Bermuda Activities & Entertainment
If you think that this island is only about beaches and beach activities, you are probably mistaken. Bermuda has gone a long way to cater to tourists and the residents with great many entertainment options.
If you know and plan it out well, you won't realize how time can fly even in a laid back island like this. Bermuda is not about just sunning and swimming, or eating burgers & sandwiches.
There are many energizing and thrilling activities that can make your vacation in Bermuda so special with the charm and scenic settings of the island complementing them perfectly. In the following section, you will find all the major categories of activities in Bermuda that you can look forward to.
Tours and Excursions
This is probably one of the most popular activities with tourists visiting Bermuda. In a short island vacation, you would like to plan out your days carefully. If you like to visit the lovely beaches, sights & attractions, enjoy the nature and spectacular landscapes, or explore the culture and history of the island, a good idea is to take a well designed tour... it could be an island tour by bus, taxi or mini van, or a boating/sailing tour, or a walking tour... the options are plenty. Here are the best of tours in Bermuda, some of which are guided, but some are free self guided tours that we have designed from our own experience: Bermuda Tours
Water Sport Activities in Bermuda
Bermuda offers a full range of water sports like swimming & snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, water or jet skiing, scuba or helmet diving, parasailing, windsurfing & kiteboarding, and lot more. If you are planning to engage yourself in any of these, check out Bermuda Water Sports to know about the activities, the best water sport centers in the island and their offerings.
Walking & Hiking in Bermuda
Love to hike? Bermuda can offer you some great hikes and walking trails. You may feel that most of the narrow roads in the island don't even have sidewalks and the cars come from behind virtually brushing you as they zoom past, so how the hell can you walk? Well the answer is you got to know where the great trails are, which are the beaches, terrain and landscapes that offer you great hikes and awesome beauty without having to worry about traffic.
There are two ways to go about it, either take a guide or self-guided walking tour through the historic towns and cities, or just hike the great trails to enjoy the lovely nature of Bermuda that offers great reserves & parks, coastal areas, beaches, village & country landscapes, hilly terrains and more. Check out Bermuda Walks & Hikes to choose the one you like.
Boat Tours in Bermuda
If you are not the kind to swim or snorkel, rather like to take a relaxed boat tour to get lovely view of the coast line from Bermuda's waters, or see the fascinating marine life and corals through a glass bottom view from a boat, take a boat tour.
If you are in a small group and looking for privacy and flexibility, Boat Charters would be the way to go. You can sail towards the east and get into the Castle Harbor and see the small islets that are home to many Bermuda's British fortifications, or explore the west end by going below the world's smallest drawbridge called the Somerset Bridge and then into the picturesque Ely's Harbor, explore the bays and see the Royal Naval Dockyard. Charter boats give you many other options including BBQ on board, coolers, snorkeling stops, sunset views and lot more.
Sailing & Yachting Activities in Bermuda
Bermuda continues to lure thousands of people every year from all over the world for watching or participating at the numerous races that take place between March and November. Some are organized by yacht clubs and some are international championship events. Many also take a cruise or charter yachts to sail around and explore the coral reefs, tiny islands, marine life and the historic shipwrecks. Check out Sailing & Yachting in Bermuda for complete information.
Playing Golf in Bermuda
If you are a keen golfer, the island can provide unmatched offerings. Bermuda golf courses offer spectacular ocean views and lush green expanses that you will rarely find anywhere in the world. Find out all about the best Bermuda golf courses here: Bermuda Golf
Fishing in Bermuda
Fishing in Bermuda can be of three types: Shore Fishing, Reef Fishing (along reef lines) and Deep Sea Fishing (beyond the reef line and in open ocean). Shore or line fishing is usually done from the rocky shores or sometimes even from the bridges. The other two require you to avail a fishing boat. Check out Bermuda Fishing for a complete guide to know the best fishing locations, the common catches and the best fishing boat operators.
Horseback Riding in Bermuda
You can ride all throughout the year in Bermuda, along the beaches, along the old railway trails or through the lush hilly landscapes. Check out Bermuda Horseback Riding for details.
Bird Watching in Bermuda
There are many species of birds, both migratory and land birds that can be seen in Bermuda. Here is a guide that tells you about the different kinds of birds in Bermuda by season and the best locations for bird watching: Bermuda Birds
Bermuda Animals & Wildlife
Well, I don't think one often visits Bermuda only to explore its wildlife. That's probably because there isn't much that you can expect in an island that itself has a size of 21 square miles. Having said that, for animal lovers there does exist a wildlife in Bermuda, and some animals are endemic and can only be found in this island. Visit Bermuda Animals & Wildlife to know about the various animals including birds and fish of Bermuda.
Whale Watching in Bermuda
Spring time between March to April is the best season for watching the migrating humpback whales in Bermuda. This is when these awesome mammals migrate from the Caribbean mating zones to the north Atlantic feeding zone. There are some great whale watching tours by boat. You can also spot whales from the shore. Check out Whale Watching to know all about this increasingly popular activity in Bermuda.
Shopping in Bermuda
So what would you like to take back from the island? While there are many small stalls and shops on the alleys of Hamilton selling different types of souvenir items, there are also some formal and great stores in Bermuda. Find out all about what to buy in Bermuda and the best stores in the island offering great value for money: Bermuda Shopping
Nightlife in Bermuda offers a number of nice options: Night Clubs, Bars & Pubs, Live Performances, Festival Celebrations and lot more. Check out Bermuda Nightlife
Great Spas in Bermuda
Another element that adds to Bermuda's offering of tranquility & complete relaxation is its wonderful array of spas. There are several that have won international accolades including couple of them that have been ranked within the first top five hotel spas in the whole of Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas. Most of spas in Bermuda are full service and offer a range of superlative body treatments, massages, facials, manicure & pedicure and salon services.
They use their own and signature therapeutic treatments with fresh herbal and organic ingredients and oil. Some spas are ocean facing with great views of the water, while several are in serene tranquil environment with exquisite spa suits, and one in a natural cave by the side of a lake. So exited? Check out Top Bermuda Spas to know about the great spas in the island.
There are several movie theaters in Bermuda that screen mostly latest Hollywood movies as well as European and Caribbean cinemas. Get information about the theaters including their capacity, locations & contacts: Bermuda Movie Theaters
Bermuda Clubs & Associations
In this section I have discussed about various types of clubs and associations in Bermuda including social clubs, sports clubs, yacht clubs and lot more. If you like to become a member of a club or like to avail its facilities temporarily, check out Bermuda Clubs & Associations
Bermuda Activities for Kids and Families
There are plenty of activities that you can plan in Bermuda specifically for your family and kids. Check out Bermuda for Kids & Families.
Recreational and Sports Activities in Dockyard & Sandys
There are operators and outfitters offering plenty of watersports and other activities in the dockyard area and surrounding Sandys parish. They are ideal for the cruise ship passengers docking at the Kings Wharf or Heritage Wharf. Activities include boating, Jet ski, offshore snorkeling cruises, diving, parasailing and more. Check out Dockyard & Sandys Activities to get complete details along with contacts.
Recreational & Sports Activities in Hamilton City
Hamilton City being the capital and commercial center of the island, has a huge tourist influx and has become a major hub of recreational activities as well. Check out Hamilton Activities to get complete information about the all the sporting and recreational activities offered by the city.
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