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Address: SN BX, Bermuda
Phone Number: +1 441-535-9169
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How did I get here? My claim to fame on this little Island . I am the...

How did I get here? My claim to fame on this little Island . I am the granddaughter of a Lighthouse Keeper. I come from a long line of Lighthouse Keepers (Gibbs Hill Lighthouse) and am a 6th generation Bermudian. My grandfather was the last of the last lighthouse keepers before Gibbs Hill went electronic, and I grew up in the house that is attached to lighthouse. My passion in my tours stems from the passion for the Island that I call home. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to Bermuda and sharing our Island Magic.- Heidi

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Heidi couldn't take me personally but she took great care to direct me to the highlights of the Island. I ended up in St. George solo due to a late cancellation by my travel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Heidi couldn't take me personally but she took great care to direct me to the highlights of the Island. I ended up in St. George solo due to a late cancellation by my travel buddy. It is winter season and tours are all winding down - but Heidi gave me a personal "To Go" list " and I was off... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the Island. I hope that one day our paths will cross in person. More 

Tisvildeleje, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heidi, you are a great representative for your Bermuda - and especially to see the Lighthouse where you spent your childhood was a nice experience. But - the minivan was awful reg. the A/C (very hot) and very stiff - and then you put 12 adult persons into it. I sat in the back together with another big guy, and... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Manager at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Agreed ! I don't usually put more than 10. There was admittedly an oversight on my booking for this day. I am getting a new bus for next season. The seats are larger, offering more head space, with the air-conditioning overhead. .... and I still won't book more than 10. Your feedback is appreciated. And I agree. Comfort is as... More 

Marco Island, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our day in Bermuda began with Heidi and her dog Buddy picking us up at Dockyard near our cruise ship. There were 12 of us booked on the tour so it was a very tight fit on the bus. We passed all the other buses stopped at the world's smallest drawbridge and headed for Gibb's lighthouse. Heidi has wonderful insight... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Manager at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this. Unfortunately, I am still trying to put the "green" into our landscape for visitors' eyes, but yesterday when I went out, for the first time I saw that there are new shoots on the branches. Soon everything will be coming back, and the roads will be lined with flowers once more. You came at... More 

Monterey County, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, she is a former lighthouse keeper's daughter..yes she showed us out of the way places that other tours dont.... but her salty comments (e.g. " What 's with all the "rednecks and hillbillies" on the cruise ships this season ." " the bishop of Hamilton Anglican Church is "hot" " "The colors on that house makes it look like... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Hi RuthAnne Things that make you go hmmm…. Proof that not everyone appreciates my quirky sense of humour. I must make a mental note of that. Usually everyone wants to sit in the front with Buddy and I. I thought that because you were by yourself, that you might enjoy having the spot. My error. This could have easily been... More 

Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hiedie is the guide. She is the lighthouse keepers granddaughter. Her day long tour of Bermuda is a delight. You can not see all of Bermuda in a day! This tour hits all the highlights. From St. Georges to Dockyards Hiedie knows the local lore and history. The pace is a bit hurried but there is a lot to see.... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

This review gave me a good chuckle. Agreed ! It is impossible to see Bermuda in a day. I've been here forever, and I am still discovering new and hidden secrets. Hopefully we'll be sharing "Day 2" in the future ! More 

Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Heidi is so good. She loves her home and shares so many out of the way places. My sister compared Bermuda to Hawaii and like it better thanks to Heidi showing us the most awesome views of this lovely island. If you want history Heidi is your person. She answered every question we asked and gave us so many tips.... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

What a wonderful review. Thank you ! I love the part that Bermuda beat Hawaii.... (baaah ! ) It was sad to see your ship leaving us early with the arrival of Nicole... but on hindsight ..that was a good idea. Hope your sail back was not too rough... And hopefully, you'll return to see some of those sights that... More 

Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Heidi provided a great overview of the island. Some stops were not where most tours went. She was able to customize our tour based on the needs/wants of our small group. Her van holds roughly 10-12 passengers - perfect size! I would highly recommend Byways Tours!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We came to Bermuda on a cruise and wanted to see the island but not on a huge bus with 100 other passengers! After some research I decided to book a tour with Heidi. Wow she is everything that I have read here on Trip Advisor! She was quick to respond to my first email and we were quickly booked... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Such a pleasure to tour with you. I love when I have folks on tour with previous connections to Bermuda. Many things have changed, and some of course have remained exactly the same.... To take you back a little down memory lane made my day. Really had a fun day, and your daughters are just lovely. When you come back... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We booked this tour, instead of taking a tour from our cruise ship, and we were not disappointed. Just 7 of us on the bus, plus Heidi and Buddy. It is very obvious that Heidi, loves her country and took great pleasure in showing us around. We had a great time, seeing the lighthouse, climbing to the top for some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Came to Bermuda on a cruise. Looked for a tour where I could see the entire island. Heidi took us everywhere. She even let the tour go long chasing the sunset so we could take photos. Avoid the normal ship tours and take this you won't be disappointed. The fish sandwich lunch was awesome too! You will get more than... More 

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BermudaOnion2013, Owner at Byways Tours, responded to this review

Chasing sunsets is one of my favourite things to do ! It wasn't the best that evening, but the magic of a sunset is sharing it with people that think that a sunset is just as magical. Thanks for sharing your vacation with me ! More 

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