Bermuda Guide. Hamilton and the Dockyard and a trip out of town

Just 600 miles from North Carolina, this cruise stop is often added on the way home from Charleston or Baltimore or on the way to Charleston and down to Canaveral or another Florida destination. It has an all year round climate so is used before and after as well as during the Caribbean season.


Many ships dock at King’s Wharf in the Naval Dockyard and there is a magnet drawing you to the capital, Hamilton across the bay. Many people who go there are back within two hours. A guide around Bermuda needs to be more than Hamilton as there is little there and it can be done in an hour. The Naval dockyard has more, especially for children as can be seen from this film by SSP. But, Stuart suggests a day pass on the bus and ferry for $19, and find a beach and see some local towns. The routes are clearly marked and whether you get a bus from the dockyard, or ferry to Hamilton and get a bus from the main bus station, the whole 22 mile stretch of islands is easy in a day. Suggestion, if you have children the dockyard is fun, Hamilton might bore them. If you are adventurous, go to Hamilton on the earliest ferry, take the number 10 or 11 all the way to St Georges, you will have had a whole island tour. Come back and if time see Hamilton or the dockyard.

Ships calling on their flag countries of Bermuda and the Bahamas are routinely visited by drug-sniffing dogs. The laws of those countries allow them to board the ship and inspect for drugs without warrants.

External link to plan your trip, the bus route and ferry timetable