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King's Wharf, Bermuda

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Overview

King's Wharf is a cruise port in Bermuda that is typically used by larger cruise ships, as the other ports cannot accommodate such ships. This section of Bermuda is also known as the Royal Navy Dockyard or the West End. King's Wharf features various food and shopping options as well as a famous military fortress that was built in 1815. Of course, there are many beautiful beaches in the area too.

As with the rest of Bermuda, driving is done on the left side of the road (because of the British influence on this island). So make sure that you look the correct direction when crossing the streets, and drive on the correct side of the road (if you end up renting a scooter).

Many cruisers choose to travel to nearby Hamilton (via ferry or express bus), an area featuring championship golf courses, beautiful beaches and shopping.


Destinations
King's Wharf is included on several Bermuda cruise itineraries.


Cruise Lines Departing Here

King's Wharf is not a cruise departure port.


Currency
The official currency of Bermuda is the Bermudian Dollar (BMD). US Dollars are accepted at many places as well. Using a credit card whenever possible is a great way to avoid having to exchange currency.


Language
The official language of Bermuda is English.


Tourist Attractions
The Royal Naval Dockyard is probably the most famous tourist attraction in Bermuda. It was the main base of the Royal Navy in the Western Atlantic for a long time.
As such, this part of Bermuda is very much influenced by its naval history, and the Bermuda Maritime Museum is a great place to learn about it.

A popular thing to do in Bermuda is renting a scooter (as car rentals are not allowed). As mentioned in the overview above, be sure to drive on the left side of the road while on this island. Bicycle rentals are also available, but be aware that there are lots of hilly areas in Bermuda, so riding a bike might not be the easiest way to get around.

There is duty-free shopping at the Clocktower Mall, so that's a popular option for tourists. Another popular activity is "swimming with the dolphins" at Dolphin Quest, located at the Royal Naval Dockyard. There are a few world-class golf courses in the area as well, such as the Fairmont Southampton Golf Course.

Popular beaches in the area include Horseshoe Bay Beach, the most popular beach in Bermuda (great for families, with many water sports for rent), and Elbow Beach (a great beach for swimming, usually less crowded than Horseshoe Bay Beach).


Port Location
Cruise ships dock right at King's Wharf. From there you can take a taxi or rent a scooter to get around the island. As explained above, ferries are available to nearby Hamilton.
 
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