Bermuda Cruise Overview
The English territory of Bermuda is located 640 miles off the coast of North Carolina, and it's about one-third the size of Washington, D.C. Bermuda's one-of-a-kind, pink-sand beaches are great places to soak up some sun, while the crystal-clear waters make scuba diving and snorkeling a real treat. Bermuda is usually thought of as a single island, but it's actually made up of 138 different islands. Bridges connect the largest islands, which contain Bermuda's three main cruise ports.
Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, is also one of the main Bermuda cruise ports. Its central location on the island makes it a prime tourist destination, and it's home to an array of beaches, watersports, shops, restaurants, bars, and golf courses.
Another Bermuda cruise port is located in the city of St. George's, situated on the far-east corner of the island. St. George's, founded by shipwrecked English sailors in 1609, is steeped in British culture. The city is filled with historic buildings and museums. It's also a great spot for swimming, watersports, golf, and shopping.
King's Wharf is the last of Bermuda's cruise ports and it's located on the western tip of the island. It was an English naval base during the early- to mid-1800s. King's Wharf is more secluded than the other two Bermuda cruise ports, but is still home to a wide variety of duty-free shopping, watersports, golfing, museums, and beaches.
Bermuda Cruise Activities & Attractions
South Shore Park: A 1.5-mile stretch of pink-sand beachfront. Located in Southampton.
Ocean View Golf Course: A 9-hole course located just 10 minutes from Hamilton.
Royal Naval Dockyard: The most popular tourist destination in Bermuda. It was once a British naval yard and has since been turned into a shopping center featuring a museum, art galleries, and restaurants. Located in Sandys Parish.
Crystal Caves: Two boys searching for their missing cricket ball discovered these beautiful caves in 1905. Guided tours are offered every 30 minutes. Located in St. George's.
Tobacco Bay Park: A great spot for snorkeling. Food and drink is available at the pavilion during the summer months. Located in St. George's.
Mangrove Bay: A calm-water beach located near Somerset Village.
St. George's Golf Course: An 18-hole golf course located in St. George's.
Wheel Cycles: Rent a scooter and cruise around Bermuda for as little as $45 a day (must be at least 16 years old). Located on Front Street in Hamilton.
Water Street: St. George's main shopping street.
Hamilton Trolley Train Tour: This one-hour train ride takes passengers on a fun, relaxing tour of Hamilton.
Front Street: The main shopping area in Hamilton.
Jobson's Cove: A secluded cove located in Warwick Parish between Hamilton and King's Wharf.
Dive Bermuda: Take a scuba diving lesson or simply rent equipment. Located just outside of Hamilton at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.
Bermuda Cruises Climate
Bermuda is located in the subtropical region of the Atlantic Ocean, which helps keep the temperature in the mid-80s during the summer months and the mid-70s in the winter. Hurricane season in Bermuda lasts from June to November, but storms rarely hit the mainland.
Bermuda Cruise Departure Ports
Boston, New York City, and Cape Liberty (NJ) are the three most popular Bermuda cruise departure ports. There are several other Bermuda departure ports located in cities along the east coast including Philadelphia, Norfolk, Ft. Lauderdale, Baltimore, and Charleston.