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We have 2 days in Bermuda late May. We'd like to spend the first sight seeing the entire area + the next at a beach. Prefer not to book an excursion, any suggestions for getting around the first day? TIA

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4 minutes ago, CRocks said:

We have 2 days in Bermuda late May. We'd like to spend the first sight seeing the entire area + the next at a beach. Prefer not to book an excursion, any suggestions for getting around the first day? TIA

If you want to get a good overview of Bermuda in comfort of a private vehicle I'd suggest a Blue Flag taxi tour. Blue Flag drivers are certified tour guides. For 1-4 passengers the hourly rate per vehicle  (not per passenger) is $50, with a minimum of three hours. Probably 4 hours is the minimum I would do for a reasonable full island tour.  For 5 - 7 passengers in the taxi the hourly rate. is $70. There's a long thread on this board where people give recommendations of drivers . As the thread was started years ago it's best to only read the last year or two's posts. Many of the drivers in the older posts are no longer working.

 

An alternative is using the public bus and ferry system, but no one will be telling you what you're looking at. Where will your ship be docked and on what dates? The availability of public transit is less on weekends than on weekdays, with one major ferry route not running at all on weekends and other ferry and bus routes having less frequent service.

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We're docked in King's Wharf on May 27 + 28 which is a Wed + Thurs. I find that post about the Blue Flag taxi's. Thanx much for your help!

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  Check out some Bermuda guide books, determine what you want to see and where you wan to go and get a 2 day bus/ferry pass for about $30 and go to "where ever" and stay as long as you'd like.  The bus system in Bermuda is very easy to use and routes will take you to just about everywhere. We've done that and left fairly early in the AM, had lunch somewhere on the island and returned to the ship in time for dinner.

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I can recommend calling Arthur Wade, the Calypso Cowboy.  (441-300-8290} .  His phone number is on his website.

 

We met him last summer on the pier, after disembarking from the Gem, and he gave the 4 of us a wonderful tour of places where many locals go.  Not necessarily tourist trap places.

 

I don't remember how much we paid for a two hour tour, but it was reasonable.  Arthur's narration was amazing.  When we return, we'll probable contact him again.  You can tell him that Nahoumi & Jones from Massachusetts recommend him.  He may remember us.

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