The Water Is Where It's At: Top 10 Ultimate Aquatic Adventures in Bermuda
From sunken ships to sunrise paddleboard yoga, the "Jewel of the Atlantic" offers plenty of thrills out on the water
Jun 29, 2015, 10:00 ET
HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're in need of some eye-candy, the sparkling turquoise waters that surround the island nation of Bermuda are hard to beat. But the visuals are just the beginning.
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Whether visitors are in the mood for adrenalin-fueled excursions like flyboarding or cliff jumping or mellower pursuits like kayaking and fishing, there's an aquatic adventure for everyone. Even better – those on the U.S. east coast are just a two-hour flight from making a splash in Bermuda.
Here are the top picks for water adventures in Bermuda:
1. Go For A Glide
Glass-bottomed kayaks are a great way to get out onto the water – and get up close and personal with Bermuda's marine residents. As you glide across the water, you'll get incredible glimpses of colorful undersea life.
2. Take a Long Walk Off A Short Cliff
Not for the faint of heart! Those with nerves of steel can go cliff jumping at various spots around the island. Admiralty House Park, with its deep water and accessible cliffsides is the most popular spot. Once you've taken the plunge, explore some underground caves that the British carved in the 1800s.
3. Biking isn't just for dry land now.
HydroBikes, pedal-powered bicycles attached to a pair of 10-ft. catamaran floats, launched at Daniel's Head Beach Park in April. Guests can rent a HydroBike and explore the island in a whole new way.
4. Land The Big One
Bermuda is deep-sea angler's dream come true with its bountiful waters filled with big game catches like marlin, tuna and wahoo. Many fishing charters can cut whatever fish you catch into filets for an extremely fresh seafood lunch.
5. Dive For Sunken Treasure
Bermuda was founded back in 1609 as a result of a shipwreck and today the island is home to some of the most accessible wrecks – more than 300 in all. These vessels create an undersea playground for scuba divers, who can swim through the crystal clear waters in search of sunken treasure. Those not up for the full scuba can try snorkeling or helmet diving.
6. Fly Across The Blue
Ever wanted to fly? Here's your chance. On a flyboard, you'll soar nearly 35 feet above the waters and enjoy one of today's most extreme watersports. "Pilots" are connected to a personal watercraft by a 55-foot long fire hose while secured in wakeboard-style bindings. Hold on tight, this is a wild ride.
7. Make Waves on a Jet Ski
Sure, you could tour Bermuda on a scooter. But a Jet Ski tour will take you to some of the island's otherwise inaccessible hidden gems. You'll zoom across the water to pristine beaches, secluded coves and deserted islands. You'll also be able to get to those places fast. Very fast.
8. Set Sail
Bermuda was recently chosen to host the prestigious 35th America's Cup in 2017, so you can be sure that the island's sailing heritage runs deep. Charter your own sailboat (or motor boat) and soak up the sun and sea in style.
9. Float High Above the Water
Experience the panoramic views and pure excitement of parasailing. Soar over Bermuda's beaches, reefs, historic forts, or the Great Sound area. You don't even have to get wet – unless you want to, that is. Just tell the crew you want a "dip"!
10. Say "Namaste" on a Paddleboard
Maybe you've done a little yoga. Maybe you've done a little paddleboarding. But the odds are good that you've never done both at the same time. Bermuda's Yoga With Tali offers hour-long practices out on the water, starting with breathwork (pranayama) and ending in Savasana (rest position). It's the perfect path to inner peace.
For more information on Bermuda's upcoming events and activities, please visit www.gotobermuda.com/what-to-do/events-calendar.
Now is the perfect time to escape to Bermuda, the ultimate island getaway. It's much closer than you think – located in the Atlantic Ocean off of North Carolina's coast and a 2 hour non-stop flight from most eastern US airports. Enjoy British charm and Island soul in mild year-round weather, with championship golf greens, a vast array of watersports, legendary pink sand beaches, and a wealth of historic sites. The announcement that Bermuda will host the 35th America's Cup in 2017 has brought a fresh energy to the destination, with new and redeveloped hotels, must-visit attractions and restaurants adding to the island spirit. Start planning your "proper fun" vacation and visit www.gotobermuda.com, www.facebook.com/BermudaTourism and www.twitter.com/GoToBermuda.
Turner Public Relations
SOURCE Bermuda Tourism Authority
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