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“Most fun we had in Bermuda(and the rest was great)”
Review of Rising Son Cruises

Rising Son Cruises
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$74.98*
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Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling, Paddleboarding and Kayaking
Ranked #1 of 17 Tours in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

So much fun! The crew took great care of us; they were very patient with my sometimes pain-in-the-neck 9 yr old daughter. Lots of "toys" on board including multiple SUPs. We loved it even though we dropped our camera into the water as we were leaving. Lost it 8/23/13 right under where we anchored. Look for it. It won't work, but it would be cool to find! Cool cave to explore. Loved it!

Thank ElleColeman
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

After landing in Bermuda on the Explorer of the Seas (RC), we had booked an excursion on The Rising Son Catamaran for snorkel and sail. The Captain and his 2 crewmates were more than helpful. Fortunately, we booked a 2pm, not in the morning and had only 24 members aboard. It was roomy and not crowded. Xander took the time to tell us all about the islands of Bermuda and the Captain gave us a tour within the "loop" while Xander took the time to explain everything you wanted to know about the island; people, who lived there, hurricane season, fish, you name it. We were then taken to a small area to snorkel within the caves and caverns, lie on the small beach, snorkel within the small coral reef, or just float on the paddle boards or kayaks provided. We were all treated to a rum swizzle and allowed to purchase 2 for $5, which was a bargain. I would definitely recommend an excursion on The Rising Son.

Thank Jill J
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

I just recently took this excursion with my family whilst visiting Bermuda on board the Norwejan Dawn. We had heard such great things about it on the ship as well as on trip advisor we had to try it out and we were not dissapointed, we had an amazing time! It is a three hour tour during which you a cahnce to snorkle, kayak, paddle board, sail, search for sea glass on a beautiful beach and of course enjoy the free Rum Swizzle drinks! The best part of this trip is crew, they were all extremely kind and helpful, you really got the feelig they all loved their jobs and truly loved helping people. Our guide "Zander" did an excellent job, his tour was full of great information about the island, entertaining personal stories, and lots of jokes, he had us lauging the whole ride out there. We would certainly recommend this excursion to anyone visting Bermuda, and would not hesitate to do it again!

Thank Geoff D
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I am not a fan of booking shore excursions through my cruise line because of the up charge. However, when I researched the Rising Son Catamaran, I learned that this trip often booked up and would be hard to purchase on my own. So, I paid the cruise ship's premium price for this excursion and am glad I did. Squid,our guide for the day, met us right on the pier at the Royal Navy Dockyard and walked us over to the catamaran.Unfortunately there was no wind on the day of our trip so we had to rely on the ship's engine. The sail got hoisted for show and after my son volunteered to help, he was rewarded with a Rum Swizzle. Squid's commentary was peppered with local lore and funny stories as well as safety information. When we anchored in a picturesque cove, we were free to snorkle, kayak or use the stand-up paddle boards. There was plenty of equipment to go around. The crew kept an eye on the kayaks and paddle boards to make sure that everyone got a turn. They did not rush our water time at all. The trip ended with free Rum Swizzles for all of the adults on the ride back to the dockyard.

Thank LindaJE
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

this was our first trip to Bermuda so we had no form of reference...but we had a ball. It was the best. sail boat, sun, water, snorkeling or paddle boards, and just a relaxed great time. Should not miss this one!

Thank JGabe111
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