Fantasea Bermuda Boat Tours
Sightseeing & Sunset Cruises
Fantasea is a well known cruise operator in the island. Recently they have changed their offerings and have included several new cruises in collaboration with other operators.
They now offer several sightseeing boating & sailing tours that includes sunset cruises, glass bottom view boat tours, cruises to view marine nightlife, eco & adventure boat tours, sailing lessons, several combination tours etc. If you are interested in their snorkel cruise or the one that combines sightseeing with snorkeling, then check out Fantasea Snorkeling Cruises
Hamilton Sunset Sail: Sail away and enjoy sightseeing of Bermuda's magnificent shoreline. You will enjoy a rum swizzle on board as island style music plays in the background. The cruise also offers an open cash bar. The crew provides discussion-style commentary along the way. This is a 1.5-hour cruise and costs $60 per person. Only adults are allowed. The tour departs from the Island Tour Center, Hamilton City, Albuoy's Point (behind the ferry terminal).
Glass Bottom & Sightseeing Cruise: Cruising the harbor, viewing the coral reefs, and seeing the partially submerged shipwreck 'The Vixen' are all part of this excellent relaxing tour. You will also go over the Sea Garden which is like an underwater haven full of colorful corals and marine life. All along the crew will give commentary and let you know about the life & historic background of corals & fish in this part of the Atlantic. As you pass over Sea Grass Beds, you will have great chances of seeing even Green Turtles. This is a 1.5-hour tour. This glass bottom boat tour costs $50 per adult and departs daily from the Dockyard (next to the ferry stop).
Marine Nightlife in Bermuda Triangle: This cruise starts with a complimentary local cocktail the Rum Swizzle as you board this night time cruise into the mysterious Bermuda Triangle water area towards the western side of the island. This is accompanied by a lively commentary by the captain. All of a sudden, the ocean beneath you is flooded with brilliant beams of light. You will watch in wonder the underwater nightlife through the glass bottom as the boat's underwater lights illuminate the depths. There is a full cash bar to soothe your nerves. This is a 1.5-hour tour and costs $55 per person. It operates from the Dockyard.
Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise
: This is another nice sightseeing tour for those who are interested in the history and information about the island. You will cruise along the shoreline while getting to know lots of stories and historical facts. You will see many homes of famous persons and celebrities on the way as well as several historical landmarks. This cruise is similar to the one operated by Consort Cruises. See Famous Homes & Hideaways
for details. The cruise from Fantasea costs $55 per person and lasts for about 2 hours.
Gosling's Rum Cruise:
This is a fun cruise around the Great Sound
water area in the western part of the island. As you view the beautiful bay and the pastel colored homes on the shoreline, you will be served a liqueur and three different rums, and also shown how the island's original cocktails like Rum Swizzle and Dark 'n Stormy are prepared with Gosling's rums.
A rum veteran will narrate the story of Gosling's Rum which is the oldest business in Bermuda. There is a cash bar in case you want to indulge more. This 1.5-hour tour costs $55 per person and operates in the evening from the Island Tour Center located next to Dockyard Watersports Center.
Whale Watching Cruise: This is a popular whale watching boat tour in the island. To view whales in their natural habitat you will need to be in Bermuda between March to April when the Humpback Whales migrate from the Caribbean to North Atlantic. You can sometimes see them leap out of the water - a spectacular scene.
Fantasea has veteran crew who have been conducting such whale watching cruises since 1987. While no food is served on board, there is a cash bar offering drinks and beverages. You can carry your own food. The tour operates on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between March and April, and leaves from Dockyard Island Tour Center next to the ferry stop. The tour costs $90 per adult and $70 per child under12.
Cruise & Kayak Eco Tour: You will be first taken by a boat shuttle to a calm water area in the western end of the island. You will then board the double seater sit-on-top kayak. This guided kayak tour will take you along the shoreline and show you many secluded beaches, uninhabited islands, rock formations, landmarks and even homes of rich & famous on the shore. It'll be coupled with a running commentary. And below through glass panel, you will be able to see the beautiful marine life. Finally you will finish the kayak tour with a cool-off swim and complimentary soft drinks. This is a 3.5-hour tour and costs $70 per adult and $50 per child. It operates daily from the Dockyard Watersports Center.
Boat, Bike & Beach Tour:
This is a great combination tour offering you best of several things. It starts with a short boat tour along Bermuda's coastline. This is followed by 5-8 miles leisurely bike ride along the old Bermuda Railway Trail
with 21speed mountain bikes on a fairly flat terrain. The guide will stop at various points and explain the places and the landmarks you pass by including their historical background. Such landmarks include the Fort Scaur
and the sprawling estate of Mott Family of 17th century. You will finish with a cool-off swim and complimentary soft drinks. This is a 3.5-hour tour and costs $75 per person. It operates daily from the Island Tour Center located next to Dockyard Watersports Center.
Learn to Sail (Discover Sailing): If you dream to be a sailor, then this is a great opportunity to begin pursuing such dream. You can learn how to sail and get to know the basics of sailing at the end of this sailing course conducted by a certified sailing instructor. At the end of the course, you will know how to handle a sailing boat or a yacht on your own. The sail boat used for this course is of J/24 class which has more than 50,000 people sailing 5,300 boats all over the world. This 3.5-hour sailing lesson takes place daily from Dockyard & Hamilton. It costs $115 per person or $500 for lesson in a private boat.
Fantasea Location & Contacts - Inquiry & Booking
Fantasea Bermuda boat tours operate from the following locations:
: Albuoy's Point, Next to Hamilton Ferry Terminal
(West End), next to the Ferry Stop. Most boat tours depart from here.
You can call Fantasea Bermuda at (441)236-1300 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking and further information.
Visitors' Reviews & Comments
Clark Howell recollects his family's great experience of a sailing and snorkeling tour by one of the best catamarans in Bermuda.