Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

In 1926 The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo was established by the Bermuda Government to enhance a growing tourism industry. Since that time the Aquarium has become a leader in environmental education and conservation. The mission of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo is “to inspire appreciation and care of island environments.” They fulfil their mission through their animal habitat exhibits, which focus on species from oceanic islands, as well as related conservation, education and research programs.

The Royal Naval Dockyard

With their defeat in the American War of Independence the British lost the use of the ports of its former colonies. To compensate work began in 1809 at Bermuda’s Ireland Island on the construction of the ‘Gibraltar of the West’, the Royal Naval Dockyard. The work was carried out using both slaves and convicts shipped from England. Of 9,000 convicts shipped to Bermuda, approximately 2,000 died during construction, many from yellow fever. The Royal Naval Dockyard remained a major Atlantic outpost for the British Royal Navy until 1951, when most of the facility was closed. A limited number of buildings and facilities remained opened for the support of British ships until complete closure in 1995. Royal Naval Dockyard is in Sands Parish and can be reached from Hamilton by bus or ferry. Admission to the Royal Naval Dockyard is free.

Golf Courses
Bermuda is home to 9 unique golf courses. All courses have distinct characteristics. The courses are Belmont Hills Golf Club, Fairmont Southampton Golf Club, Mid Ocean Club, Ocean View Golf Course, Port Royal Golf Course, Riddell’s Bay Golf and Country Club, St George’s Golf Course, Tucker’s Point Club. Strict dress codes are enforced at all clubs. Shirts must have collars and sleeveless varieties are prohibited. Shorts must be Bermuda length (to the knee) and jeans and cut-offs are a definite no.

Hamilton

The city of Hamilton, a port city, is the capital and administrative, commercial, entertainment and shopping center of Bermuda. As Bermuda's principal seaport, located in Hamilton Harbour, it has a constant clientele of freighters, cruise ships, yachts, government-owned ferries and other marine craft. It is named after Henry Hamilton. He was the governer of Bermuda from1788 to 1794.

Crystal and Fantasy Caves

Crystal Caves was discovered by Carl Gibbons and Edgar Hollis in 1905 when their cricket ball fell into a whole. When the went underground to retrieve it they were shocked to find they had discovered more than their cricket ball. The Crystal Caves are the most famous of many caves in Bermuda and are named after the crystal clear water that fills the caves. The clarity is so perfect that it is possible to see the cave floor, which at one point lies 55 feet below the water’s surface. Guided tours begin every 30 minutes

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