Bermuda: Accessible For Everyone
Bermuda is known for its rugged beauty, island landscape and legendary hospitality. That hospitality extends to visitors with disabilities that may require a wheelchair for mobility. The island has several resources, accommodations, attractions and tour options that make exploring this island destination a bit easier and enjoyable.
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Several Bermuda taxi services provide wheelchair accessible transportation, making it easier to get from place to place. See below – and be sure to call ahead to make the proper arrangements.
- Renalda Bean Sr: +1 (441) 334-8835, [email protected]
- Dwight Paul: +1 (441) 332-1019
- Access Bermuda Disable Transit / Keith Simmons: +1 (441) 295-9106, [email protected]
Additionally, Bermuda’s convenient public ferries are easily accessible from the Hamilton Ferry Terminal, the ferry dock at Royal Naval Dockyard, and the Rockaway ferry point in Southampton. There is also limited accessibility for the dock at St. George’s – see crew for assistance. For further information, call the Hamilton Terminal at +1 (441) 295-4506.
Important note: Bermuda’s public buses do not have wheelchair access.
Wheelchair Accessible Bermuda Tours
- Bermuda Island Tours: See the sights of Bermuda aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus during a fully customizable tour, from historic hot spots like the Town of St. George to Bermuda’s beautiful beaches.
- Access Bermuda Disabled Transit: Keith Simmons’ wheelchair accessible minibus (equipped with a ramp that makes it easy to get on and off) will take you on three-hour sightseeing tours of the gorgeous West and East Ends of Bermuda. (441) 295-9106 or [email protected]
- Haunted History Tour: Hear true tales and ghost stories from storytellers in period costumes as you tour the historic Town of St. George after dark. Tours cover about half a mile and are wheelchair accessible.
Bermuda’s Most Accessible Beaches
- Tobacco Bay: This scenic bay at the northernmost end of Bermuda is surrounded by unique rock formations.
- John Smith’s Bay: A long, flat expanse of pink sand, John Smith’s Bay is located close to a convenient parking area.
- Horseshoe Bay: Bermuda’s most popular beach has a limited number of beach wheelchairs available for the disabled.
- Snorkel Park: Part of the Royal Naval Dockyard complex on the West End, Snorkel Park Beach has everything you need for a day at the beach – from a beach bar and restaurant to bathrooms, lockers and fun activities.
Wheelchair Accessible Attractions
- Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI): This accessible attraction offers interactive exhibits galore, ranging from shipwrecks to marine life.
- Bermuda National Gallery: The BNG’s Bermuda Collection features artwork spanning from the 1600s to the present day, and offers a revealing look at Bermuda’s discovery, development and cultural influences
- Bermuda Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity: Located in the heart of Hamilton City, Bermuda Cathedral features stained glass, arches and an ornate wall behind the altar containing sculptures of Christ and several saints
- St. George World Heritage Centre: Discover where Bermuda was born as you explore this massive, restored 19th-century warehouse with a variety of interactive exhibits. Don’t miss the short film “A Stroll Through St. George’s.”
- Fort St. Catherine: Most of this historic fortress is easily accessible for those in wheelchairs, letting you easily explore centuries-old ramparts, fascinating exhibits and more.
- Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ): Featuring one of the world’s oldest aquariums, a natural history museum and a zoo with 300 birds, reptiles and mammals from islands around the world.
Accessible Accommodations in Bermuda
Before arriving on island, call your hotel to request a wheelchair accessible room and ask to speak to the concierge or front desk manager to ensure that all your mobility needs will be met. Bermuda hotels with handicapped accessible rooms include
- Inverurie Executive Suites – Eight rooms
- Hamilton Princess & Beach Club – Three rooms which can be fitted with temporary tub grab bars, shower seats, toilet extensions, etc. Rooms are located on the main level or in the Gazebo wing near the elevators.
- Rosewood Bermuda – Two rooms
- The St. George’s Club – Four rooms
- Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa – Two rooms
In need of a wheelchair? The Bermuda Red Cross offers wheelchair rentals.