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“The best excursion we did”
Review of Rising Son Cruises

Rising Son Cruises
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Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling, Paddleboarding and Kayaking
Ranked #1 of 17 Tours in Hamilton
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Owner description: Rising Son II is Bermuda’s most popular award winning Sailing Catamaran. Independently owned and owner operated, our life’s work is dedicated to superior service and customer satisfaction, with fun and class. Our vessel is a custom built 60 Ft Simonis Sailing Catamaran with all the amenities on-board you could ever need for comfort and entertainment on the water. Bermuda-born and Licensed Captain Steve ‘Squid’ Smith and his crew are knowledgeable, entertaining and fully qualified to provide you with the perfect day on the water. We will meet as strangers, but walk away as friends with memories of your time aboard the Rising Son II. We offer regular join-in tours May through November and are available for Private Charter year round. Rising Son II is the perfect vessel for sailing and snorkeling, cocktail cruises, corporate events and getaways, wedding and birthday celebrations and so much more. Your time with us is special, and we are committed to ensuring your every need is met while you are on-board– without distraction. As such, our friends at Island Tour Centre handle all of our tour bookings and payments.
Wantagh, New York, United States
1 review
“The best excursion we did”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you're going to Bermuda, you MUST go on this excursion. I just got back from my first cruise there and this was by far, the best experience. Squid was very personable as was the rest of the crew. Great drinks, fun times, learned a lot, got a mixture of guided tour with some alone time as well. When I go back, I will do this again!!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A really good trip, lots of information and lots of rum”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We took this trip whilst on a cruise in Bermuda. The crew are really great, lots of narration about Bermuda, the houses around as we sailed and we could also pick topics to discuss. We arrived at a small area with a tiny area of beach and a couple of caves to snorkel in. They provided all snorkel gear and there were a couple of kayaks and a paddle board. The rum swizzles flowed freely as did the sift drinks and water, one the snorkelling was over. We did get a couple of heavy rain storms but being in the water it didn't matter and the crew ran round making sure everyone's belonging were brought inside so they didn't get too wet. Some of our group went back a seconnd day with the kids but it was enough for us do it once. We would use them again and heard they would be in Tortola over winter when we are there. Why didn't I score it excellent? they said they were doing a happy hour in the evening and we turned up for it instead of going to harbour nights and they had locked the boat up and had cancelled.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Much Fun”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was our second year in a row on the trip with Squid. He is entertaining, helpful and very professional in terms of safety, etc. We had a great time and would recommend it to all. We would do it again.
Ellen D.

Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fun boat ride, but snorkeling was mediocre”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Our family of four did this trip in early August 2013. Squid is very entertaining and it was great that they had kayaks available as well as snorkeling equipment. The quantity and variety of fish was quite mediocre, even deep in the caves. But we enjoyed trying to snorkel and if your goal is to do a booze cruise with an entertaining captain, Squid is definitely the man for you.

Visited August 2013
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Wantagh, NY
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A wonderful excursion, not to be missed !”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

The rising son II Catamaran is an excellent choice for a fun relaxing and well organized excursion while in Bermuda. This is a great 3 hour boat trip that takes you to a beautiful spot to snorkel, swim and paddle boat. The crew is extremely helpful and entertaining on the short ride out to the secluded spot where you then have the choice to snorkel, ride paddle boats or kayak. Rum Swizzles are complimentary during the return trip. The worst part about this excursion is that it doesn't last the entire day, this was the best 3 hours spent in Bermuda!!

Visited August 2013
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