The best way to elevate a tropical beach holiday is with a perfect sunset cocktail. And when it comes to the classics – Pina Colada, Dark ‘n’ Stormy, Mojito, and Mai Tai – they all have one thing in common…
Enjoy our top ten favorite Bermuda rum tours on the spectacular island paradise of Bermuda (aka the birthplace of rum).
Gosling’s Rum Tasting Cruise
Goslings Rum Tasting Cruise is a beautiful scenic tour that will take you through the history of Gosling’s Rum as you sail along Bermuda’s Great Sound. As one of the island’s only exports, Gosling Rum has been a local staple for over 200 years. As the sun sets, a local rumologist introduces you to a selection of rums and shakes up Bermuda’s national drink, the Dark ‘n’ Stormy, all in the name of research of course.
The Bermuda Rum Cake Company
There’s more than one way to get acquainted with rum as you will discover at The Bermuda Rum Cake Company. Located at The Royal Navy Dockyard, this island staple produces an assortment of rum cakes in their micro-bakery, AKA “ The Cakery.” The Cakery uses Gosling’s finest Black Seal Rum to produce the super moist, ultra-light delicacies in flavors like Traditional Black Rum, Rum and Ginger, Rum Swizzle, Banana Rum, Coffee, Coconut Rum, and Chocolate Rum. Let them eat [rum] cake.
The Swizzle Inn
Not a tour, but an island institution, The Swizzle Inn is an authentic Bermuda pub that is said to be the birthplace of the famous Rum Swizzle. As one of the oldest pubs on the island – opened in 1932 – the ambiance is a little touristy, but it’s worth the visit to road test a pitcher of the original Bermuda Rum Swizzle – Gosling’s Black and Gold Rum, triple sec, pineapple, orange and lemon juices, Angostura bitters, Falernum, and a local sweetener. Head here after a day in the sun for a refresher, then hit Bailey’s Bay Ice Cream Parlour for their mouthwatering homemade ice creams in classic flavors and of course Dark n’ Stormy and rum (sans raisins) varieties.
Viator Bermuda Rum Cruise
Another great sailing adventure is the Viator Bermuda Rum Cruise (Viator also offers a host of other cool cultural tours). Perfect for those seeking a more curated experience – they have flexible evening departures so you can sail off into the sunset, rum in hand.
The Bermuda Rum Swizzle Sip & Sample tour
For an Instagramable experience with inbuilt rum buzz, The Bermuda Rum Swizzle Sip & sample tour offers the ultimate hop-on-hop-off bar adventure. You’ll stop at four different bars – to taste this local cocktail and rate which one does it best – while being treated to breathtaking ocean views before ending the fun at idyllic Hamilton beach.
Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, and Kayaking
If you’re in the mood for outdoor water sport adventures, the Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, and Kayaking is a half-day cruise along Bermuda’s Great Sound has them all on offer, with the island’s signature Rum Swizzle thrown into the mix.
Harbour Nights: Bermuda’s Weekly Summer Street Party
If you’re in Bermuda over the summer, make sure you experience the Harbour Nights: Bermuda’s Weekly Summer Street Party. Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm at Hamilton’s Front Street, Harbour Nights is a seasonal tradition filled with eats, beats, and treats – at the far end of the street, you’ll find Gosling’s Rum company. Yes, all roads always lead to rum.
Bermuda Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Sway to the sounds of tropical live music while being enchanted by azure ocean hues and a stunning Bermudan sunset on this 90-minute Bermuda Sunset Cocktail Cruise that will have you back on land in time for dinner. Sip rum cocktails while nibbling on freshly baked cookies.
Bermuda Food Tours…After Hours!!!
This three-hour Bermuda Food Tour is a tasting experience that will take you on an intimate after-hours culinary adventure to three of the island’s hidden gems. First, enjoy appetizers with specially crafted cocktails at a local speakeasy tucked away in a popular alley, then head to a hip bar that happens to be home to Bermuda’s bartender of the year, before arriving at one of the island’s most beloved restaurants for dinner and dessert.
Bermuda Triangle Twilight Cruise
Not for the faint of heart, this thrilling Bermuda Triangle Twilight Cruise sails deep into the Bermuda Triangle. Cruise along the pitch-black coast, sipping rum swizzles and watching the marine life floating below in this illuminated glass bottom boat, as the captain regales you with spooky tales about the mysteries and disappearances of this infamous location.