21 Spring Adventures
Before the summer heat arrives, enjoy Bermuda’s warm spring climate. Explore the great outside and fill your lungs with our fresh ocean air. Whether you are looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience or somewhere to stay active and completely lose yourself, we’ve got the right spring holiday lined up for you.
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3. UNDER THE SEA
Hartley’s Undersea Walk leads underwater walks that take you eye to eye with tropical fish, sea turtles, and more. By using a helmet with large glass windows and air hoses, divers can walk and breathe freely as they explore the colourful coral reefs.
4.GOLF LIKE THE LOCALS
Bermuda residents love to be active and be outside, which might be why we boast the most golf courses per capita. With many courses to choose from, you can decide if you want to play a PGA Grand Slam course or if a par 3-course is more your style. Either way, if you want to play like a local, make sure you pack a cheeky cocktail in your golf cart cooler!
5. FIND THE WHALES
During the spring months, the annual migration of humpback whales passes through Bermuda’s waters. While breaching whales can sometimes be seen from the land, these majestic mammals are best seen by boat. Book a half-day tour through the Island Tour Centre or the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo.
Whale photo by Conor OuterbridgE
6. WATCH THE BIRDS
One of Bermuda’s newest outdoor recreational areas is a 3.5-acre inland tidal pond that’s been fully restored by the Bermuda Audubon Society. Located on the North Shore, not far from Shelly Bay, it’s where you can spot migratory birds and other coastal wildlife.
7. CATCH A BREEZE
Thanks to strong coastal breezes, Bermuda is a perfect place to learn kiteboarding—a high-adrenaline water sport that gets you flying over, and on top of the island’s turquoise waters. For lessons and equipment rentals, contact the professionals at Island Winds.
8. BOOK A COURT
Tennis has a rich history in Bermuda, and the sport was even introduced to the U.S. by Bermudian Mary Outerbridge in 1874. Reserve a court for a knock around at Pomander Gate Tennis Club, a private club open to guests on the outskirts of Hamilton.
9. RENT YOUR OWN SET OF WHEELS
Bermi is a small electric vehicle easily repowered via charging stations across the island. These little cars feature Bluetooth-enabled speakers, air-conditioning and a panoramic glass roof. It’s a great alternative to renting a scooter.
10. SEND ONE UP
Creating a Bermuda kite is an old-school craft of building a frame from wooden sticks and string to paste colourful tissue paper on. Each kite is unique and beautiful. On Good Friday you will find families lining the beaches and parks sending their homemade kites into the sky. If you want to try making your own, you can attend a kite-making workshop.
11. CATCH YOUR OWN DINNER
Book a half-or full-day deep sea fishing charter aboard Hakuna Matata, a 51-foot custom Carolina sportfish that runs trips near Bermuda’s deepest banks. For anglers searching for big game fish like tuna, mahi and wahoo, it’s the ultimate day on the water.
12. DISCOVER A HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Scuar Hill Fort was originally built in the late 1860’s to defend the Royal Naval Dockyard against possible attack. The grounds are now a quiet green space chocked full of military history. Meander its peaceful 22-acre garden where you’ll also find iron cannons and a large defensive moat and a photographic vista of Hamilton Harbour. There is also access to the Railway Trail where you can venture further into your own
13. TASTE LOCAL FLAVOURS
A local farmers market is held every Saturday from 8 am -1 pm at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens in Paget parish. You can find homemade jams, jellies, cakes and cookies, as well as buy locally grown fruits and vegetables for your next island-inspired meal.
14. GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING
Sip n’ Paint Bermuda style – on a boat! This experience is one of a kind and it is the perfect way to create your own Bermuda artwork to take home with you. All you need to do is book with Traveler Charters, and everything you need will be provided.
15. PRACTICE YOUR PUTTING
Featuring 18 miniature versions of the world’s most iconic holes—think the Road Hole from St. Andrews Old Course or Augusta National’s Golden Bell—Bermuda Fun Golf in the Royal Naval Dockyard is where you can practice your short game with an ocean view.
16. PEDAL ABOUT TOWN
Join local shop owner Kristen White on a tour of the Town of St. George, a 400-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tours start at her shop, Long Story Short, and take you down the narrow alleys as you learn about the impressive history of the former capital of Bermuda. The tour also includes samples of local foods.
17. GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE TURTLES
Head to the Bermuda, Aquarium, Museum and Zoo on the first Saturday of every month to help scrub the resident sea turtle shells. While cleaning off the algae from these amazing creatures you will learn about the preservation of local populations of Green and Hawksbill turtles.
18. COAST THE SOUTH SHORE
Drive it, walk it, ride it, however you wish to explore it make sure you take a dip in one of the many pink-sand beaches that line the South Shore. For a self-guided walking tour start at Warwick Long Bay and meander the trails to Horseshoe Bay stopping at intimate coves along the way.
19. LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
Looking for the quintessential Bermuda experience for a small group? Then hire the professionals at Bermuda Bonfires, who will illuminate your night with a display of glowing, roaring embers at your own private bonfire.
20. GET ELECTRIC
Pedego Bermuda offers a two-hour electric bike tour to effortlessly explore the island's many sights. There are a variety of tours to choose from departing from the store in St George’s.
21. GO UNDERGROUND
Discover the gems that tower beneath the surface, and see the awe in your children's eyes as they learn about how caves formed and continue to grow with every drop of mineral-rich water that trickles through the ground.