Things to do at Royal Naval Dockyard Bermuda

 
 

About Bermuda Dockyard

 
Once what used to be a base of the Royal Navy, the Royal Naval Dockyard or the HM Dockyard was later transformed into a large passenger cruise port and a tourist complex. It presently has two cruise berths - Kings Wharf and Heritage Wharf located next to each other, both of which can accommodate large cruise ships that mainly sail in from the USA and Europe. The dockyard is located at the western tip of Bermuda in Sandy's Parish. 
 
Royal Naval Dockyard Bermuda 
Photo: James Willamor, flickr, cc by-sa 2.0 
 
As you get into the cruise port that spans across an area of about 24 acres, you will feel as if you have walked into a fort city... there are huge stone-made buildings all around that were once used by the Royal Navy for various purposes including warehouses for storing supplies such as food, clothing, and equipment. 
 
The original construction of the dockyard began in the early 1800s as Bermuda was designated by the British as one of the four Imperial Fortress Colonies due to its strategic location on the north Atlantic from where the Royal Navy could control the surrounding areas. 
 
This construction was then necessary because of the perceived threats from the Americans following the American War of Independence which the British lost. The Royal Navy also built a fortress within the dockyard which is known as 'The Keep'. A stone-made building was made inside the premises of the fortress that was known as the Commissioner's House which served as the residence of the naval commissioner. 
 
 
 
There was also a hospital for sick & injured naval personnel, a church known as Dockyard Chapel that was built in 1823 having a seating capacity of around 200 offering both Anglican and non-Anglican services (depending on the chaplain assigned), and even a prison in the dockyard. 
 
The Royal Navy operated the dockyard through the World War I and II, however, gradually it lost its importance as a naval base because the British and the Americans became allies and therefore, possibility of any attacks from the US practically ceased to exist. By 1951, most naval facilities at the Bermuda dockyard were closed down, and in 1995, the Royal Navy exited the island. But by then, the naval base had fallen into considerable disrepair caused mainly by negligence and weather elements.  
 
In early 1980s, due to the increased popularity of tourism in Bermuda, the Government of Bermuda formed the organization WEDCO (West End Development Corporation) to oversee and develop the dockyard into a major cruise port and a tourist complex. WEDCO was also responsible for developing the neighboring areas of the dockyard that belonged to the Royal Navy. 
 
The large historic limestone warehouses in the dockyard were converted into art & craft studios & galleries, theme stores and shopping mall, movie theater, restaurants & pubs, etc. The Keep fortress was initially converted into Bermuda Maritime Museum and later into the National Museum of Bermuda which now showcases maritime history as well as the rich history & heritage of Bermuda over the past centuries. 
 
The Clocktower building was converted into a pedestrian shopping mall having several boutique stores selling all kinds of local and branded items such as gifts & souvenirs, apparels, bags, accessories, etc. A manmade beach with full amenities has also been created within the dockyard complete with a bar & restaurant. Numerous watersports, as well as land and water-based tours operate out of the dockyard. Today the Royal Naval Dockyard has become a complete hub of tourism and is one of the most-visited tourist spots in Bermuda. 
 

A Short Video of Dockyard Bermuda

 
 

Where is Royal Naval Dockyard located?

 
The dockyard is located at the western tip of the fish-hook shaped mainland of Bermuda in Sandy's parish and in Ireland island (north). From Hamilton City, the easiest way to get to the dockyard is by the Blue Route ferry which takes only 20 minutes to get to the ferry dock at dockyard. From St. George, there is an Orange ferry route to the dockyard that operates during the summers and takes 35 minutes each way. 
 
From Hamilton and several other parishes of Bermuda such as Southampton, Warwick, etc, you can also get direct buses (#7 and 8) to the dockyard. Ample taxis are also available all across the island to get there. 
 
Go through the Map of Royal Naval Dockyard to understand the location of the dockyard, its layout and the important landmarks and attractions within the dockyard. 
 

Visit The National Museum of Bermuda

 
Nestled inside a fortress, covering an area of over 10 acres and surrounded by rampart walls made of hardy limestone, the National Museum of Bermuda is undoubtedly one of the focal attractions in Dockyard. Through its numerous collections of exhibits and artifacts, the museum explores the history of the island and its rich heritage and culture over the past five centuries including the maritime occupation of its early residents. 
 
National Museum of Bermuda 
 
The main fortress in the dockyard The Keep was initially converted to Bermuda Maritime Museum in 1974. The museum was further expanded in 2009 December covering some of the surrounding areas and additional exhibits. It has now become the National Museum of Bermuda. 
 
One of the prominent sections in the museum is the Queens' Exhibition Hall... an important set of exhibits here comprising of shipwrecks of 15th to 16th centuries reflect the history of how Bermuda was discovered and how the initial settlement took place in the island. There are also over 1500 artifacts here including silver coins, colonial pottery, tools used in navigation and shipbuilding, and even a large cannon.  
 
National Museum of Bermuda 
Queen's Exhibition Hall, Photo: AHEXP, cc by-sa 4.0 
 
One of the highlights of the museum complex is the Commissioner's House, a historical building that was built in 1820s and was the residence of the Commissioner who was overall in charge of the dockyard. As you climb the stairs of the building from the ground to the first floor, you will be awestruck with the huge and larger-than-life wall mural created by a local artist that pictorially reflects the 400-year history of the island. 
 
Upstairs in the Commissioner's House, you will find several sections. One section vividly describes the poignant stories of more than 200 years of the slavery period in Bermuda during the colonial period. Another section explores Bermuda's historical connections with the Portuguese... this section reflects how Bermuda became a landmark for the Portuguese seafarers and later a place with ample employment opportunities to Portuguese laborers. About one-fourth of Bermuda's resident population today comprises of the Portuguese community. 
 
Commissioner’s House, Bermuda 
Photo: JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD, cc by-sa 3.0 
 
Yet another section in this building explores Bermuda's old ties with the West Indies and how the two shared the legacies of trade, culture, slavery and even piracy. There is a section in the first floor showcasing numerous coins collected over the past 4 centuries. And another section here showcases Bermuda's tourism history. 
 
Apart from the historical exhibits, you should also explore the grounds of the National Museum of Bermuda inside the fortress area. There is a huge waterfront area with a flagpole and a couple of accompanying cannons. The water view from here is wonderful. There are seven bastions in the fortress with guns installed. You can walk through tunnels and on the paved pathways to get to many of these spots. And the lovely lawns with flowering plantations are ideal to relax or taking a leisure stroll. 
 
There is an entry fee for adults. Go through National Museum of Bermuda for all details about the museum complex. 
 

Interact with Dolphins

 
Another great attraction in the dockyard, and located within the same fortress compound of National Museum of Bermuda, is the Dolphin Quest. For many years, Dolphin Quest has been engaged in deep scientific studies, educational programs and conservation of bottlenose dolphins that are found in Bermuda's water. 
 
The dolphins are kept in a sheltered lagoon-like water area where you can watch amazing performances put up by several bottlenose dolphins. They read the signs from the instructors and perform stances such as moving vertically in the water, jumping out of water, and even passing through a ring suspended in the air. And the good news is, you won't need to buy a separate entry ticket to watch all these, the museum entry ticket is enough to visit the Dolphin Quest and watch the shows if they are held when you are there. 
 
Dolphin Quest Bermuda 
Photo: Dolphin Quest 
 
But, there are separate paid programs as well in which you and your group can participate in an interactive program with the dolphins. Depending on the program you choose, you can touch, play and even swim with the dolphins... a great experience, particularly for a family with kids. There are short 10 minute interactive programs to elaborate 45 minute programs that you can choose from. 
 
Go through Dolphin Quest in Dockyard for details about the programs and how to book. 
 

Head to a beach

 
If your cruise ship is docked at a berth in the dockyard, then the nearest beach The Snorkel Park Beach is very conveniently located within the dockyard itself and is only a 5-6 minute walk from the cruise piers. This is a manmade white sandy beach in a picturesque setting and is bordered by the rampart wall of the fortress on one side. The water here is clam and clear, and as the name of the beach suggests, it's great for snorkeling and swimming. You can see schools of colorful fish here and there are many under water features as well. 
 
Snorkel Park Bermuda 
Snorkel Park Beach, Photo: James Willamor, flickr, cc by-sa 2.0 
 
Snorkel park is a full facility beach and has a bar & restaurant. There are beach rentals as well including chairs & umbrellas as well as snorkel gears. There is an entry fee to Snorkel Park. 
 
But, Snorkel Park is not the only beach option for the cruise ship passengers. A series of lovely pink sandy beaches and coves of Bermuda's south shore are only a short bus ride away. You can take bus #7 from dockyard bus stop and reach out to the south shore beaches. In fact, there are minibus shuttle services between the dockyard and the famous Horseshoe Bay Beach at regular intervals during the day time. These shuttles leave from close to the cruise piers and a one way ride takes about 35 minutes. 
 
Horseshoe Bay Beach Bermuda 
 
Horseshoe bay beach also has good amenities including showers, restrooms, cafe and a beach bar. Beach rentals such as beach chairs and umbrellas are also available. When the water is calm, the beach here is great for swimming, and you can also have a great snorkeling experience near the reefs. There is also a picturesque sheltered cove adjacent to the main Horseshoe beach... the Port Royal Cove. It is surrounded by large rocks and the water here is exceptionally calm for kids and families to swim safely. 
 
There are plenty of other beautiful beaches near the Dockyard. There is a sandy trail that starts from Horseshoe Bay Beach and continues below the cliffs for about 1.25 miles to the east, passing by lovely coves and beaches and ending at the well known Warwick Long Bay Beach... although these are all very pretty pink beaches, more secluded and great for swimming and snorkeling, there are practically no amenities in these beaches. 
 
Go through the Beaches near Dockyard to know about all the great beaches that you can easily visit from Royal Naval Dockyard. 
 

Take a boat tour from dockyard

 
When it comes to water tours from Royal Naval Dockyard, you will be spoilt for choices. In summers, there are numerous boat operators who operate out of the dockyard offering different kinds of experiences. Below is a synopsis of what you can expect... 
 
Glass bottom boat tours are quite popular. This is usually a 1.5 hour group tour in a motorized boat where you can relax and watch the colorful underwater marine through the boat's glass bottom while listening to an audio commentary from the crew. They will also show you sea grass beds where turtles feed, colorful corals and even a partially submerged shipwreck. Some of such cruises also offer complimentary island drink. 
 
Reef Explorer Boat Bermuda 
Photo: Reef Explorer Bermuda 
 
Another relaxing group boat tour takes you along the shoreline and shows you the famous homes & hideaways... it will take you through the so called 'Millionaires' row' to show you the homes of the rich and the famous, and a running audio commentary from the crew will brief you about the background. 
 
Watch the marvelous view of the sun sinking below the horizon from a Sunset Sailing Cruise aboard a 50-foot catamaran sailing on the Great Sound. During the magical hours of the twilight, you can sip on Bermuda rum swizzles and munch on freshly baked cookies as you listen to island style live music or live commentary. 
 
And if you want to combine a sightseeing sailing tour with some great water-based activities like snorkeling or kayaking, that's available as well. A popular combination tour is to sail on a pink catamaran and snorkel in an isolated cove. The boat initially sails for about an hour showing you important landmarks on the shoreline, and then anchors at a secluded cove where you can swim and snorkel in calm shallow waters, and see exotic marine life. Island drinks and fresh chocolate chip cookies made on board are offered. When you are sailing, the friendly captain will narrate many stories about the island, it's culture, history and more. 
 
Restless Native Bermuda 
Photo: Restless Native 
 
You can actually find all these water tours and lot more online through Viator's site... the button below will take you to various water-based and other tours in Bermuda, which you can check and book. 
 
Rates by Viator 
 

Do helmet diving

 
You don't have to scuba dive to watch exotic marine life in Bermuda from a close distance, or even touch or feel some of them. You can, in fact, do that without having to know even swimming or snorkeling... helmet diving is actually meant for those who want to explore the underwater world at ease. The operator will take you to an offshore location by a glass bottom boat, you will then wear a specialized helmet and climb down the ladder to the sandy bottom, walk around on the sea floor easily and see amazing coral reefs and tropical fish. 
 
Helmet Dive Bermuda 
 
The specialized helmet lets you easily breathe and even talk while underwater. The total trip lasts for about 3.5 hours and you get to spend about 35-40 minutes walking on the seafloor and interact with sea life. Before the boat trip starts, the operator (Hartley) will let you know what exactly to expect. They will take you to a few different reef locations and give you a lot of knowledge about the fish you see there. 
 
All equipment including wetsuits are included in the trip. You can even take a shower when you come up to the boat after your undersea walk. Personal underwater photos and short videos can also be made available. 
 
Rates by Viator 
 

Take an island tour by minibus or taxi

 
There are several privately operated minibus tours that operate out of Royal Naval Dockyard during the cruise seasons (mainly between April to October). These minibuses can accommodate between 15 to 30 persons, and offer half day as well as full day island tours. There are daily set group tours that operate on a per person rate from near the cruise piers and cover a fixed number of spots showing you the most important attractions in the island. If you are in a group of your own, you can also privately charter a minibus. 
 
The drivers of the minibuses usually double up as the guides. They not only give you ample photo opportunities, they also share a lot of information about the island using a microphone connected to an internal audio system. You will get to know about the places you pass by, and a lot about the people, culture and history of the island. 
 
Bermudaful Tour Minibus 
 
The half-day tours last for about 3-4 hours and usually take you through the western part of the island such as Somerset village in Sandys parish, pass by Southampton and Warwick and also take you to Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda. The full-day tours additionally visit the historic town of St. George located at the eastern end and let you walk around see several sites such as historic churches, monuments, museums and buildings. On the way back, the driver also stops by a pink south shore beach and the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. The full day tour will also make a stop for lunch (meals and admission fees are usually not included in the rates). 
 
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If you are in a smaller group of 2 to 7, and want privacy, then taxi tours of the island can be a great alternative to minibus tours. You can hire a taxi in Bermuda by an hourly rate (minimum 3 hours of booking required). The hourly rate is regulated by the government and is quite reasonable. There are two different types of taxis in Bermuda... smaller ones have a capacity of 4 passengers and the larger ones have a capacity of 7. The hourly rate depend on the type of taxi you choose. 
 
Bermuda Taxi 
 
While most taxi drivers in Bermuda are quite knowledgeable and all will offer such island tours, there are Blue Flag taxis that have drivers who are certified by the Bermuda Tourism department as certified tour guides. These taxis have either a blue flag in front or a blue flag emblem on the bonnet. The drivers of these taxis have immense knowledge about the island, will tell you many local stories and of course about the places you visit including the history, people, traditions and local food. 
 
A great thing about a taxi tour is, you can customize the tour the way you like and visit the places of your interest... the drivers won't hesitate to drive the way you want him to. Or, alternatively, ask the driver and he will suggest a route and the stops for you from his own experience. For details about the rates, possible routes and the best taxi drivers in the island, go through Exploring the island of Bermuda by a taxi
 

Take a ferry ride to Hamilton or St. George

 
There is a ferry dock at the dockyard only a 5-minute walk away from the cruise piers. Throughout the year, air-conditioned ferries operate from this dock to Hamilton City at regular intervals. During summer, another ferry route operates from here directly to St. George. These ferries are fast catamarans. While the air-conditioned cabin gives you the comfort from the heat during the summer, there are also seats on an open deck that offer wonderful view of the northern shoreline of Bermuda. 
 
Ferry at Bermuda Dockyard 
Photo: James Willamor, flickr, cc by-sa 2.0 
 
You can take the 20-minute Blue-route ferry ride to Hamilton, the Capital of Bermuda, soak in the views of the northern coastline, finally enter the Hamilton Harbor, get to the Hamilton ferry terminal and walk out to Front Street. Front Street is the arterial street of Hamilton which is full of shops of all kinds, restaurants and bars. You can walk around the city and explore the City of Hamilton and its many important landmarks. 
 
Alternatively, take the 35-minute Orange-route ferry ride to the UNESCO World Heritage site St. George. This ferry too goes along the northern coastline and offers a lovely view. Once in St. George, you can walk around exploring many historical sites in the quaint town of St. George
 
Go through Ferry services in Bermuda to know about the ferry schedules, routes, fares and other details. 
 

Enjoy a round of fun golf

 
There is a miniature 18-hole golf course in the dockyard compound located next to the Snorkel Park Beach (a short walk from the cruise pier). Although known as Fun Golf, the course is splendidly laid out with colorful contours with changing elevations, several mini hazards, mini fairways and greens offering good challenges to both experienced and the novice. This is an 18-hole par 65 miniature course. 
 
In fact, all the holes here have been designed replicating some of the best holes from professional courses in Bermuda, the USA and Scotland. And as you play a round of golf, you get wonderful views of the Atlantic. 
 
Bermuda Fun Golf, Dockyard  
Photo: Fun Golf, Bermuda 
 
If you are thirsty or hungry, grab a beverage or a sandwich from the onsite Bar & Grill 'The Caddy Shack' located onsite... it's an open-air bar & grill with a walk-in counter and strategically located at the first and ninth hole so that you can grab a drink or a bite even mid-way through your game. If you are playing your round in the afternoon, wait for the sunset... the view of the sunset from here is simply mind blowing. 
 
During summer, it can be very hot out there in the open, so do carry sun lotion and cap. Go through Playing a round of golf at Bermuda Fun Golf for complete details. 
 

Go shopping at Dockyard

 
You don't need to go down to Hamilton for shopping, the Royal Naval Dockyard itself has been developed in such a way that it caters to almost all shopping needs of the tourists. In fact, several flagship stores in Hamilton have their outlets at the dockyard. 
 
Walk down the Camber road in Dockyard and you will find the beautiful building known as The Clocktower Mall with two tall towers on its both sides with clocks affixed on top of them. This 200 year old building once used to be a warehouse of the Royal Navy, but now has been transformed into a beautiful air-conditioned shopping mall spread across couple of levels having several boutique stores. 
 
Clocktower Mall Bermuda 
Photo: slgckgc, flickr 
 
You can find stores here selling nice gifts & souvenirs, accessories, apparels, jewelry items and charms, perfumes, handbags, and a lot more. Stroll around the mall and you can not only find attractive stores, but you can also enjoy the grandeur of the old architecture. There are a couple of cafes and eateries here as well. 
 
Close to the Clocktower Mall is the store 'Crown & Anchor' housed in a historical building. Here you can get apparels and life-style items that are designed and created locally and themed on the island's nautical history. Adjacent to it and in an extension of the same building is another store 'Island Outfitters'. They stock accessories, gifts & souvenirs, and items like flip flops, sun glasses, sun hats, T-shirts, local jams, etc. 
 
Island Outfitters and Crown & Anchor 
 
Photo: Charles Lewis, Shutterstock 
 
'Makin Waves' is another large store (also located on Camber Road) selling a range of action sport items such as swimwear, watersport gears, T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, flip slops, eye-wear, sun-care products, etc. 
 

Explore Bermuda's authentic Art & Craft

 
Dockyard is a gold mine when it comes to exquisite art and craft work from talented local artists and artisans. 
 
Bermuda Craft Market is located within the old cooperage building (4 Maritime Lane) where multitude of handicraft items from several local artisans are showcased. Items include cedar work, dolls made with banana leaves, jewelry & accessories, paintings, handbags, pottery & cedar items, items made with Bermuda's pink sands, and even items made with Bermuda's sea glass. 
 
Bermuda Craft Market 
Photo: Bermuda Craft Market 
 
Some of our our favorites here include chocolates that look like Bermuda tree frogs, Bermuda Longtail charm made with sterling silver, pens made with Bermuda cedar, dangle earrings that are filled with Bermuda pink sand, Bermuda moongate wire, and Argan handmade soaps. These are ideal souvenirs and gifts to take back home that reflect original talent and skills of local craftsmen. As you browse through the different sections in the craft market, you can find local crafters who you can chat with and learn about their creations. 
 
Stop by the Dockyard Glassworks located next to the Craft Market on Maritime Lane and watch the craftsmen showing their skills and making lovely glassware items from hot molten glasses. You can even see free demonstration of glass blowing techniques used to create exquisite glass-made items such as seahorse, angelfish, local birds, figurines and lot more, and then buy one from the gallery if you like. 
 
Inside Dockyard Glassworks 
Photo: slgckgc, flickr, cc by 2.0 
 
You can then head over to Jon Faulkner Gallery to see artists crafting beautiful pottery and ceramic items. There is a working studio here of resident crafters that comprises of both local and international artists. You can then Visit the Bermuda Art Center. This is a creative workshop of talented artists. It exhibits wide range of artwork including paintings, sculpture, pottery etc. You can chat with the resident artists to know about their creations and styles. 
 

See beautiful sea glasses

 
There are a couple of secluded beaches near dockyard (the Sea Glass Beach and the Black Bay Beach) where you can find beds of colorful sea glasses. The sea glasses look like frosted glass stones of different colors that are actually crafted by the sea from unwanted glass shards and bottles thrown into the sea by the humans.  
 
While the cause of these beautiful sea glasses are unfortunate, the result is spectacular. Having gone through continuous beating of the waves against sand, the glass shards break into small pieces, get smoothened and then get washed up ashore. You can mostly see green, brown and white sea glasses at these two beaches. 
 
Sea Glass Bermuda 
Photo: techchick94 cc, flickr 
 
If you visit the beaches in the second half, then you can also a enjoy a spectacular sunset from here. As you walk down a stairway to the Sea Glass Beach, you can see that the sea glasses have been even used by the locals to create different types of mosaics. 
 
While the sea glasses look beautiful, you are not allowed to collect them. This is because, in the past, too many tourists have picked up these small little jewels in large quantities and as a result, there was a perceived threat that the beaches would soon become devoid of sea glasses, and hence this regulation. 
 
Sunset from Black Bay Bermuda 
Photo: techchick94 cc, flickr 
 
If you want to take back home a sample of such sea glasses, you can visit the Craft Market at dockyard who keep handcrafted items such as jewelry, charms and even showpieces that have Bermuda sea glasses embedded in them. Well, they might be a little pricey, but that is the right way to go about it. 
 
These two beaches are located right next to each other. If you want, you can walk down... will require a 20 minute walk from the main gate of the Dockyard. The beaches are located off Cockburn road. You can also alternatively take a short bus ride (bus #7 or 8), get off at the nearest bus stop, and then take a short walk.  
 
Go through the Twin Sea Glass Beaches for details including directions to reach. 
 

Explore the historic buildings at Dockyard

 
As you walk around the dockyard complex, you will pass by the Victualling Yard (between the Dockyard Terrace and Maritime Lane). When the British Royal Navy operated out of the dockyard until mid 1900s, this is where food and other supplies were prepared, then packed with salt for preservation, and taken to the sea for the naval officers. It is surrounded by high walls and has now become a park with nice palm trees around. 
 
Victualling Yard, Bermuda 
Photo: James Willamor, flickr, cc by-sa 2.0 
 
The old Cooperage building is located at Victualling Yard. This is where once barrels were made to store perishable goods like pork, biscuits etc which were later loaded into the ships. It was built in 1831 and is now home to the Craft Market. The movie theater Media Lounge showing Hollywood movies, is also located here. 
 
Cooperage Building, Bermuda 
Photo: Captain-tucker, CC BY-SA 4.0 
 
Towards the southern end of the dockyard and near the gate, the Casemates is one of the oldest buildings that was once the barrack for the men of Marine Infantry who guarded the dockyard against enemy invasions. Later it became the main prison for convicts in Bermuda. 
 

Take a tour of the Dockyard

 
One of the best ways to explore the Royal Naval Dockyard is to take a tour of the dockyard itself and explore the various historical buildings and sites including the National Museum of Bermuda, the Clocktower Mall, the old Cooperage building, the Casemates prison, etc. 
 
There are a couple of ways you can go about touring the dockyard. If you can spend half-a-day, then the best way is to walk and explore. Here is a self-guided tour which you can follow and explore almost every corner of the dockyard, including the buildings, cafes & restaurants, stores, the Visitor Service Center, and other landmarks. You can also take the free electric tram that circles around the dockyard, hop on and off at the several points where it stops, in order to minimize your walk and save time. 
 
Another way is to take the guided Segway Tour on a two-wheeled self-balancing machine. You can easily find the Segway double-decker bus at Dockyard Terrace right at the corner and opposite to Oleander Cycles on Camber Road. This bus is also their office. The tours last for 1.5 to 2 hours... they initially give you lessons on how to ride the scooter... it's easy and no prior experience is required. 
 
Segway Dockyard Bermuda 
 
The guided tour covers places like the Clocktower Mall, historic Casemates Prison, Victualling Yard (where the historic Cooperage building is located), the Glassblowing Studio, Rumcake Factory, Sail Loft, and more. All the while you can hear an audio commentary from the guide through wireless headsets that are provided at the start of the tour. The Segway tour also takes you to the Lagoon Park, Glass Beach and Black Bay located at a short distance from the dockyard. You get wonderful vistas of the ocean and many photo opportunities. 
 
While the cruise ships like NCL offer these Segway tours in Dockyard, they add a lot of margin to it. You can simply walk-in and book a slot. Alternatively, you can book the tour online through Viator. 
 
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Enjoy nightlife at a famous pub

 
Frog & Onion is one of the most well-known pubs in Bermuda and is located in the old historic building - The Cooperage, that was built in the 1850s as a warehouse. A part of the building has been converted into this pub which started operating here at the dockyard from 1952. 
 
The front bar is one of the largest in Bermuda and you get wide selections of cocktails and spirits here. One of the most popular rum served here is 'Frog Grog' which is named after an Admiral of the 19th century. This rum itself is used as an ingredient to make several in-house cocktails. Apart from the pub, there is a local brewery at the Frog & Onion which makes 5 different types of local beers, all themed on the island and its history. You can even take a guided brewery tour and sample the different types of beers. 
 
 
 
Other than the main dining room that has a huge fireplace which once served as a forge, there are patio dining where you can dine alfresco. While the food menu is not very extensive, they do serve several great dishes including sandwiches, burgers, strip loins, etc. But, try out their signature rockfish or the wahoo taco. 
 
There is also a games room in the pub that has many arcade games plus pool tables. There is also a nice gift shop inside that sell T-shirts and other merchandize with Frog & Onion logos imprinted on them. Go through Frog & Onion Pub for complete details including ambience, food, drinks and other activities here. 
 
 

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