A practical way to reach Royal Naval Dockyard is on a government- operated Bermuda Breeze bus, routes 7 or 8. A blue or pink pole typically indicates a bus stop. If the pole is blue, the bus travels from Hamilton to Dockyard; if the pole is pink, the direction of the route is towards Hamilton from Dockyard. You must have exact fare in coins if you pay cash; bills are not accepted. Bermuda is divided into 14 bus zones. Trips up to three zones cost $3; longer trips are $4.50. The cost of a token is $2.50 for three zones and $4 for up to 14 zones. (292-3851, www.gov.bm) On the Bermuda Train Company tour of Royal Naval Dockyard are highlighted such areas as Lagoon Park, Royal Naval Cemetery, Somerset Village and Bermuda Maritime Museum. Learn how the Clocktower building, built in 1857, initially contained the naval store offices, secretary cashier offices and the office of the captainin- charge of Dockyard. The walls are 3 feet thick and the towers are 100 feet tall. The southern tower originally contained a clock made in 1856 by John Moore & Sons in London. The face on the eastern side of the northern tower had a single hand, set daily for the time of high tide. Hear about the old Royal Naval Hospital, Bermuda’s largest fort and Dockyard as it was in the 1800s. (236-3130, www. Bermudatrain.com) Slow down and enjoy the dynamic, scenic Dockyard by travelling on Bermuda’s original form of transportation. Climb aboard a charming horse-drawn carriage with Marquis Ranch. Enjoy the peaceful sound of horseshoes as you leave Dockyard and head out to Bermuda’s only lagoon. Experience views of old Bermuda cottages and learn how the locals harvest fresh rainwater. Photograph some of Bermuda’s most intimate and secluded beaches. Carriages operate when cruise ships are in port. For more information and rates, call or e-mail. (505- 5575, firstname.lastname@example.org) Visitors can rent a scooter from Oleander Cycles, Bermuda’s No. 1 cycle livery, offering quality scooters at competitive rates. In Dockyard, Oleander Cycles is located at Cockburn Road. The company provides instructions and a practice area. The Dockyard location is open when the cruise ships are in port. (Dockyard location 234-2764, main office 236-2453, www.oleandercycles.bm) Bermuda’s Sea Express ferry system provides residents and visitors a reliable, regular mode of transport. Ferries are an easy and convenient way to travel to Dockyard and affords passengers a perfect opportunity to see the island’s beauty from the water. The Blue Route serves Hamilton, Somerset and Dockyard ($4 each way). A seasonal Orange Route operates from April 12 to Nov. 20 from Dockyard to St. George’s ($4 each way). (295-4506, www.seaexpress.bm) The most popular method of payment for visitors is the Transportation Pass, good for unlimited rides on the bus and ferry system. Passes are available for one day ($12), two days ($20), three days ($28), four days ($35) or seven days ($45). Reduced prices are available for children ages 5–16 ($2); children under 5 ride free. Buy tokens, tickets or passes in advance at the Central Bus or Ferry Terminals in Hamilton, or at the Visitors Information Centres in Dockyard, located at the the gazebo on Dockyard Terrace and adjacent to the cruise ship pier at Kings Wharf and Heritage Wharf. At the Vistors Information Centre, they have up-to-date information on local events, can book attractions and tours, and offer Wi-Fi and telephone cards. Don’t forget the free shuttle train that does a full circle throughout Dockyard, dropping and collecting at numerous train stops.
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