Bermuda has numerous tiny islands scattered throughout its waters. The majority of them are uninhabited, and many are close to the shore and easily accessible by rental boat. Sailboats are heavier and thus require deeper waters, but they can be great for long-distance sailing along the coastline. However, if you want to explore the islands, go for a swim or a picnic, or get really close to some of the coastal areas, you will need to rent a small motor boat.
This type of exploration is ideal if you want to spend an offshore romantic time exploring the islands, their flora and fauna, hidden coves and beaches, and planning an exclusive swim, snorkel, and picnic in a tranquil setting. Such boat rides are not available from tour operators. Like the idea? All you need is a sense of adventure and a little cash. The rest will be organized and guided by the boat rental company. They will provide life jackets and other equipment to ensure that you do not encounter any unnecessary risks or hazards while exploring the ocean’s treasures.
Which Bermuda islands should you visit?
Bermuda is made up of numerous small islands that lie in the Atlantic waters surrounding the main island. Some are inshore water areas, such as Sound, Castle Harbor, Hamilton Harbor, Harrington Sound, and so on. While I will return to the inshore islands shortly, let me begin with the islands off Bermuda’s western shore. This is a great place to start a coastal boat ride and then go offshore to explore some of Bermuda’s other beautiful islands that are only a short boat ride away.
The boat ride can begin at Robinson’s Marina, which is located near Somerset Bridge, Pilchard Bay, or Kings Point, which is located on the coast of Mangroves Bay. You must select a rental company that operates on Bermuda’s western coast for this. They provide access to the western water area and are convenient for cruise ship passengers docking at Kings Wharf or Heritage Wharf because it only takes 10-15 minutes to get there by bus or taxi. The dockyard is on Ireland Island, off the coast of Bermuda.
As you continue up the coast, you will pass by Somerset Long Bay and reach three more islands off Bermuda’s western tip: Inner Kings Point Island, Middle Kings Point Island, and Outer Kings Point Island. This area is approximately 4 miles from where you started (Robinson’s Marina). The islands of Inner, Middle, and Outer are located near the northwestern entrance to Mangrove Bay. Middle Kings Point Island, which has a lovely tiny beach where you can park your boat and have a great picnic, swim, and snorkel, is the main island to target here. If you want to go directly to these three islands, you should start your boat ride from Kings Point.
Boat rental services around Bermuda
But how do you pick the best boat rental company and the best boat for you? That is entirely dependent on the water area you intend to explore. There are several companies in Bermuda that rent out boats. However, there are a few that are the best and provide boats in excellent condition as well as all necessary safety equipment.