Bermuda's pink sands, blue waters, craggy rock formations and lush flora create an ideal environment for outdoor adventures. Here are the top 40 ways to get out into nature in Bermuda.
1 Bike on Bermuda’s Turquoise Waters
Bikes aren’t just for dry land anymore. A hydrobike (a cycle attached to a pair of 10-foot catamaran floats) allows you to pedal across the waves.
2 Get Subterranean in the Crystal Caves
Located 120 feet (36.6 metres) underground, the dramatic stalactites and stalagmites of Bermuda's Crystal Caves will astonish and inspire. Walk the pontoon bridge across the crystal-clear Cahow Lake and enjoy the otherworldly stillness.
3 Go Horseback Riding on the Beach at Sunset
Saddle up and see the best of Bermuda on horseback. Meander along the Railway Trail, then cross South Shore Road to reach the beach dunes and Bermuda’s famous South Shore beaches in time for a stunning sunset.
4 Dive into the Wreck of the Mary Celestia
The tale of the Mary Celestia shipwreck made international headlines in recent years when a cache of previously unknown treasures – including still-sealed wine and perfume – was uncovered. Who knows what you'll find on a dive trip to this incredible 1864 vessel?
5 St. George Skates
One of the best experiences about winter is the chance to go ice-skating. Somers’ Garden will transform into an elegant winter wonderland where snow machines, music and fun will ignite your holiday spirit.
Dates Grand Opening November 18 & 19; Check their calendar for dates through January 31st.
6 Do Yoga on a Paddleboard
Do downward-facing dog while floating on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) at one-hour Lucky Elephant Yoga sessions. You'll paddle out into the surf, then sit, stand and stretch on your board – just don't be shocked if you fall in a few times.
7 Spot Humpbacks During Whale-Watching Season
In March and April, majestic humpback whales make their annual return to the waters near Bermuda, migrating north to the rich feeding grounds of the Arctic Circle. Take a whale-watching boat tour to witness the giant mammals firsthand.
8 Cycle on the Railway Trail
Rent a pedal bike to explore rich, flora-filled landscapes along the 18-mile Railway Trail. The defunct train route once traced the island’s shores, and now it's a multi-use trail spanning the island end to end.
9 Run through the Jungle
Head straight to the heart of the Walsingham Nature Reserve (Tom Moore’s Jungle to locals). You’ll hike on lush green trails, swim in gorgeous blue waters and explore subterranean caves.
10 Rock Climb & Cliff Jump at Admiralty House Park
Once the stomping grounds of British naval officers, this oceanfront park is now packed with adventure. You can rock climb (miss a handhold, and you simply splash into the water) and cliff jump – the ocean is so deep here, it's both safe and thrilling. Plus, Admiralty House Park & Clarence Cove is the prime island locale for deep-water solo rock climbing and home to some amazing caves that the British military carved in the 1800s.
11 Feel the Adrenaline Rush of Flyboarding
Fly nearly 35 feet above the water when you try flyboarding. You'll be connected (via wakeboard-style bindings and a 55-foot-long fire hose) to a jet ski with a driver. When you take off, the water from the high-pressure hose allows you to soar above the surf.
12 Reel In The Big One – Then Cook Your Catch
Bermuda is a bona fide deep-sea fishing destination. Its waters are filled with big-game catches like marlin, tuna and wahoo. Many fishing charters can cut whatever seafood you catch into filets for a fresh, hand-caught seafood lunch.
13 See What’s Happening Under The Sea
The colourful reefs surrounding the island are biological hot spots teeming with marine life. See a diversity of species, including sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and parrotfish. A diving or snorkelling adventure here is like swimming in a natural aquarium with tunnels, caves, arches and more.
14 Go For A Glide On A Kayak
Paddle across Bermuda’s turquoise waters on a 3.5-hour guided kayak tour. Crystal Clear Kayaks has glass-bottom viewing panels that give you incredible glimpses of undersea life.
15 Go Deep With The Constellation
Bermuda is a magical undersea playground for divers thanks to amazing shipwrecks like The Constellation, which was the basis for Jaws author Peter Benchley's The Deep. Numerous diving companies can help you explore them.
16 Wander On Pristine Cooper’s Island
On the southeast tip of the island, Cooper’s Island – occupied for years by the U.S. military and NASA – re-opened to the public in 2011. Explore its 12 acres of pristine wilderness to discover seabirds like heron and kingfishers, Bermuda cedar trees and giant land crabs.
17 Birdwatch At Spittal Pond
The largest nature reserve in Bermuda offers 59 acres of unspoiled beauty in Smith’s Parish. Spittal Pond is a birdwatcher’s paradise, but it's also a great escape for anyone seeking serenity.
18 Stroll Through The Bermuda Arboretum
A lush and lively 22-acre national park in the heart of Devonshire Parish, the Arboretum holds a collection of trees unique to the island, including the famed Bermuda Cedar.
19 Soak Up The Sun At Jobson’s Cove
Jobson’s Cove is one of the smaller beaches in Bermuda, but it’s also one of the most visually stunning. Listen to the waves lap gently against the pink sand, dip your feet in the clear waters and bliss out.
20 Live The Good Life On An Über Vida Adventure
Explore Bermuda's clear-as-glass waters and snorkel amidst the island's “North Barrier Reef” from a 70-foot catamaran. Uber Vida hosts weekly snorkelling excursions, which might also include cliff jumping at Diving Board Island.
21 Get Some High-Flying Thrills While Parasailing
Experience panoramic views and excitement as you parasail over Bermuda’s beaches, reefs, historic forts or the Great Sound area. You don’t even have to get wet unless you want to – just tell your driver to give you a dip.
22 Zoom Across The Water On A Jet Ski
A jet ski tour of the island lets you zoom through the water at exhilarating speeds. You can check out otherwise tough-to-get-to gems, including secluded beaches, hidden coves and sunken ships.
23 Try Your Luck At Port Royal's Challenging 16th Hole
The crescent-shaped 16th hole at Port Royal Golf Course is one of the finest, and most photographed, par threes in golf. If you want to conquer it, you'll need nerves of steel. A vast, rocky ravine separates the tee and green, with nothing but the Atlantic Ocean below.
24 Find Your Fantasy at Bermuda Botanical Gardens
Experience the Bermuda Botanical Gardens' 36 lush acres of sub-tropical fruit groves, cedar and banyan trees. You'll also find an aromatic sensory garden and a statue paying tribute to former Beatle John Lennon. The songwriter named his final album, Double Fantasy, after a freesia flower he saw blooming here.
25 Escape To Paget’s Marsh
In this leafy nature reserve, take a stroll (or jog) down a shady, wooden boardwalk past a serene pond, mangroves, palmettos, grasslands and forest. The pristine, 25-acre Paget Marsh offers a glimpse of what Bermuda looked like before it was settled in the 17th century.
26 Get Moving On A Moped
For locals and tourists alike, mopeds are ideal for zipping around Bermuda’s scenic, winding roads. Ride along a stunning seaside vista or through St. George's on your way to a beach, golf course or restaurant. See more about getting around on mopeds.
27 Explore a Historic Fort
Constructed in 1614, Fort St. Catherine towers above the pink-sand beach where the Sea Venture’s crew – Bermuda’s original settlers came ashore in 1609. Explore the stronghold's massive ramparts, antique artillery, labyrinthine tunnels and chambers carved deep into the bedrock.
28 Set Sail with SOMA
You haven't seen Bermuda until you've seen it from the water. Small groups can charter a 35-foot-long, restored 1972 Pearson sailboat for sailing, racing and snorkelling.
29 Take a Bermuda Triangle Twilight Cruise
The tale of the Bermuda Triangle has fascinated unsolved mystery buffs for decades. Explore its legends on a nighttime cruise in a glass-bottomed boat. A complimentary Rum Swizzle should settle any nerves.
30 Try Helmet Diving
No swimming skills? Shallow-water helmet diving is easier than snorkelling and scuba diving. Your head stays dry inside the helmet (you can wear your glasses!) as you walk underwater along the sandy ocean floor, going eye-to-eye with fish, turtles and more.
31 See Natural Fireworks On A Glow Worm Cruise
Head to the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute for a full-moon boat cruise in the warmer months. From a glass-bottom boat, you'll encounter bioluminescent worms engaging in a mating dance that creates a dream-like, bright green glow in the water.
32 Go Green On A South Shore Eco Walking Tour
Get to know Bermuda's eco system on a walking tour of the spectacular beaches and dunes of Bermuda's South Shore. You'll come across amazing plants, animals and natural beauty.
33 Encounter Rare Animals On Nonsuch Island
Located at the eastern end of the island in St. George’s Parish, Nonsuch Island is a pristine natural landscape and home to rare wildlife. You may encounter the Bermuda Skink lizard or Bermuda’s national bird, the Cahow, which was rediscovered after being thought extinct for 300 years. You can only visit a few times a year on tours – contact the Department of Conservation Services at 441-293-2727 for information.
34 Kinezumi Water Sports
If you are looking to soar in the air, while gliding over Bermuda’s crystal clear waters? Then be fearless and jump over, dive under and cut through the ocean at Bermuda’s newest water sport offering.
35 Take The Bermuda Triple Challenge
Ready for an extreme weekend? Held every March, the Bermuda Triple Challenge is a three-day obstacle-course series. Each challenge offers a different physical test measuring between 3 and 13K, including swimming, climbing and more, March 16-18, 2018.
36 Hit The Bullseye At Gold Point Archery
Unleash your inner Robin Hood and take aim at Gold Point, where instructors will give you a crash course in bows, arrows and targets. The activities are designed to be safe and educational for kids.
37 Make Tracks At Ferry Reach Park
One of Bermuda’s largest parks, Ferry Reach is a 62-acre maze of trails that will take off-road mountain bikers through some diverse, challenging terrain, from deep mangrove forests to coastal cliffs.
38 Speed Through The Water On A WildCat
Satisfy your need for speed and see some incredible sights on a WildCat “Round The Island" Adventure. Zipping around on a fast, pilot-driven hydrofoil boat, you'll get views of Bermuda's scenic coastline that even some locals haven't seen.
39 Survive The Bermuda Triangle Challenge
Earn a lifetime’s worth of bragging rights during Bermuda Marathon Weekend, will be held January 12-14, 2018. Among its races is the Bermuda Triangle Challenge, in which participants compete in three contests: the KPMG Front Street Mile, Bermuda 10K and either the Bermuda Marathon or Half Marathon.
40 Explore an Open Ocean Sanctuary by Sea Scooter
This Eco Adventure combines action, nature, conservation and history. At the base of a historic fort located at the western tip of the island is Bermuda’s newest open ocean sanctuary, accessible only by sea through a 70ft. long tidal tunnel. Snorkel or sea scooter this designated marine area - home to diverse corals, reef fish and sea life. Learn about the island’s dolphins and other marine mammals, their habitat and Bermuda’s important role in marine conservation and international research, such as the unique Bermuda Wild Dolphin Project.