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“More fun than your own boat!”
Review of Aquatic Bermuda

Aquatic Bermuda
Ranked #30 of 84 Tours in Bermuda
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Owner description: Glass Bottom Sightseeing tours and private Snorkeling Charters with Captain Tony on 'Coral Reefer', Bermuda's smallest Glass Bottom Boat! Bigger doesn't always mean better! On a smaller boat you get closer, see more and learn more in a far more personalized atmosphere. We also offer Bermuda's biggest self-drive motor BOAT RENTALS for those seeking independence. 23ft Beachcats (with stereo & onboard toilet) and 17ft Boston Whalers. All boats equipped with cell phones and more.NOTICE TO CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS WITH RESERVATIONS WITH US OR ANY TOUR BOAT OPERATOR - Your personal cell phones may not work reliably for receiving incoming local calls in the event we need to contact you. To avoid wasted time during your vacation, PLEASE ensure that you contact us before departing from your ship to confirm that there have been no changes to your reservation for reasons beyond our control such as, but not limited to, weather. There are pay phones situated in the ship and ferry terminals.
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“More fun than your own boat!”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

If you are not on a strict schedule and are open to a very non-commercial experience, you should book Captain Tony's glass-bottom boat tour. It is fantastic.
Make sure you call ahead to reserve a spot. The boat is small and only accepts a few passengers. Calling is a bit troublesome as the captain is also the receptionist, but he will eventually return your call.
We cruised into Bermuda and then ferried over to Hamilton for some sight-seeing. There were 8 in our party--two grandparents, two parents, two teens, and two tweens. We met up with Captain Tony in Hamilton. The kids thought it was so funny watching his little boat zip into the harbor amongst all the large ships. The tour lasted probably 3 hours. Tony drove us all around and explained many of the sites. The water was gorgeous that day.
Eventually, we ended up at a shipwreck where we tethered and hung out for awhile. Talk about laid-back! Everyone was able to climb on the shipwreck and throw bread out to the fish. Our teenage son was dying to get in the water, so Tony lent him his personal snorkel and mask for a dip into freezing April water. This was possibly the highlight of our trip.
Even though the boat was small, the glass view was great. The best part was that all the passengers could sit around the glass for viewing at the same time. Also, we were right down on the water.
After the viewing, Tony boated us all back to the cruise ship at the Naval Dockyard. We really did not backtrack or duplicate any sights, and on the way, we were able to dart back into some coves inaccessible to the larger boats.
The boat is small. Don't expect anything large or commercial. If bathrooms are important to you, go with someone else. If snacks are important, bring them along. If time considerations are a must, you would want to make this clear to Tony.
If you want a laid-back local adventure with a few of your new best friends, give Aquatic Bermuda a try!

Visited April 2011
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Princeton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun sightseeing tour! Almost like a private tour...”
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Everything is closed during Christmas holidays but captain tony sneaked in a tour for us! We found him on tripadvisor and asked the hotel to help us call and book the glass bottom boat. Too bad the glass bottom boat was not available but captain tony quickly organized a sight seeing tour..

Including me n my boyfriend, there are total 9 pax on the boat...we left at around 1:30 at the ferry terminal at hamilton and he took us tour around the bay area... He was very knowledgeable and fun! The tour lasted for almost 2:30 hour and he offered to drop us back by our hotel in south Hampton! He s very flexible and attentive. $30 per person is not bad at all! I am sure the glass bottom one would be even more fun...

Visited December 2011
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Smith's Parish, Bermuda
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 3 October 2011

Captain Tony went the extra mile to make this family trip memorable and fun. A great experience, thank you!

Visited September 2011
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“What an experience!”
Reviewed 19 August 2011

I think this is a must for anyone that is going to Bermuda! We rented the 17 ft Boston whaler and it handled well even in a storm that came up fast. We had such a great time exploring the island on our own time. The staff here was awesome and their boats are much nicer than the others we saw on the trip. One note of caution, make sure you book before you go as they sell out fast.

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Tour!!”
Reviewed 19 July 2011

My family booked a glass bottom boat tour with Tony in May. He was awesome! He is super laid back and open to requests. In one afternoon, he was able to appease our entire party. My dad wanted to know about the Bermudan economy, my mom wanted to view the marine life from the glass bottom, my friend wanted to swim, and we were able to do all of this with the help of Tony. He was extremely knowledgeable and we couldn't have asked for a better tour guide!

Visited May 2011
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