If you’re looking for things to do in King’s Wharf and Heritage Wharf in Dockyard- look no further than our comprehensive guide below. We are always updating the list with new vendors as well, so always make sure to stay updated and come back, especially if you’re visiting the area on a Bermuda cruise.
King’s Wharf and Heritage Wharf are the names of the two cruise ship piers located in Royal Naval Dockyard, and the area can be quite interesting to explore. Below here, we’ve organized the excursions, things to do, and restaurants you will find in Dockyard.
Heritage & King’s Wharf – Things To Do
Description: This glass blowing studio and art gallery is a thrill to visit. You are able to watch the artisans sculpt their creations right in front of you.
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – When a cruise ship is in Dockyard, they are open until 9:00 pm.
Directions: 1 Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard
Contact: 1-441-234-4216 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bermuda Craft Market
Description: This store sells authentic Bermuda products. They have many things for sale, including Candles, items made from Bermuda cedar, note cards, locally crafted ceramics, Christmas decorations, Banana leaf dolls, sand sculptures, jewelry in many forms, wearable art, needlework, quilting, sea-glass art, soaps, antique books and prints, reproduction Bermuda maps and much more.
They also include a number of edible delights, including the world-famous Bermuda rum cake. Experience a taste of Bermuda with everyone’s favorites, The Original Horton’s Bermuda Black Rum Cakes. They are the first rum cakes of the Caribbean and so famous that The Food Network actually traveled to Bermuda to find out about the Horton’s cakes they’d heard so much about!
Hours: You can taste them at the Bermuda Craft Market on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm November to March. During the summer months, tastings are the same times on Fridays.
Directions: 4 Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard
Contact: 1-441-234-3208 | email@example.com
Description: Located on an acre along the coastline behind Snorkel Park, this mini-golf course must have one of the best sunsets and ocean views. The horizon will stretch from left to right with 180-degree views, and speaking of the best in the world, that is what this course’s 18 holes are based on. The holes represent each of the 6 ‘best’ holes from the USA, Bermuda, and Scotland. There is a waterfall that runs into a saltwater pond teeming with locally found fish. Then as with any golf course, you can head over to the ‘caddy shack’ after to enjoy a round of drinks, such as Bermuda’s famous Dark ‘n’ Stormy.
Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Contact: 1-441-400-7888 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Hop on a Segway and explore the Royal Naval Dockyard with minimal effort. You will receive training before heading out to see many sites, such as the Clocktower Mall, the historic (and abandoned) Casemates Prison, the Victualling Yard, along with plenty of opportunities for views of the ocean.
Tour times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Contact: 1-441-504-2581 | email@example.com
Description: This 60-minute narrative tour will give everyone a history lesson on Dockyard and its impact on Bermuda. Forget Heritage and King’s Wharf’s impact with the cruise ships – we are talking about the times when Dockyard was catering to merchant ships from all over the Atlantic Ocean. You will head out of Dockyard into Lagoon Park and across the Royal Naval Cemetery before coming back into Dockyard and past the Clocktower Mall.
Contact: 1-441-236-3130 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Take a guided jet ski tour, head out parasailing, or take a ride on the WildCat on an adventure around the island. You can find them just as you are walking away from the cruise ship piers and to the left before the ferry terminal. It will be right across the street from the Bonefish Cafe.
Hours: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Contact: 1-441-238-4155 | email@example.com
Description: Swimming with Dolphins. Do we need to say any more? Oh yeah, it is inside the Maritime Museum. There surely aren’t many other dolphin swims located inside of towering fortress walls.
Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm (Nov to March – 10:00am to 3:00pm)
Contact: 1-441-234-4464 | firstname.lastname@example.org
National Museum of Bermuda, (Formerly called ‘Bermuda Maritime Museum’)
Description: The museum is housed inside the imposing fortress at the tip of the Royal Naval Dockyard. You can explore the eight buildings that house Bermuda’s artifacts or stroll around the 8 acres of ground within the fort – just make sure to steer clear of the roaming sheep on the upper grounds. Inside you will learn about Bermuda’s maritime history, slavery in Bermuda, our deep history with the Azores, among many other collections and exhibitions. Dolphin Quest can be found in the museum’s enclosed waterway. All the guests at the museum are free to go and see the dolphins swimming.
Spring and Summer Hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm (last admission is allowed in at 3:00pm)
Admission information: 1-441-234-1418 | email@example.com
Museum offices: 1-441-234-1333
Description: Directly across from Kings Wharf and Heritage Wharf are shops in the Clocktower Mall, marked by two 100′ clocktowers rising from the building. You will find a few places to eat and plenty of places to pick up a Bermuda souvenir.
Hours (Apr-Nov): 9:00am – 6:00pm (Mondays open until 10:00pm with Destination Dockyard)
Hours (Dec-Mar): 10:00am – 5:00pm
Beaches near King’s Wharf & Heritage Wharf
Description: This beach is just a few minutes out of Dockyard by vehicle and about a 25-30 minute walk. It will be on the right-hand side leaving Dockyard and just past the cemetery which you will see on the left. Once past the cemetery, you will see Black Bay Beach just off the right side of the road along with its select few vendors open during the day. Here you can find rentals from a vendor – snorkels and masks, beach chairs and umbrellas, hammocks, fun inflatables, and more.
Hours: Sunday to Friday, 9:00 am – Sunset
Contact: Vic Ball: 1-441-533-2255
Description: Tucked away behind the Bermuda National Museum (or Maritime Museum), during the day, you are free to rent snorkel gear, beach chairs, and umbrellas, noodles, paddle boats, and stand up paddleboards. Jet ski tours are also available right from the beach. During the night, dance away on the beach when it is transformed into Club Aqua until 3:00 am. There will be nights with live music and others with some of the island’s best DJs.
Hours: 9:00am – 3:00am
Contact: 1-441-234-3100 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bonefish Bar and Grill
Description: This is the closest restaurant to the cruise ship terminals King’s Wharf and Heritage Wharf. It has views of the boats coming in and out of Dockyard with views of the Great Sound in the background. The Mediterranean cuisine is cooked by award-winning chef Livio Ferigo. This is a restaurant with great food and a welcoming atmosphere.
Hours (Apr-Dec): Daily – 9:00am – 10:30pm
Hours (Nov-Mar): Sun – Thurs: 9:00am – 5pm | Fri & Sat: 9:00am – 9:30pm
Description: This is the sister restaurant to Bonefish Bar & Grill, but serves classic Italian favorites. Enjoy freshly made pasta, pizzas, risottos, and ravioli for lunch and dinner. Or in the morning, choose from a variety of items, such as English breakfast, bagels, omelets, and waffles. Their location is in the Clocktower Mall. Choose from a variety of hand-picked Italian wines to pair with your meal and leave with satisfaction. In the words of chef/owner Livio Fergio, “It is all about the Italian experience at a reasonable price”.
Local Tip: If you are looking for a classic Bermudian breakfast, come by between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on Sunday morning for codfish and potatoes – this is a favorite dish among many, many locals.
Hours: Daily – Lunch- 11:30am – 5:00pm | Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:00pm | Bar: 11:30am – 3:00am
The Frog and Onion Pub
Description: This pub is situated in an old 18th-century Cooperage. Bermuda was historically a busy port between the Old World (Europe & Africa) and the New World (North America & Caribbean). Therefore, there was a need for storage for perishable goods coming in and out of port. It is fitting then that part of this building was then converted into a restaurant.
There is a games rooms in the back of the restaurant to keep everyone entertained. The menu is made up of classic English favorites and local favorites like fresh fish and Bermuda Fish Chowder.
Hours: Daily – Lunch- 11:30am – 5:30pm | Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:30pm | Bar: 11:30am – 12:00am
Hammerhead’s Bar and Grill
Description: Sip on frozen drinks, cocktails, beer, or wine right on the beach chairs, on the upstairs patio overlooking everyone below, or out on one of the comfortable patio chairs. They are the only restaurant near Heritage and King’s Wharf that serve food until 3:00 am, and so therefore, they are a good place to know.
Hours: All Day Menu: 11:00am – 9:30pm | Late Night Menu: 11:00pm – 3:00am | Bar: 11:00am – 3:00am
Nannini’s Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour
Description: This place has been a staple in the Clocktower Mall for many years. There are 16 flavors of ice cream in large tubs for cups, cones, and sundaes, along with the delicious Häagen-Dazs Bars stocked in their freezers. The parlor can be found inside of the Clocktower Mall.
Hours (Apr-Nov): Daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Mondays open until 10:00pm with Destination Dockyard)
Hours (Dec-Mar): Daily: 10:00am – 5:00pm
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