BDA Watersports, Bermuda
This outfitter was earlier known as Somerset Bridge Watersports. There has been a change in ownership in End of 2019, and all equipment including the boats, Jet Skis and kayaks etc that had become old, are being upgraded with new ones.
Tony Roache had been running this family owned business for over 25 years. Located next to the Somerset Bridge at the Robinsons Marina, they offer Boston Whalers motor boats, Kayaks and Jet Skis on rent along with guides to take you around. The guides will help you navigate through the water areas and get you to the great wrecks and reefs that you like to see. They are located in a great position for exploring the western part of the island.
Some of the main attractions that you can explore from here includes view of Royal Naval Dockyard
from the water, Mangrove Bay, the partially submerged shipwreck HMS Vixen, the water area known as Sea Gardens where you can see some spectacular reefs and marine life in shallow waters, some secluded beaches and more.
They offer great Guided Jet Ski Tours. The Seadoo Jet Skis are very stable, can take speeds up to 50mph, they are easy to control with rudder-like vanes that allows slow speed turns. These Jet Skis are comparatively more silent and eco friendly due to their 4 stroke engine.
They send a maximum of 6 jet skis per tour to ensure personalized attention. You will be weaving through coral formations, explore secluded coves to spot turtles, feed fish at the Vixen wreck site, make a round around the Royal Naval Dockyard and its historic fort, visit the sand flatts off Pompano beach, riding under the smallest draw bridge in the world and even trying to spot majestic longtail birds.
Rates by Viator
You can rent Boston Whalers - small motorized boats that are virtually unsinkable and easy to operate. It can travel at speeds up to 35 miles per hours, has a 30hp engine, a central console, retractable sun top shade, seats with back support, ladder and safety equipment. You can also optionally carry snorkel equipment, fishing gears and cooler with ice. Capacity is 4 persons (maximum).
Photo: BDA Watersports
The Kayaks are very stable as well. Some of the key areas that you can explore on them include the coast line with secluded coves and tiny islands, get to the HMS Vixen Shipwreck and hand feed the fish there, or spot the turtles who otherwise get scared by the engine noise of the motorized boats.
Somerset Bridge Watersports provides transport for the dockyard cruise ship passengers who would like to avail their offerings.
21ft Pontoon Boat Rental (for up to 10 persons): 4 hour: $325; 6 hour: $480; 8 hour: $600
Boston Whaler (Motorboat) Rental
13ft (4 persons): $170 (2hrs), $240 (4hrs), $290 (6hrs)
15ft (6 persons): $210 (2hrs), $210 (4hrs), $330 (6hrs)
Kayak Single: $24 (1hr), $40 (2hrs), $64 (4 hrs)
Kayak Double: $32 (1hr), $48 (2hrs), $72 (4 hrs)
Location and Contacts
They are located next to the Somerset Bridge in Sandys Parish at Robinsons Marina.
Address: 180 Somerset Road, Sandys Parish (West End)
You can reach the center by bus #7 or 8 (operating between Hamilton and Dockyard). It takes about 10 minutes ride from the dockyard. If you are coming from the dockyard and approaching Somerset Bridge, you will need to take the right turn into Robinsons Marina just before the bridge.
They are open daily 8am to 7pm during high season (June – Mid Sept).
Closed Mid October to Mid March.
Phone: 441/234-0914 and 441/234-3145.
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