help
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2011
Hi, You can check out Bermuda Tours & Excursions
to get information about the tour operators in Bermuda, both bus & boat tours. You have not mentioned what kind of tours you are looking for. By the way, we don't ourselves conduct any tours. For large groups, there are shuttle companies offering tours on buses with larger capacity.
Patricia Gauthier (October 2009)
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We are group of 40 Indo-American Seniors visiting Bermuda by NCL cruise from 26-28 Sept,12. Is it possible to book in advance tours covering all major attractions through very reliable source at most competitive price?
Good morning, We are looking for a company that can offer us (around 20 people: family & friends) a bus tour with a French guide: departure from the ship at King's wharf, take us to Crystal caves(a short stop at the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, no climbing). After we want also a French guided tour of St-George, see the St-Peter church, his cemetery and maybe the Fort St. Catherine. We contacted bermudatoursmanagement but it doesn't seem to be working with them...we get only questions, no suggestions, no prices.... We tried also bermudatriangletours but never got any reply. Do you have any suggestion? It would be very appreciated..... Thank you in advance for your help.
Hi Raj, my mum and dad are visiting the island and would like to get a tour - but they are not keen to just join a taxi. plus dad is not that keen on walking - say a mile or so. Are there any scheduled tours they can join? thanks
Hi, There are scheduled mini bus tours organized by operators like Unique Vacations, Byways etc. They provide guides and their tour cost usually includes all admission fees. Check out Bermuda Bus Tours
to get more details about these tours.