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Bermuda and the Bahamas Shore Excursions

Begin a new vacation each time you set foot ashore!
No matter where you are in the world, shore excursions offer you the opportunities to experience international cultures, sample local cuisine, sightsee and more.
Cruise shore excursions are also unique because of their flexibility. You can take guided tours or customize your sightseeing by renting transportation or embarking on walking tours.
Hit all a port of call's local highlights or focus on one or two extended activities. It's your cruise!

Bermuda and the Bahamas
Bermuda is perceived as a tropical paradise, but dubbing it such would do injustice to the pastel cottages, quaint shops, and manicured gardens that are the markers of a more staid, suburban way of life. Still, sun, sea and sand are the mitigating factors that prompt half-a-million-plus annual visitors. This Atlantic haven is one of the cleanliest places in the world, for it is without slums, crime and unemployment. It boasts a mild climate, pink beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs, 17th-century architecture and splendid golf courses.

The Bahamas is a unique country, for it is comprised of 700 islands - and 75% of the land mass lies underwater. The sea is this country's prevailing feature, and local painters, divers, boat builders, fisherman and chefs all draw inspiration from it. Though the Bahamas is only an hour's flight from Florida, it seems much more secluded, and there are times when you may discover that the only set of footprints gracing the shore belong to you. You can unwind on a luminous beach, witness marching pink flamingos, visit ancient forts and explore underwater caves.

Getting Around

Mapping your way through the streets of Bermuda and the Bahamas is quite possible. Larger cities might require the use of a guide, but most towns are relatively small and a day's walk enables you to take in all the chief attractions. Locals are friendly and they are more than willing to point you in the right direction.

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Examples of shore excursion opportunities in Bermuda and the Bahamas include:

Sports Excursions
  • Mountain bike the Bermuda railway trail through King's Wharf and take in stunning seascapes.
  • Parasail 400 feet over the skies of Cococay.
  • Golf at the popular Robert-Trent Jones'-designed Port Royal Golf Club in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Adventure Expeditions

  • Cruise the waters of Paradise Island in Nassau at 70 miles-per-hour in an authentic championship race boat.
  • Tandem sky dive over the Grand Bahamas from more than 10,000 feet.
  • Kayak safari through St. George, Bermuda past breathtaking lagoons and vibrant coral reef.
Cultural Attractions
  • Visit an 18th century Bahamian mansion in the Grand Bahamas and create, bottle and name your own perfume.
  • Hear the sounds of authentic steel drum bands and watch limbo and fire dancers when you visit the Clayhouse Inn Nightclub at St. George, Bermuda.
  • Unravel the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle at the Ocean Discovery Center in Hamilton.
Nature Trips
  • Walk through the Garden of the Groves in Freeport and view its 10,000 plants, waterfalls, duck ponds and native birds.
  • Spelunk Bermuda's Crystal Caves, a vast cavern in Hamilton that descends 120 feet below the surface to a crystal-clear pond below.
  • Tour the tropical paradise of Half Moon Cay, Bahamas and see swaying palms, sea grape trees, curly-tailed lizards and banaquit birds.

Historical Tours

  • Retrace the steps of legendary pirates in Nassau when you visit the dungeons of Fort Fincastle and Fort Charlotte.
  • Trolley train tour Bermuda's Royal Naval Dockyard, which the British built in the early 1800's as a harbor for its fleet of ships.
  • Tour St. George's Carriage Museum, St. Peter's Church and King's Square by candlelight.

Wildlife Interaction

  • Journey through Discover Atlantis, an extensive marine habitat aquarium in Nassau that is home to more than 150,000 fish representing 200 species.
  • Tickle the tummy of a giant stingray in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.
  • Swim with friendly dolphins at Blue Lagoon Island in Nassau.

Shopping Districts

  • Shop at Freeport's International Bazaar, a 10-acre complex comprising 90 shops representing different regions of the world.
  • Delight in the vast array of handicrafts sold at the world-famous straw marketing Nassau.
  • Browse the Crafts Market for Shetland sweaters and bone china in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Enhance your travel to Bermuda and the Bahamas by reading about its culture, people and history in these novels:
Out-Island Doctor - Evans W. Cottman, Wyatt Blassingame
The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved - Larry Kusche
Gun Ketch - Dewey Lambdin
Sparks Returns - John Prince
Wind from the Carolinas - Robert Wilder

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CARIBBEAN Bury your toes in sugar-white sand, unearth Mayan ruins and shop at outdoor markets for duty-free handicrafts.

BAHAMAS & BERMUDA Soak up electric blue waters, track the pursuits of legendary pirates and unravel the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.
MEXICO Tour ancient villages, old-world factories and traditional plantations. Or daydream in a hammock on a sun-drenched beach.

SOUTH AMERICA Encounter mummies, active volcanoes and pink dolphins in a country that celebrates both ancient tribes and sophisticated cities.

PANAMA CANAL Sail through this $350 million man-made wonder en route to fascinating countries like Costa Rica and Aruba.
ALASKA Trek across the "Great Frontier" and explore mile after mile of stunning fjords, glaciers, forests and mountains.

CANADA & NEW ENGLAND Breathe in the life of rugged seaside villages and the spirit of the American Revolution.
MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE Stand at the feet of Michelangelo's David, stare into the eyes of da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and take in the most inspired works of art ever created.

NORTHERN EUROPE Toast to the wonders of lofty castles, grandiose cathedrals and pastoral countryside in an Irish pub.
HAWAII Relax on Waikiki Beach and snorkel amidst lava rock in Nawiliwili Kauai. Or explore Hawaii's memorials and monuments.

ASIA Experience a kaleidoscope of Oriental cultures and landscapes and walk the meandering Great Wall of China.

AUSTRALIA & SOUTH PACIFIC Trek past boiling mud pools and powerful geysers in Tahiti and then attend a world-class performance at the Sydney Opera House.
TRANSATLANTIC Visit the most geographically diverse regions of the world during a cruise across the Atlantic Ocean.

AROUND THE WORLD Voyage to several continents across the globe and sightsee lively capitals and rustic villages.
River Cruises:

UNITED STATES Get a closer look at America by sailing its most legendary rivers, including the Napa, Hudson, Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi.

WORLD Sail alongside medieval castles, ancient ruins and luxuriant vineyards on rivers such as the Nile, Murray, Danube, Yangtze and Rhine.

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