Port of Call Kings Wharf, Bermuda
Carnival Legend Tied Up at Kings Wharf, which is located on the north-west tip of Bermuda. The port is more commonly called Royal Naval Dockyard, (or just ‘Dockyard’) as it served as the base for the British Royal Navy from 1814 through to 1951. Cruise ships dock at the King’s Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal, or at the adjacent Heritage Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal. A regular ferry to Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital city, runs from a berth near the cruise ship terminals.
Kings Wharf Shore Excursions
Bermuda Maritime Museum
Spread over the Commissioner’s House, the Ordnance House and the Shifting House the Bermuda Maritime Museum is packed with fascinating exhibits detailing the maritime history of Bermuda. See treasures from 17th century wrecks, ancient diving equipment, early navigation instruments, original sea charts and lots more. The museum is situated in Royal Naval Dockyard.
Snorkel Park Beach
Tucked away on the tip of Dockyard is Snorkel Park Beach, a very convenient beach venue. The novice snorkeler can take a free lesson, or the more experienced can follow the well marked snorkel trails. Kayaks, paddle boats, umbrellas, and lounge chairs are all available for hire. Behind the beach you’ll find a restaurant/grill/bar, bathrooms and changing rooms.
Locally-sourced crafts can be bought at the Craft Market, which is housed in the Old Cooperage, at the center of Dockyard. You can browse many stalls selling goods like wooden bowls, wool hats, jewelry and painted china. A short walk away from the craft market lie the popular rum cake factory and glass blowing workshop.
Somerset Long Bay
Somerset Long Bay is a gorgeous quarter-mile stretch of golden sand, fronting calm shallow waters, perfect for paddling and swimming. Behind the beach is Somerset Long Bay park, an undeveloped green area, ideal for a gentle stroll. Somerset Long Bay is about 3 miles south-west of Dockyard, a short cab ride.
Horseshoe Bay Beach
The most popular beach on Bermuda is the picture-perfect Horseshoe Bay Beach, situated on the south coast of the island. There are lots of facilities, including umbrella and lounge chair rentals, restrooms and snack bars. The beach is connected to Kings Wharf by the number 7 bus service, a 40 minute ride.
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