We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Crow Lane, Hamilton, Bermuda
Phone Number:
+1 441-292-7219
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

For kids and their parents: multimedia exhibits about underwater...

For kids and their parents: multimedia exhibits about underwater exploration such as The Dive, a seven minute ride that simulates deep sea diving.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 230 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 104
  • 86
    Very good
  • 23
  • 8
  • 2
Excellent- Lots of interesting exhibits

The Americas Cup exhibit was my favourite ( particularly the virtual reality experience of being aboard the Oracle yacht). Great little museum just outside Hamilton. Exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 223: English reviews
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I went here in a very wet Monday. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting but for a $15 entrance fee, left feeling a little underwhelmed. Shell room was quite interesting though. Maybe I missed something but it wasn't for me.

Thank Joby_lake
Level Contributor
133 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Americas Cup exhibit was my favourite ( particularly the virtual reality experience of being aboard the Oracle yacht). Great little museum just outside Hamilton. Exhibitions on marine exploration, underwater archaeology ( including finds from some of Bermuda's many shipwrecks), conservation, ecology and a dive simulation. Well worth a visit.

Thank Minnou
Rhinebeck, New York
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you see nothing else in Bermuda, this should be the place. The exhibits are fascinating and very informative, especially the Americas Cup one. The virtual reality show aboard a racing yacht is INCREDIBLE, and then you find out in the rest of the exhibit how the boats do the unbelievable things they do. There are also exhibits of shells,... More 

Thank Norman S
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

On arrival, we were told it would take about an hour and a half to go around - we spent three hours! As we were there out of season, there were only a couple of other visitors so we were able to try all the different activities - 'treasure' hunts to find out about local sea life, history and ship... More 

1 Thank janemarshall94
Level Contributor
52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice place to have lunch but the venue as an "institute" is a bit lacking. Not much of interest and the "shark cage" must be seen as a joke (repeating video of sharks coming at you while you stand in a fake "cage"). The 3D glasses are nice if they work (one of ours didn't). Mostly a place on the... More 

Thank bigdogroad
Bradenton, Florida
Level Contributor
41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We held a conference here with our clients from Pembroke tile. Oh my gosh! The staff did an amazing job. The sushi and sandwiches were awesome and the venue is GORGEOUS!!

Thank Lindy B
Boyne City
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful museum with lots of interactive exhibits. Most amazing shell collection we have ever seen. The Americas Cub exhibit has Virtual Reality and lots if video with some interactive. If you want to know how a sailboat can go 50 kits in a 25 kt wind come here!

Thank Howard N
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is not a large museum but we found some interesting areas and had a pleasant visit for a couple of hours. I never knew much about the America's Cup (to be hosted by Bermuda in 2017) but there was an interesting display in the museum. It includes goggles you put on that allows you to look around as the... More 

Thank Tennis_fan145
Southampton Parish, Bermuda
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I lived in Bermuda for many years and we had a family membership for BUEI. I love this place. It changes very little but it's always nice to visit and see the huge sea shell collection. As the kids grew up they noticed new things each time.

Thank Fallof77
Milford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

It's a nice place to go on a rainy day. We didn't eat at the restaurant there but it looked good. I would take a cab if you're staying at the Hamilton Princess. It was about a 20 min. walk.

2 Thank TKearns2013

Travellers who viewed Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute also viewed

Sandys Parish, Bermuda
Hamilton, Pembroke Parish

Been to Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?