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“Disgusting!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Tobacco Bay

Tobacco Bay
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in St. George
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 2016 Certificate of Excellence Winner & voted as the #1 Visitor Attraction in Bermuda, Tobacco Bay's pristine beauty is only rivaled by her impressive cultural, historical, ecological and economic impact on Bermuda since 1609. Uncover the understated significance this local treasure has played in helping America during crucial periods via the infamous GunPowder Plot, timely Tobacco trade and shipping of survival goods to Virginia via the Deliverance. Truly a bucket list on any visit to Bermuda, Tobacco Bay, operated by a new local company of tourism professionals, Beach Boys Ltd., takes pride in executing a fun, attentive, friendly, full service concession year round, day into the early evening. With the aim of adding value, cool choices and quality to the Tobacco Bay experience now offering: - Full Facilities including showers, lockers, universal access washrooms and change rooms - Complimentary wifi to stay connected - Live local art performances, workshops and demos daily - Beach bar with signature cocktails and daily specialities - Beach bar cafe open daily with tasty, quick and fresh food - Fully serviced beach providing sun loungers and fun water sports including world class snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, underwater Seadoos - Sunset performances with reggae band every Monday & Thursday evening - Bonfire performances with acoustic guitar and full reggae band Friday & Saturday evenings - Sunday Beach Parties showcasing the island's top DJs and promoters - Sunday noon Primal Beach Flow classes, mixing martial arts, yoga and natural movement - Beach Bus Party Shuttles from Paget, Hamilton and Aquarium, every Saturday/Sunday - Area tours by mountain bike, motorbike and walking through nearby attractions, The Unfinished Church, Gates Bay, Fort St.Catherine, Achilles Bay and more - * NEW THIS SUMMER * All Day, All Inclusive, Island Tours to Tobacco Bay! -- Round Trip from Dockyard every morning at port debarking area -- Return from Tobacco Bay every afternoon in time for dinner -- Tour through Horseshoe Bay, Tucker's Town, Swizzle Inn & UNESCO St.George's -- Signature cocktail and souvenir cup on arrival with discount refills -- Lunch - any menu item -- Water sports - any menu item -- Sun lounger w/ beverage table -- Chance at Daily Enter to Win Prizes Tickets available at the Island Tour Centre in Dockyard and Visitor Information Centre
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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“Disgusting!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We made the trek from St. George's to this beach, quite a walk! Must have been when we were there, right after Hurricane Raphael had passed through, but we found this beach to be totally disgusting. The water near the shore was almost completely covered in seaweed or whatever that stuff is that washes up and with trash. Definitely not worth our time in finding. Maybe if we were interested in snorkeling, it would have been different and we would have waded through the muck. Gives me chills just thinking about it though! It DID NOT look like any of the pictures posted on here the day we were there. We kept walking over to the beach that is on the other side of the fort.

Visited October 2012
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“Great snorkeling calm area for not so confident swimmers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The only nice thing about staying 1st in st George's was walking to tobacco bay Sunday morning. We had the place to ourselves until about 10 when they started opening up the shop there. It was lovely and calm. Lots of fish just by sticking your head in the water...more by the coral. It's not very deep so kids are very safe ...

Visited August 2012
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Concord, NC
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“Good Snorkeling Site.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The protected cove makes a great place for snorkeling without being beat to death by the waves and current. Lots of fish to see. Walking distance from St Georges or someone may just stop and offer you a ride. The concessions here are weak. Overpriced for what you get and the crew is not really interested in taking care of you but flirting with each other. A great place to hang out for a few hours or spend the day. Sunsets here are magnificent.

Visited September 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Dirty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

See my report on the Bay. Great fish, dreadful beach I am afraid. Concessions selling food and drinks like the one here should be made to clear up the crap.

Visited September 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“You wouldn't believe the amount of fish there!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

OK I took a couple of slices of bread with me when I snorkled, but boy oh boy, I have never seen so many fish. Believe me I have been to a great many places around the world. If I had a net I could have caught enough to feed the hotel. However, there is only one small scrappy cafe, chairs are the usual high price and they do not bother to clear litter from the beach so be prepared to find plastic bottles and other trash.

Visited September 2012
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