Cruise to Hamilton and explore the capital however you please—by shopping on your own, enjoying a walking tour or by visiting the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.
After departing from the pier, you will soon settle in for a delightful cruise across the Great Sound, a body of impossibly turquoise water that fills the bend in the island's distinctive fishhook shape. A coral reef at the mouth of the sound shelters the inner waters, making for a typically calm cruise to the pastel-colored capital of Hamilton.
Upon disembarking, you will have several options. If you choose to shop on your own, you can expect to find one-of-a-kind jewelry, vivid artwork celebrating the island life, and classic Bermuda shorts in every color of the rainbow. You might also pick up a tasty treat like rum cake or a jar of jam flavored with Scotch bonnet peppers.
Another option is to split your time between exploring on your own and an enlightening walking tour of Hamilton. Either way, you may see the glorious Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, leafy Victoria Park and the Bermuda National Gallery, a showcase for centuries of outstanding island artwork.
The third option is a trip to the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. The museum's exhibits encompass every imaginable aspect of marine life. You might learn about the island's volcanic formation, see a collection of more than a thousand seashells, and discover the wonders of bioluminescent creatures that dwell in the ocean's depths.