Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton is the capital of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean, located off the east coast of the United States of America.

Local attractions include the Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum & Zoo, The Bermuda Arts Center, Fort Hamilton, 19th Century fort and Crystal Cave.

Nearby beaches include Shelly Bay, which is shallow and shaded, Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay Beach.

Bermuda is a haven for golfers, there are many courses to choose from.

The disabled cruiser visiting Hamilton

Where You’re Docked

Smaller cruise ships dock in downtown Hamilton. You can walk right across to Front Street as you leave the ship, this is the main area of Hamilton, with shops, restaurants and attractions.

There is a public ferry terminal at the western end of Front Street. A direct ferry to the dockyard takes about 25 minutes. St George is also connected by ferry via the dockyard. The city has the main terminals for Bermuda buses.

If you’re on a larger ship, you’ll be docking at either King’s Wharf or Heritage Wharf, at The Royal Navy Dockyard. A ferry from here to downtown Hamilton is available.

Good to Know

Hamilton

Getting Around

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Currency 

Legal tender is the Bermuda dollar, which is divided into 100 cents. One Bermuda dollar is currently equal to one U.S. dollar. U.S. currency is normally accepted in shops, restaurants and hotels — but currency from Britain, Canada and other foreign countries is not. Exchanging money is easy, whether it’s at an ATM or a bank. There are plenty of ATMs throughout Hamilton, including locations inside Trimingham’s and the Visitors Service Bureau.

Language

English is understood and spoken everywhere.

Shopping

Front Street is the place to head for shopping, souvenirs include UK imports of cashmere jumpers and Harris tweeds, ginger beer, rum and Bermuda shorts.

Bermuda offers its best deals on U.K. imports, such as nice cashmere sweaters and Harris tweeds. You’re shopping duty-free, so that means prices run at least 20 percent less than in the U.S. You might get closer to a 40 percent range at some places, but trust us — prices aren’t as good as they once were. Other souvenirs? You can pick up some ginger beer (it’s an acquired taste) and Gosling’s rum to make a Dark ‘n’ Stormy back home, but with the new rules on carrying liquids, you’re going to have to figure out a way to keep it in your checked luggage if you are flying from your disembarkation port. Oh, yeah, don’t forget the Bermuda shorts.

Fish chowder is considered the national dish. Local fish dishes feature heavily on menus, such as mahi mahi, snapper, spiny lobster and tuna.

Points of Interest

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Hamilton Accessible Excursions

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Hamilton Accessible Guided Tour

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