The Bermuda Train Company (6 Valley Rd., Paget, tel. 441/236-5972) offers an hour-long tour ($27) of Dockyard and nearby Lagoon Park aboard its colorful open-air mini-train in the high season. Reservations are suggested.
You can see Dockyard aboard a Segway “human transporter” with the help of Segway Tours (tel. 441/504-2581, robert [at] segway [dot] bm, www.segway.bm). Look for the yellow double-decker bus parked at the Camber Road intersection with Dockyard Terrace. A 90-minute tour includes a video and training session to help you master the electric-powered, self-balancing scooter. The cost is $80, with weight and age restrictions. In the winter, tours take groups outside the Dockyard via the Railway Trail as far as Fort Scaur.
Shark Eye Tours (tel. 441/747-4275, sharkeyetours [at] northrock [dot] bm, www.sharkeyetours.com, $54 per adult, $36 per child aged 4 to 12, group charter rates available) runs 45-minute amphibious tours aboard its 40-passenger waterbus, starting from the North Basin waterfront at Dockyard, near the ferry dock. The trip takes passengers out on the water, along Sandys’ Great Sound coast, reclaiming terra firma at the Boaz Island main road, returning to the water at Mangrove Bay, and then back to Dockyard via Watford Bridge. Tickets can be purchased online, at Dockyard’s Visitor Information Centers, or at the vessel.
Photographer Ann Smith Gordon (tel. 441/236-7257 or 441/236-3954) leads a Thursday morning hour-long walk November through March past charming homes in the West End’s Somerset Village, finishing with a 20-minute slideshow of Bermuda’s highlights. The walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Somerset Country Squire (10 Mangrove Bay Rd.) and returns there for the audio-visual presentation.
© Rosemary Jones from Moon Bermuda, 2nd Edition