Winsome was a no-show. We were able to call the owner and he was in Costa Rica for his son's wedding. He "thought" he had us covered. We ended up in a small taxi (six of us!) but our driver/guide Helen Dill made up for everything! Same price as Winsome.
The Bus driver was friendly. Possible knows everyone on the island .LOL. The bus was comfortable and had AC. But don't take the sits that are in the front your screw you neck up. The sights were nice and Stop at Lighthouse and St. George and ended in Hamilton. Driver have us pass for ferry back to the ship. There is only one ferry and it goes every hour. It packed and don't wait for the last minute to get on it or you going to be waiting another hour. I was in Bermuda 35 years ago. A lot had change and extended. Shops for the most part are upscale like in Nassau and other places. Bargains could be found but few. Have to check what on sale. Bermuda dollars are much less them USD. So watch your change if you pay for USD make sure you get back USD change.
Exceptional island tour which included out of the way sights that were beautiful. My sister compared it to Hawaii and loved Bermuda more but most of that was due to the awesome guide who showed us her beloved island.
Nice trip around the island by minibus that gives you the highlights and is easy going. We were not given much time to shop or get food and beverages as it was a Sunday. Thankfully there was a food festival in Hamilton and we got a hotdog and a beer.
Bus driver was very friendly and informative. Did stop at a few places including lighthouse, St George and Hamilton. We had 45 minutes of free time in St George to shop, sightsee or get a bite to eat. In Hamilton, we had as much time as we wanted to see the city since we were given ferry tickets to return to Kings Wharf.
Byways/Heidi Cowan. Heidi was everything others have said - punctual and professional and provided a great tour. Prearranged; met us on the wharf. Left when all who had been booked were there. Unlike many ports, she did not try to solicit others to fill the van. She knows Bermuda - history, stories, traditions. What we enjoyed most was her easy going personality and the fact that she picked up on what all of those in the van were interested in seeing and adjusted the tour accordingly - spending a bit more time here, a little less there, along with skipping and adding stops. I would imagine that each one of her tours is a little different. BTW, when she says the fish sandwich is very large - believe her. The two of us couldn't finish one of the delicious sandwiches (included in tour price).
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