Considering what a popular destination it has become, it is interesting to learn that Bermuda was actually stumbled upon by accident when a group of English colonists became shipwrecked here in the year 1609. The first tourists didn’t make Bermuda popular until the 19th century, but it quickly gained prominence for its beauty – and its exemplary weather. From scenic lighthouses to tranquil beaches – and with a good dose of interesting and historical attractions thrown in for good measure – King’s Wharf in Bermuda makes for one of the most compelling ports of call that most cruise ship passengers will ever visit.
Sightseeing & Things To Do
Between the hashed shark, black rum, pink sand and clear waters, King’s Wharf is an utterly charming port of call to enjoy. Whether you choose to take in its scenic lighthouse, stroll around the nearby nature reserve or simply roam its streets in search of the perfect souvenir, you are bound to be enraptured by your time in Bermuda. Without question, you simply must get off the ship if it docks at King’s Wharf – the memories that you make there will last a lifetime.
Since it’s been a popular tourist attraction for so long, Bermuda and King’s Wharf boasts a truly stunning array of things for visitors to enjoy. You can take your pick from among one of the following options – along with many others:
Gladys Morrell Nature Reserve
Those who stop in King’s Wharf and would like to spend some quality, romantic time alone with that special someone should make a bee line over to the Gladys Morrell Nature Reserve. Take a pleasant walk above Mangrove Bay, stop for a picnic in a scenic spot or look around for endangered Bermudan bluebirds – no matter what you do here, it will be memorable.
Horseshoe Bay Beach
Looking for the quintessential Bermudan beach? You should look no further than Horseshoe Bay Beach. With its pink sand and sparkling, clear water, this is one spot that is not to be missed – and where you can rest or play at your own leisure.
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
Everyone loves a good lighthouse, and the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is as picturesque as they come. As the oldest cast-iron lighthouse on the planet, it is also incredibly historical. Be sure to check out the amazing view from the top.
Somerset Bridge and Village
As the world’s narrowest drawbridge, the Somerset Bridge leads visitors over to Somerset Island. There, you can stroll around quaint Somerset Village. One neat bit of trivia is that “A Touch Of Mink” starring Cary Grant was filmed here.
There is no centralized marketplace in King’s Wharf. However, that doesn’t mean that there’s no shopping to enjoy. Rather, the shops and stands are scattered around the town and the surrounding area. You can make a day out of simply strolling the streets of King’s Wharf, shopping around for memorable souvenirs and local specialties. Whether you want a t-shirt, a bottle of rum or some high quality art, you’ll find something that dazzles you in King’s Wharf.
Best Souvenir To Bring Back To the Cruise Ship
If you’re looking for a genuine product of Bermuda to bring back to the ship with you as a souvenir, why not pick up a pair of authentic Bermuda shorts? You can find top quality options at shops all over King’s Wharf, so you definitely won’t be leaving Bermuda empty handed. Every time you wear them, they will remind you of your Bermudan odyssey.
Eating – Sample the Local Cuisine
If you come to King’s Wharf, you’d better be hungry because this Bermudan town is bursting at its seams with delicious food. For those who wish to experience an authentic Bermudan meal, fish chowder is one very popular local delicacy. It boasts a mix of hot peppers and black rum which lends it a delicious and unique flair. Hashed shark is another very delectable choice, and you can find it at eateries all over King’s Wharf. No matter what you try, you’re sure to be delighted at the culinary charm of King’s Wharf.
When, Where, and How
When To Go
People have been drawn to Bermuda for centuries thanks largely to its wonderful weather. Any time of year is great to be in King’s Wharf, but if you have a choice in the matter then visiting between March and September is generally best. During that time of year, the weather is warm, dry and wonderfully breezy.
Where You’re Docked
Finding your way over to key attractions upon docking at King’s Wharf is never an issue, since cruise ships dock at a location that is very convenient to many of them. If you have your sights set on more far flung places, there are always plenty of taxis on hand – or rent a scooter if you’re feeling adventurous.
Which Cruise Ships Go Here?
Many of the most popular cruise lines have itineraries that include stops at King’s Wharf. A few of the major cruise lines that stop in King’s Wharf are Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. However, there are plenty of other options available in terms of ships, dates, days at sea and in port when it comes to King’s Wharf.