Bermuda Eco Tour
Study Sustainability in Bermuda
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As you arrive on the beautiful island of Bermuda, you’ll want to get acquainted with your guide and check out the nautical views. Bermuda is only about 22 miles long, and less than a mile wide in some spots, so you’ll have a consistent home base in the capital city of Hamilton for the week. This evening’s agenda includes a sunset sail around the island.
Today you’ll learn about the geology and history of Crystal Cave and Fantasy Cave. Both are filled with crystal clear water and feature interesting geologic formations.
Next, you’ll visit the Bermuda Aquarium, Zoo and Museum in Hamilton Parish. Open since 1926, it has exhibits on coral reefs and native Bermuda marine animal habitats as well as birds, seals, lemurs and iguanas.
End the afternoon at the cliffs and coves of the beautiful Horseshoe Bay Beach. Located in Southampton Parish, this is the quintessential Bermuda beach with its delicate pink sand and crystal clear waves. An offshore reef makes this a great snorkeling spot.
The Bermuda Railway Trail, a former railroad path, is about 18 miles long. You’ll spend the morning bicycling past native plants and trees, through shady trails and past stunning overlooks of pastel sand and sapphire blue water. Have fun crossing the world’s smallest drawbridge.
Next, head to the Bermuda Arboretum in Devonshire Parish. Walking trails and wildflower fields feature bluebirds and kiskadees among the cedar and rubber trees.
The Royal Naval Dockyard, a Naval fort for more than 150 years, has shops, restaurants, local craft vendors and a museum. You’ll visit the National Museum of Bermuda, tour the Spirit of Bermuda three-masted ship and learn about marine conservation and dolphins at Dolphin Quest Bermuda.
Back in the city of Hamilton, you’ll visit the Bermuda National Gallery and At the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, you’ll learn about Bermuda’s contributions to oceanography and facts on pirates, shipwrecks, hurricanes and 17th-century life.
This morning, you’ll learn about Bermuda’s nautical history at Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse and St. David’s Lighthouse. St. David’s, located in St. George Parish, was built in 1879 and stands 55 feet tall. Gibb’s Hill, located in Southampton Parish, is the world’s oldest cast iron lighthouse. It was built in 1844 and began casting light in 1846. It stands 117 feet tall.
Afterward, you’ll stop in at Cooper’s Island National Reserve on St. David’s Island. This former NASA space shuttle tracking facility is now a salt marsh environment. It’s home to birds, fish and trees such as the Bermuda cedar and the palmetto.
This afternoon, you’ll take a boat tour around the island. You’ll learn about the marine environment found along the islands and enjoy a bit of swimming and snorkeling. Tropical fish are abundant in Bermuda’s reef system.
This morning, you’ll head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. George, which is located on the east end of the island. You’ll visit the Bermuda Perfumery where the island’s tropical flowers and fragrant plants are blended right on site. You’ll learn about the perfume-making process from a master perfumer, Isabelle Ramsay-Blackstone.
While in St. George, you’ll also visit St. Peter’s Church and its gorgeous cedar beams, 500-year-old baptismal font and hand-carved altar dating back to 1615.
Fort St. Catherine overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and has exhibits and artifacts relating to Bermuda and military history, and is the site where, in 1609, the Sea Venture wrecked on a nearby reef. The crew came ashore and started Bermuda’s first settlement. There are stunning views from the top of the fort.
This evening, you’ll embark on a walking haunted ghost tour through the winding pathways of St. George’s. You’ll hear spooky tales about the island’s residents, buildings and 400-year-old history.
On your last morning in Bermuda, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and walk along the waterfront before heading to the airport.
Palm trees, pink sand and perpetually blue water make Bermuda a paradise for any nature enthusiast. Whether you’re a wildlife fan, a marine biology major or an ecotourism student, your Bermuda itinerary is filled with experiences about the island’s marine life, natural attractions and environmental activities.
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