There are a lot of BLUE FLAG taxi tour guides operating in Bermuda. They are identified by a BLUE FLAG decal, medalion or flag on their taxis. A lot of taxi drivers offer private taxi tours, but BLUE FLAG taxi tour guides have taken the time and gone to the trouble to go through the certification process. You an check the local taxi ranks for Blue Flag certified drivers or you can ask at one of the VISITORS INFORMATION desks--downtown Hamilton (next to the main ferry terminal--Allison Outerbridge; Dockyard inside the 'gazebo' Gift Shop; Saint George's in the Globe Hotel at York St & the Square.
The rates for these private taxi tours is fixed at:
$40.00 per hour for 1-4 passengers
$50.50 per hour for 5-6 passengers
There is a three(3) hour minimum...most tours will run three(3)-to-four(4) hours...but tours may run as long as you like. No tip is included within the rate for the driver.
BLUE FLAG taxi tour guides are all very knowledgeable about all things BERMUDA but most can '..customize..' their tours to accommodate your own particular interests--i.e. art & architecture, flora & fauna, general & military history, parks & gardens, etc.--which is one of the prime attractions of these private tours. In addition to this, prtetty much all of 'em have a ready supply of local anecdotes, local lore, un-published 'history', bits of local goings-on, gossip and '..dirt..'. When you compare the price of a private BLUE FLAG taxi tour to most of the other tours, excursions, activities, the BLUE FLAG taxi tours begin to become quite reasonable and if you 'split' the fixed-hourly rate among three or four people, they become one helluva' bargain...one of the best in Bermuda.
Edited: 3:51 pm, June 21, 2012