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Winsome - Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise

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Address: Somerset Village MA BX, Bermuda
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Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise: Join us on the most informative and...

Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise: Join us on the most informative and entertaining sightseeing cruise in Bermuda. This tour will give you a wealth of historical facts along with personal stories about the island. Cruise along the shoreline to view charming colonial homes, painted in pastel colours, that are steeped in history as well as exclusive neighborhoods known as “Millionaire’s Row”. See classic Bermuda landmarks such as Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, and so much more.

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We took the Excellence Boat Tour on Sunday morning with two 5yr olds and the whole experience was fantastic. The team were hospitable knowledgable and witty throughout. The... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
John C
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We booked this tour well in advance. It was one of the main things we scheduled for our short trip to Bermuda. Then we checked and confirmed late afternoon the day before the tour. We were assured the trip was to be as scheduled. We arrived for the tour after considerable hassle (1.5hour trip) and significant expense only to find... More 

1 Thank SSNTough
tzuill, Owner at Winsome - Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise, responded to this review

We do apologize for any inconvenience caused due to the cancellation. The booking agent knew well in advance to contact all guest. It is difficult to run a tour early in the season and not meet minimums required. Again, our apologies and I hope you will consider trying again. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We took the Excellence Boat Tour on Sunday morning with two 5yr olds and the whole experience was fantastic. The team were hospitable knowledgable and witty throughout. The trip takes you in and around the coast and provides a really nice perspective of the Island from the sea. Given the narrow roads I can definitely say the sea is the... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The boat cruise, the Tour Guide, the homes and the information were impressive. I enjoyed learning about the history of the area, the famous people, the wildlife, and the flora and fauna. It was a 2 hour cruise. Half way through, we were serenaded with a beautiful Bermuda song. Very worthwhile.

Thank Karen B
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

What a great tour, Mark and his crew gave all of us an awesome history lesson and knew a lot. I recommend you take the two hour tour.

Thank jamesdK5283YE
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

What an amazing 2 hours. Our guide knew everything about the island since he grew up there. The stories about the people who owned the homes were so interesting. It is definitely worth the trip!

Thank Karen W
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the best excursion in Kings Wharf Bermuda. A beautiful trip with a great crew that not only offers a great experience but all the crew are very eco friendly and give you a ton of knowledge about the history and environment of Bermuda. Andy Sermon, New Jersey ( by way of Guernsey)

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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We booked the excursions directly through NCL. It is an excellent, relaxing way to see the island. The boat is completely covered so we were all out of the sun. Mark was very funny and seemed to know a lot about the island. My one complaint is its advertised as the Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise, even being billed on... More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about the tour and the guides. The tour lasts about 2 hours and takes you to all the famous and notable houses of Bermuda. The tour also takes you to some of the remote islands and inlets. I was on the Norwegian Dawn and had my two elderly parents with me. The crew was... More 

Thank Johny B
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Booked directly through Island Tour Center because NCL didn't have the day available I wanted to go which saved us a lot of money. Excellent value and a great way to see the island through the eyes of someone who lives there. Thanks Mark!

Thank Karen M
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We booked this excursion through NCL because it seemed like a good way to see the island. I highly recommend it. If you only take one excursion this is it! Jimmy was our tour guide and very informative. He seemed to know everything about everybody on the tour. The homes were beautiful. As an extra bonus, Captain Jamie sang a... More 

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tzuill, Owner at Winsome - Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself. More 

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