Shops are close to the pier and even a beach. If you didn't want to go past the pier, you can still experience Bermuda. If you did want to explore, the sea ferry is fast and cheap ($8 round trip) to St. George (45min) or Hamilton (didn't have time to see). We took a taxi to a Dive site to go Scuba diving, which was more expensive than the ferry by a lot. Also, if you want to do St. George on the last day, they say to catch the 2:15 ferry back to the ship.