A Bermuda vacation isn’t complete without experiencing a scenic boat or a sailing tour. It's a great way to explore the azure waters and amazing marine life around Bermuda. You can also discover small islands that are otherwise impossible to see from the shore.
While most take the group boat tours, you can also charter a motorboat, yacht or catamaran. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can rent a small boat and explore on your own. Here are the unmissable boat tours you can experience in Bermuda.
*Bermuda continues to adapt to changing conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to verify the hours of operation for each of the tours below.
1. Glass Bottom Boat Tours
From $59.94 - 1 hour 30 mins
Setting sail from Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard, the glass-bottom tours take you to sights where you see spectacular corals and marine life just beneath you. It’s the best way to get up close and personal with Bermuda’s underwater world - and stay dry!
You might even spot HMS Vixen, a partially submerged shipwreck from the 18th century, steeped in history and mystique.
Relax in a comfortable vessel, eagerly looking through the boat's glass bottom at the wonderful wildlife native to Bermuda while listening to your crew's informative commentary. See the unspoiled stretch of marine habitat surrounded by miles of the world's northernmost coral reef where transient turtles find their lunch.
After visiting the Mid Atlantic sanctuary, sip a complimentary Rum Swizzle on the way back to shore.
2. Sunset Sailing
From $800.00 per group (up to 15) for private charter - 4 hours
Sail on a luxury yacht and get a magnificent view of sunsets and shorelines on the ocean, all while sipping a cocktail served on board. Fancy some Bermudian culinary treats? A catering service can be arranged to suit your requirements.
Cocktails and light refreshments often accompany sunset sailing tours. If you wish, you can combine your boat tour with water sports like swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.
Many captains provide live commentary about the island and its history as you pass by some historical landmarks. Let the compass be your watch as the summer breeze guides you to explore the bays and coves around Bermuda. The sunset on the water is a truly magical experience and one every Bermuda lover should see.
3. Snorkel Cruises
From $75 - 3 hours 30 mins
Sail to a private cove and snorkel during this 3.5-hour cruise from Bermuda. Anchor at an offshore reef and wreck location and snorkel below the surface to watch stunning marine life. On some tours, you might even stop by a nearby secluded island beach, ripe for relaxing and having a picnic of your own.
Listen to engaging tales from your captain as they envelop you in history, folklore and trivia. You’ll leisurely sail for an hour around the picturesque island, then take a breather at a private cove to swim and snorkel.
Lounge on the boat's deck sipping a cocktail of your choice or use the stand-up paddleboards to explore the island further.
4. Sightseeing Tours
From $81 - 3 hours 30 minutes
Enjoy a coastal sightseeing cruise around the many islands of Bermuda, once known as the Devil’s Isles. You’ll anchor at an island hideaway where you may choose to sunbathe at the beach, swim, snorkel, kayak or paddleboard the nearby reefs.
Your local guide will provide a fun and informative commentary as you are taken around the scenic shorelines and picturesque bays.
If relaxing on board and enjoying a complimentary beverage from the 'Dark N' Stormy' boat bar is more your style, don’t be afraid to kick back and take in the sights. Relax to some music to get you in the real island spirit and chit chat with your local crew on the cruise back.
The power catamaran may not have a sail, but with spacious decks it’s up to you if you want to join the sun worshipers on the upper deck or unwind in the shaded open air deck below.
From secret coves to coastal vistas, you don’t have to spend hours researching online to find an activity to appease every family member happy on vacation. We’ve already done the hard work for you so you can just enjoy the island of Bermuda.
Don’t Pass Up Your Perfect Vacation Getaway in Bermuda
However you decide to spend your time on the island, from walking to sailing, we want to make sure you experience the best Bermuda lifestyle can provide.
Our free Bermuda guide is full of information on local activities to suit every interest and age. As we all have something in common - our love for all things Bermuda - there’s something for everyone.