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Hamilton is expensive and is yet another City. For a couple of relaxed days stay in a B&B in St. George, rent mopeds and use buses if you aren't comfortable on long trips. There's a little restaurant on the N shore of St. George by Ft. St. Catherine that is a great sun down drinking and easy eating place - a long walk or a short moped ride. There's a lovely public beach there as well.


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Re: Bermuda Info and aproaches to St George

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Is there a cruising guide or any guide to navigating the entrance to St George?
Have all available electronic charts and printed guides however lacking specific instructions? guides?helpful tips? on coming in.
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Re: Bermuda Info

You will be clearing customs at the airport when you arrive.

The boat and crew will clear out at St. Georges on departure.

https://www.gotobermuda.com/article/...private-vessel

For lodging you might check out AirBnB.

https://www.airbnb.com/a/Bermuda?af=...SAAEgIxXfD_BwE


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Re: Bermuda Info and aproaches to St George

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Is there a cruising guide or any guide to navigating the entrance to St George?
Have all available electronic charts and printed guides however lacking specific instructions? guides?helpful tips? on coming in.
thank you for your time.
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You don't really a guide to get in, put the entrance buoy as one of your waypoint and its well marked.
Just make sure you approach the Island from the North East to avoid the reefs.
Before you get in you must contact Bermuda Harbor Radio, and they can direct you in if you are having difficulties finding the Town Cut. They can see you long before you know it...
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Re: Bermuda Info

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Re: Bermuda Info

Stay in the channel. It’s coral. It goes from really deep to really shallow, really fast.

Buses are still the best way to get around. There are bus passes that are good for all busses and ferries for different numbers of days - check them out.

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Re: Bermuda Info

Cruise ships use that entrance. I doubt you will have anything worrisome to deal with. Stay between the buoys and in the channel. Tie up @ the customs dock to clear in. Contact Bermuda Radio as soon as you can (offshore north of the reef) on VHF 16 unless you'd like to be treated like a bad child. They are a might touchy about that.

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Re: Bermuda Info

A little story about Bermuda.

Years ago I was on my way from the Caribbean with a stop in Bermuda... to rest, take on fuel and water etc. When I was ready to depart I motored over to the Custom dock in St Georges to clear out and then headed out to the town cut. I hailed Bermuda Harbor Radio as required to report my departure and destination.

BHR responded by stating that they had already cleared Shiva! I replied not possible as I had not hailed them until that moment. They checked their log and said that another vessel named Shiva has just cleared out about 1/2 hrs before if I recall correctly but bound for Boston.... I was bound for NY.

Crazy coincidence. I did not spot the other Shiva.

Several years later... maybe 10 or 12... don't recall... I brought Shiva along side at the Northport Town Dock and lo and behold the boat just forward of Shiva was another Shiva with a Marblehead hailing port. The two Shivas met! Turns out a local owner had purchased the boat from MA... brought it down to Northport which now had a blue hulled 35' C&C and a white hulled Contest 36' Shiva!

BHR's radar I believe has something like a 50 mile range.

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Re: Bermuda Info

Have done multiple Marion/Newport to Bermudas. Found easiest way was to rent a house. Would have crew for the trip home show up by the earliest day we could get there and rent the place for the latest day we could get there plus two additional days.
Your captain may want to do something similar. Assume he’s coming up from the Caribbean. A layover for a few days to clean up the boat and fix things is usually welcome. Having that shower where you can leave the water running is a joy. Having a day or two for the new crew to learn the boat is a good idea as well.
Have friends who aren’t switching crew but still do a brief layover in Bermuda when coming back. They rent rooms in a house. Gives them a mailing address so they can order parts via satellite and they will be there when they get there.
Coming back to the states from the Caribbean is usually much easier than getting there. But the big deal is to avoid wind against wave in the Gulf Stream. Personally I won’t enter the stream if there’s any north to the wind. Hence for your captain it’s a good idea to have some time so he can wait if there’s a northerly.
So if I was you I’d talk to the captain and coordinate your plans in a way that allowed him the ability for him to time his departure and you to have a few days there.
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Re: Bermuda Info

I was fortunate to before friends with a lovely sailing family who lived in Bermuda... so I could get all manner of support/benefits as a result. I helped Lloyd deliver his boat from Bermuda to the Caribbean too. Always a perk when you know locals.

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