Ferries to Saint Georges Parish

Ferry services in St. George's are less frequent than elsewhere on the island

Ferries make up an important part of the transportation sector on Bermuda, just as popularly used there are taxis and buses. Tourists staying in St. George's will only have the opportunity to take advantage of ferries here for a limited time each year, so you will have to plan in advance to make it happen.

Riding the Ferries

The Ferries

Ferry routes on Bermuda are color coded so that passengers can easily determine which boat to get on. The Orange Route, which is seasonal, is the only ferry that makes the journey to St. George's. It runs from the second week of April until the first week of November, so if utilizing local ferry services is something you definitely want to do, you'll want to plan your vacation to St. George's during this time. This ferry originates in Hamilton, sails first to the Royal Naval Dockyard, which is a 20 minute trip, then makes its way to St. George's, which is an additional 35 minutes. Unlike some of the other available routes, this one does not permit bikes and scooters on board.

Though this is the longest ferry service available on Bermuda, visitors will hardly notice the time passing by. The Sea Express, as they are known, are modern catamarans that are air conditioned, handicapped accessible, and comfortably outfitted with seating for 200 passengers. Be aware that although the ferries can accommodate wheelchairs, only the docks in Hamilton, Dockyard, and Rockaway are able to do so as well.

In addition to the Orange Route, there are three other routes that you can take advantage of to tour other parts of Bermuda.

Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.

Ferry Docks
Name Phone Location Island
Hamilton Ferry Terminal (441) 292-3851 Par-La-Ville Road - Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Hodson's Ferry (441) 292-3851 Harbour Road - Hamilton Harbour Bermuda
Lower Ferry (441) 292-3851 Harbour Road - Hamilton Harbour Bermuda
Salt Kettle Ferry (441) 292-3851 Salt Kettle Road - 1.0 mi. (1.6 km) South of Hamilton Bermuda
St. George Ferry Terminal -- St. George St. David's Island

The Costs

All fares must be paid in advance, and there are three ways to do it. The first is to pay with local currency. The second is to pay with a transportation token, and the third is to use your transportation day pass. Tokens and passes are available at the ferry terminals, the Hospital Bus Stop in Hamilton, and any Vacation Information Centre around the island. Both are also good for bus rides. Transportation passes are great because you can buy one pass based on the number of days you'll be on the island for one flat rate and have unlimited rides on both buses and ferries. Prices are listed below.

Multi-Ride Ferry Passes
Length of PassPrice (USD)
Day Pass $12.00
Two Day Pass $20.00
Three Day Pass $28.00
Four Day Pass $35.00
Week Pass $45.00
Month Pass $55.00
Three Month Pass $135.00

Questions regarding routes and rates can be directed towards the Bermuda Public Transportation Board at 441-292-3851. Although it is harder to take advantage of ferries in St. George's, they still remain a great asset to the transportation system of Bermuda. If you have the opportunity to take a ferry ride, it is highly recommended that you do so.

Ferry Routes, Saint Georges Parish
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Bermuda St. George Ferry Terminal Royal Naval Dockyard Ferry Sea Express 5 to 6 days per week

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