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 merely want to enjoy some time on the water, without the cost and complications associated with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Wanting to know more what it's like to go along for the ride? Take a look at the listing below to get contact 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
Spirit Of Bermuda (441) 334-7245 48 Par-La-Ville Road - Par-la-Ville Park

If you're serious about chartering a boat, you can contact one of these firms:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Bermuda Barefoot Cruises Ltd. (441) 236-3498 Devonshire Parish
Bermuda Wind Sail Charters Ltd. (441) 734-8547 Downtown Hamilton
K.S. Watersports (441) 238-4155 K.S. Watersports St. George's - St. George
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.

Do you plan to travel to Hamilton using a vessel you own, or a boat you charter elsewhere? The following table lists potential docking spots.

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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