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“Great evening cruise with gloworms! ”

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Ranked #8 of 66 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the wonders of the ocean without getting wet! Interactive exhibits for both young and old including The America's Cup exhibit, our new simulated dive into the Bermuda Triangle, our 'Living with the Ocean' exhibit which examines the human impact on the marine environment, one of the largest private shell collections in the world, the famous Teddy Tucker Shipwreck Gallery and so much more!
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Just after full moons during the summer months BUEI runs evening harbour cruises to see spectacular glow worms in the water as they mate. It is a short spectacle of light but aside from this the cruise is really nice with a good sunset view and bar on board.

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"shark cage"
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"virtual reality"
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"america's cup"
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"rainy day"
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"sea shells"
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"interactive displays"
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"submarine experience"
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"treasure hunting"
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"nice museum"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
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"great place to visit"
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"great exhibits"
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"on display"
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"children and adults"
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"sea life"
in 7 reviews
"downtown hamilton"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

It offers a good understanding of the waters around Bermuda and what lives there. I really enjoyed the shell room and the three dimensional model of Bermuda which really gave a good idea how deep the water is not too far from shore. The America's Cup virtual reality experience was a nice surprise, giving us a bird's eye view of what it looks like onboard a yacht during a race.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited with our two teen aged boys. While the museum is small the exhibits were well laid out and interesting.The exhibits on the America's Cup and the items from sunken ships stood out.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This place was great!
It is a bit nondescript from the outside so I would suggest telling the driver where you want to go if you take the bus. The bus stop was right across the street which was very convenient.
There are many exhibits here. One of the first was a Virtual Reality head set which made you seem to be racing on a catamaran(?) which was pretty cool. Our favorite was the Shell Room though! So pretty! Everything from the color of the room to the shell varieties and the descriptions was spot on! We also truly enjoyed the treasure rooms which showed you the spots in which ships were found submerged along with some of the booty recovered. It was really interesting to see how pieces of eight were made and valued. The lab experience was fun too but maybe geared towards younger kids.
Overall, the Institute was educational and well worth our time. Btw, the free wifi was a plus since it is not available many places on the island. (The library in Hamilton near the park also has it)

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day. Walking distance from hotels in Hamilton. Loved the Americas Cup interactive display and virtual reality experience. Good stuff!

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