Who Can Snorkel?
Anyone who is a confident and competent swimmer can snorkel. Despite what many think, you do have to be able to swim to snorkel. That being said our boat is the only tour boat in Bermuda equipped swim ladder on the front instead of the back.
Therefore we are able to drop guests off in water that is standing depth. This allows any guests who are not confident swimmers the possibility of wading into the water right from boat; you can get from the boat to the beach and to a small section of the reef with out leaving the comfort of standing depth.
Who Can't or Shouldn't Snorkel?
Non-swimmers should stay within their comfort zone, standing depth. The majority of the coral reef at our spots you will need to swim to get to, however there are small sections of the reef that are in standing depth. People with heart conditions also shouldn't snorkel.
Where Does The Tour Depart From?
All of our tours meet at the *STAR* near the cruise terminal at the Royal Naval Dockyard, pictured below. Precise meeting instructions will be included in the email confirmation if you make a booking.
What Happens In Case of Bad Weather?
In case of severe weather (heavy rain or thunder) the captain will make a decision at most one hour prior to the cruise to go out or not, if we cancel due to weather guests will have to option to come out on an alternative date if possible or have a full refund.
Water, orange & pineapple juice, freshly baked cookies and Bermuda Rum Swizzle is complimentary onboard (Swizzle only complimentary for Shore Excursions, not included in private charters). We also provide you with a snorkel, mask, fins and full instruction (all gear is cleaned and sterilized before every trip). Other amenities included are swim-noodles, stand up paddle boards, and kayaks. All you need to bring is a towel and bathing suit!
Is There a Bathroom Onboard?
Yes, there are bathroom facilities onboard!
Where Does The Tour Go?
There are multiple spots that we rotate between depending on wind direction, which one is less crowded, and which one is calmest on any given day. All spots are secluded coves with a nearby coral reef, approximately 45 mins to 1 hour sail from Dockyard.
Is There Safety Equipment Onboard?
Yes, the Restless Native is equipped with all of safety equipment required by Bermuda Marine & Ports authorities and more. The boat has US Coast Guard Type 1 life vests for all passengers, Lifebuoys, AED, first-aid kit, resuscitator, and all other equipment required by Bermuda Marine & Ports (flares, fire extinguisher, VHF Radio, etc). We also provide snorkel vests and child floatation equipment, and all crew are CPR & First Aid Certified.