Hi All, and thanks for any help. We would like to use as much of our time as beneficially as possible, especially in seeking out beaches, but also taking into consideration our less than perfect stamina/health. We were able to locate a person who drives with better rates than the ship offers, and so plan to use her but it is not yet finalized. Is this plan possible?
WEDNESDAY - early morning avoid the mad bus dash to Horseshoe Beach since there will be 2 ships at the Dockyard by going to Daniels Head Beach instead first thing in the AM and staying til about 2 PM or so unless there is another beach in the area worth exploring. Planning a drop off/pick up in advance with the person I mentioned. Had considered taking the tram/train from dockyard - sounded like fun, but we can get off ship a lot earlier than its first trip from the dockyard.....also not sure how far one would have to walk from the tram/train to Daniel's Head Beach. Anyway, after swimming, sunning, back to the ship to rest up a bit/shower/and then head to the ferry to Front Street's Wed. night celebration and to pick up a few non-touristy souvenirs...is there a good place there to have a drink without also needing to buy dinners? So much food on board that just isn't necessary.
Thursday: Full day with a pass at Coco Reef that includes lounges, umbrellas, lunch, pool, towels and changing area. We could leave mid-afternoon if there was something in area or another beach to explore........but our walking isn't great for any lengths..........nothing planned for late afternoon or evening.
Friday: give in to the crowds and go to Horseshoe Bay since I would not want to miss it even though I have heard it is very wall to wall people when two ships are in dock. We have to be back at the ship late afternoon and again, are arranging a ride.
If it should be rainy, we are open to both the aquarium/zoo; read that the seal feeding is at 4 PM and would probably enjoy that........also somewhere else that has an under water exhibit. But time is a factor. Is there any way to add any other beaches that are special given our restricted timeframe in Bermuda? We do not snorkel nor are able to stand up paddle....frankly, lounging in the water with our "noodles" has been our "exercise"!
Thank you for any suggestions or corrections or "impossible combinations" if I have chosen them. We only wish we could stay longer.