1Keep Calm and Kayak
Perhaps the most peaceful way to take in
Bermuda’s natural splendour at water-level is
by kayak, rentable from various vendors across
the island and requiring no experience to
operate. Hop into your own single or double
vessel and set out discovering the rocky
shores, coves and inlets of the island, many
inaccessible by motor boat.
Embark on a guided kayaking tour with
Fantasea Diving and Watersports, investigating the rural shorelines of Bermuda’s west end.
Along the way, the guide will address points
of interest, including uninhabited islands,
famous homes and local fauna. Visit www.
fantasea.bm to book.
For kayakers looking for unguided tours
and a chance to see Bermuda on their own
terms, Blue Hole Water Sports at Grotto Bay
Beach Resort offers kayak rentals up to a full
day, allowing explorers and adventure seekers
the opportunity to traverse to the southern
side of Castle Harbour to take in the surrounding areas of Nonsuch Island and Tom
Moore’s Jungle. Whichever the route, natural
wonders are in abundance, as are breathtaking
views. Visit www.blueholebermuda.com.
2 Charter a Sailboat for a Posh Party
Summertime merriment on the water isn’t
complete without a little bit of lux. For a day
(or evening) of decadence, get decked out
and climb aboard Zara, Bermuda’s largest and
most luxurious sailing charter yacht and this
year’s Best of Bermuda winner for Best Charter Boat. The 77-foot impeccably designed vessel, built to execute performance sailing without skimping on onboard comfort, is without
a doubt the island’s most elite charter boat,
but that doesn’t mean that it lacks Bermudian
flavour or laid-back vibes. Charter guests are
always welcome to partake in libationary fun,
with cocktails and good times always in ample
supply. Visit www.bermuda-yachts.com for
more information or to book.
3 Rent a Pontoon Boat
Lazy summer afternoons elicit slow-moving
boats, manned by barefooted passengers relishing brews and boundlessness—it is a scene
that only summertime on the water can provide.
Rent a pontoon boat from Aquatic Bermuda.
Departing from Barr’s Bay in Hamilton, the
23-foot Beach Cats carry up to 10 adults and are
simple to operate, coming equipped with a cooler so you can chill your drinks while you search
for the perfect place to anchor. Mosey through
Paradise Lake and stop for a swim and picnic,
or cruise to Mangrove Bay for an unspoiled
day of fun in the sun. The best part? Step on
and step off Call 236-2200 to reserve.
4 Buzz around in a Boston Whaler
There is no better way to zip around
Bermuda’s shores than in an easy-to-manage
Boston Whaler. Rent out of the west end and
explore Mangrove Bay, Ely’s Harbour and the
Great Sound—if you’re lucky, you might catch
America’s Cup teams Oracle, Artemis and Soft
Bank whipping back and forth training for their
next big sailing event. Rent your Whaler in the
east end and cruise through the crystal-clear
waters and pristine beauty of Castle Island Nature Reserve, St. George’s Harbour or the many
islands around St. David’s. Visit KS Watersports
at www.kswatersports.com to book.
6 Visit North Rock with BAMZ
Surprisingly, there are locals and residents
who have never visited North Rock, the largest coral reef in Bermuda, which measures
a 1,000-metre radius from the North Rock
Navigational Beacon. There are even more locals and residents who don’t know that as late
as the early 1900s North Rock was land mass,
but due to rising sea levels, it is now coral reef
supporting an abundance of marine species. If
you’ve never made the seven-mile trek by boat
to North Rock, do so. The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) schedules
trips throughout the summer months for snorkelers to take in the comprehensive network
of reefs. Call BAMZ at 293-2727 for
7 Party Stylishly on the UberVida
Every Friday during the summer months,
Bermuda’s celebration yacht, the UberVida,
departs Number One Dock, Front Street, laden
with cocktail cruisers and journeying to Paradise
Lake. The ninety-minute happy hour cruises
(of which there are two: the first at 6 p.m., the
second at 8 p.m.) are brimming with a youthful
energy, complimented by good-looking revelers
and music by DJ Siid James. Committed cruisers
stay onboard for the late excursion; the Ibiza
Bermuda Cruise (departing the dock at 10 p.m.)
is rowdier and more crowded than its successors but has double the vitality. Visit www.
ubervida.net for more information.
Set out to discover the
rocky shores, coves and
inlets of the island...