It’s relatively easy to explore Bermuda on your own. But if you prefer help from island-born and -bred residents, there are plenty of options available, depending on your interests.
The most adventurous of the bunch are tours from Hidden Gems (www.bermudahiddengems.com; tel. 441/236-1300; $175 for a seven-hour excursion, children under 7 not permitted), an eco-tour company that takes guests to some of the most wild and well-preserved natural attractions in Bermuda. In summer that includes Tom Moore’s jungle where you’ll jump into blue hole lagoons and explore dry caves. In winter, ambles through the vines of Southlands Estate are a big draw, a thick grove of banyan trees surrounded by garden pools and limestone quarries.
If a slower, more historical pace is what you’re after, then consider hiring a guide from the Bermuda National Trust (www.bnt.com; tel. 441/236-6483; $75 per person), whose experts take groups on one-hour tours of popular natural and cultural attractions, like Waterville—a historic residence in Paget—and various wildlife preserves including Paget Marsh, Spittal Pond and Vesey Nature Reserve.
Another popular option for visitors interested in architecture, natural history and island lore are the bespoke walking tours given by British transplant Tim Rogers (90-minute tours for up to 6 people cost $100; $25 extra per extra person; tel. 441/238-0344, email@example.com) who has lived in Bermuda for more than two decades. His walks tend to focus on the major hubs of the City of Hamilton, the Royal Naval Dockyard and the Town of St. George’s, but depending on your interests, Tim can host a walking tour most anywhere on Bermuda.
And finally, there’s Segway Tours of Bermuda (www.segway.bm; tel. 441/236-1300), which runs 90-minutes guided tours of the Royal Naval Dockyard and the West End aboard electric-powered, two-wheeled Segway. These are the only motorized vehicles allowed inside the confines of the National Museum of Bermuda. Tours run year-round, cost $80 and start and end at the yellow double-decker bus in Dockyard.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.