The best way to elevate a tropical beach holiday is with a perfect sunset cocktail. And when it comes to the classics — piña colada, dark ‘n’ stormy, mojito, and mai tai — they all have one thing in common: rum.

Enjoy our top favorite rum tours on the spectacular island paradise of Bermuda, aka the birthplace of rum.

The Swizzle Inn

The Swizzle Inn Bermuda
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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. Stop by 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.

The Bermuda Rum Swizzle Sip & Sample tour

Bermuda Rum Tours Swizzle

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 

Catamaran rum tour
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If you’re in the mood for outdoor water sport adventures, the Catamaran Cruise with snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking has them all on offer. This is a half-day cruise along Bermuda’s Great Sound with the island’s signature Rum Swizzle thrown into the mix.

Harbour Nights: Bermuda’s Weekly Summer Street Party

Bermuda 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 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 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

Bermuda Sunset Cruise

Sway to the sounds of tropical live music while being enchanted by azure ocean hues and a stunning Bermudian 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 After-Hours Food Tour

Bermuda Food and Rum 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 one of Bermuda’s best bartenders before arriving at one of the island’s most beloved restaurants for dinner and dessert.

Bermuda Triangle Twilight Cruise

Bermuda triangle cruise tour

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.