Bermuda Attractions: Hamilton, Bermuda Tourist Attractions

Sightseeing


Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum and Zoo

Tours start at the North Rock Exhibit with a diver-in-the tank interactive talk, continuing to the harbor seal feeding, onto the flamingo exhibit, the lemurs and into the very latest area, the Madagascar, featuring animals from that island. For more information, please call (441) 293-2727.

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI)

The exhibits are designed to acquaint the visitor with the mysteries of the ocean, the latest research and creatures of the deep. For more information on exhibits and attractions at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, please call (441) 292-7219.

Botanical Gardens, Paget

The official residence of Bermuda's Premier. The largest local public garden by far. A mix of park, woodland, greenhouses, agricultural buildings and horticultural collections. Chiefly of interest for its trees, orchard, collection of orchids and Camden. Visitors should expect a fair amount of walking. For more information, please call (441) 236-5732. 

Crystal Caves/Fantasy Caves

The Crystal Caves and Fantasy Caves in Hamilton Parish are known for its natural limestone cave formations. Guides will escort you, mainly to ensure that you do not touch the formations.

The caves are named for their subterranean pools of incredibly clear water. If you look down, you'll see the bottom, 55 feet below, through incredibly clear turquoise waters. Located at Wilkinson Avenue. For more information, please call (441) 293-0640.

NB They will hold your luggage at no fee if you wish to make this the last stop of your trip before leaving Paradise.

Dolphin Quest

Get happily lost in a Bermuda Triangle of fun, swimming with our beautiful dolphins in their ocean water safe haven within the old stone fortress now home to the National Museum of Bermuda, one of the world’s most extraordinary naval history museums. Create a magical multi-sensory connection when you touch a dolphin that will touch your heart. 

Dolphin Quest Bermuda is located at The Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination and cruise ship terminal, and just a short, scenic ferry ride or taxi ride from anywhere on the island. 

You’ll share and remember your dolphin moments and your biggest and best smiles ever with our fantastic keepsake photos. 

Visit the Dolphin Deck Gift Shop onsite for the coolest dolphin shirts, hats, toys, books and souvenirs.  

Make a reservation online or contact the Central Reservations office at 1.800.248.3316. For international callers, please dial 540.687.8102. 

Island Tour Centre

Welcome to Island Tour Centre.  With over 20 years of local experience, a great variety of tours (glassbottom boat tours, sightseeing boat tours, eco & adventure tours etc...) from Bermuda’s top tour operators,  easy online reservations and conveniently located tour booking facilities, we are the first stop for your best Bermuda vacation experience ever. 

For more information, please call (441) 236 1300 or email info@islandtourcentre.com

Masterworks Art Gallery

Masterworks' mission is to build a major collection, not only of Bermuda art from the past, but also one that embodies the artists of today, as well as a vision for the future. By embracing all art forms, they hope to encourage artists from both Bermuda and abroad to develop their talents in our inspirational island setting. They also encourage the repatriation of works of art inspired by the island, and welcome any gift that may enhance their Collection. For more information, please call 441-299-4000. 

Homer’s cafe is run by The Flying Chef and serves a full selection of  lunch items, baked goods and even a traditional Afternoon Tea on Sundays, as well as made up Picnic baskets for lunch in the park. Daily lunch specials are also offered. There is outdoor seating in the courtyard, and the cafe also gives full access to “Dobbie’s Hideaway”, the lounge below. This is a converted water tank which has been fitted with couches, chairs and makes a comfortable setting for a quiet coffee or to read the newspaper. For more information, please call 441-299-4001.

Historical British Forts

Bermuda has dozens of historic forts still standing. They are superb cultural, historical and scenic attractions in every way. The largest concentration is in St. George's, which has been proclaimed World Heritage Treasure by United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Horse and Carriage Tours

Please contact the Concierge at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess  at 441-298-5779 or email concierge.hamilton@fairmont.com for more details and rates.

Destination Dockyard

Destination Dockyard is a festive celebration held every Monday evening at Bermuda's Royal Naval Dockyard (Kings Wharf area). It is generally held in the summer months starting in June. 

If you are starting from city of Hamilton, you can take a ferry. There is a direct ferry service to the dockyard from Hamilton city and during summer time from St. George.  
The celebration at the dockyard is packed with fun-filled activities. As you step into the dockyard, you will find hundreds of vendors displaying local art and craft work, many selling local sea food and cold drinks. 

There are musicians, dancers and other entertainers adding to the festive atmosphere. You can see Bermuda's famous Gombey dancing here. The Gombey dancers and drummers reflect Bermuda's African, Native American and British colonial heritage as they dance to lively rhythms wearing vibrant costumes.

Taxi/Sightseeing Tours

For a party of 1 to 6, engaging a taxi for the day or half-day (minimum of 3 hours) with the driver acting as the tour guide can be a good way to see Bermuda. A blue flag fluttering from the taxi's bonnet signifies the driver has qualified as a tour guide. 

Please contact The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Concierge at 441-298-5779 or email concierge.hamilton@fairmont.com for more details and rates.

The Town of Hamilton

The town center of Bermuda's capital city is only a 5-minute walk from The Fairmont Hamilton Princess (and a free ferry ride from the Fairmont Southampton). The Hamilton Harbor is one of the most beautiful in the world, and boasts a number of attractions for tourists and natives alike. Be sure to visit the excellent shopping on Front and Reid Streets. History-loving guests will enjoy the wide array of historical buildings. 

Bermuda National Museum

Shipwrecks, boat building, whaling, privateering and the Royal Navy were all part of Bermuda's maritime history. Located at The Keep, Royal Naval Dockyard. For more information, please call (441) 234-1418. 

If you love wall murals, this is the one you mustn't miss in Bermuda. 
Hall of History is a 1000 square feet larger than life mural created by the Bermudian artist Graham Foster. You will find it in the Commissioner's House located at the National Museum of Bermuda in Dockyard.

Graham started the work in 2005 and it took him 7,000 hours of research and painting to complete this mural over more than 3 years time. 

Harbour Nights

On Wednesday evenings from April to August, visitors turn out for Harbour Nights on Front Street. The festival is fun for the entire family and offers participants an opportunity to dance in the streets, try fish chowder and take home souvenirs handcrafted by local artists. Weather permitting.

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