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Royal Naval Dockyard

Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Built in the early 1800s, this dockyard is now the largest museum in Bermuda and features exhibits on the island's maritime history.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the one day bus and ferry pass and do it yourself. We had a great time visiting most of the island. You can take as long as you want at each place you stop and see far more than the more expensive tours. Do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank secretxxx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the ferry from Hamilton (smooth, pretty ride, about 20mins). The area is pretty & historic but if cruise ships aren't in, it's dead. (Of course we did visit during shoulder season). Some of the shops are ok, but sadly most are tourist traps. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KrisInCT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot to spend a day, the glass blowing is so interesting meet a young man, from England and his Dad had taught him his trade. The Pottery Shop, is fabulous, so many different pieces, with the use of so many different elements !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daryl M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably where your cruise ship will dock, unless you are traveling on a small boat. There is some shopping and eating within walking distance. Places with WIFI

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place exists to serve cruise-ships and that should say it all. This was the closest “town” to our resort which provided a shuttle here so we went on our first day. Not even the cheap souvenir shops were good. Bonefish was mediocre and there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank minhnvu2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Renovated old Navy docks and installation at the north end of the island. $4 to get there in cash by ferry from Hamilton or - strangely enough - $5 on the bus (which takes longer). Fun for a nose around for an hour or so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K708RNchrish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we docked here in may 2018, what a beautiful place! we really enjoyed our stay and all the little shops and restaurants were neat! cant wait to be back!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bleavitt92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved walking around and learning so about the Royal Navy dockyard. Signs and plaques to read to give history lessons all over the place. Easy walking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patty D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurants and shops. All in walking distance of the dock you exit the cruise ship from. Nice selection of souvenirs and jewelry. You can also sit and enjoy the docks where the smaller boats are docked. I did not do the swimming with the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bige208
Reviewed November 11, 2018

If you get to Bermuda Royal Naval Dockyard is a must see on your trip. The history of this island never stops to amaze me and Royal Naval Dockyard is rich with history. The fort is filled with artifacts in most of the buildings. Kids...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Enid F
October 15, 2018|
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Response from mariamY5170TR | Reviewed this property |
Water taxi is quickest way to Hamilton - it's $4.50 pp one way.
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Len M | Reviewed this property |
Be careful. There is dock construction and the shuttle route has been shortened, especially if you’re on Celebrity.
Vinay S
July 30, 2018|
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West Hartford, Connecticut
Cruise Boston to Bermuda on Norwegian Dawn (4 Replies)
Hello, My husband and I are considering cruising to Bermuda early July on Norwegian Dawn. We did this cruise from NYC about 10 years ago and loved it. Though it was 3 ports of call. Now it seems to be one, Royal Naval Dockyard. Is that true? Any comments on this cruise? How do you get to the beaches? Thank You.
June 01, 2018|
Response fromArtemus|
Hello maya. This is not really a forum for information about cruises. Once you arrive at port, SOME of the posters here Can provide helpful information about the island You might want to inquire on the NCL forum of Cruise Critic.. https:/… Or the Bermuda port forum on Cruise Critic... https:/…
Edya B
Brooklyn, New York
Transportation to Horseshoe Bay beach (6 Replies)
Has anyone taken a taxi from Royal Naval Dockyard to Horseshoe Bay beach? How much does it cost? For the return, are taxis available by the beach all day or do we have to call to request one? Also, does anyone have any information about the private shuttles service?
April 23, 2017|
Response fromKDKSAIL|
Taxis are usually available at Horseshoe Bay Beach during most of the day but...it can't hurt to carry the telephone number of one of the radio dispatched taxi firms...just in case. The metered taxi fare for 1-4 passengers between Dockyard and Horseshoe Bay Beach should run $42 or so. There are regular minivan & mini-bus shuttles that run $6 or $7 per person, one-way. The #7 public bus route also stops up on the main South Road, at Horseshoe Bay Beach
Edmonton, Canada
Ferry 1, 2 & 3 Day Passes from Tourist Office (2 Replies)
Can I pay for the single or multi day ferry passes with a "credit card" at the Tourist Offices located at the Royal Naval Dockyard?
May 29, 2016|
Response fromGloria M|
We purchased passes today in Hamilton outside the ferry station and it was cash only. They do not accept credit cards unfortunately.