Restless Native: About Us

Aboard our 48-foot Bermudian-built pink catamaran, our highly trained crew will attend to your every need and entertain you with stories of Bermuda's history, culture and unique ocean life. Spend the day relaxing, sunbathing, swimming, and making new friends, while we guide you to an unforgettable glimpse of our island's colorful seascape.

Custom designed for excursions, the catamaran is bright and spacious, affording all-weather comfort, 360° panoramic views and Bermuda's only onboard gift shop!

Known as Bermuda's 'family boat', The Restless Native's guided snorkel excursions are ideal for children, elderly passengers and those with limited mobility. Our friendly staff’s adherence to rigorous safety measures make our tours suitable for every level of swimming ability, from non-swimmers to experienced snorkellers. High-quality sterilized snorkel gear, life vests and floating noodles are provided in both child and adult sizes.

History

The Restless Native is Bermuda's only locally built charter, a long-term labor of love for its creator Kirk Ward and his son. The boat's custom design was the outcome of years of experience in the charter industry.

"It became clear to me that all of the boats being used for charter work in Bermuda were all wrong for the job. They were designed to carry 4 to 6 people, but there I was with 18 onboard - an obstacle course of legs and feet, people sitting on hand rails and hatches, beers tipping over every time I changed course!

I was quick to recognize the superior features of a multi-hull vessel: dramatically improved performance, stability, speed, space and comfort.

I bought an old British racing trimaran that I called Hat Trick, and converted it to meet my needs. But in a couple of years we realized Hat Trick was too small - I'd seen people crying on the dock because there was no room onboard. The time had come to build my dream boat: two and a half years of epoxy, dust, blood sweat and tears, and all our savings, but we finally launched Restless Native and never looked back."