Heading out to sea again but will now post about our Bermuda experience below.
Sailed in on Anthem of the Seas and arrived on a Monday. Walked a bit around the Royal Navy Pier and enjoyed the scenery and shops. Also went to the National Museum of Bermuda which was quite interesting. We had lunch at Bone Fish Bar and Grill and were very pleased with the service and food.
We had a 2pm reservation for the Segway Tour. Our guide Khy was fantastic. We’ve ridden Segways in several places in the US and other islands so we were really looking forward to this tour. Khy gave our group a quick lesson and went over the safety rules. We rode all the way to Woody’s and stopped there for a beverage. Along the way Khy gave us plenty of photo ops.
We all had a great experience!
We chose to go back to the ship for dinner and see one of the shows on board. The next day, Tuesday, we had pre-booked a driver to give us a tour of the island. We had planned on several beach stops to see all the gorgeous sand and colorful water but unfortunately the rain never let up. Thank goodness we hired Lewis Foggo! He turned what could have been a dreary day into something fun and informative. We stopped at Crystal Caves but the lines were quite long so we chose to back to St. George and have lunch at a restaurant he recommended. Wahoo’s. Great food and friendly service!
We were able to explore another cave area well known by the locals but many tourists wouldn’t know about it. Of course I don’t remember where we were! Lewis showed us where people jump off the cliffs and how they walk back up through the caves.
We also stopped at Fort St. Catherine’s and explored the area and museum. The views on a clear day would undoubtably be stunning.
We returned to the Crystal Caves and thankfully the line was short and we were able to catch the next tour right away. The caves were quite special and it was a great way to enjoy something on a dreadfully rainy day.
On the ride back to the ship Lewis did show us many of the beaches. He drove right up to the gangplank area and we were back on the ship with time to spare.
Lewis was truly a great investment. We wouldn’t have been able to see as much of the island if we’d chosen to get around by bus. His knowledge of all the areas along with his congenial personality made our rainy day far more enjoyable than we thought it would be. Contacting Lewis was very easy and he returned emails right away when making our plans.
If you’re looking for an excellent guide with a very comfortable vehicle and a driver that doesn’t scare you when rounding all those bends in the road then contact Lewis!
We were on the island today. That was some rain storm! Glad you guys made it work. I thought it would be like the other rain we experienced while there, which basically was a bit of rain for maybe 20 minutes then back to beautiful weather, but this time it really stuck around and really poured.
The cab drivers on Bermuda may be the worlds friendliest. Every cab driver we had was great. Hoping to hit up the caves next time we are on the island.
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Hey, I was on that cruise‼️ I probably saw you on your Segway when we were waiting for the train in the Dockyard. We actually got wet both days from a shower on Monday and then the all day rain on Tuesday but it wasn’t a big deal getting wet. We did have umbrellas ☔️ which helped. The Frog and Onion was packed on Tuesday because of the rain. Here’s a short video from The Frog and Onion on Tuesday...
I’m doing the same cruise (in 20 days!). I was wondering what time Crystal Caves was so crowded. We’re planning to take the 11:30 ferry to St. George, and then a taxi to the caves at about 1:30.
Odds are...if you arrive at an attraction when there is a cruise line shore excursion Royal Caribbean, scheduled...that in and of itself will generate more visitors
We went originally about noon and lines were very long. We went into St. George and had lunch and returned for the 2:30 tour. Let me add that there were 35 people in the group. Far too many to really enjoy the experience. Our guide was very good but we felt like sardines. We expected large crowds with two cruise ships in port and a day of rain. If you’re claustrophobic you may want to reconsider this attraction.