Royal Naval Dockyard
Royal Naval Dockyard
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Built in the early 1800s, this dockyard is now the largest museum in Bermuda and features exhibits on the island's maritime history.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • lexmiller
    Burlington, Massachusetts1,119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Royal Naval Cemetery, a short walk from the Dockyard
    The Dockyard itself consists of souvenir shops, restaurants, a museum and a dolphin experience - all located within the historic buildings of the Royal Naval Dockyard. But what many visitors miss, we feel is the most compelling aspect of the Dockyard, which is the Royal Naval Cemetery, just a short walk from the Dockyard buildings. We spent several hours there exploring this hallowed ground reading the stories on the gravestones/memorial stones - fascinating! A beautiful, peaceful location - the history here is incredible, read the stories of those that were lost on their stones and prepare to be amazed and moved.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 26, 2023
  • Katrina W
    New Kensington, Pennsylvania31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lot’s to do.
    Royal Navy Dockyard has something for everyone. History, shopping, restaurants, entertainment. Snorkel Beach is walking distance from the pier. Lounge chairs are available along with a bar/restaurant and restrooms. Be warned there are glass pieces up and down the beach. Probably washing in from the water. There are many local excursion available.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Libby
    Toronto, Canada27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Cruise Ship Docked Here -
    Lovely spot - our ship docked there and there was lots to see and do. Museum was great. We also made use of the local bus to Hamilton. Met lots of characters on the bus. Had a nice time on the island. Because all the food has to be brought in - it is expensive to eat here. My favourite thing was listening to the tree frogs at night. They whistle.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Garry517
    Boise, Idaho107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Place to Explore
    This cruise docking area is right across from the former Royal & American fleet headquarters which is now a museum well worth a couple hours to explore. Nearby are a shopping mall, a ferry terminal, and restaurants. Taxis are also readily available.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 23, 2023
  • NickyI
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Best Guide around Bermuda
    We were introduced to Mr Quinton B Bean by friends who live on the island and have used his taxi service. Although he is a taxi driver, in his own air conditioned mini van, he is also the most informative and courteous guide round the island of Bermuda. His depth and spread of knowledge is phenomenal and he imparts it clearly and with humour. My husband and I spent a lovely four hours in his company and would do so again very happily if we had the time.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 23, 2024
  • psudino
    Weehawken, New Jersey4,390 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easily the best cruise ship work we've ever been to
    The one thing about Bermuda is that there is very little tourist trap attractions here. You can tell that the Island's economy is not reliant on tourism, it's insurance and financial services. There are no kiosks selling cheap Goods because the people who live here are all middle class are better. The dockyard has some nice stores a historic military Barrack and is the starting point for lots of fun excursions. If only all cruise ship ports were like this one!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 26, 2024
  • Life2Travel
    Charlotte, North Carolina1,620 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable area to explore close to cruise ship
    We have stopped here twice while on two transatlantic cruises and it is clear Bermuda has invested money in the dockyard. It is right off the cruise ship with a museum, shops, restaurants, bars, visitors center, water park and a location to book or meet a variety of water or land tours. The area is easily walkable (flat) but there is a free shuttle ( in the summer) you can use as well. This visit , we walked around the dockyard and mingled in a few shops. We spent most of our time at the National Museum of Bermuda, which we enjoyed. There is certainly plenty here to enjoy a few hours close to the cruise ship.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 6, 2024
  • freutmich
    760 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Pretty but Limited Area
    If you arrive into Bermuda on a large cruise ship, you'll dock here. There's not as much to see as I thought there'd be, but the Dockyard area still makes for a lovely walk and it has some interesting shops to check out. The highlight is the Bermuda National Museum, a 5 to 10 minute walk from where ships dock. It's outstanding and shouldn't be missed. Otherwise, if you just take a walk to check out shops and restaurants, an hour or two should do it.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 4, 2024
  • Heidi D
    Burlington, New Jersey25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Bermuda Beaches
    This is a beautiful place to visit. We stopped in as part of our Royal Caribbean cruise itinerary and selected to do the secluded beach excursion....it was amazing! Bermuda beaches are simply stunning, and there are even beautiful fish you can see swim by while you are in the water.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 9, 2024
  • Melaney68
    Chesapeake Beach, Maryland11,135 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Explore the shops, marina and museum
    If you dock here you can safely explore this area. It is walkable, but not handicap- friendly. There is a blow up water park, a few restaurants, a rum shop, pharmacy, multiple art and pottery studios, the mall, multiple clothing and souvenir shops, a small park and splash pad, miniature golf, the dolphin experience, beach access for a fee, and the museum.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2024
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Akkers1
London, UK1,057 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We decided to go to Dockyards a couple of times on our trip for lunch and afterwards we enjoyed watching the boats whilst eating an ice cream. They also have some shops here for example the Craft market (local handmade items) and The Clocktower which is a small shopping arcade, a pharmacy and a few other little shops too which sell touristy items i.e. tee shirts etc.
This is also where the National Museum of Bermuda is located in the old fort area and you can play mini golf here, as well as catching the ferries to go to Hamilton and also to St. George.
Finally, there are restaurants like Frog & onion, Bonefish etc.
We have been here a couple of times over the years and it’s still good area to wander round, although I expect it gets very crowded when the cruise ships dock.
Written November 21, 2022
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Darlene K
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Our cruise was docked at the Royal Naval Dockyard and what a great location. I was a bit concerned it would be far from everything, but the ferry to Hamilton and St. George was within a very short walking distance. The dockyard has some cute shops for souvenirs and Bermuda momentos. All in all, quite convenient to just about anything you want to do. I recommend taking their public bus #7 to Hamilton which can drop you at Horseshoe Bay; bus #8 to Hamilton gives you a more scenic view of the inland, residential areas which is fun to see as well. Masks were mandatory for everyone on the bus. Note: bus drivers were the only unfriendly Bermudians we met!
Written June 28, 2022
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
The one thing about Bermuda is that there is very little tourist trap attractions here. You can tell that the Island's economy is not reliant on tourism, it's insurance and financial services. There are no kiosks selling cheap Goods because the people who live here are all middle class are better. The dockyard has some nice stores a historic military Barrack and is the starting point for lots of fun excursions. If only all cruise ship ports were like this one!
Written February 26, 2024
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Queen Victoria was a day late arriving in Bermuda due to weather. Our Captain skillfully docked at the Heritage Wharf at the Royal Naval Dockyard. Evidently, we were the first cruise ship of the New Year. This is the largest port on the island and is steeped in history. It is a must see on a trip to Bermuda; combining old world charm, centuries of history with all the modern conveniences of today. The locals call it the Dockyard with the name referring to hundreds of years of history dating all the way back to the American War of Independence; when Britain lost that conflict, the British Royal Navy had no base between Nova Scotia and the West Indies, and work began on creating a naval base in Bermuda. Dockyard officially closed as a naval base in 1995.

It is so easy to walk around the Dockyards. When a cruise ship is in port, a train trolley (that moves on wheels) goes around the dockyard starting near the cruise terminals and passing by the important places completing a full circuit. It makes frequent trips during the whole day. This is a FREE service just for the Dockyards. You can hop on and off at various points. Our driver was Shawn, and he was truly a delight. He was welcoming, friendly and upbeat. He gave us a wealth of information about the Dockyards. We decided to take the trolley all the way around to get a lay of the land. There is a lot to do at the Dockyards so we decided to stay there.
Written January 25, 2020
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470rickyd
Livingston, TX7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We visited the Dockyard recently by cruise ship and I highly recommend getting off ship and walking around. Very clean and very safe, even after dark. We also had a snack and beer at the Frog and Onion Pub which was pricey but good!
Written September 27, 2022
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Melaney68
Chesapeake Beach, MD11,135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
If you dock here you can safely explore this area. It is walkable, but not handicap- friendly. There is a blow up water park, a few restaurants, a rum shop, pharmacy, multiple art and pottery studios, the mall, multiple clothing and souvenir shops, a small park and splash pad, miniature golf, the dolphin experience, beach access for a fee, and the museum.
Written June 28, 2024
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kdw72
Caterham, UK565 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I think if we visited again that we may score the dockyards differently but on this occasion we arrived just as a cruise ship docked. Quite a few shops to look at but we felt most were selling touristy products at inflated prices. Kids were disappointed that the golf was closed. Very busy, so would like to go back to see what else there is to see.
Written April 25, 2022
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scott g
Manchester, NH630 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Came on a cruise. Very clean, felt safe, lots of transportation options. People were friendly. Short walk to beach. They have one free shuttle train, would have liked to see it stop at the NCL side and come more often. Views were great. LOVED IT
Written August 14, 2022
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NickyI
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were introduced to Mr Quinton B Bean by friends who live on the island and have used his taxi service. Although he is a taxi driver, in his own air conditioned mini van, he is also the most informative and courteous guide round the island of Bermuda. His depth and spread of knowledge is phenomenal and he imparts it clearly and with humour. My husband and I spent a lovely four hours in his company and would do so again very happily if we had the time.
Written January 23, 2024
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Garry517
Boise, ID107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This cruise docking area is right across from the former Royal & American fleet headquarters which is now a museum well worth a couple hours to explore. Nearby are a shopping mall, a ferry terminal, and restaurants. Taxis are also readily available.
Written December 23, 2023
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