Bermuda Marinas For Boats
If you have your own yacht or planning to come to Bermuda by your own private boat, there are a number of marinas in Bermuda where you can moor your boat and avail a number of facilities. However St. George's Port is the only port of entry in Bermuda for yachts. All yachts must clear customs and Bermuda immigration at the Ordnance Island located in St George's Harbor and connected to the Town of St. George by a bridge. Then you are ready to take your boat to any other water area in Bermuda. Here are main marinas in Bermuda listed by location along with their key offerings:
Marinas in St. George
St. George's parish is at the eastern end of Bermuda. Following are the marinas in St. George.
Captain Smokes Marina, Bermuda
Location: McCallan's Wharf 13, Wellington Street, St. George's Town. Phone: 441/297-1940
Facilities: Fresh water, Electrical Voltage: 110 - 220 Volts, Fuel, Electrical hookups
Bermuda Yacht Services
This is one of the relatively new dockage facilities located at St. George Harbor and is about 10 minutes walk from Kings Square which is the main town center. There are a range of facilities offered to the visiting international yachts and cruise boats. Offerings include Stern-to dockage for vessels up to 100 feet (12ft/4m draft), complimentary wireless internet, 110V Shore Power, drinking water & showers, repair & maintenance services, professional advice and concierge.
Bermuda Yacht Services in collaboration with the Corporation of St. George also offers facilities for Mega or large Yachts of 300-foot plus. The facility is located at downtown St. George and offers both alongside and stern-to dockage and mooring rentals, with duty free fuel bunkering, crew recreation area, concierge, repair & maintenance services and free wi-fi internet access. Email: email@example.com, Phone: (441)297-2798
There is also a dry yacht storage facility available at St. George.
Marinas in Hamilton City
Hamilton City, the port capital of Bermuda is located in Pembroke Parish. It is centrally located in Bermuda and faces the Hamilton harbor. Here are the marinas in Hamilton City:
The Club is located on a waterside property in Hamilton City and hosts a number of international yachting events. This has berths and provides marina services. It has added 100 mooring facilities in 1998 in addition to the ones that it already had. The boat size is limited to a maximum of 80-foot. Check out the above link to get details about the club services and contacts.
Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club
The club provides berthing at its marina year round for the visiting boats.
Mangroville, 26 Pomander Road, Paget. Phone: (441)-236-2250; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marina at Hotel Fairmont Hamilton Princess
A new 66 berth marina has come up in July 2014 at the Hamilton Princess hotel. This is designed for a full service marina on Hamilton harbor and can accommodate small boats to mega yachts. Facilities include pump-out facilities, custom electrical service, water distribution etc. Other services including food & beverages is available from the hotel.
76 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke, Hamilton. Phone: (441) 295 3000; Email: email@example.com
Short-term Docking at Hamilton
The Corporation of Hamilton has created a floating dock at Barr’s Bay Park for visiting yachtsmen to tie up their boats for short duration while visiting City of Hamilton.
Marinas in Sandys Parish
Sandy's is the western most parish in Bermuda. The Royal Naval Dockyard is located at Ireland island, which is the western tip of Sandys. This is where all the large cruise ships dock. Here are the marinas in Sandys Parish:
Dockyard Marina, Bermuda
This marina is located within the confines of dockyard breakwater. 100 moorings.
Address: 9 Dockyard Terrace, Royal Naval Dockyard, Ireland Island, Sandys. Phone: 441/234-0300
Facilities: Fresh Water, Fuel and Clubhouse. The marina offers daily, weekly and monthly rates.
Cross Island Marina
This is a new marina coming up at a place where the Royal Naval Dockyard was earlier located. The marina is planned to cater to the mega yachts other than the smaller vessels. There are 200 slips planned that will accommodate 100 to 250-foot vessels and also 300-foot plus ones. Cross Island Marina is a multi-phased project that started in 2010 and will be complete with all necessary support and club facilities. This is a public private initiative between West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) and South Basin Development Ltd.
More information about Bermuda marinas & Anchorage
If you are planning to sail to Bermuda by a private yacht or a boat, I would strongly recommend that you buy the book called The Bermuda Yachting Guide published by Bermuda Maritime Museum Association. You will get lots of information about Bermuda and anchorage. Phone: 441/234-1333.
Or alternatively, if you are in the US, you can also get the book at Bluewater Books and Charts, 1811 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316, USA. Store Hours: Monday – Saturday; 9am – 5:30pm
Phone: +1 800-942-2583; +1 954-763-6533; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Check out information about Boat Yards, Haulage, Slipping & Bunkering in Bermuda.
2) Check out Sailing to Bermuda for a complete guide on private yacht sailing to Bermuda.
3) Check out Bermuda Travel Guide for lot more information about Bermuda.
By Raj Bhattacharya
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