Boating and Sailing Near Hamilton

Make Hamilton a stop on your sailing itinerary

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What many people don't realize is that Bermuda is actually located in the Atlantic Ocean instead of the Caribbean. This makes it a great stop over for anyone sailing from north of South Carolina as they make the journey to the Caribbean. And of course, it is a prime destination all its own.

If you're just wanting to enjoy some time on the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you can join an excursion. See the table that follows to get names and phone numbers for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Andrea Christine Charters (441) 537-6614 Par-la-Ville Park
Aquatic Bermuda (441) 236-2200 Suite 240 - Par-la-Ville Park
H2O Sports (441) 234-3082 30 Kings Point Road - Par-la-Ville Park
Jessie James Cruises (441) 335-1072 Front Street - Downtown Hamilton
Rock Steady Charters (441) 331-6678 Mangrove bay - Par-la-Ville Park
Spirit Of Bermuda (441) 334-7245 48 Par-La-Ville Road - Par-la-Ville Park

Considering chartering a boat or yacht? The following table shows how to get a hold of area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Bermuda Barefoot Cruises Ltd. (441) 236-3498 Devonshire Parish
Bermuda Wind Sail Charters Ltd. (441) 734-8547 Paget Parish
Rance's Boat Yard (441) 292-1843 46 Crow Lane - Paget Parish
Tam-Marina (411) 236-0127 61 Harbour Road - Paget Parish


With only one port of entry, sailors will first have to sail to St. George's Harbour on the island's north coast, before making their way to their final destination in Hamilton. Contact the Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) via VHF Channel 16, letting them know when you'll be arriving.

As you enter Bermuda's waters, make sure to pay special attention to the reef so that it and your boat are not damaged, and make your way to the harbor via the Town Cut channel. Customs is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all boaters who don't stop here first will be fined heftily if they are caught. If you arrive during off hours, you'll be directed to Powder Hole, where you can anchor and wait until they open. In order to clear Customs, you'll need a $15(USD) entrance fee, two crew lists, and two lists of consumable stores. Once you have been cleared, you are free to sail around the island for up to six months.

In Hamilton, you'll find there are plenty of opportunities for anchorage, including the most popular marina at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

Considering the option of sailing to Hamilton using your own vessel, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? Take a look at the chart below for information on marinas in the area.

Name Phone Location
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (441) 295-2214 Downtown Hamilton
Royal Naval Dockyard Marina (441) 234-1709 Ireland Island North

Whether stopping through or purposfully heading to Hamilton on your yachting adventure, you'll find this destination to be a welcome one for pleasure sailors.


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