Stretching for 21 miles along exotic turquoise waters and surrounded by a 200-sq.-mile coral reef plateau, Bermuda is home to a range of both indoor and outdoor activities perfect for kids who love adventure. Located just under two hours by air from key U.S. East Coast cities, Bermuda is the ultimate nearby island escape for the whole family.
Children and adults alike will delight in the opportunity of a lifetime to interact with the dolphins at DolphinQuest. Whether touching, feeding, swimming with or even kissing the dolphins, the experience at DolphinQuest is guaranteed to be unlike any other. The wide variety of programs available provides a myriad of possibilities for visitors to have their ideal interaction with the dolphins.
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Visitors to the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute are transported under the sea through innovative and interactive educational exhibits. Highlights include a “Virtual Jellyfish” experience where visitors can interact with virtual versions of the creatures through motion sensitive technology, along with a “Shark Cage” that allows up to six visitors at a time into an actual cage to experience a 4-D virtual shark encounter.
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo
The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo provides visitors with three exciting adventures in one. At the aquarium, children will encounter over 200 species of fish and marine life with exciting exhibits such as the renown North Rock Exhibit, which features corals and large predatory fish, as well as the marine turtles and harbor seals exhibits. The zoo houses over 300 birds, reptiles and mammals in naturalistic habitats that allow visitors to see how the animals live. Located between the two, the museum features interactive and audiovisual exhibits for visitors to connect with Bermuda’s geological formation.
With its natural beauty and pink sand beaches, the South Shore is home to some of Bermuda’s best beaches and parks. Entire families will enjoy the opportunity to swim in the turquoise blue waters, make castles in the pink sand and explore the coves throughout the island.
One of Bermuda’s most alluring attractions is what lies beneath the crystal clear waters. A mecca for watersports lovers, most beaches offer snorkel rentals on site, so visitors can easily slip on a mask and fins and take a peek under the sea. Adventurers looking to stay dry can travel by glass bottom boat to experience the underwater world without getting wet. Additional attractions include kayaking, parasailing, jetskiing and big game fishing.
One of “Bermuda’s True Hidden Treasures,” the Crystal Caves are a must-see for families visiting the island. Cave ceilings are adorned with spectacular chandelier clusters, while the deep pools of clear, blue water are home to unparalleled formations that feel close enough to touch, despite being 50 ft. below the water. Every member of the family will be blown away by the natural beauty found in the Crystal Caves.
The Bermuda Department of Tourism is ready to help planners every step of the way. For more information, visit gotobermuda.com or call (800) BERMUDA.