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Sailing & Boating

Live Bermuda's Sailing Legacy

Sailing has been part of Bermuda’s history from the beginning – a crew of shipwreck survivors founded the island, after all. Four centuries later, Bermuda is still in love with the sea and all its charms.

The island is a top sailing destination thanks to its ideal weather, calm and clear waters, and rich maritime heritage. Bermuda hosts a series of prestigious sailing events and has hosted the America’s Cup in recent years. From the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race to the upcoming Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, Bermuda brings the sailing community together and elevates the sport. For casual sailors or water lovers, sailing in Bermuda means gliding into sunset, sightseeing along the coast or island hopping on a private excursion. The ultimate adventure awaits for those journeying to Bermuda by private boat or superyacht.

Bermuda Sail Grand Prix: April 24-25, 2021

Lightning-fast boats. Action-packed races. Eight teams from around the globe will compete in the first-ever Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, part of the SailGP championship. See what's in store and where to watch.

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Top Sailing Experiences

Sunset & Sightseeing Cruises

Glide over Bermuda's colourful reefs in a glass-bottom boat with Bermuda Reef Explorers or book a diving or snorkelling adventure with Fantasea Diving & Watersports. Sightseeing cruises abound here, including festive sunset sails aboard boats like ÜberVida. You can also learn to sail (or refine your skills) with lessons from a pro, do a deep-sea fishing charter or go on a whale watching tour offshore to spot majestic humpback whales in the spring. Check out the variety of sailing experiences available through Island Tour Centre.

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Private Sailing Adventures

Elevate your time on the water with a private sailing excursion offered by companies like Sail Bermuda and Bermuda Wind Sail Charters. Many styles and sizes of boats are available, whether you're looking for a day on the open ocean or an afternoon of island-hopping around Bermuda's bays and harbours. Curate your own customizable experience aboard a luxury yacht or catamaran, complete with water activities as well as private chefs who can help you craft the perfect food and cocktail menu. 

Set sail on Bermuda's waterways

Learn to Sail

With its mild weather, ideal sailing conditions and deep sailing heritage, Bermuda is perfect place to learn to sail or step up your sailing mastery. A variety of programs are available for all skill levels. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, founded in 1844, is home to a distinguished sailing academy, and the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club offers a year-round learn-to-sail program for junior and adult sailors.

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Luxury yachts are at home in Bermuda's Hamilton Harbour

Essential Resources & Guides

Whether you're at the helm of a sailboat, yacht or superyacht, let local resources help you get to port with ease – and make the most of your time while you're in our waters. Learn all you need to know about getting to Bermuda by private vessel and see the latest customs protocols for travellers arriving by sea. Also be sure to check out special safety protocols and testing resources related to COVID-19 at our Bermuda Guide for Bermuda-Bound Travellers.

Yacht Clubs & Marinas

With just 21 square miles of land, Bermuda's coastline is full of places to fuel up, buy gear, drop off passengers and have repairs done – from grand dame hotels with amenty-rich marinas to yacht clubs where you can connect with Bermuda's lively seafaring community. Here's a full list of Bermuda yacht clubs and marinas to know.

The Superyacht Regatta was a highlight of the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda

The Superyacht Experience

Bringing your own luxury superyacht to our shores? You can look forward to fully indulging in all Bermuda offers, on land and sea. Enjoy golf games, spa days, boutique shopping and incredible dining experiences. Snorkel brilliant reefs by day and dine on-board by night with island cuisine crafted by Bermuda's personal chefs. Make the most of your time with this multi-day Bermuda superyacht itinerary.

Sailing Events & Races

Bermuda Grand Prix

The first-ever Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess launches SailGP's Season 2 in Bermuda on April 24-25, 2021. The excitement starts with a four-week training camp in Bermuda followed by a two-day kick-off sail on the waters of the storied Great Sound. Teams from Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand and beyond will race for the prize at speeds reaching up to 50 knots (about 60 mph) in cutting-edge F50 catamarans.

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Other Major Sailing Events

Bermuda has long been celebrated as a host to top-tier sailing events that bring professional sailors from around the world. The Newport-Bermuda Race (the world's longest-running regatta, also known as the "Thrash to the Onion Patch"), the 35th America's Cup and now the Bermuda Grand Prix are among prestigious sailing events that call Bermuda home. See all of the island's major sailing events and races.

How to See All the Action

You don't have to be part of a globetrotting pro-sailing team to experience action-packed sailing in Bermuda. The island's sailing events are fun to watch from the shore, or from a boat on the water. Either way, you're sure to have a blast – and gorgeous vistas. For a lighthearted take on Bermuda's sailing culture, don't miss the Non-Mariners Water Raft-Up, which pits the island's least-seaworthy vessels against each other to see who can losein the most spectacular manner.

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Sailing & Boating Listings

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Sail Bermuda

Main Pickups: Albuoy's Point in Hamilton, Paget

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Day Cruises & Captained Charters | Snorkelling

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A well-established charter sailing and snorkeling company specialising in private, tailored charter experiences in...

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Island Tour Centre

Albuoy's Point, 5 Point Pleasant Rd., City of Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Tours | Fishing Charters | Day Cruises & Captained Charters | Snorkelling | Eco Tours | Flyboarding | Scuba Diving | Whale Watching | Jet Skiing | Parasailing | Other Services

Open for Business

National Service Standards Certified

Whether you want to dive Bermuda’s legendary shipwrecks, bike the Railway Trail or sample enough local rums and beers...

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Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

76 Pitts Bay Rd., City of Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Hotels & Resorts | Galleries & Craft Studios | Boatyards & Marinas | Hotel Wedding Venues | Hotel Meeting Venues

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Newly refurbished 400-room urban resort overlooks the breathtaking Hamilton Harbour and has been an elegant escape...

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Atlantic Spray Charters

1 Pennos Drive, St. Georges

St. George's & the East End | Fishing Charters

Open for Business

Fishing charters range from the early morning excursion to the all day getaway! ​Whether you're a deep sea enthusiast...

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Albatross Charters

14 Jacobs Point Rd., St. David's, St. George's

St. George's & the East End | Fishing Charters

Board the Albatross V to explore some of the world’s best fishing waters, home to blue marlin, wahoo, dolphinfish and...

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Ana Luna Adventures

11 Blue Hole Hill, Grotto Bay, Hamilton Parish

St. George's & the East End | Day Cruises & Captained Charters | Snorkelling

Set sail on a 45-foot French-built catamaran complete with Balinese wood carvings, Oriental rugs and four cabins with...

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Baxter's

Baxter's Reef Fishing

15 Pinetree Ln., Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Fishing Charters

Enjoy an easy, fun day fishing Bermuda’s nearshore reefs with Captain Michael Baxter and his sons. The Ellen B is a...

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Paddle Boarding - So many places to explore!

BDA Watersports

180 Somerset Rd., Robinson's Marina, Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Jet Skiing | Self-Drive Boat Rentals & Bareboat Charters | Kayak Rental | Other Water Sports

Spend a day exploring Bermuda’s sun-flecked waters, white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters with a boat or kayak...

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Reef Explorer

Bermuda Reef Explorer

48 Par-la-Ville Rd., Suite 251, City of Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Snorkelling | Day Cruises & Captained Charters

Hop aboard a double-decker glass-bottom boat that lets you view coral reefs, sea turtles and an 18th-century...

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Bermuda Sea Life Snorkel Tours

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Eco Tours | Guided Kayak Tours | Day Cruises & Captained Charters | Snorkelling | Other Water Sports

Local marine scientist, Dr. Thaddeus Murdoch with 25 years of research and conservation experience, takes you not...

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Bermuda Wind Sail Charters

Hamilton Ferry Terminal, City of Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Self-Drive Boat Rentals & Bareboat Charters | Snorkelling

Sailing is truly a family affair at Bermuda Wind Sail Charters, owned and operated by father-daughter captains Mike...

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Blue Hole Water Sports

Grotto Bay Beach Resort, 11 Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton Parish

St. George's & the East End | Self-Drive Boat Rentals & Bareboat Charters | Kayak Rental | Snorkelling | Other Water Sports

Take an adventure to Castle Island, Whalebone Bay and other scenic spots on Bermuda's East End with a motorboat or...

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Wreck Dive

Blue Water Divers & Watersports

Somerset Bridge, Somerset

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Scuba Diving | Kayak Rental | Day Cruises & Captained Charters | Snorkelling | Whale Watching | Jet Skiing

Explore famous shipwrecks, reefs and underwater marine life with Blue Water Divers, Bermuda’s longest-serving scuba...

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Captain Kirk’s Coral Reef Adventures

17b West Side Rd., Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Day Cruises & Captained Charters | Fishing Charters | Snorkelling | Tours

Scour Bermuda’s shipwrecks and undersea gardens with a full suite of tour offerings from Captain Kirk’s Coral Reef...

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Captain Smokes Marina

13 Wellington St., McCallans Wharf, St. George's

St. George's & the East End | Boatyards & Marinas

Sailors looking for dockage on the East End can find Mediterranean-style mooring at Captain Smokes Marina, located...

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Caroline Bay Marina

Caroline Bay Marina

8 Caroline Bay Rd., Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Boatyards & Marinas

Perched on a peninsula bisecting Bermuda’s Great Sound and Little Sound, the newly opened Caroline Bay Marina is the...

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Challenger Bermuda Fishing Charters

5 Wreck Rd., Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Fishing Charters

Join the father-and-son team of captains Alan and Ian Card for a thrilling day at sea aboard the Challenger, a 40...

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Double Play Charters

38 Cattle Ln., Southampton

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Tours | Day Cruises & Captained Charters

Cruise the calm, blue waters of Bermuda aboard the spacious and stable Double Play, a 42-foot Prowler motor catamaran...

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Early Bird Charters

1 Bailey's Bay Dock, Hamilton Parish

St. George's & the East End | Fishing Charters | Independent Wedding Venues

Early Bird Charters is a family run business in Bermuda with over 30 years of fishing and boating experience. Captain...

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Escape Charters

24 South Rd., Tucker's Town Dock, St. George's

St. George's & the East End | Day Cruises & Captained Charters | Snorkelling

Sail from Castle Harbour aboard the 65-foot Bermudian Escape, helmed by Captain Lawrence Trimingham, whose seafaring...

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