- Take a scenic sightseeing cruise as you travel to the kayaking site
- Morning kayak eco-tour in Bermuda
- Travel to the kayaking site on a scenic sightseeing cruise
- Fun way to enjoy Bermuda's beautiful environment!
What You Can Expect
Start with an easy introduction with a short practice session. Then, follow your expert guide out into the open water. Pass through Paradise Lakes, a breathtaking sheltered waterway surrounded by small coves and many islands. Learn about the eco-reserve area, Daniel Head, as you kayak close to shoreline. Keep an eye out for native plants and marine life as you admire Bermuda's rocky coastline.
Then enjoy a refreshing swim and relax on the beach with complimentary beverages before making your way back to your starting point.
We haven't done a group kayak tour so wasn't expecting much. We were met on time by Dean and taken to the pontoon boat. It was a full boat from cruise ships. We sailed to the beach, past ship wreck and reefs with commentary on where we were and general area and history of Bermuda. Once at beach, we were given paddles, vests and there was a shed in which to lock up personal items. It's a nice little beach. The kayaks are sit-on-tops, tandems with small viewing windows between each paddler's legs. They are not comfortable, especially if you have lower back problems, but they are very stable. Dean lead us out and along the coast line, stopping in shaded areas to tell us about locals and point out houses, etc. He's a very good guide. There is little boat traffic so there were very few wakes, quite flat. We paddled to where the sea turtles congregate and saw a lot of them, which is near the smallest draw bridge. The paddle back was non-stop. We had a little time to swim before reboarding the pontoon where we were given soft drinks and sailed back the way we came. We enjoyed the paddle which was about an hour and a half. We are experienced kayakers so it was an easy paddle. Those with little or no experience struggled a little but we did not have to wait for them, we could paddle at our own speeds. For a group tour, it really couldn't have been better. That said, if you have transport, there are plenty of places to rent a kayak and paddle on your own safely.
The journey from the Royal Naval Dockyards was entertaining and educational, and the fun banter between Dean and Stephan (sic) was lighthearted and fun. They were personable and engaging, and made the kayak ride thoroughly enjoyable. We made it back in time to enjoy the warm crystal clear waters of Tobacco Bay Beach. I would definitely recommend this tour if you have a few hours to spare, and want to enjoy the gorgeous weather in Bermuda.