Sunday, March 23, 2008

What we're planning for Bermuda!

We'll be in Bermuda for 4 days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) so we've booked excursions for the first and last days, leaving us 2 days in the middle where we'll be left to our own devices!

On the monday morning, we've booked the "Aquarium & Caves by Bus":

On this excursion you will discover two of Bermuda's main attractions: the interesting Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and the beautiful Crystal Caves carved of limestone.

At West End, embark a public ferry for the approximately 30-minute scenic cruise through the Great Sound to Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda. Board the trademark pink air-conditioned bus for a scenic drive through town and along picturesque Harrington Sound with its beautiful bays and coves. En route view charming pastel colored homes with their distinctive architecture which makes this island so unique. Independently explore the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, which features everything from chattering cockatoos to tiny seahorses, over 75 species of fish, pink flamingos, seals, and the highlight of the aquarium, the "North Rock" tank. The "North Rock" aquarium is a 145,000-gallon replica of one of Bermuda's reefs.

Next, travel to the magnificent limestone Crystal Caves and descend 81 steps underground to view the wondrous formations of stalactites, stalagmites, and crystal clear lakes.

On our final day, we are taking the "Destiny Glass Bottom Boat Cruise":

Coral reefs, a shipwreck and fish feeding are all part of this fascinating tour. Come and discover the magic with your friendly Bermudian crew aboard the Destiny, an air-conditioned 78-foot luxury cruiser. During your tour, your crew will share with you their knowledge of Bermuda's past, as well as current events, and welcome any questions you might have as you journey to the beautiful sea gardens. Once there, you'll float over shallow coral reefs and learn about Bermuda's unique underwater eco-system. Your captain will then carefully maneuver over the Vixen, a 19th-century shipwreck. While at this location you'll watch in wonder as hundreds of endemic fish swirl to the surface for you to feed. Prior to returning to the ship, you will have an opportunity to drift silently in search of turtles, still too shy for human contact. This is a great tour for the whole family. A great two hours spent on the water!

- Caroline

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