21 Reach New Heights on a Parasailing Tour
Appreciate Bermuda from new heights
while strapped into the harness of a parasail.
Pass over Bermuda’s pink beaches, rocky
shores and deep blue waters in a trip designed
for the young and courageous. Don’t forget
to bring your camera; the photo opportunities from this height are unparalleled. For a
sky-high tour of the west end, contact K.S.
Watersports. They have sent more than 25,000
adventurers aloft! Visit KS Watersports at
www.kswatersports.com to book.
22 Watch the Sunset at Whale Bay
Watching the sunset waterside with a lover
is a scene synonymous with summer. The
dreamiest setting is Whale Bay in Southampton. When the tide is low, burrow your feet in
the sand and watch the sun set from the pink
sandy beach. When the tide rolls in, take your
romantic evening to the surrounding lawn or
even to the remnants of the small fort nearby,
Whale Bay Fort and Battery.
23 Take Up Kiteboarding When the winds pick up, kiteboard-ers dart along Bermuda’s shores with their
coloured kites responsible for zipping them
along at full speed. This summer, muster the
gumption and try your hand at this extreme
watersport. Sure, kiteboarding requires focus
and physical strength, but with concentrated
instructional training from Island Winds in
Bermuda, almost anyone can meet the standards required to enjoy the wet sport. The best
part? The feeling of flying high above the surf
is incomparable. Visit www.islandwindsber-muda.com for more information.
24 Play Tourist on a Catamaran Tour
With a highly competent sea captain in
command who is well versed in Bermuda lore,
there’s no real equal to setting sail aboard a
catamaran and taking in Bermuda the way our
More than just a tour of Bermuda’s idyllic
spots, the tour offered by captain Steve Smith
on Rising Son II (ranked number one boat
tour in Bermuda on TripAdvisor!) is an all-
encompassing experience of what it is to be a
part of Bermuda, offering up plenty of locally
flavoured commentary and generous helpings
of rum swizzle. Departing from King’s Wharf,
Dockyard, the blue-hulled sailboat transports
its passengers to unspoiled locations like Great
Bay for an afternoon of cliff jumping, snorkel-
ing, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking.
Often overlooked by locals, joining a tour
of Bermuda by water and seeing our island
through visitors’ eyes may just foster a new-
found appreciation for the place we call home.
Visit Island Tour Centre at www.islandtourcentre.com to book.
25Party in Paradise Lake Coolers of swizzle, people clad in
bathing suits and plenty of good music: it isn’t
officially summertime unless you’re partying
on a boat in Paradise Lake. Indeed, venturing
out to the lake in the heat of summer is serious
business: one must never leave land without
plenty of sunscreen, a great group of friends
and, of course, an ample supply of flotation
devices for when things get really rowdy.
26 Experience the Madness of the Non-Mariners Race
Thousands of boats rafted together in
Mangrove Bay with even more party animals
in bathing suits, swimming, dancing and
drinking. It can only mean one thing: Non-Mariners Race is in full swing. Notorious for
its outrageousness, the Non-Mariners Race
wouldn’t be as popular without the crazy non-floats and the chaos that ensues from sun-up
to sundown on the Sunday after Cup Match.
This summer, if you don’t do so regularly, relish the madness of Non-Mariners; it would be
un-Bermudian not to.
28 Learn Something at the Bermuda Underwater
The latest America’s Cup spectacle to grace
Bermuda is the Built to Win exhibit at the
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
(BUEI) designed by Russell de Moura and
Jessica Meredith. The interactive exhibit