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Address: SN BX, Bermuda
Phone Number: 441 535 9169
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Description: How did I get here? My claim to fame on this little Island . I am the...
How did I get here? My claim to fame on this little Island . I am the granddaughter of a Lighthouse Keeper. I come from a long line of Lighthouse Keepers (Gibbs Hill Lighthouse) and am a 6th generation Bermudian. My grandfather was the last of the last lighthouse keepers before Gibbs Hill went electronic, and I grew up in the house that is attached to lighthouse. My passion in my tours stems from the passion for the Island that I call home. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to Bermuda and sharing our Island Magic.- Heidi
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Incredible tour!

My husband and I cruised to Bermuda in August 2014. I booked this tour based on the positive Trip Advisor reviews. We only had one full day so I am very glad I booked a tour with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I cruised to Bermuda in August 2014. I booked this tour based on the positive Trip Advisor reviews. We only had one full day so I am very glad I booked a tour with Heidi. I just cannot say enough about how satisfied I was with this tour. Heidi (and her little dog, Buddy) took us to... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this wonderful wonderful review !! I always tell guests that Bermuda being expensive is a myth. There are many apartments and small guest houses that offer a very reasonable rate. You have taken advantage of our "off season" which means that the rates are even more reasonable. If I may be so bold as to advertise... More 

Nutley, NJ
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Heidi gave us a wonderful tour. She is so knowledgable about the island and a fun person. If you are going to see the island this is the tour to do!

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

This review is short and sweet ! Kind of like me ! Ha ha ha ha !! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it, but more importantly for choosing to share your vacation with Buddy and I. Take care of yourselves and be sure to return to our beautiful Island !!! More 

New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I travelled to Bermuda with my parents and are so glad we chose Heidi's tour. There were a few rain showers in the morning so Heidi switched up her normal routine to bring us straight out to St George and work our way back to the Dockyard. By the time we reached Gibb's light house, the weather... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much ! The fish sandwich gets great reviews again. I shall be sure to pass this on to them ! They have a new Chef. His name is Anthony, and he seems to be fitting right into the family. Thanks as well for liking my paintings. It's kind of a joke on the bus, that the tour... More 

Milford, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The morning we started out the weather was raining lightly and hazy so Heidi modified her schedule so we got to Gibbs lighthouse in the afternoon when it was clear. We had lunch at a park and could watch the re-enactment of dunking of a scold. She was mad as Hell and wasn't backing down. We saw turtles, fish, and... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

A view from the Lighthouse should be taken with as clear a day as possible... and I'm glad to say that everyone stuck with my decision ! The dunking at St. George's is very touristy - but I get a chuckle out of something in it every time... and I've seen it about 300 times ! Thank you so much... More 

Canada
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91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Visiting this lovely island for only the second time, my wife and I reserved a couple of spots with Heidi through her web site. We arrived by cruise ship at the Dockyard. Heidi was there on the pier, right by our ship the Summit, with her excellent van and Buddy, her furry wonderful co-guide. (Buddy knew where all the shade... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Manager at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much !!!! I always get a kick at watching who saunters to the Ice Cream Parlour, and who barrels across the street for a Swizzle ! I love when visitors explore our Island further. I stand by my statement, that one of the best ways to view the Island is from the other side (the water). Renting... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Heidi is the classic example of someone who is great at her job ! She gave us such an authentic, heartfelt tour, taking us to both places traveled by the masses, like the legendary Swizzle Inn, and into nooks of the island that made me feel like we were in on a secret. Further, being a Bermudian several generations in,... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Your father edged me on the entire way ! I'd like to say that he was a great co-pilot, but he kept asking me why I was driving on the wrong side of the road ! In regards to the Coke-Zero: It was Sea Side Grill that laughed me back on the street.... They didn't even know that Coke-Zero existed... More 

Littleton, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

You will love this tour. Heidi was so quick to confirm our reservation by email. We were delighted with the informative tour and great lunch. Trust these reviews...this is the best.

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BermudaOnion2013, Manager at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Alice ! Thank you so much ! I know you said you don't post a lot on Trip Advisor, so this really means a lot to me ! Please come back soon !!!! More 

central fla.
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

After my hours of research on this and other web sites we decided to do the 6 hour minivan tour of the island with Heidi. Everything was finalized thru emails. No prepaid deposit was required. We met her off our ship at the appointed time (9:30am). Unfortunately, due to the Norwegian Dawn incident, 3 guests (out of a total of... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Gus thank you ! It was admittedly a hairy start to the morning, but we did get everyone on board, and it turned into a beautiful and fun day ! I appreciate this great review! All I can say, is Thank You for sharing your vacation with me ! AND.... I refuse to comment on the 'twits'. Hope you and... More 

Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

In April, 2015, we three couples from Canada were enlightened and inspired by Heidi Cowen, whose intimate knowledge and love for the island shone wholeheartedly throughout our tour. Heidi ensured we saw the best of the best! Heidi was born in Bermuda, and her grandfather was the lighthouse keeper at Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, which we were fortunate to visit during... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Marianne Thank you so much !!! The rock formations were at Tobacco Bay. I just love them !! I hope you have many beautiful sunsets in Hamilton.... but when you see a very special one... please remember us in Bermuda !! And for goodness sake ! COME BACK to see us !!! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

On May 6th, 2015, we took a tour of Bermuda with Heidi Cowan. She provided a great day of taking us to lots of the island "nooks and crannies" that were clearly off the tourist beaten paths. This included a great visit to the Gibb's Hill lighthouse. Heidi was able to use her contacts at the lighthouse to ensure that... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much !! I'm smiling at the Lighthouse bit... being as I am a tour bus too... The Lighthouse of course is very special to me, so it is important that there not be too many people around... otherwise in my opinion, it loses the magic. I will certainly pass on the fish sandwich review to my friends at... More 

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Address: Address: SN BX, Bermuda
Phone Number: 441 535 9169
Location: Caribbean  >  Bermuda  >  Southampton Parish

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