Bermuda Caves, Forts & Beaches
If you are docked at the Kings Wharf Dockyard, easiest is to take the first orange route ferry in the morning (at 9:15 a.m.) and come straight to St George.
You will get a great view of Bermuda's north Shore from the ferry. It goes through Town Cut and reaches St George in about 35 minutes.
Note that the orange ferry route usually operates during the high season only (April to November). You can always take a bus. But that takes about two hours to reach St George. From Hamilton city, bus takes about an hour. So start the day as early as possible.
Now once you reach the town of St George, you have two options: One that I have already discussed under Exploring heritage town of St. George: Here you can spend some 3-4 hours visiting the historic sites as you walk down the narrow lanes of the town. You can imagine yourself back into the 17th century.
Achilles Bay Bermuda
The second option is to take the shuttle bus that starts from the Kings Square in St. George and completes a full circle. It takes you through some of the best beaches in the east, like the Tobacco Bay Beach and Achilles Bay Beach.
It will continue to St. Catherine's Fort, one of the top forts in Bermuda with great historic exhibits & artifacts, and well preserved interior. There is also a beach next to it known as the St Catherine beach.
The bus will finally come back to Kings Square. But you can take your time at the places of your choice and hop on and off the bus.
Time for lunch? One of the good options is the Blackbeard's Hideout, a restaurant located next to the St Catherine fort. The sunset view over the Achilles Bay from the terrace of this restaurant is spectacular. The location of this restaurant is one of the best in Bermuda. But, if you are taking this tour, you won't be able to wait till sunset.
White Horse Tavern located right at the Kings Square in St. George can also be a convenient option for a proper lunch.
After lunch, continue on bus #1 or 3 towards Crystal & Fantasy Caves. Located at Hamilton Parish, these are some of the best caves in Bermuda and includes the crystal-clear Cahow lake in the same complex. You can take guided tour of the caves here.
From the caves, take bus #3 and head towards the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo in the Flatts village.
Take bus #1 and pass through Tuckers Town. Get off at the lovely John Smiths Beach. This beach is a long and wide stretch of pink sand. The beach is located at the Smith's parish and is excellent for snorkeling.
Continue on bus #1 and reach Hamilton city. Depending on the time left, you have two options again.
First Option: Wander around the Front Street, do some shopping. If you are returning to the Dockyard, you can take a ferry from Hamilton harbor.
Second option: Take bus #7 towards west and see some of the lovely south shore beaches:
Each of them is unique and our favorites. You will probably not be able to visit all. So make up your mind for the ones you like the most and hop off for a quick dip if you want. If you are returning to west-end Kings Wharf Dockyard, you can continue on Bus #7 towards west. Dockyard is the last stop.
Check out Bermuda Map. It has maps of everything that you need.
1) Self Guided Tours on Public Transports: Touring Bermuda by public bus & ferry.
2) Bermuda Tours: Know about many other great tours & excursions in Bermuda.
3) Bermuda Vacation Guide: Know how to plan your vacation in Bermuda
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