Beautiful scenery is just the beginning. Whether you’re getting up-close to humpback whales or venturing into the heart of a lush jungle, these ecotourism adventures will expand your mind and leave you with a greater appreciation for nature.
Take a two-wheel journey filled with island history and teeming with rich, flora-filled landscapes. The 18-mile Railway Trail is named for the train route that once wrapped around the island. On a leisurely bike tour covering five miles of mostly flat terrain, your guide will stop at various points, offering fascinating insight on the natural environment and historic points of interest.
2 Whale Watching Tour
In March and April, humpback whales make their annual return to the waters near Bermuda as they migrate north to the rich feeding grounds of the Arctic Circle. Ranging in length from 39 to 52 feet and often weighing close to 40 tons, humpbacks are known as the “acrobats of the sea” thanks to their playful breaching. Take a whale watching boat tour to spy these awe-inspiring creatures in a safe and respectful manner.
3 Cooper’s Island Eco Tour
It’s a hidden gem that’s not quite as hidden anymore. On the southeast tip of the island, Cooper’s Island Nature Reservewas occupied for years by the U.S. military and NASA, only re-opening to the public in 2011. The Eco-Tour of Cooper’s Island lets you explore 12 acres of pristine Bermuda wilderness, where you’ll discover seabirds like heron and kingfishers, ancient Bermuda cedar trees and giant land crabs.
4 Hidden Gems Tour of Tom Moore’s Jungle
Discover Bermuda’s very own jungle. The Hidden Gems nature hike takes you deep into the heart of the Walsingham Nature Reserve (Tom Moore’s Jungle to locals). You’ll hike though lovely green trails, swim in gorgeous blue waters and explore subterranean caves. Afterwards, climb the steps to the top of St. David’s Lighthouse for a 360-degree, bird’s-eye view of the island. Top it off with a trip to Cooper’s Island for snorkeling and relaxation on the beach. A perfect Bermuda day.
5 Kayak Eco Adventure
Glide across Bermuda’s turquoise waters on a guided paddling tour with Crystal Clear Kayaks. The clear-bottom kayaks give you incredible glimpses of the colourful sea life directly beneath you, and you'll learn all about the island’s marine and coastal ecology.