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 Bermuda - General Info

Time Zone

UTC -4. Summer time UTC -3 April to October.

Yachting Essentials

Electricity
Voltage: 120 V
Frequency: 60 Hz

Water
Water is available at several docks, boatyard and marina at St Geoges Harbour but not at the Town Dock.
It is also available at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club and the Waterfront Marina at Hamilton

Fuel
Fuel docks are at St Georges harbour and Hamilton. Fuel can be delivered to Captain Smokes marina and Bermuda Yacht Services. There is also a fuel berth at Pier 41 at Ireland Island (Sandys Parish)

You will be given a duty-free fuel voucher on arrival.

LPG
Only propane bottles can be re-filled in Bermuda.
See St Georges LPG St. George' s Dinghy & Sports Club (SGDSC) can help with re-fill LPG bottles.
Godet & Young at Captain Smokes Marina, St Georges sell 20lb propane bottles.

Repairs and Spares
Haul out, repairs and spares are possible at St Geoges Harbour, Hamilton and Ireland Island.

Money

Bermuda dollar (BD$) on a par with US$. The latter is widely accepted.

Communications

International dialing code for Bermuda is +1 441.

Low-cost Bermuda cell phone service. rangeRoamer provides short-term cell phone service for international travelers. Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone.

Digicel update December 2014:
Anyone cruising through the islands using Digicel should be aware that you cannot top up a sim from one island in another as used to be able to. So if for example you want to use the sim bought here while cruising through other islands, you should either put on a large enough sum to cover your needs, or you can set up an account and do it online, but you cannot get it topped up in another island.
You can top-up Digicel at
https://online-top-up.digicelgroup.com/

Transport

There are no hire cars on Bermuda, but taxis are plentiful. Also scooters and mopeds are a useful way of getting around, as are the buses.

Diplomatic Missions

For full list of Foreign Embassies in Bermuda see link
Foreign Embassies in Bermuda

U.S. Embassy in Hamilton, Bermuda United States
P.O. Box HM 325 HM BX
Hamilton, Bermuda
Phone: (441) 295-1342
Fax: (441) 296-9233/(441) 295-1592
Website:American Embassy in Bermuda
Email: AmConGenBda@state.gov
Office Hours: open Monday to Friday 08:00 16:30
The Consulate is closed for all official American and Bermudian holidays.

Events

International Race Week, April-May.

Newport to Bermuda Ocean Yacht Race, June of even years.

Blue Water Cruising Race, June of odd years.

Biennial Multihull Race, June of odd years.

Single-handed Race, June of odd years.

Trans-At Yacht Race, May of odd years.

Emergencies

In Bermuda, in an emergency (firemen, police, and ambulances services) 911.

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

The Atlantic Islands
By Anne Hammick & Hilary Keatinge
Published by Imray/ RCC Pilotage Foundation (fully Revised 6th edition March 2016)
ISBN-978 184623 6495
See /www.imray.com/publications
This very comprehensive pilot covers  Bemuda,The Azores, Madeira Group, Canary Islands and Cape Verdes. This 6th edition has been substantially updated and is in the same style as other RCC Pilots. It includes many photographs as well as clear, coloured charts of both whole countries as well as individual ports. All the updates from previous editions as well as more recent visits are included. Facilities for yachts have improved significantly over the past few years years and this edition includes full details.
See the lastest Noonsite review

A Thinking Mans Guide to Voyages South - the Many Facets of Caribbean Cruising
Author: Frank Virgintino
Published Free Cruising Guides - 3rd Editition - December 2012
Available at Kindle as well as all other EPub bookstores.
This latest edition is 20 percent larger than before, with additional enhanced charts to provide cruisers with visual references for the thought provoking presentations of critical factors in route planning. The author expands an in depth discussion of the pros and cons not only of the options to depart the North American coast but also of the various entries into the Caribbean, including the “back door” at the western end of Cuba.

The Bermuda Department of Tourism has a very useful Information page for yachts on their website at Bermuda Tourism Office

Bermuda Discovered
(Cruising Guide to the Bermuda Islands)
, By John Hoedemakers & Jolanda Geerdink ,
for more details and how to order this guide, see
Published April 2010 - ISBN 978-9081189033
A well-researched guide to this island

Sailing_to_Bermuda.pdf A useful document from the Bumuda Port Authority for visiting yachts.

Bermuda Harbour Radio.

Bermuda Tourism Office.

http://www.bermuda4u.com/.

The Bermuda Guide.

Update History

November 2017: Clearance section updated with forms now required by SV Boundless.
April 2017: Formalities checked/updated with new cruising permit.
May 2015: Publications reviewed.
April 2015: Formalities checked/updated.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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Doug S
Doug S says:
Nov 11, 2017 08:54 PM

As of November 2017, we were not asked to provide a consumable stores list or crew list. All food is ok so long as it stays on the boat. Do bring the completed Declaration of Health form with you (or complete it in the office). All crew need to come into the office and complete a customs form and present their passport.

JGuste
JGuste says:
Nov 05, 2015 04:32 PM

Normally most countries require an outgoing clearance document from last port of call. If you leave Bahamas bound for Bermuda Customs and immigration in i.e. Nassau charged us 75 USD for a outgoing clearance. When we arrived to St Georges harbour on Bermuda for clearance the officers said the Cruising Permit from Bahamas had been good enough as outgoing document from Bahamas. So lesson learned is to skip a special outgoing document from Customs and immigration in Nassau and save 75 USD.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jul 15, 2014 11:33 AM

The cost for clearing into Bermuda is $35 per person. It's possible Martyn was incorrectly charged last year as he had 4 people on board then, however the cost this year is correct.

Martyn Williams
Martyn Williams says:
Jul 14, 2014 12:18 PM

The cost of clearing in to Bermuda is now $140 for a sailing yacht with 4 people on board.
(Last year it was $35!)

Jim Rolt
Jim Rolt says:
May 17, 2014 07:30 PM

The Yacht Centre on Ordnance Island now offers free wifi to all yachtsmen in or outside their office.
You can get 5% discount at the supermarket by stating that you are on a boat.

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