Bermuda Sightseeing: Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, Zoo and More

Bermuda Sightseeing

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Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

One of Bermuda’s premier attractions, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo features interactive exhibits including a 140,000-gallon tank that gives you a diver’s-eye view of Bermuda’s coral reefs and marine ecosystem. Others exhibits include hourly harbor seal feedings and over 300 birds, reptiles and mammals. Its latest exhibit, “Islands of Australia,” includes lemurs, tree kangaroos, wallabies and more in a huge walk-through enclosure. For more information on the Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum and Bermuda Zoo, please call (441) 293-2727.

Bermuda Maritime Museum

Housed in Bermuda’s largest naval fort, the Bermuda Maritime Museum displays its collections and exhibits in former munitions warehouses. Walk the grounds to learn about Bermuda’s rich maritime traditions with highlights including the fully restored Commissioner’s House showcasing exhibits on the island’s social and military history plus a stunning mural depicting 400 years of life in Bermuda. For more information, please call (441) 234-1418.

Bermuda Botanical Gardens

Browse over 1,000 varieties of plants and flowers such as hibiscus, oleander, orchids and more. In addition to its 36 wooded-acres, the Botanical Gardens features specialty areas such as the Garden for the Sightless including fragrant plants like lemon, lavender, and geranium (group sightseeing tours are available). Also on site is Camden, the official residence of Bermuda's Premier open for tours Tuesday and Friday and the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. For more information, please call (441) 236-5732.

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

With exhibits designed to acquaint visitors with the mysteries of the ocean, this 40,000-square foot discovery center showcases local contributions to oceanographic research. Highlights include the Jack Lightbourne shell collection with more than 1,000 species of shells on display and historic artifacts retrieved from various Bermuda shipwrecks. For more information, please call (441) 292-7219.

Crystal Caves/Fantasy Caves

Located in Hamilton Parish and named for their subterranean pools of incredibly clear water, the Crystal and Fantasy Caves are best known for their jaw-dropping limestone cave formations—stalactites and stalagmites that have been naturally created over hundreds of years (guides will escort you, mainly to ensure that you do not touch the formations). Tours last about an hour long and are perfect for the whole family. For more information, please call (441) 293-0640.

Dive Bermuda

Dive Bermuda Ltd. is a PADI 5 Star I.D.C. dive shop that is conveniently located onsite at our Beach Club.  It is the only Instructor Development Centre located in Bermuda and has over 30 years experience of offering scuba to local and visiting divers.  Wrecks, jacks, snappers, spiny lobster, parrotfish and stunning queen angelfish await you.  For more information, please call (441) 238-2332.

Dolphin Quest

Dolphin Quest provides a unique and unforgettable in-water encounter with bottlenose dolphins in the lagoon of the Maritime Museum in Royal Naval Dockyard, approximately twenty minutes' drive from the hotel. For more information and reservations, please call Fairmont Hotels & Resorts at 1 (800) 441-1414. Please note, only guests with a confirmed room reservation at the Fairmont Southampton or the Fairmont Hamilton Princess may reserve more than four days in advance.

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Marvel at over 200 square miles of reefs and over 350 shipwrecks. For more information and details, please contact the Concierge.

Historic British Forts

Bermuda has dozens of historic British forts once used to protect the island from intruders. They are superb cultural, historical and scenic attractions in every way. The largest concentration is in St. George's, which has been proclaimed a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Horse and Carriage Tours

Located on Front Street in the City of Hamilton. For more information and details, please contact the Concierge.

Sightseeing in Hamilton

The town center of Bermuda's capital city is only a five-minute walk from the Fairmont Hamilton Princess (reachable via a free ferry from the Fairmont Southampton). The Hamilton Harbor is one of the most beautiful in the world. Be sure to visit the Bermuda Yacht Club and the excellent shopping on Front Street. History-loving guests will enjoy the wide array of buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Taxi/Sightseeing Tours

Be guided across Bermuda by a friendly, reliable, and knowledgeable local during a Bermuda Sightseeing Tour. Our partner transportation company, CEO Transport, offers full day and half-day sightseeing tours for 1-6 people. Bermuda Sightseeing Rates: Approximately $90 per hour for a minimum of 3 hours. Contact CEO Transport for more information.

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