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Ferry from Royal Navy Dockyard to Hamilton - wheelchair

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Ferry from Royal Navy Dockyard to Hamilton - wheelchair

I have been to Bermuda many times by ship, absolutely love it, would love to take my daughter, who is in a battery operated wheelchair, anyone know if the ferries are wheelchair friendly or if there are taxis(van) with wheelchair lifts? Unfortunately when we were there years ago didn't need to look for that. Thanks

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1. Re: Ferry from Royal Navy Dockyard to Hamilton - wheelchair

The ferries between Hamilton and Dockyard will be wheelchair accessible--roll-o / roll-off--at the Cockyard and Hamilton stops only.

With very few--relatively rare--exceptions, taxis on Bermuda will not have chair-lifts...nor will they be easily handicapped-accessible. There is at least one private taxi service that does offer a wheelchair accessible mini-van type taxi with a wheelchair lift (coincidently owned and operated by a handicapped driver, Mr. Keith Simmons). I recommend that you contact him directly...either by telephone or e-mail prior to arrival. Should Mr. Simmons not be available for some reason, he will most certainly have and pass along the names and numbers of any other taxi owners with accessible cabs.

Handicapped Access on Bermuda Info--

http://www.access.bm/

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2. Re: Ferry from Royal Navy Dockyard to Hamilton - wheelchair

add st georges ferry to the wheelchair friendly list.

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I know the ferry to Salt Kettle was not wheel chair accessible.

On my last day in Hamilton my husband needed to use a

wheelchair. There were steps leading down to the ferry, plus

a raised lip at ferry entrance. Fortunately he was well enough to

walk this part. But if a person was wheelchair bound, that particular route would be difficult.

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4. Re: Ferry from Royal Navy Dockyard to Hamilton - wheelchair

To make this a little easier, the ONLY ferry stops that will allow '..roll-on / roll-off..' wheel chair accessibility (heavy, motorized chairs) will be the main ferry terminal in downtown Hamilton, Dockyard, Saint George's, Rockaway....other ferry stops may allow for wheelchairs to be carried on and off the ferries....but motorized chairs are usually too bulky and heavy to allow this.

"...Wheelchair Accessibility on Ferries: Bermuda’s ferries are an excellent way for the disabled person to travel with accessibility at most of the ferry stops, Hamilton Ferry Terminal, Royal Navy Dockyard and Rockaway. There are steps leading to some stops and wheelchairs must be lifted over the railing at the St. George’s ferry stop. Call the Hamilton Ferry Terminal to confirm accessibility for each ferry stop prior to travelling: (441) 295-4506..."

Buses do NOT have wheelchair lifts.

Bermuda is **NOT** ADA compliant. If the degree of personal disability permits it, you may find that bringing a lighter, folding chair may serve your purposes on Bermuda better. Some crubs are '..ramped..', as are a few restaurants, there are no handicapped accessible public beach facilities that I'm aware of.

If you are arriving by air, there are only roll-up boarding steps---NO JETWAYS---at Bermuda's airport for boarding or disembarking aircraft.

BERMUDA FERRY INFO--(wait for it the page loads...eventually)

www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt…

BERMUDA BUS INFO--

www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt…

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5. Re: Ferry from Royal Navy Dockyard to Hamilton - wheelchair

Thank you all for your wonderful info. We would only be going from Dockyard to Hamilton, and will certainly look into the website access bm.... thanks again, much appreciated

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6. Re: Ferry from Royal Navy Dockyard to Hamilton - wheelchair

Bermuda is a bit of a nightmare for someone in a wheelchair, even a non-motorized, completely collapsible one. Buses will refuse to carry you, sidewalks are less than smooth and in many cases without cutaways at intersections. Most everywhere you go will be inaccessible rather than the reverse. That said, if you choose wisely, there will be a few locations you can enjoy.

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7. Re: Ferry from Royal Navy Dockyard to Hamilton - wheelchair

by law, all hamilton sidewalks have ramps at all pedestrian crossings. this is inclusive of zebra crossings and traffic light crossings at intersections, so you'll be fine in hamilton. dockyard on the other hand not so many, but the sidewalk is long and uninterupted from the ship to the ferry dock.

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8. Re: Ferry from Royal Navy Dockyard to Hamilton - wheelchair

Thank you Sonny for your reply, we only plan on Dockyard and Hamilton, so sounds like we'll be fine.

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