Hamilton is an excellent port and we felt very lucky to be on the only ship that docks there. It was amazing to have the experience of being on the island permanently, but eating and sleeping on the ship. In this way, we avoided the high prices of the island but got to enjoy all it had to offer, just a few steps away. We bought a 2-day bus pass and rode the entire loop. This enabled us to get birds'-eye views of many beaches and scope out areas we wanted to revisit. It really was an excellent first day at this port. The second day, we returned to Elbow Beach, which we had spotted on our bus run. It was exquisite, quiet, and lovely. One day, my husband and I rented a sailboat and spent 5 hours just sailing around the bay and out to where the other cruise ships dock at the Naval Dockyard. It was a truly unique experience for two people just starting out in sailing.