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Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum & Zoo Questions & Answers

Bow, New Hampshire

Traveling with a group of 10 (all family) ages 48-2.....what are some not-miss things we should do?? And should we be aware of any safety concerns on the island??

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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Yes, do not rent a car or moped because they drive on opposite side of road and there is high instance of accidents Eden Americans rent vehicles in Bermuda.

Check out bus and Ferry schedules as they can get you safely around Island.

Hamilton, St George's and Horseshoe Bay Beach are great day trips.

Enjoy

over a year ago
Massachusetts
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Excellent answers preceded mine. We've been to Bermuda 16 times and have traveled all over this very safe and beautiful island. Try the ferries which are fast, clean, on time and offer great views. The buses are good but get crowded during commuting times. The Dockyard, St. Georges, Fort St. Catherine, South Shore beaches including Horseshoe Bay, Jobson's Cove, and Elbow Beach are awesome. Many people fail to visit Fort Hamilton in Hamilton, which is a gem and offers "jungle" views in the moat which traverses the fort. And the Rail Trail extends for miles, it's great to take it to the The first section of the trail starts from Somerset bus terminal at the western end of Bermuda. This once used to be the Bermuda railway terminal. It stretches for 2 miles towards east up to the Somerset bridge, the world's smallest drawbridge. And if you have a rainy day, the Aquarium and Zoo are well worth a visit. We have not been to Bermuda in December (we have been in March). December is likely cooler (60's) with some rain, but it never gets "cold" in Bermuda. Have fun!

over a year ago
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Bermuda is a very safe island. The public bus system is a great, inexpensive way to get around the island. It's run very well.

I would recommend visiting the Bermuda Aquarium/Zoo. It is tons of fun for all ages. Also, Horseshoe Bay Beach on the south shore is spectacular. The town of St. Georges on the eastern end of the island, is a hidden gem. In St. Geroges there is Lily Perfumery, Fort St. Catherine's (good swimming and snorkeling around the fort), and some good restaurants downtown. St. Georges is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the first settlements by English settlers in the Americas. In my estimation, it's not to be missed. Have a great trip! Bermuda is amazing.

over a year ago
Mara, Canada
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the zoo is a great option...make sure you visit the south shore. no worries about safety.. fantasea has great tours if u r looking to do so... the crystal caves are breathtaking... have fun! it's a very expensive island though

over a year ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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We have never had any safety issues, on the contrary we have found people friendly and helpful.

There are many attractions around Dockyard, a visit there is worthwhile. We tried to travel by ferry whenever possible - it is so relaxing. You can get the ferry from Dockyard to St George's, an old town worth a visit. While there see the old Episcopal church in town and the graveyard. See the ducking stool being used at lunch time for the gossiping wife at the harbour! Great fun.

We often bought our lunch from the supermarkets, most of which had a good variety of carry out food, and you will always find a bench to sit on.

If the family want to swim there are lots of safe accessible beaches.

Remember that buses cover the whole island, so it's a good way to have a view of the place. Pink bus stops indicate buses going into Hamilton and blue ones going away.

over a year ago
West Sacramento, California
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The aquarium is a must see for families. No safety. Dock yard also great things to do for entire family

over a year ago
Rockville Centre, New York
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Dont miss Horseshoe Bay Beach or the beach 1/4 further. Well worth it. The aquarium / Zoo is great but if you are pressed for time its not a must see. Snorkeling is a must. Because of Hurricane bearing down on island we left a little early so we missed seeing St George but I heard its a must see. Its a beautiful Island with great people. I am unaware of any safety concerns

over a year ago
Burlington, Canada
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buy a 2-3 day transportation pass and tour the island on us and by ferry. You can get to the museum, the airport, St Georges, the docks the caves all by convenient bus or ferry -great way to get acquainted

over a year ago
Waterford, Connecticut
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You will love Bermuda. Perfectly safe. Walked everywhere and never felt uneasy.

The caves were beautiful but would be difficult for folks with mobility issues.

Mini golf at King's Wharf was a lot of fun - good activity for kids and places to sit for older folks.

You can easily go between the major towns by ferry - you can get passes at the cruise port or can buy tokens in town. We found it much cheaper to buy tokens in town then buy the passes.

over a year ago
Bow, New Hampshire
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Thank you!! Your response is very helpful!! Have you been to the island, ever, over Christmas break?? How was the weather??!!

over a year ago
Mara, Canada
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the zoo is a great option...make sure you visit the south shore. no worries about safety.. fantasea has great tours if u r looking to do so... the crystal caves are breathtaking... have fun! it's a very expensive island though

over a year ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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The island is super safe, much like the USA. Use caution if you rent a moped as driving is on the left and is super tricky.

We had a group of 15 so we did an Island Tour by van and spent another day sailing around the island by boat.

I'll exclude the 2 year old because they just come along for the ride but for the rest, we loved snorkeling, the visit to the caves was awesome and the reenactment at in St George was entertaining.

The lighthouse gives you a cool view of the island.

over a year ago
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