Bermuda Reef Explorer
Bermuda Reef Explorer
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Bermuda's largest and most spacious custom built glass bottom boat offering 2 hour Glass Bottom and 3 hour Glass Bottom and Snorkel trips. Morning and Afternoon trips depart Hamilton Monday through Saturday.
Hamilton, Bermuda
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2022

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CVH1963
Silver Spring, MD80 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Captain Mike and his family provide a wonderful experience. As a native Bermudian, he is knowledgeable about the area and best places to snorkel. This was well worth it. Really wonderful experience. The entire crew is super friendly and helpful. We had a great time! Highly recommend.
Written 3 September 2022
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Traveling dad w kids
Boston, MA1 contribution
Aug 2022
Beware of attempting to book this activity over the phone via Island Tour Center. We booked over the phone via Island Tour Center (same day booking), and were told over the phone we were being booked on the August 18 Bermuda Reef Explorer which departed from Hamilton. We never received an email confirmation but proceeded based on that verbal guidance of the agent. Our credit card was charged and we showed up on time at the designated location (where there was no boat)... after emailing and calling Island Tour Center we learned that the Island Tour Center had actually booked us for Bermuda Shipwreck Snorkel which departed from a different location than they had cited over the phone (Royal Naval Dockyard). Because we didn't have the correct location we didn't make the tour, which they claim counts as a "no show" which makes us ineligible for refund.

To date they have refused to issue a refund, as they refuse to acknowledge they provided incorrect verbal information over the phone and never provided an email confirmation (resulting in us missing the tour which we were charged for).

I'm sure the tour itself is great but the Island Tour Center intermediaries led us to rate this terrible, as a warning to future vacationing families.
Written 22 August 2022
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Margaret S
2 contributions
Jul 2022
This was awesome!!! We saw beautiful reefs & the Vixen (a ship wreck) & Mike, the captain, was super entertaining and informative. He was easy going and fun and an expert driver. We were having a family reunion in Bermuda & he rented us the whole boat for a 2 hour tour. SO much fun having the boat to ourselves & considering how many of us there were, almost the same cost as going on a regular tour. This was particularly nice as it was a national holiday - so should have been his day off. Only tiny downside is that we fed the fish when we got to the reef & as a purist I might have skipped feeding them, then again, we saw *lots* of fish. I would say this is both a fantastic boat tour & a GREAT value. Thanks Capt. Mike!
Written 4 August 2022
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Desiree M
Horsham, PA1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
This is a must do experience!!!! Captain Mike was the nicest man in creation- knowledgeable, funny, great with kids, attentive and informative. I cannot say enough good about the experience we had on the Reef Explorer. It is located right next the ferry so was very convenient to reach from the Dockyard. Saw so many fish out at the shipwreck site and got an amazing tour both ways with Captain Mike. Ed did an amazing job showing us all the fish and sea life and was a great partner for Captain Mike. These brothers clearly enjoy what they get to do each day and we could see the difference with them compared to other more commercial tours we have done in the past. If looking for something fun to do while in Bermuda, then I highly recommend an excursion in the Reef Explorer - you will not be disappointed!!!!!
Written 31 July 2022
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Windybaker
Long Island, NY30 contributions
Jul 2022
Another great adventure with Captain Mike and his brother Eddie! There were 6 of us in our party, along for the ride and we enjoyed it again. Unfortunately, the turtles have moved off to other waters, so that was sad. But we loved the sunken ship and the snorkeling! We highly recommend this boat, as it is more spacious than the excursions booked through the cruise ships. Thanks again for an entertaining time.
Written 22 July 2022
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Ariana F
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We are so glad we booked with Bermuda Reef Explorer for an amazing snorkelling tour! We loved feeding the fishes, snorkelling and learning about Bermuda’s shipwrecks, history and sealife. The best part of the tour is by far the stellar crew - Captain Mike and First Mates Eric and Cameron are the absolute best guides (and bartenders in Eric’s case - get his special pina colada, one of the best we’ve ever had!!). They go above and beyond to provide fascinating tidbits about the beautiful island that is Bermuda and to make your stay fun and engaging. In our case, they even dropped us off at the closest dock to our inn because we missed the ferry going back!! That alone easily saved us an hour commute, and they were more than happy to go out of their way to drop us off. Thank you endlessly guys, we’ll be back someday soon! In the meantime, book this tour you won’t regret it!
Written 23 June 2022
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Gord L
Huntsville, Canada10 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Captain Michael and his first mate and brother Eric made the trip not only educational but threw in a lot of humor to make the adventure fun. High five to both and to the ships hand as well. My 20 something kids and my wife and I have had the time of our lives snorkeling with numerous fish and coral species as well as seeing a shipwreck for the first time. Amazing adventure for young and older, I would recommend putting this in your must see list as part of your stay or as a local, on your weekend itinerary,you won't be disappointed
Written 22 June 2022
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Noah F
1 contribution
Dec 2021
there was a small glass floor. it was quite sad. i cried a lot, my mom fell through the glass and i sneezed and the watertight structure ruptured. i walked all the way to bermuda and see the bermuda reef explorer turtle cove glass bottom snorkeling adventures. it sucked
Written 20 June 2022
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Kathryn B
1 contribution
May 2022
I booked this trip based on the reviews here and I am so glad I did. First off, it was super convenient that it left from Hamilton and not St George's Dock. Michael had been very responsive and efficient during the whole booking system (I booked directly with him via email). I was travelling by myself so was a little nervous as to how the day would go but they were so very kind, and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. The boat trip was lovely .... and seeing the fish through the bottom of the boat was amazing. I had never snorkelled before and again, both Michael and Eddie were incredibly kind.. setting me up to snorkel, giving me direction and just generally helped to make me feel comfortable. It was a great trip and one I will definitely do again next time I come to Bermuda. I also thought it was excellent value for money ! All in all highly recommended.
Written 14 June 2022
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Lottie Morgan
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Had the best time on the boat with Michael and Eddie. Very informative and the waters were amazing! Got to see some turtles and fish while snorkeling. Next time definitely coming back to do this tour again.
Written 27 April 2022
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