Activities in Hamilton

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Bermuda's charming seaside capital of Hamilton is both a major commercial and cruise port as well as a popular tourist destination, though the local population is low.  In recently years, fishing has become a top activity, though the sport has yet to surpass shopping which is loved for the shops on Front Street that sell luxury goods including jewelry and clothing.  

Of course, it wouldn't be a successful trip to Hamilton without a sightseeing tour of the top historic attractions.  You can do so on foot, on the back of a bicycle, or take a leisurely carriage ride.  Tennis is popular here, as is horseback riding,  and there are many other activities just waiting to fill every day or your getaway.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Government regulations bar tourist from renting cars. Instead, those looking to move independently around Hamilton will need to do so via scooter or bicycle.

If you like the idea of seeing the sights with the wind in your face, there are several places that can help. Those needing to get more details about this topic can do so by clicking on this link.

Diving

Hamilton Diving

As the capital of Bermuda, there are plenty of services for divers looking to head off the Bermuda shore. The clear waters under the right conditions offer a visibility of two-hundred feet - exeptional for any diving destination.

You'll find a couple of dive operators and at least 5 good dive sites to choose from. To visit our full guide to scuba diving in this area, go to this page.

Fishing

Hamilton, and the island of Bermuda in general, is rapidly growing in popularity as a top fishing destination in the Caribbean. Visitors can expect to catch some large fish when angling of the coast.

If you have some avid fishermen vacationing with you, they're in luck -- they can catch some fish with one of the 6 charter operators in this area. To read about other deep sea fishing in this area, click this link.

Golf

Bermuda Golf

Like to golf? There are a pair of golf courses in the area. The courses in the area are Belmont Hills Golf Club and Ocean View Golf Course. You can click on the name of the course for more information concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. To read our detailed guide to golfing throughout Bermuda, click here.

Sailing and Boating

Captain Kirk's Coral Reef Adventures

Take some time to look through the following table for a listing of firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Hamilton
Name Phone Location
Andrea Christine Charters (441) 537-6614 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Aquatic Bermuda (441) 236-2200 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Blue Hole Water Sports (441) 293-2915 4.5 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton
Captain Kirk's Coral Reef Adventures (441) 747-2204 Ireland Island North, 3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
H2O Sports (441) 234-3082 4.6 mi. West of Central Hamilton
Jessie James Cruises (441) 335-1072 Downtown Hamilton
Sail Bermuda (441) 737-2993 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Hamilton
Spirit Of Bermuda (441) 334-7245 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton

If you're interested in learning about local marinas and charter options click here.

Shopping

Discovery Wines

If you're vacationing with some people who love to shop they might enjoy visiting a few of the 80 retail shops in the area. For information on opportunities for shopping in and around Hamilton, read this article.

Sightseeing

Waterville House

Many visitors spend at least a day enjoying the culture, sounds and sights of Hamilton. Among other sights, the area has 10 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Assuming you like the open air will frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Click to view our discussion of area sightseeing and attractions.

The chart right below lists some details regarding a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Hamilton
Name Phone Location
Destiny Water Tours (441) 292-7103 Par-la-Ville Park, 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton
Fantasea Tours (441) 236-1300 3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
Segway Tours Bermuda (441) 236-1300 Ireland Island North, 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
Unique Vacations (441) 331-8687 2.3 mi. South West of Central Hamilton

Snorkeling

If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Hamilton. To read more about snorkeling, navigate to this article about snorkeling options.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 6 different spas in this area. You can go to this article dedicated to spas in the area if you'd like to discover more details.

Tennis

Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Resort

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Hamilton
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Resort 3.8 mi. South West of Central Hamilton 4 check
Elbow Beach Club Resort 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Hamilton 5 check
Coral Beach & Tennis Club 1.9 mi. South of Central Hamilton 8

For instance, Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Resort allows you to extend your play time into the evening hours, when the lights come on.

Other Activities

The chart below provides you with a few details regarding other activities.

Other Activities In Hamilton
Name Type Phone Location
A-Fordable Massage & Therapy Massage Therapist (441) 292-4999 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Athletic Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 295-6140 Downtown Hamilton
Cb Wholesale & Dive Watersports Equipment Shop (441) 292-3839 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Court House Squash & Wellness Central Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-8357 Downtown Hamilton
K.S. Watersports Hamilton Watersports Operator (441) 238-4155 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Hamilton
K.S. Watersports Hamilton Watersports Operator (441) 232-4155 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Hamilton
Liberty Theatre Movie Theater (441) 292-7296 Downtown Hamilton
Lotus Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 296-5900 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Marine Locker Watersports Equipment Shop (441) 295-9950 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Sabai Thai Body Balancing & Massage Centre Massage Therapist (441) 292-6456 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Sea Horses Horse and Dog Racetrack (441) 295-7238 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Sessions Wellness Solutions Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-0700 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Specialty Cinema & Grill Movie Theater (441) 292-2135 Downtown Hamilton
The Olympic Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-4095 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Yoga Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 295-7525 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
 

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