Visitors' Reviews and Comments
Laurie Marucci (March 2022)
Can you tell me if I can hire a driver to take us from Kings Wharf to Horseshoe Bay ? I know there is a bus and shuttles...but I am having knee surgery and a senior...and wouldn't be able to wait in long lines and be worries about returning back to the ship on time. If you can let me know of someone, I can contact, Id appreciate that ! Thanks so much ! I love your beautiful Island !
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2022
Hello, you can book a taxi at an hourly rate (minimum 3 hours) and get around the island. There is a taxi stand near the King's Wharf and you will find ample taxis there. In order to know the details such as the hourly rate, some well-known taxi drivers and their contacts in case you want to book one in advance, suggest you go through Taxi service at an hourly rate.
Walt Novak (March 2022)
Seen cab fares for 4 people, but want to take a cab for 2 people from cruise ship to Boundary Sports Bar. Is there a flat rate? Will be coming there in May of 2022. I know there is a 15% tip.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2022
The metered taxi fare will be the same irrespective of 2 or 4 persons. The only other option is to hire a cab at an hourly rate (minimum 3 hours) but that will be far too expensive for a bar visit.
Mary Ann (August 2021)
If it's allowed, and not too expensive, I'd like to go to The Swizzle Inn one day while we're in Port (Hamilton). I'm going on the Orion on 9/10/21. How much will it cost? Thank you.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2021
One-way taxi fare will be around $26 for a small taxi (4-passenger) in normal traffic conditions plus 15% tips. The fare will be 25% more on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Jules (June 2021)
What is the approximate cost for 4 adults plus luggage from Wade Int'l Airport to Hamilton Harbour docked ship?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2021
Depending on traffic, the fare for a 4-passenger taxi from the airport to Hamilton city would be around $45 + 15% tips + $1 per luggage in the boot. The fare will be 25% higher between 12am to 6am, or on Sundays and Public Holidays. Fares are higher for larger (7-passenger) taxis.
Tracey Garrett (July 2019)
Hi! I was wondering if our cruise ship docs at Royal Naval Dockyard, can we just walk off the ship and find a taxi to hire for half the day to take us to visit Admiralty House Park and Crystal Caves. Or, is that something we have to book in advance? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you,
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2019
Hi, you can find ample taxis as you walk out of the ship. There will be many taxi drivers out there offering tours. So no need to book in advance.
Michelle (June 2018)
So glad I found this site, lots of great info! I do have a question, we are coming to Bermuda next month on the Horizon docking at Hamilton. How far of a walk is it to the taxi stands? I get short of breath walking long distances. Also do you think it would be possible to do a short 3 hour tour and then dropped off at the beach, then just catch a taxi back to the ship?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2018
Hi, there are taxi stands on Front Street in Hamilton and close to the cruise piers... there is one about 8-10 minute walk, next to Goslings Liquor store. Yes you can take a taxi tour and drop off at a beach. If you want to catch a taxi back, then I suggest you visit a popular beach such as Horseshoe Bay Beach in Southampton which has a taxi stand. You may not get a taxi in all beaches.
Arlene Mckim (June 2018)
What is the 2018 rate for taxi tours? All rates that I find are for 2014. We are three people interested in cost for all day? How many hours is all day? Half day? How many hours is half day? We will visit on cruise ship at Dockyard in October. Thank you.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2018
Fares haven't changed since 2014... that's mentioned in the site. There is no half or full day hiring... it's by the hour and minimum is for 3 hours.
Jack Land (August 2017)
Hi Raj: Six of us will be hiring a taxi for a 4 hr. tour. Can we pay by credit card, or personal check, or is it cash only?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2017
Hi, some taxis in Bermuda now accept credit cards, but most do not. So check with the driver before taking the ride.
Robert Kelly (January 2017)
If a fee for a 4 person is listed from point A to B as $36 is that for the entire trip of 2-4 people or PER PERSON? Also, If I took a taxi to Horseshoe Bay from the Docks how would I get a taxi back?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) January 2017
Taxi fares are for the whole taxi and not per person rate. There is a taxi stand at Horseshoe bay beach. However you may not always get taxis there due to high demands. You can alternatively avail minibuses that operate between Horseshoe Bay Beach and the dockyard during summer (usually April to October) or walk up to the main road for public buses.
Jon (July 2016)
Hi Raj! Will the 7-passenger taxi fit 6 people and luggage (carry-on only)? We have 3 hours to kill from when we land to when we can check-in to our rental, so we're thinking of doing a tour while we wait.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2016
Hi, on a standard 7-seat taxi you will be essentially left with one empty seat and little space at the back. So 6 carry-on bags seems difficult unless they are small. However some taxis are larger than usual (look like vans) and might be able to accommodate. Another option is to book a tour in a private van, but you need to book that in advance and ask for a pick up at the airport.
Pat LaSalle (June 2016)
Hi Raj, Are the cabs in Bermuda equipped to take credit cards and is it up to the driver's discretion to accept them?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2016
Most cab drivers do not accept credit cards. There are only very few that have such provisions.
Lauren (March 2016)
I was just wondering if we would be required to have our 16 month old in a car seat in a taxi. We will be cruising to Bermuda and am wondering what the rules are. Thanks!
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2016
Taxis in Bermuda do not have car seats for infants, although it is mandatory in personal cars for residents. So you can take your baby in a taxi without a car seat (by law taxis are exempted from car seats). However it is always safer to carry your own car seat.
Robin Zukowski (February 2016)
Raj, We've cruised many times to Bermuda, but always docked in Hamilton. Now we can only dock at Dockyard for our upcoming trip in June. We love going to the Hog Penny and seeing Will Black, but the last ferry leaves pretty early to go back to Dockyard. Is there a taxi service that we can call to get a ride back from Hamilton to Dockyard after the last ferry leaves, since we'd like to stay at the Hogpenny until 11:30ish or midnight. There will be at least 5 of us. Don't trust riding the scooters at night - used to be a pro at it, not so much anymore since my slide on oil a few years back and got my Bermuda road rash! Any info would be appreciated!
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) February 2016
Hi, a Hog Penny staff can help calling a taxi for you. If they are all busy, you can yourself call one. 'Bermuda Island Taxi' operates out of Hamilton itself (phone: 441-295 4141).
Melinda Lang (May 2015)
After a stay at Dockyard, I would like to get to the airport via St. George ferry instead of taking a taxi all the way around. I will have luggage. Could you please tell me if taxis are readily available after getting off the ferry at 10:20ish - Wed, May 20 or do I need to make arrangements. I need to get to the airport in a timely manner from St.
George (between 10:30 - 11:00). When we took the Dockyard-St. George ferry last year for a day trip - I noticed many transports for Tobacco Bay and Ft. St. Catherines etc. but didn't notice regular taxis - wasn't looking for them. Could you help me with any information? Much thanks!
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) May 2015
You may not get taxis near the ferry dock of St. George's as soon as you get off. In fact the taxi stand is at Kings Square near Water Street which is few minutes walk from the ferry dock. There is no guarantee that taxis will be available there either. Better to make pre-arrangements or take a shuttle service.
Bill Henning (March 2014)
Hi Raj, your knowledge of the island has been quite helpful in planning our upcoming trip in April. I have a few additional questions: Do all taxi's use the same metering system and charge the same $ for a trip? We will be coming from the airport to Sandy's and Google maps says its a 19 mile trip one way. Calculating for 2 passengers and 4 bags plus 10% tip I get $55, which is not unreasonable to me. Does that sound right to you? Thanks!
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2014
Hi, Yes all taxis use same metering system. The only difference is between smaller (4 passenger) and larger (7 passenger) taxis. Larger capacity taxis have higher rates when they carry more than 4 passengers. It'll be close to the figure you calculated, will vary slightly depending on the actual distance to your hotel.
Jennifer (October 2012)
Very poor service. People were very rude to me on the phone. Waited for over an hour and decided that they were not going to come so we missed our plans for the night, Very disappointing.
Alex Ander (December 2012)
I totally agree with your comment regarding taxi services. I, too, have waited for over an hour for a taxi to arrive - which is disheartening since I live pretty close to a frequented area. I do not think that it was a one-off situation. I find the service to be antiquated and they definitely need to 'step into the future'.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) December 2012
The above seems to be a one off case. My personal experience with my family has been quite different and good. Yes it's true that taxis do not always arrive exactly at the time committed. So you need to keep a little cushion. The people over phone and drivers have been very friendly and courteous.