opened in April 2016 and perfectly showcases the technology and
history of America’s Cup, even displaying pieces from the first-ever race
in 1851. Above water, taking in the Built to Win exhibit is the best way
to celebrate America’s Cup in Bermuda. Visit www.buei.org for
29 See the Glowworms On the third night after a full moon, precisely 56 minutes
after sunset, the uneventful life of a female glowworm starts to get
exciting. She springs up from her home on the ocean floor and heads
for the surface of the water, where she radiates an amazing green light to
attract her mate. Take your kids to watch the glowworms one summer
evening; the magic and splendour are unforgettable—even for adults.
The best places? Ferry Reach Park, Flatts Inlet and Shelly Bay. Those
who wish to see the glowworms by boat can venture out with either
BAMZ ( www.bamz.org) or BUEI ( www.buei.org), both of whom run
glowworm cruises throughout the summer months.
30 Watch the Round the Island Powerboat Race
For the thrill-seekers among us, the annual Round the Island Power
Boat Race is an unparalleled event that all enjoy, whether participant
or spectator. It is common for locals to pull up along Ferry Reach, bring
out their barbecues, mix a cocktail and wait for the winners to cross the
finish line. This summer, claim your own waterside spot and watch the
action up close.
SWIM IN THE
Formally known as Walsingham
Nature Reserve, Tom Moore’s Jungle
constitutes 12 acres of immeasurably
beautiful forest, mangrove ponds,
endemic and native wildlife and rocky
coastline. The real magic, though, is in
the underwater caves. Found deep in the
jungle and connected through a serious
of tunnels, the caves are perfect for a
chilly swim. Join Hidden Gems for a
nature hike through Tom Moore’s Jungle
where you will explore the depths of the
hidden caves. For those daring enough
to go without a guide, make sure you
take along a flashlight; things can get a
little dark and eerie. Visit Island Tour
Centre at www.islandtourcentre.
com for Hidden Gems availability
and departure times.