Why choose a cruise to King’s Wharf?
The gorgeous island of Bermuda bursts with colour thanks to its pink-sand beaches, pastel-coloured buildings, turquoise waters and kaleidoscopic marine world. A top diving, golf and sailing destination, it’s ideal for those who want to do more than relax on the beach all day. The offshore reef and surrounding shipwrecks are mesmerising: you can scuba dive to explore them or take a trip on a glass-bottom boat. King’s Wharf has plenty of historical sites to visit, too. Rent a scooter to discover British colonial landmarks from the 1700s – these pretty towns look untouched from when they were first built.
A guide to King’s Wharf’s hotspots
Divide your time in King’s Wharf between its glorious underwater life, stunning beaches and historical and cultural sites. Your first stop must be the Royal Naval Dockyard, where you can browse the wares of local artisans and enjoy delicious traditional cuisine in waterfront restaurants and pubs.
Put Hamilton and St George’s on your list next. The former is Bermuda’s current capital, while the latter used was the island’s first. With UNESCO sites to explore, you can see everything from the Town Hall, the Ducking Stool and the Unfinished Church. From here you water ski, windsurf, sail or play golf.
Try to join a snorkelling or scuba diving trip, too. The waters around Bermuda teem with life, so you’ll be able to see barracuda, parrot fish and even turtles. If you dive, you can explore some of the 350 shipwrecks off the island’s coast. For those who prefer to stay dry, head to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, where you can see more than 200 species of fish and 300 types of bird.
Bermuda’s pink-sand beaches are a highlight of many visitors’ trips. The island’s dramatic coastline holds everything from popular stretches of sand to secluded secret inlets. Horseshoe Bay Beach is one of USA Today’s top Caribbean beaches, while at West Whale Bay Beach you may spot humpback whales migrating during April.
Cruise lines that sail to the port of King’s Wharf
The best time to visit King’s Wharf
Bermuda has almost year-round sunshine, so it’s always glorious to visit. The weather is best between May and October, where the temperatures range from 24°C to 29°C. However, the summer months of June, July and August can get very humid. January, February and March see slightly more rain and can feel quite chilly, but still get highs of 21°C-22°C. Hurricanes aren’t as common, but they do occasionally occur during June to November, with most happening in September.
Did you know?
- Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas famously set up home in Bermuda, while Mark Twain also declared his love for the island
- The 200-year-old Royal Naval Dockyard was once Britain’s largest naval base outside of the UK
- More than 350 shipwrecks lie off the coast of Bermuda. Could it be to do with the mythical Bermuda Triangle? Either way, you can explore some wrecks if you go scuba diving