Looking For The Ideal Place To Berth Your Vessel In Bermuda - Pier 41

Looking for the best yacht marina in Bermuda. Speak with us at Pier 41, we have years of experience catering to clients with vessels of various sizes choosing Bermuda as a stay for both short and prolonged periods of time. We have made sure everything you could need or want is available so your stay is as safe, pleasurable and as comfortable as possible.


Your safety is in our best interest. Pier 41 Berth customers benefit from a tried and tested Hurricane Haul Out Plan so you can enjoy your vacation with peace of mind.


Whether you are visiting our island or are a full-time resident, our accessible, safe and convenient options make Pier 41 the best berthing site in Bermuda. Not only does Pier 41 offer the best value on berthing vessels up to 100’ in length, but it also offers many additional services such as a fully stocked minimart (The Dockshop), 150' fuel dock, restrooms and showers, line crew services, boat rentals, private yacht charters, hospitality options and tour offerings, as well as great surrounding amenities, including Bermuda's premier marine service centre, great restaurants, accommodation, shopping, activities, historical sites, and beaches.

We have an extensive list of services available when selecting docks rental in Bermuda and maintenance facilities located adjacent to the marina. West End Yachts offer an array of services. Before you depart or arrive on offer are:

Boatyard Services Available

  • Electrical Assessments

  • Electronics Repair

  • Major Insurance Repair

  • Haul Repair

  • Launching

  • Full Shipwright Services

  • Boat Haulage

  • Boat Maintenance

  • Yacht Refinishing

  • Bottom Painting

  • Rigging

  • Repair

Pier 41 Marina offers the best, most convenient resident and transient berthing for vessels up to 100 feet. Plus, there is secure gated access where berthing residents can take advantage of shore power and water supply, private bathrooms and showers as well as laundry facilities. You will find a fuel dock and pump out service, minimart & chandlery and the adjacent Dockyard Water sports Centre where you can discuss and plan any extra activities on the water.

We are proud of the wonderful service and berthing facilities that we provide at Pier 41, check out these reviews about Pier 41 from satisfied guests:

“Beautiful, like all of Bermuda. Easy access to ferries”.

“Nice place to start off from on vacation”

“It's beautiful and there's lots to see and do!”

“The Best little convenient store/Marina, gas Depot in Dockyard!”

Outside of the wonderful historic site that the Royal Navy Dockyard is, there are many more to explore while in Bermuda. Explore colonial landmarks travel through time in the brightly coloured streets of St. George's and Hamilton, and view the Gothic-style towers of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. If you wish to stretch your legs Hike the Railway Trail and enjoy the panoramas of the coast, or snorkel amongst the famous shipwrecks and coral reefs at Tobacco Bay.

St. George's, located on the island, and within the parish of the same names, is the oldest surviving English town in the New World. The Historic Town of St George and fortifications is now named as a UNESCO World Heritage.

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Berthing at Pier 41 is an ideal destination for anyone cruising in Bermuda. If you’re interested in berthing at Pier 41, please reach out to us to make your reservation.

Plan Your Next Vacation In Bermuda - Yacht Marina & Docks Rental in Bermuda

If your ideal retreat involves sailing, and spending time on your vessel than look no further than Bermuda. Plan a Stop at Pier 41 marina, your ultimate Bermuda cruising destination. Located in the sheltered Northern Basin of the historic Naval Dockyard, Pier 41 Marina offers everything one needs to enjoy life on the water and a carefree vacation. All amenities are available on site. We hold over 100 breakwater protected slips, a resident dock master, secure gated access, shore power, water supply, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms and showers, laundry facilities, 150' fuel dock, a fully stocked waterside minimart and chandlery.

The Bermuda Boatyards

The Dockshop Pier 41 is an excellent option for anyone looking to berth vessels up to 100’ in length in Bermuda. To maximise your time spent out on the water, Pier 41 offers boat rentals, yacht charters, fishing trips and a multitude of sightseeing excursions so you can see all of the beautiful sites while on the Island.

You will be spoilt for choice, when searching for activities to do on land or sea. Bermuda is a known destination for exceptional wreck diving and has sites still intact with colonies of sea life now living in and around the wrecks. Snorkelling is a must do while in Bermuda watch wonderful marine life including 5/7 of the world turtle species. There are family options too such as organising a visit to the dolphin sanctuaries nearby where you can get up close to these wonderfully intelligent and social creatures. Kayaking the clear waters, or hiring jet-ski’s are all within reach as are family visits to the Aquarium, Museum and Zoo and other key sites when on land are The Rail Trail or the Crystal Caves.You have it all when choosing Bermuda for your next vacation or getaway.

Excellent beaches, great food, and fantastic people make Bermuda a top cruising destination.

Pier 41 is the perfect marina for anyone cruising to Bermuda, whether for a few days or several weeks. When berthing your vessel, the endless options are at your fingertips. The island of Bermuda is rich in history with traditional shops, authentic restaurants which are world class, and famous pink sandy beaches!

If you are cruising to Bermuda, reach out to us soon to reserve your spot at the Pier 41 marina, we can accommodate vessels of all sizes.


The historic Royal Naval Dockyard is the most visited tourist site in all of Bermuda and well worth the visit. Initially built in 1814 as a strategic base for staging Atlantic expeditions, her rich history can still be felt despite modernised facilities. The perfect destination in which to launch all of your maritime activities and water activities. As you have the freedom to choose and design your own activities while based at Pier 41, you will be pleased to learn that the excellent restaurants, local shopping, and beautiful beaches are all within walking distance. You can visit Bermuda’s capital Hamilton by taking a short and inexpensive ferry. Or if you want to take a taxi to see the famous pink sand beaches of Bermuda. Bermuda has a subtropical climate and can be visited year round, the majority of tours are offered on a year round basis.

Contact us and let us know how we can best assist your stay in Bermuda.

TEL: (441) 238-4141

EMAIL: info@pier41.bm

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Hire a Yacht and Charter Services in Bermuda - Pier 41 Marina

People have been sailing to Bermuda for centuries and enjoying it’s remarkable waters. Did you know Bermuda was founded by survivors of the shipwrecked British Sea Venture in 1609? Nowadays, holidaymakers, sailors and adventurists flock to Bermuda for its numerous esteemed sailing events inclusive of the 35th America's Cup. Its wind and weather conditions are ideal for sailing all year round with a sub tropical climate and clean and calm waters.

Pier 41 is located in the West end of Bermuda which is also the island's primary cruise ship port and best yacht marina in Bermuda. If your ideal holiday involves sailing, then Bermuda is your paradise and Pier 41 is the perfect location to launch your activities as your ultimate water sports and Bermuda yacht services destination. Sailing courses have been offered in Bermuda since 1844 so we have generations of experience!

Courses are available for all levels and you can tailor your own too for individuals, families or corporates. We also have on site jet-skis, kayaks & paddleboards, and parasailing equipment. Your time in the water can be as tranquil or action packed as you like!

If you’re looking to get out on the water, Pier 41 offers yacht boat rentals, you will find vessels of all sizes and budgets if you wish to rent. Yacht charters are available in and around the beautiful and mysterious waters, you can enjoy chartered fishing trips or design your own! Visit us for your bait (we stock both fry and squid), tackle, fuel and all the snacks and drinks you need while you wait to catch your fish. This, plus the abundance of sightseeing excursions where you can soak up the beautiful sights of Bermuda. You can travel in a glass bottom boat and view the magnificent marine life and coral reefs and have the option to snorkel or dive on a tour.

Maximise your time away and enjoy some of our top golf courses, enjoy a glass of your chosen beverage, lunch or dinner in any of the top eateries. It is 20 minutes away by bus or taxi to our world famous sandy pink beaches. Bermuda’s capital city, Hamilton is 20 minutes by ferry for nightlife, shopping and taste of a vibrant city atmosphere.

Or you could find yourself a private beach to relax on with friends and family and sail where delight takes you.

Bermuda is a popular location for snorkelling and diving alike, snorkel above reefs and dive with our certified instructors. We have topline rental equipment at your disposal and tour guides ready to help create the ultimate experience for you during your stay in Bermuda.

Without doubt, the facilities at Pier 41 are worldclass. You will find over 100 breakwater protected slips, a resident dock master, secure gated access, shore power, water supply, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, clean showers, laundry facilities, 150' fuel dock, a fully stocked waterside minimart and chandlery — the Dockshop Pier 41 is an excellent option for anyone looking to berth vessels up to 100’ in length in Bermuda.

Located in the historic Naval Dockyard, Pier 41 Marina offers everything one needs to enjoy life on the water. The historic area has had a transformation. The Old Clock Tower building is now a pedestrian mall and the old warehouses are now boutiques comparable to any international city. You will find world class eateries as well as artisan galleries to make the most of your time on-land. This area is also home to the fascinating Bermuda Maritime Museum.

Bermudian memories are built to last, your time here will be like no other.

Interested in berthing at Pier 41?

Call us at (441) 238-4141 or email dockmaster@pier41.bm

Step Back in Time at the Royal Naval Dockyard Bermuda

What is so special about the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda is that you can glimpse into the past five centuries of marine history while enjoying the full amenities available at the yacht marina. When planning your trip to Bermuda and looking for a Bermuda yacht agent, contact us at Pier 41.

Originally built in 1814 as a strategic base for launching Atlantic expeditions, the historic Royal Naval Dockyard is the most visited tourist site in all of Bermuda. In 1818, the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda officially replaced the Royal Naval Dockyard, Halifax as the British headquarters for the North America and West Indies Station.

HMD Bermuda (Her/His Majesty's Dockyard, Bermuda) was the primary base of the Royal Navy in the Western Atlantic between American independence and the Cold War. French buccaneer could have used the islands as a base of operations against Spanish galleons in the 16th century.

Diving into history underwater or on foot is possible in enchanting Bermuda. There are over 300 shipwrecks in the waters surrounding the island, some are still intact and many close to the shoreline. Many theories have circulated the past decades about the mysterious and dangerous Bermuda Triangle. But these vessels reached their ill fate mostly due to the hidden and hazardous coral reefs. There are treacherous underwater coral reefs spanning across some 200 square miles of water area near Bermuda.

An ideal destination for maritime activities, boasting unbeatable diving experiences, amazing snorkelling, boat rentals and fishing trips where you can launch all of your water adventures from Pier 41.

Plan your day with us including visiting the many excellent eateries, local shopping and beautiful beaches which are all within walking distance and are highly recommended while on private yacht charter in Bermuda. If you want to explore Hamilton Bermuda’s vibrant capital, the ferry is nearby, quick and enjoyable or head to the famous pink sand beaches of Bermuda.

Pier 41 has been modernised over the years but has retained the atmosphere and character of the real Bermuda. It’s a wondrous place to visit and should be on everyone’s list when visiting our beautiful island.

Nearby at the historic Clocktower Mall, you can shop for local artisan goods, jewellery, swimwear, handicrafts and more. Try the famous cakes at Bermuda Rum Cake Company, and meet with local artists at the Bermuda Arts Centre. We also have a Wedding/Event Venue on site.

Still hunting for more history?

Not to be missed is the The Hall of History, a magnificent, 1,000-square-foot mural in the National Museum of Bermuda. Created by local artist Graham Foster, it visually represents 500 years of Bermuda history.

On Foot

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail winds throughout the island, one major stop is at the Dockyard in the National Museum of Bermuda. Visit the First Floor of the Commissioner's House to see the exhibit on the slave trade and slavery in Bermuda – take a look at the fascinating, enlightening collection of stories, photos, objects and shipwreck artefacts.

Bermuda Maritime Museum is the island’s largest and most-visited attraction and custodian of Bermuda’s fascinating maritime traditions. Set in six acres at the Royal Naval Dockyard, it includes eight historic exhibit buildings, the award-winning Commissioner’s House and the popular Dolphin Quest facility.

Water Sports and Sail Boat Rental in Bermuda

While visiting the beautiful island of Bermuda, it is the perfect time to book some tours and enjoy the beautiful waters. When looking to book and organise your tours, the best place to start is at Pier 41.

Whether you are looking to spend the weekend sailing or some action-packed water sports, Pier 41 is ready to be your springboard of adventure--the home of Bermuda water sports.

When choosing a place for berthing in Bermuda, rest assured that Pier 41 Marina offers the best, most convenient resident and transient berthing for vessels up to 100-feet. With secure gated access, berthing residents can take advantage of shore power and water supply, private bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities, a fuel dock and pump out service, minimart and chandlery and the adjacent Dockyard Watersports Centre for all of your needs. If you would like to discuss sailboat rental before visiting Bermuda or when you arrive, we have vessels available of various sizes. We are here to facilitate all of your Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters and docks rental in Bermuda. We are here on weekends, too. Pay us a visit and stock up on everything you need to enjoy the weekend sailing. We're open Saturday and Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.


Don’t miss out on the beautiful snorkelling or the adrenaline-packed fishing while in Bermuda. Bermuda, not surprisingly, earned its slot in the big-game fisherman's playbook decades ago by providing quick access to some of the best deep-sea fishing in the Atlantic. But before you head out on the water to enjoy fishing, pay us a visit and load up on bait (both fry and squid), tackle, fuel and all the snacks and drinks you need while you wait for the first bite! The experience will be a memorable one.

The Dockyard Watersports Centre

A wonderful place to visit with history, shopping on par with any international city, history and great food! The museum is not to be missed along with snorkel beach, sightseeing tours, there are trips and excursions for everyone.The Dockyard Watersports Centre is host to Bermuda’s top tour and charter operators where visitors get the opportunity to explore all of the beautiful sights Bermuda has to offer. You can’t visit Bermuda without enjoying some excellent water sports! The Royal Naval Dockyard is the ideal starting point in Bermuda for water sports rentals and anything and everything on the water. Hiring jet skis and enjoying the water at high speed is a popular vacation activity in Bermuda. Join a jet ski adventure, team up with family or friends for a memorable and fun experience suitable for persons of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced rider, once you have tried it, you will be hooked! We also have the remarkable snorkel beach where you can snorkel, kayak, and paddle board. A perfect place with something on offer for everyone. If you want to go diving, we have breathtaking sights! Dive amongst the many mysterious wrecks or see Bermuda’s marine life up close!

Where to Berth Your Vessel in Bermuda

One of the best ways to experience Bermuda’s clear waters and scenic views is by sailing into the island. In fact, this is the main reason why Bermuda has always been an ideal destination for seafarers. However, there are, of course, a few challenges involved in using a boat or yacht for entering the island. One of them is finding the right place to berth your vessel.

But before you can sail your boat to other water areas in Bermuda and safely berth your vessel, you have to enter through St. George's Port first as well as clear customs and Bermuda immigration at the Ordnance Island. Once done, you can then head to your chosen marina to moor your yacht. Most marinas on the island have facilities that you can enjoy. Here’s a short list of marinas in Bermuda with their location and amenities:

The Waterfront Marina

Situated at Hamilton, this yacht marina offers up to 50 berths for visiting yachts. It has a 24-hour self-service fuelling, dock carts for hire, restrooms, and other convenient items. Its central location also provides convenience to its customers. The Waterfront Marina is near essential amenities like the Miles Market and Tone Zone Health Club. There’s also a PW Marine on site. It offers everything from engine parts and boat supplies,, which allows you to service your yacht to keep it in good condition.

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

If you are looking for a marina with berthing services and a rich history to go with it, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is what you need. It is the oldest Yacht marina in Bermuda and the broader Western Hemisphere having been established in 1844. The marina can accommodate yachts of up to 150 feet and has 130 well-serviced berths.

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club overlooks the Hamilton Harbour in Hamilton and is a full-service facility with excellent docking services, laundry, running water, and yacht repair services. The club also hosts international events from time to time including the Charleston to Bermuda Race.

Pier 41 Marina

Pier 41 is situated at the Royal Naval Dockyard in the west end of Bermuda. The marina allows for berthing of vessels including ships of up to 115 feet. You do not have to worry about power as the marina has both shore and portable power as well as pump out and fuel services. Shower and laundry services are also available.

You can acquire whatever supplies you need at the Dock shop be it food or supplies for your marine adventure. If you would like to take part in water activities like snorkeling or diving, the Watersports Center onsite is a perfect place to book your excursions.

Captain Smokes Marina

Captain Smokes Marina is a boat marina offering Mediterranean style mooring located on the East End of Bermuda at St. George's town. The marina has fresh water, 110 and 220 voltage electricity, electrical hookups, bathroom, showers, and internet.

The marina has picnic areas and barbecue grills that are well maintained and tailored to suit the needs of visitors. You will also find boat repair services and a hardware store for your supplies not far from the marina. The marina is only a five-minute walk from St. George town.

About Bermuda Boatyards

While a good marina will ensure safe-keeping of your vessel, Bermuda boatyards are there to offer repair and maintenance services to keep your yacht in tip-top shape. Some Bermuda boatyards like Convict Bay Boatyard offer both off-yard and on-yard services for boats while others like Mills Creek Marine Ltd in Pembroke focus in spray painting and fiberglass repairs. However, in case of emergency repairs, it is advisable to contact the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre for help.

Every facility, be it a boat marina or a yacht marina in Bermuda, has different offers and opening hours. It is essential to have a look at the available options before deciding on where to berth or repair your vessel. This not only saves you from possible inconveniences, but also ensures you get value for your money.

Fun Facts About Whale Watching in Bermuda

During the months of March and April, Bermuda becomes much more than its pink beaches and pristine waters. Upon the arrival of late winter or early spring, the South Shore practically transforms into a whale sanctuary, making it another popular tourist attraction on the island. Whale watching in Bermuda is a must-do activity especially if you want to observe these majestic creatures at their natural habitat.

What Makes the Whales Come to the South Shore?

Just like the dolphins, humpback, blue, and northern whales pass along the Gulf Stream of Bermuda on their way to the Arctic region in search for nutrient-rich polar waters or better feeding grounds. They travel 16,000 miles in this journey, which makes it the longest mammal migration in the world and third in the animal kingdom.

The Gulf Stream’s warm currents and the clear blue waters make Bermuda the ideal migration route of whales. This whale migration is also regarded as an Exclusive Economic Zone under the order of the Fisheries Act.

Whale Mating and Calving

Whales are particularly fond of the Caribbean tropical zone during winter for mating. Even scientists argue that whales prefer mating and calving in tropical zones during winter and move to northern waters in the summer when they want to feed. One of the many reasons Bermuda is an excellent destination for whale watching is because it becomes a calving ground for humpback whales. Oftentimes, tourists can see adult whales frolicking with their calves in the water.

Humpback whales can be easily recognized from other whales. First, their tail flukes have distinct black and white markings on the underside, which can also be used to identify individual whales. Second, they have bumps on their flattened heads and have long white flippers. Humpback whales are also naturally playful. They tend to slap their tails on the water surface and sometimes swim upside down and throw their flippers up in the air. They also blow a stream of spray that can rise to more than 12 feet above the water. After blowing for around four times, these whales often dive back into the water and remain there for around 15 minutes.

Ways to Enjoy Whale Watching in Bermuda

There are a few ways to enjoy watching whales on the island. If you are riding a motorbike or have availed one of those yacht rentals in Bermuda, you can stop on various points and see the whales from afar. You can also join eco-tours that can take you off the South Shore Coast where you’ll catch the best whale watching experience. Heading to the Sargasso Sea is also ideal for whale watching because the water visibility is high during winter, allowing you to clearly see the whales even up to 100 feet below the surface through a glass-bottom boat.

If you want a veteran crew with years of local experience to lead your whale-watching escapade, Pier 41 Marina is an excellent choice. With their crew at the helm, you can be guaranteed of a once-in-a-lifetime experience and safe observation of the humpback whale. Pier 41 Marina is dedicated to responsible wildlife viewing and strictly adheres to the internationally recognized whale-watching best practices and guidelines.

If you are planning a trip to Bermuda during late winter or early spring, then make sure you include whale watching in your list of activities.

The Definitive Guide to Bermuda Cruising

The warm climate and stunning beaches in the islands of Bermuda are considered part of North America. Bermuda is popular for its outstanding museums, plentiful golf courses, multitude dining options, intriguing history, and tropical wonders, making the Island a popular cruise destination. If you are planning for a fun and intriguing vacation, the British Overseas Territory could just be the answer. In this quick guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know so you can have a wonderful Bermuda cruising experience.

Best Time for Bermuda Cruises

The cruise season in Bermuda starts in April and ends in early November, with the high season beginning in June through September. While the summer temperatures are hotter and more humid than spring and fall months, October is usually the rainiest month. May is the best month to enjoy the Bermuda cruises, especially if you want to travel in the shoulder season. Most of the cruises take place during the Atlantic season.

Bermuda Cruise Lines

The three mainstream lines sailing Bermuda cruises include Celebrity, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean cruise line. Regent Seven Seas offer luxury sailing options with stops in dockyard Bermuda, southeastern United States and the Bahamas.

If you want to reserve your Bermuda cruising spot and docks rental in Bermuda for berthing vessels of up to 100’ in length, consider Pier 41 Marina. Other occasional cruise lines that call in Bermuda include Wind star, Holland America, Silversea, and Azamara.

Bermuda Cruise Tips

  • Have your meals on the ship - If you are traveling on a tight budget, consider having your meals on the ship and perhaps grab a few snacks to save money. In fact, Bermuda can be quite expensive, especially when shopping for wares in the Bermuda souvenir shops. Be prepared to shell some cash, if you want to bring home something to commemorate your vacation.

  • Rent a boat, a scooter or a mini car - If you want to go for fishing trips and explore various watersports for sightseeing excursions, Pier 41 Marina boat rental services is a good option. Also, you can use a taxi or rent a scooter to visit the famous city of Hamilton in Bermuda. During the North American and Transatlantic cruises, Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital city is often called on. Remember, with the numerous narrow and winding roads, you must be experienced in getting around in two wheels to rent a scooter. If a two-wheeler is not your thing, you can rent an electric mini car from your hotel or from some of the mini car rental companies on the island.

  • Carry the right attire - Unlike most ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda is a more formal and conservative port. Hence, you should always have your casual and beach attire ready because short shorts and bikinis are only allowed near and around the beach. Your dress code or attire should adhere to the restaurant you visit when dining in port.

  • Research before you pack golf clubs - Bermuda has some of the most luxurious, expansive golf courses in the world. And, popular cruise lines have started recognizing the country’s prowess in the golfing world, with Bermuda-bound duffers benefitting from special onboard programs. Therefore, you should check whether your sailing comes with some golf-themed excursions or special enrichment offerings.

  • Travel with your family - There are plenty of kid-friendly activities in the Bermuda Islands to include in your itinerary for the perfect family vacation. The Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum & Zoo in the capital is home to a collection of tropical marine fish, the North Rock exhibit, and a 140,000-gallon tank that is designed to look like a living imitation of one of the country’s unique, natural coral reefs.

Your little tykes won’t feel too foreign as English is spoken everywhere around the clean and safe beaches. Moreover, there are shorter itineraries to explore, which are from convenient drive-to homeports. At Pier 41 Marina harbor, you and your family will enjoy clean showers, laundry facilities, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and sufficient water supply.

Things to Do on the Island

Although the Bermuda Island is small, at 20.6 square miles, it packs a punch of things to do. Here are some of the amazing activities to include in your cruise to-do list.

  • Relax on the Pink Sand Beaches: The Main Island is popularly known for its spectacular pink sand beaches. The red-hued organisms and tiny bits of coral that wash up the Bermuda beaches give the sand a rosy tint that makes the beaches seem pink. Take as many photos as possible to share with your Instagram followers.

  • Try Shipwreck Diving: There are hundreds of shipwrecks in the surrounding waters, even though the mythology of a treacherous Bermuda triangle is considered a myth. The turquoise, shallow and clear waters allow cruisers to enjoy great visibility when shipwreck diving.

  • Explore Subterranean Caves: The subterranean caves in the Main Island are the most stunning natural attractions in Bermuda. Crystal Cave in Hamilton Parrish is regarded as the most famous among all caves. The glimmering crystal pools and stalagmites give the cave an eerie feel.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Boat Marina

The best way to enjoy your stay on Bermuda Island is on the high seas; and what better way to do it other than taking a trip into the Atlantic. The Island waters are home to some beautiful attractions – from historical shipwrecks to marine life and coral reefs. There are companies and boat owners that offer boat rental on Bermuda Islands either on hourly or daily charges.

Bermuda Island has numerous boat berths you can choose from depending on your location and preferences. It is important to note that St George’s Port is the only entry for yachts in Bermuda. You will need customs and immigration clearance at Ordnance Island before you take your boat to other Bermuda waters.

If you are wondering where to find a boat berth in Bermuda or don’t know which marina is the best for your travel needs, do not worry. I have put together factors that you should consider before choosing a marina for your personal or rented boat.

1. Location

The location of a boat berth plays a significant role in your comfort, ease of berthing affects your sailing route and places you get to visit. If you are concerned about traveling costs, you may need to choose a marina that’s near your residence.

Marinas with exposure to strong winds and waves are not recommended. The winds rock your boat and strain the ropes making them susceptible to damage. If you plan on spending time in your boat without being tossed around, you will want to consider a marina protected from winds and storms.

2. Available Facilities

Every marina is different in terms of the facilities they offer their clients. You should ensure that the marina is equipped to meet both your boat requirements as well as personal needs. Get to find out if there are toilet and bathroom facilities, fuel and pump stations as well as connection to the power grid.

Also, consider the services available at the dockside. Look out for Wi-Fi, carts, waste disposal facilities and availability of boat essential and accessories. You

should consider the proximity of the marina to important amenities like shops for a pleasant boating experience.

3. Is Security Guaranteed?

Marinas are vulnerable to insecurity both from the ocean and land. Finding a secure boat berth in Bermuda is key to ensuring your safety and the safety of your valuables. You should check whether the marina has reliable security systems and procedures for the safety of your boat or yacht. You should also consider whether a marina has a history of break-ins and theft before choosing it for you boat berth in Bermuda.

4. Responsive Staff

A competent and helpful team of staff will ensure that you get a hassle-free boating experience. A good marina should have a knowledgeable and experienced staff that can provide the necessary assistance.

You should be able to rely on the staff whether you are looking for advice on destinations or seeking technical assistance. Docking may be problematic sometimes; you should be able to count on the assistance of the staff in settling the boat in its berth.

5. Docking Costs

The cost of marinas in Bermuda may vary depending on factors such as services offered, available facilities, location as well as the time of the year. Everyone has different financial abilities and budgets. You should make a comparison of the costs of various marinas and match them to what they offer to ensure you get value for your money.

The Bottom Line?

Whether you have a personal boat or you’ve rented one from one of the daily or monthly boat rental in Bermuda, you will need to find a good marina to dock your boat when not in use. There are numerous boat berths in Bermuda found in St George in the eastern end, Hamilton City which is centrally placed and Sandy’s Parish to the western part of Bermuda. These marinas are private and charge for dockage and electricals on daily rates. The costs are lower in winter depending on demand.

A good boat berth is just as important as choosing a good quality boat from the numerous companies providing boat rental services in Bermuda. Taking the

above aspects into consideration will not only save you a lot of inconveniences, time and money but will also make your sailing experience a memorable one.

Experience the Beauty of Bermuda Waters

From the temperate climate to a rich history and amazing pink beaches, Bermuda is one of the most popular destinations for those looking to go on vacations. The pristine blue waters surrounding the Island are a haven for breathtaking beauty waiting to be explored. Whether you intend to use your own yacht or rent one, the Island has numerous docks rental so you do not need to worry about where to berth your vessel. Bermuda marinas are available for both short term and long-term rental to ensure you have a memorable experience exploring its waters.

There are a lot of activities to engage in while cruising in the Atlantic. If you fancy venturing into the waters alone for a personal experience, most Bermuda marinas offer information and guides on the best places to visit. So, what are some of the memorable things you can do for the best marine experience in Bermuda?

1. Go for a boating or sailing tour.

There are two ways to unearth the treasures that lie in the Bermuda waters. You can rent or charter a boat or yacht and go on a private trip, or you can book a boating or sailing tour from the numerous tour providers in the Island. A boating or sailing experience will take you to the secluded beaches, caves, historical sites and the many small islands found in Bermuda waters

Glass-bottom tours are an excellent opportunity for viewing the beautiful coral reefs and marine life. Some boat tours also add water-sport activities to their excursion packages and you also get to learn about the history of Bermuda while at it. Pier 41 marina situated at the famous Royal Naval Dockyard offers boat rentals and sightseeing excursion to both locals and tourists for the ultimate Atlantic adventure.

2. Fishing

If you like fishing, Bermuda waters have everything for you. There are lots of coral reefs in Bermuda waters that are teeming with fish and make for great fishing spots. You can decide to try your luck at catching the popular marlin, tuna and wahoo species found in the crystal clear waters either as a group or individually.

Some of the best shore fishing sites in Bermuda are located in the western part of Bermuda like Great Sound, West Whale Bay. Bermuda marinas like Pier41 offer fishing trips to their clients thus making for a convenient dock rental destination if you want to go fishing.

3. Snorkeling

There are a great number of sites in Bermuda with shallow water where snorkelers can have a field day. Snorkel Park situated at Dockyard is one of the best places for a beachside snorkeling experience ideal for the entire family. Other places like Horseshoe Bay and Elbow beach also provide great spots for snorkeling due to their tranquil and shallow waters.

A more exciting snorkeling experience is found offshore and requires one to have a boat. Offshore snorkeling gives you with views of coral reefs, beautiful marine life and an opportunity to engage in shipwreck snorkeling. Some providers of Yacht rentals in Bermuda also offer snorkelers boat tours to shipwreck sites like the Montanna and Constellation.

4. Water Sports

A Bermuda water adventure cannot be complete without a dose of adrenaline. You can opt for parasailing and enjoy scenic views of the coastline, or scuba dive in the deep waters with numerous coral reefs and shipwrecks. Helmet diving will let you take a walk below the ocean while kayaking tours in kayaks with glass bottom views will give you a glimpse of marine flora and fauna even at night

If you just landed at Royal Naval Dockyard and you are looking for a thrilling way to kick-start your vacation, Dockyard Watersports Centre is there for you. You will find everything you need to take part in an activity of your choice here, including water sports rentals. You can even go for a swim at Dolphin Quest located at the dockyard and enjoy playing with or feeding the dolphins

You can never be short of what to do once you go out into the Bermuda waters. And what’s more, you don’t even need a boat! Pier 41 marina will provide you with docks rental as well as yacht rentals in Bermuda to ensure your stay at the island is one worth reliving.

Terrific Boat Rental Options in Bermuda

One of the amazing ways to wind off this festive season is through boat rides and charters. Several destinations around the world offer many fun activities that have everything to do with water sports. In Bermuda, boat rental is rapidly gaining popularity from both a local and global point of view because of the endless number of tourists who visit Bermuda by the end of each year. There are numerous reasons why tourists and fun-loving locals prefer using boats over ships and other massive cruises. Activities like diving, watching the coastlines, caves and snorkel are far too complex to use cruises. It is here that the major role of boat rental comes in. Islands that are small and cannot be accessed by ships have no option than to recommend Bermuda Boat Rental services. These islands are home to an amazing source of rich and, diverse culture. Caves in Bermuda Islands are a true exhibition of the growth and development of Bermuda since the era when the Bermuda Triangle was a major topic of debate across the whole globe. There are great diving sites that can serve as the best memory creation technique but the challenge is that most of them are inaccessible on foot and through other means of transport.

There are endless private charters that you and your crew can choose according to the amount of time that you intend to spend in Bermuda. For example, most of the boat rentals here usually charge an average of $200 for a specific duration. Keep in mind that the choice of the time limit will vary according to the preference of each tourist. The user of the boat has the task of filling up the fuel tank of the boat to ensure that it does not end when the fun is beginning. Additionally, the operators of the boats provide extra sets of services including safety gear and equipment that is necessary for protecting oneself in certain situations. Depending on the number of hours that have been rented out, the boats will stay in the temporary management and possession of the tourists until they are done with their water sports activities in Bermuda. An important note to keep in mind is that there are no close broadcasting radios between one boat and the other which gives the idea that it is crucial for a visitor to bring along their means of communication in case things turn.

Bermuda Marina

Pier 41 Marina is one of the famous spots in Bermuda for great boat rental services. Captain Smokes Marina as well as Carolina Bay Marina are two additional hot zones that will be certain to maximize your fun activities. There are vital tips that could help a beginner maneuver well around these spots. For example, the West End is the cardinal point of cruising around Bermuda because of the above three centers. The East End has Captain Smokes and, it is as influential as any other hiring site. Note that St. Georges Port is the one entry for all yachts in this marina. The number of marinas and their respective services stretches far and wide, including Hamilton City, St. Georges, and Sandish Parish. The charges here may change from $7 to $25 according to the number of feet per day and amp if they are electric.

Sail Boat Rental in Bermuda

There are great companies in Bermuda that are great in offering Sail Boat services. Fantasee Charters provides the best opportunity to catch some fun in skipping catamarans. Charter Bermuda is the best when it comes to private snorkeling. H20 Sports is famous for all types of sailboat rentals. In Wind Sail Charters, the sizes of the boats are several, and the tourists can choose the precise sailboat or yacht that they would prefer to use. In Sailboat renting, it is crucial to understand that the trip could turn out dangerous if you are not well-aware of everything there is about bare boating. For example, certain coral reefs are extremely dangerous and approaching them could predispose the lives of everyone of the board to potential danger. Spearfishing is a taboo in this part of the world, and anyone found guilty of the same is punishable by a court of law. Additionally, sewage disposal should remain intact in holding tanks until the boat dock. 

Snorkeling in Bermuda: A Quick Guide

Your trip to Bermuda won’t be complete without snorkeling. Bermuda is known for its rich aquatic resources making it the top destination for both professional and amateur divers.

Snorkeling in Bermuda is uniquely perfect. Be amazed by the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic, beautiful coral reefs, numerous shipwrecks in shallow waters, submerged caves and breathtakingly beautiful marine life. You can't ask for more really.

Snorkeling can be done for most part of the year as the sea remains comfortably warm. But during November to March, the water temperature can dip close to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. So you will need a wet suit if you plan to snorkel in winter.

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The most important tip for beginners to remember is to make sure your mask fits your face. Hold the snorkel mask to your face and breathe through your nose. If the mask seals perfectly and stays in place without holding it, you got it. If air leaks in, water will to. If the strap fits comfortably at the widest area of your head towards the top back, it’s perfect. If you wear it just at the base of your head, water will get in!

Choose a pair of fins that fit but not too tight. If they hurt or curl your toes even a tiny bit, you may experience cramps. It’s best to find fins that are a little bigger than too small. They will slip on easier once both your feet are wet. You can’t swim properly without great set of fins.

Practice in your gear with your head outside the water before dipping in. Put your mask on and breathe through the tube. Don’t bite the tube. Rest your teeth or else your jaw will get sore. Practice your breathing exercises so you can get comfortable. Once you feel confident, practice the classic calm floating face down in the water.

Top Reasons to Take a Cruise to Bermuda

Top Reasons to Take a Cruise to Bermuda

Didn’t you notice how oftentimes people who return from their cruise can’t stop raving about their experience? Well, who wouldn’t? If you haven’t taken the leap yet, here are the top 10 reasons why cruise to Bermuda makes the perfect vacation for just about anyone.

1.     Cruise vacation offers great value

The fare includes nearly everything you’ll need for a fantastic trip: food, accommodations, daytime and evening entertainment and transportation. Some lines give free or discounted rates for kids when sharing a cabin with two adults.

Upscale lines are even more inclusive. They offer alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, shore tours, onboard spending credits and even air fare.

2.     Multiple destinations in one

The best part of going on a cruise is the fact that you need to unpack only once. Your floating hotel takes you from city to city and you don’t even need to worry about train or ferry schedules.

3.     It’s family friendly

Family cruises are fun for all ages. If you're struggling to find a vacation that you and your toddlers will both enjoy, ships now have extensive facilities for kids and even senior citizens. You can have a romantic dinner with your spouse and leave the kids in the gaming room.

4.     Cruise ships come in all shapes and sizes

Whether you want something intimate or a mega-ship with onboard outdoor activities or movie theaters, there’s a cruise ship for you. It’s just a matter of browsing through itineraries. The options are endless!

5.     Cruise vacations are easy to plan

Because cruise vacations bring together transportation and accommodations, it’s the easiest thing to plan. Pick your ship, itinerary and cabin, and away you go. There’s no need to search for hotels or having to deal with the hassle of coordinating travel between cities. Just talk to your travel agent and your dream vacation will be set up for you.

Sailing the Bermuda may Teach You Lessons of Self

Sailing the Bermuda may Teach You Lessons of Self-Sufficiency Better than Most Sports

Sailing is a great sport but often underappreciated. And yes, it’s far more than wind and cocktails. It actually teaches you the noble enterprise of self-sufficiency better than other sports. You always learn something new. Unlike in football or baseball wherein the coaches can interact with the players, in sailing, you are on your own trying to figure out how to navigate the course, the rules, and the weather.

You really have to be self-sufficient. If you’re not, you learn to be. You can’t just plop somebody on the boat and say go. Yes, you can learn theories in classrooms but once that wind hits your sail, it dictates where you are going. If can’t fend for yourself, if you don’t know how to strategize, then it is easy to get lost.

The Bermuda is one of the best marina sites in the world. On land, it is scenic and full of history but there’s nothing like hopping around a boat to explore the surrounding waters. Whether you’re into sailing for leisure or sport, this is one destination that you should put up in your list. You can roar into the famous Great Sound, explore tiny, unpopulated islands, or make your way out into the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s also a great place for first time sailors. Bermuda is the best place to improve your tracking and jibing mastery. Sailing courses are available through local sailing companies and can be customized depending on your choice. There are courses for every one of all gender and ages. Not to mention the amazing view you’ll get to see as you go.

Looking a bit more of an adventure? Watersports offered in Bermuda can give you quite the chill. From world-class diving, snorkeling and fishing trips to boat rentals, yacht charters, and sightseeing tours, there are trips and excursions for everyone.

Ken Dallas
Safety in Boating and Watersports

Safety in Boating and Water Sports: Must-Learn Tips

For adventure seekers, Bermuda offers the most thrilling water activities in the Caribbean. From banana boat to Jet Ski, snorkeling and diving, this island is probably one of the top destinations for water sports. While the adrenaline can give you quite a rush and excitement, safety is still a must.

Everyone who participates in water sports of any kind should know the basic rules of safety. Follow these guidelines to ensure your safety and your family’s, while in or on the water.

Learn how to swim

If you want to fully enjoy water sports, you need to learn how to swim. Best if you take swimming lessons first and learn the basics if you don’t know how to especially for children.

Children should be supervised at all times

If you’re planning to bring your kids, make sure to keep an eye on them at all times. Children can be fearless when it comes to being in the water. Young children have a higher risk of drowning, so never leave children alone near or in the water.

Wear life jacket

Even if you’re a great swimmer, always wear a life jacket especially if you’re on a boat. Statistics reveal that more than half of boating-related deaths in recent years were due to drowning, which could have been avoided if passengers were to wear a life jacket. Make sure that the life jacket fits perfectly and is coast guard approved.

Don’t go diving alone

Going alone can be quite dangerous. Make sure you have someone with you at all times when you are in or on the water. It doesn’t matter whether you are swimming or boating or fishing; never risk getting out alone in the water.

Lastly, make sure you tell people where you are going. Complete the information on your float plan and give it to someone staying on shore. Things can go wrong when you are out on the water. Whether it is physical or mechanical issue, you need to be proactive and plan your activity. In the event you do not return as scheduled, this information can help in locating you and providing assistance if needed.

Ken Dallas
Quick Guide to Horseshoe Bay Bermuda

Quick Guide to Horseshoe Bay Bermuda

Horseshoe Bay is the most famous beach in Bermuda and probably the most discussed destinations in Bermuda cruises. It is a stretch of pink-tinged sand lapped by pale turquoise water. The pink is crushed coral from the surrounding reef. It is located Southampton Parish on the south shore of the island. It has cafes, toilets, and shower facilities where tourists and locals take pleasure in especially during summer season.

On Good Friday and Easter, Horseshoe Bay becomes a popular destination for hundreds of Bermudians wherein they fly colorful handmade kites.

Getting to Horseshoe Bay

There are a couple of options to get from the dock to Horseshoe Bay beach. You can hire a taxi, hire a driver, buy a cruise line transfer, or jump on a shuttle bus. Most people would choose to travel by shuttle bus as this is the least expensive way to get to Horseshoe at $7 per head.

Arriving at Horseshoe Bay

The Horseshoe Bay Beach is just a short walk down from where you’ll be dropped off. Upon arrival, you will immediately notice specialty stores where you can pick up anything you’ve left at home. However, these might be priced a little bit steeper compared to finding a dockshop ahead of time for your gears.

The Beach

As most tourists would say, the Horseshoe Bay Beach seems like something that popped out of a postcard. The water is warm, blue, and crystal clear.  About 100 yards off the beach is a small series of reefs which create a wonderful snorkeling spot. The reef and the corals were a playground for the fish.

Just down the beach are quite a few large rock formations and caves perfect for exploring. At the base of the rocks, there are a lot of tidal pools that are fun to explore. Some of them are pretty deep, and the drop-off can catch you off guard.

Ken Dallas
Best Times of the Year to Cruise in Bermuda

Best Times of the Year to Cruise in Bermuda

People have been sailing to Bermuda for generations. It’s the perfect destination. All the marinas and berthing sites are convenient and getting around by land or water is easy. Not to mention wide array of services at a very affordable price. Some of the services include boat haulage, boat maintenance, yacht refinishing, bottom painting, rigging, repair, electrical assessments, electronics repair, haul repair, launching, and full shipwright services. You can feel confident leaving your yacht or boat for a night or even a week as you explore Bermuda on land.

There are 3 known areas for docking and berthing sites in Bermuda: Central Bermuda is where you can find the capital of the island, City of Hamilton; East End is where you can find the famous 3 parishes, which are also known to be the island’s key points on the east end (St. George’s Parish, Hamilton Parish and Smith’s Parish); and the West End, which is the island’s primary cruise ship port.

When is the best time to go to Bermuda?

If you’re on a budget, March and April are the best months to visit Bermuda. It is when the temperate weather becomes pleasant for beach bathing though not quite warm enough for swimming yet.

March and April are also the most festive times of the year in Bermuda. Easter is an important holiday where islanders go to Horseshoe Bay with beautiful handmade kites. It’s the most picture perfect event so make sure you bring your camera with you. And the prices aren't as high unlike the busiest season (which is May to October).

If you're more interested in golfing, plan your trip for the wintertime, which is from November to February. It’s when you'll get the greatest discount at the hotels, plus the islands aren't nearly as crowded. You can find accommodation for as low as $200 a night, which is definitely a steal.

Ken Dallas