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Our ship will be docking in St. Georges in May for 2 nights then moving to Hamilton for 1 night.  I read about getting a shuttle from the visitor center to Tobacco Bay Beach.  I was a little confused about the price.  Can someone confirm the price of the shuttle & the hours to/from the beach back to town? 

 

Also, is there still a walking tour of St. Georges?  I read about a couple of years ago & it looked interesting but I ran out of time.  I am trying to build up my stamina so I can do it this time.  I have issues with my back & arthritis in legs.  I do not use a cane but I tire faster that I would like.

 

I am planning on using a taxi from Hamilton to Horseshoe Bay Beach since I heard the bus drops you off at the top of the hill & you need to walk down & then back up when you return to town.  I have heard $20 for taxi.  Is that each way or round trip?  I know I need to ask them to come back to get us at a specific time later.  

 

The rest of the time will just be wandering around town in both ports.  I've been to Bermuda once (for 2 1/2 days) but docked in Dockyard.  I'm really looking forward to these 2 ports.

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45 minutes ago, PTAngel said:

Our ship will be docking in St. Georges in May for 2 nights then moving to Hamilton for 1 night.  I read about getting a shuttle from the visitor center to Tobacco Bay Beach.  I was a little confused about the price.  Can someone confirm the price of the shuttle & the hours to/from the beach back to town? 

 

Also, is there still a walking tour of St. Georges?  I read about a couple of years ago & it looked interesting but I ran out of time.  I am trying to build up my stamina so I can do it this time.  I have issues with my back & arthritis in legs.  I do not use a cane but I tire faster that I would like.

 

I am planning on using a taxi from Hamilton to Horseshoe Bay Beach since I heard the bus drops you off at the top of the hill & you need to walk down & then back up when you return to town.  I have heard $20 for taxi.  Is that each way or round trip?  I know I need to ask them to come back to get us at a specific time later.  

 

The rest of the time will just be wandering around town in both ports.  I've been to Bermuda once (for 2 1/2 days) but docked in Dockyard.  I'm really looking forward to these 2 ports.

 

I was docked in St. George's in August for 2 days and there was no shuttle. We walked to Tobacco Bay.as it is about a 15 to 20 minute walk but you can take a taxi if you can't walk. The distance is so short and it won't be expensive. I would estimate $8 to $10 each way plus tip. They still have the walking tours. The other day there we took a taxi to Clearwater Beach/Coopers Reserve which was about $20 each way. 

 

The bus does drop off at the top of the hill so for you a taxi is advisable. From Hamiltion to Horseshoe Bay a taxi is $20 each way plus tip. We took a taxi there in August and that was the fare. You don't need to arrange a taxi to come back from Horseshoe Bay. There will be plenty of taxis there. 

 

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12 hours ago, Charles4515 said:

 

I was docked in St. George's in August for 2 days and there was no shuttle. We walked to Tobacco Bay.as it is about a 15 to 20 minute walk but you can take a taxi if you can't walk. The distance is so short and it won't be expensive. I would estimate $8 to $10 each way plus tip. They still have the walking tours. The other day there we took a taxi to Clearwater Beach/Coopers Reserve which was about $20 each way. 

 

The bus does drop off at the top of the hill so for you a taxi is advisable. From Hamiltion to Horseshoe Bay a taxi is $20 each way plus tip. We took a taxi there in August and that was the fare. You don't need to arrange a taxi to come back from Horseshoe Bay. There will be plenty of taxis there. 

 

I have never been to Clearwater Beach and was thinking of checking it out in May when I am docked in St. Georges. Would you recommend it? Also, can you tell me a bit about Coopers Reserve? Thanks in advance.

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13 hours ago, Charles4515 said:

 

I was docked in St. George's in August for 2 days and there was no shuttle. We walked to Tobacco Bay.as it is about a 15 to 20 minute walk but you can take a taxi if you can't walk. The distance is so short and it won't be expensive. I would estimate $8 to $10 each way plus tip. They still have the walking tours. The other day there we took a taxi to Clearwater Beach/Coopers Reserve which was about $20 each way. 

 

The bus does drop off at the top of the hill so for you a taxi is advisable. From Hamiltion to Horseshoe Bay a taxi is $20 each way plus tip. We took a taxi there in August and that was the fare. You don't need to arrange a taxi to come back from Horseshoe Bay. There will be plenty of taxis there. 

 

Thanks,  I know I can get a lot of good information on CC.  Where does the ship dock in St Georges & how far to the visitor center?  Also, where does the ship dock in Hamilton?  Is it a short walking distance to both towns?

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9 hours ago, PTAngel said:

Thanks,  I know I can get a lot of good information on CC.  Where does the ship dock in St Georges & how far to the visitor center?  Also, where does the ship dock in Hamilton?  Is it a short walking distance to both towns?

 

Ships dock in St. George's at Pennos Wharf. The World Heritage Center is right there. The town is not very big so everything in the Town of St. George is close walking distance. The visitors center is on York Street. ( moved from the old location) That is a few blocks from the dock near the Post Office.  Ships dock in Hamiltion on Front Street. Right in the center of Hamiltion in the commercial area. 

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11 hours ago, allentownahoy said:

I have never been to Clearwater Beach and was thinking of checking it out in May when I am docked in St. Georges. Would you recommend it? Also, can you tell me a bit about Coopers Reserve? Thanks in advance.


Right next to Clearwater Beach is Turtle Bay beach. I recommend Turtle Bay beach because there’s lots of turtles swimming there and it is a nice sandy beach. We had the taxi drop us at Turtle Bay. There is a lifeguard  a Turtle Bay there but not chair rental. Next door to Turtle Bay is Clearwater Beach.  Also has a lifeguard. At Clearwater there were rentals and a beach bar. Gombey’s. Clearwater was man made for a military base.  It is OK but not what I would call a lovely beach.  Gombey’s owner has lost the concession and I have no seen anything yet on future plans. Hopefully something will be announced before next May. The gate to Coopers Reserve is at Turtle Bay and the reserve has trails and another beach at the end. We walked around a bit but it was so hot in August we didn’t walk down to Long Beach. 

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11 hours ago, allentownahoy said:

One more question. Is it easy to get a taxi back to St. Georges from Clearwater?


Got a taxi at the taxi stand in the town square in St, George to go there. We had the taxi drop us off at Turtle Bay. After a few hours there we walked the short distance to Clearwater. When we were ready to leave there were no taxis. In hindsight we probably should have asked our driver to come back but we were not sure how long we wanted to stay. At Gombey’s they would have called a taxi but there was another couple there who Gombey’s had already got a ride for. The ride was a gypsy taxi. We shared a ride back.  The gypsy driver charged the same $20 as the metered taxi ride to the beach. 

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