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Top Bermuda Attractions

The first time you visit Bermuda, or any new destination, the question asked isn’t usually what attractions should be scene but what attraction to see first, what to expect, how to get there, and how much time is needed. We’ve provided tips, advice, and other information about the top tourist attractions in Bermuda to help with your itinerary planning.

Bermuda Aquarium Bermuda Aquarium
Maritime Museum Maritime Museum
Bermuda Railway Trail Bermuda Railway Trail
Crystal Caves Crystal Caves
Bermuda Bell Diving Bermuda Bell Diving

Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum & Zoo

 Address 40 N. Shore Rd
 Location Flatts Village
 Transportation Bus: 10 or 11 from the City of Hamilton or St. George. From the City of Hamilton, follow Middle Rd. or N. Shore Rd. east to Flatts Village; from St. George, cross the causeway and follow N. Shore Rd. or Harrington Sound Rd. west to Flatts Village
 Admission Admission $10 adults, $5 seniors and children 5-12, free for children under 5
 Hours Daily 9am-4pm; Closed Dec 25
 Phone 441/293-2727

No matter what the weather is like on Bermuda you can always make some time to be a kid and enjoy the animals and seal life that the island is home too. Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum & Zoo is home to a large collection of tropical marine fish, turtles, seals, and corals. Not only do you get the best of both worlds when it comes to visiting animals that live in the water but the museum has a zoo that is home to a wide range of animals including alligators, monkeys, and Galapagos tortoises, along with a collection of birds, including parrots and flamingos. Once inside the museum, you will see exhibits ranging from the geological development of Bermuda to deep-sea exploration of the humpback whales. The zoo is home to the, North Rock Exhibit, a 140,000-gallon tank with a living coral reef, as well as reef and pelagic fish species. Bring your whole family to enjoy the underwater and land adventure, because this aquarium natural history museum and zoo is a great and fun way to learn about Bermudas and its environment.

 

Bermuda Maritime Museum

 Address Royal Naval Dockyard, Royal Naval Dockyard
 Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 children 5-17, free for children 4 and under
 Hours Daily 9:30am-4:30pm; Closed Dec 25
 Phone 441/234-1418
 Website www.bmm.bm

Bermudas Maritime Museum was built by convict labor during the 19th century. The museum exhibits artifacts that pertain to Bermuda’s nautical heritage. The museums ceilings, buildings, and architecture is a must see on its own. Some highlights of the museum are the underground tunnels, gun ports, and the water gate pond that was specially designed for boats entering from sea. The museum is a great learning experience and will teach any one regardless of age the islands long and intimate connection with the sea. The Maritime Museum’s most famous exhibit is in the Shifting House. There you will find artifacts such as gold bars, pottery, jewelry, silver coins, and other items that were recovered from he 16th and 17th century shipwrecks. The Museum is filled with many building each has a significance to Bermuda’s history and admission to the Shifting House, Queen's Exhibition Hall, Forster Cooper Building, Boat loft, and Commissioner's House are included in the entrance price to the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Have a relaxing day filled with history and culture at the Maritime Museum.

 

Bermuda Railway Trail

If you are looking for a low key day on the island of Bermuda a nice bike ride through Bermuda’s railway trail is the ideal activity for you. With a year-round average temperature of 70°F (21°C), Bermuda is often ideal for bicycling. Not only is biking a great way to have fun and stay in shape, but it allows you to take a hands-on approach to your sightseeing and getting familiar with the island. Bermuda railway Trail is a great trail for beginning bikers. While biking through the hills of these areas bring a camera and take amazing pictures of the seaside cliffs, and wild life sanctuary. While on the trail, you will pass numerous ponds, and if you go west of the island you will come across the Gibb Hill Lighthouse. The view from the foot of the lighthouse is breath taking. Bring comfortable sneakers, and plenty of water, if you get lost or get tired on the trail, nearby bike shops and store owners will mark up a map for you and give you any guidance you need on your trip back to your resort. The Railway Trail consists of seven sections, each with its own character. You can decide how much of the trail you'd like to cover in 1 day, and which sections to focus on. Biking on Bermuda is a cheap and affordable way to enjoy the island.

 

Crystal Caves

 Address 8 Crystal Caves Rd
 Location Off Wilkinson Ave., Bailey's Bay
 Transportation Bus: 1, 3, 10, or 11
 Admission $12 adults, $7 children 5-12, free for children under 5. To visit 2 caves $18 adults, $8 children
 Hours Daily 9:30am-4:30pm
 Phone 441/293-0640

Bermuda has one of the worlds breathtaking crystal caves. The network of subterranean lakes, caves, and caverns is home to translucent formations of stalagmites and stalactites. The crystal caves were discovered in 1907, at about 36 m (118 ft.) below the surface. Inside the cavern are hidden illuminating lights that decorate the interior. In 2002 a second cave was open to visitors and all tours through the caves are guided. While at the bottom of the cave, the guides use their light systems to make shadow puppets and entertain visitors with their humor. Crystal caves are an interesting place to take your kids, it is guaranteed to entertain them and awe them for hours. A reminder though, anyone who suffers from claustrophobia, might want to pass on this illuminating experience. A small café and gift shop exist at the attraction.

 

Bermuda Bell Diving

 Address 5 N. Shore Rd. (P.O. Box FL 281), Flatts FL BX
 Transportation Take bus no. 10 or 11.
 Admission The underwater wonderland walk costs $65 per person (adults and children). Children under 5 aren't allowed.
 Hours From May to November, a 12m (40-ft.) boat, Cameron, leaves Flatts Village daily at 10am and 2pm.
 Phone 441/535-8707
 Website www.helmetdive.bm, www.belldive.bm

Bermuda is well known for its exotic wildlife that exists underwater. If you are a risk taker and love the rush of a challenge participate in Bermudas Bell diving. Bell diving is an underwater walking experience. Undersea walks among the coral reefs are safe for anyone from age 5 to 89, even non-swimmers. You can walk underwater wearing your contact lenses or glasses, and you won't even get your hair wet. A guide places a helmet on your shoulders as you climb down the ladder of the boat to begin your walk. An experienced guide conducts the tours, and it's as simple as walking through a rose garden. Helmets equipped with air hoses connected to the surface are provided to each member going underwater and then each person has the privilege to explore the mysterious sea. On your helmet dive, you can feed dozens of rainbow-hued fish, which take food right from your hands. You can also see sponges breathing and coral feeding. This is one attraction that will sure leave you breathless with plenty of memories to take back home with you.

 


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