Bermuda Marinas for Yachts
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 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:
Pier 41 Marina (Dockyard)
This marina is located within Royal Naval Dockyard
. There are over 100 breakwater protected moorings available here. Boats up 100-ft length can be berthed here.
Photo: nathanmac87, flickr, cc by 2.0
Facilities include a resident dock master, secure gated access, shore power, water supply, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, clean showers, laundry facilities, 150-ft fuel dock. There is also a fully stocked waterside minimart located here known as the Dockshop... it stocks snacks, hot food, cold beer, wine, liquor, grocery items, ICE, fishing supplies, ropes , fenders, cleaning supplies, batteries, marine items, etc.
The marina offers short term (up to 3 hours) public docking. Additional Pay Docking is available at Pier 41 Marina by reservation only. Facilities include Fresh Water, Fuel and Clubhouse. The marina offers daily, weekly and monthly rates. Pier 41 also offers boat rentals, yacht charters, fishing trips and sightseeing excursions.
Address: Freeport Drive, Royal Naval Dockyard, Ireland Island, Sandys.
Radio Call: Pier 41 Marina - VHF Channel 16).
Pier 41 is open 8am to 6pm daily.
Caroline Bay Marina
This is a new marina which is part of the Caroline Bay Resort complex and located in Sandys parish. This sprawling resort complex has Ritz Carlton Reserve Residences, which is only the third such project in the world developed by Ritz Carlton Reserve offering ultra luxury waterfront homes and destination.
The Caroline Bay Marina has 2,340 feet of linear docking space that can cater to 30 super yatchs that are more than 100ft in length and 80 other smaller vessels. This is a full-service marina. Services include water, sewage pump out, electricity, fuel and concierge services.
The marina is open 7 days a week (Daily- Monday to Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm).
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
This is a private marina operating since 1986 and owned by Bobby Oatley who is a well known yachtsman in Bermuda. Bobby earned the nick name 'Captain Smokes' while competing in Newport Bermuda Races where he showed his uncanny ability to keep a cigarette lit while at the helm, even in harsh weather conditions.
Photo: Captain Smokes Marina
Facilities at the marina include Fresh water, Assistance with docking, Electrical Voltage: 110 - 220 Volts, Disposal of trash, oil and battery, Bathrooms & Showers, Internet, Advice on how to get other services.
Other amenities include vehicles to get fuel and other supplies, there is a hardware store located rigt across the street from the marina to get all marine supplies, Sailmaker, Electricians and Grocery store nearby, there is Barbecue on site, Town of St. George is only 5 minute walk from the marina.
Address: McCallan's Wharf 13, Wellington Street, St. George's Town.
Bermuda Yacht Services
This is a dockage facility founded in 2006 and 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 and showers, repair and 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 and maintenance services, and free wi-fi internet access.
They also act as Port Agent and offers services such as In/Out Clearance of yacht, Charter Permits, Customs & Immigration, Berth & Mooring Arrangements, General Information and Local Knowledge, Invoice Consolidation, Technical Assistance , etc.
Dry Storage Marina 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:
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
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.
Facilities and services offered include 130 Berths, Wi-Fi Access, Secure & Controlled Marina Access, Laundry Facilities, Shower Facilities, Electric & Water, Docking Services, Catering & Beverage Services, Access to Restaurant & Bar, Yacht Repair Services.
Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club
The club provides berthing at its marina year round for the visiting boats.
Address: Mangroville, 26 Pomander Road, Paget.
Marina at Hotel Hamilton Princess and Beach Club
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 and beverages is available from the hotel.
Address: 76 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke, Hamilton.
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 the City of Hamilton.
Following are the indicative rates charged by Royal Bermuda Yacht Club:
(In summer, i.e., April - November):
$4.00 per foot per day; $6.50 per foot per day (North Dock)
Winter rates are lesser when demands are low.
One chord: 30amp-$25/day; 50amp-$30/day; 100amp-$75/day
Two chords: 50amp-$50/day
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: [email protected]
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Visitors' Reviews and Comments
Samuel W. Cargill (August 2020)
Hello, I was wondering if I could obtain information regarding keeping my boat in Bermuda for the winter? I understand there are rules/regulations for such an endeavor and I am looking for some guidance. I have reached out to a few marinas but have had no luck receiving a response. I find your blog and site to be most helpful. Thank you,
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2020
Hello, I suggest that you try to reach out to Bermuda Yacht Services (+1 - 441- 297-2798, email: [email protected]
). They are one of the best when it comes to mooring/berthing assistance for any kind of a yacht in Bermuda. They also offer a whole host of other services to yachters. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the response could be slow. It's better if you can call them up and talk to them directly over the phone. Best,