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 want to spend a few hours on the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Check out the listing below to obtain information on area day sailing companies.
|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|
Seriously considering renting a boat? Check out the following table if you want to get in touch with regional charter operators.
|(441) 236-3498||Devonshire Parish|
|Bermuda Wind Sail Charters Ltd.||(441) 734-8547||Paget Parish|
|(441) 533-7326||Par-la-Ville Park|
|(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.
Do you plan to visit Hamilton using your own boat, or a boat you charter elsewhere? Take a look at the table that follows for basic information for marinas in the area.
|(441) 295-2214||Downtown Hamilton|
|(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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