Watch Tim & Tony on Bermuda
THE HEYGO PLATFORM CAME TO AN END IN APRIL 2023.
THANK YOU TO HEYGO AND TO ALL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME IN MY JOURNEY AS A TOUR GUIDE.
IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL RIDE.
Bermuda Virtual Tours on Heygo
In March 2021 Tony decided to join Heygo as a virtual tour guide in Bermuda. Heygo was a travel specific live-streaming platform, which allowed local guides to share the places they know best with the hope that it could bring people around the world closer together. Below a list of the tours Tony used to offer.
John Lennon's Bermuda Inspiration
Retrace the footsteps of John Lennon through the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Ever wondered where John Lennon got the inspiration for the "Double Fantasy" album? Tony will take you to the spot where Lennon saw the Double Fantasy freesia flower that became the title for his last album. You will then stroll to the Double Fantasy Sculpture located outside Bermuda's fabulous Masterworks Museum of Art, adjacent to the official residence of the Premier of Bermuda. But Lennon wasn't the only visitor to be inspired by the beauty of Bermuda. American painter Winslow Homer and Mark Twain both loved this dreamy semi-tropical island. This 45 minute tour with Tony will be one you don't want to miss!
The Royal Naval Dockyard Tour
Your guide Tony will walk you through the historic Royal Naval Dockyard, one of Bermuda’s most popular destinations. The historic Royal Naval Dockyard anchors the West End. The Dockyard is home to a major cruise ship port and serves as a hub for sightseeing, shopping, dining, entertainment and an array of island experiences. The America's Cup 2017 was raced from this spot. Bermuda was the principal base of the Royal Navy in the Western Atlantic between American independence and the Cold War. Bermuda had occupied a useful position astride the homeward leg taken by many European vessels from the New World since before its settlement by England in 1609.
St. Georges Walking Tour
Tony will take you through the wonderful narrow streets of St. George's. He will take you to the historic Town Square and the nearby replica of the Deliverance. We will visit the oldest church in the western hemisphere, St. Peter's Church, founded in 1612 and visit the unfinished church. I will stop by a couple of popular watering holes in the town and you never know who we may bump into. Step back in time as I stroll the centuries-old brick streets of the Town of St. George, Bermuda's former capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. St. George's is twinned with Lyme Regis in Dorset, UK. The well-preserved historic town and nearby fortress make St. George's and the East End a haven for British architecture, history and culture. Nearby, we will discover many unique natural attractions, including the limestone formations of Tobacco Bay St. George's is a town on St. George's Island, in Bermuda. It's known for being the territory's first English settlement. Colonial buildings on and around central King's Square include the 18th-century town hall. Nearby, the Tucker House Museum is a typical home from the 1700s, with displays of crystal, silver and period furniture. Other notable landmarks include St. Peter's Church, founded in 1612.
City of Hamilton
The history of Hamilton as a British city began in 1790 when the government of Bermuda set aside 145 acres (59 ha) for its future seat, officially incorporated in 1793 by an Act of Parliament, and named for Governor Henry Hamilton. The colony's capital relocated to Hamilton from St George's in 1815. City of Hamilton an international and local business center The new town of Hamilton developed quickly and overtook the Town of St. George and became the capital of Bermuda in 1815 during Richard Darrell’s Mayoral term which was considered to be one of Hamilton’s most outstanding Mayors. The City of Hamilton became the hub of international as well as local business on the Island. Hamilton is packed with historic buildings, shops, museums, churches, galleries, parks, and gardens which are all set alongside a beautiful natural harbor giving it a unique character. Being the capital of the island since 1815, Hamilton Bermuda is a small, vibrant, and friendly city and is the heart and commercial hub of the island and besides being the main container port on the island it is also the center of shipping and trade in Bermuda. Hamilton is centrally located in Pembroke Parish The town of Hamilton became a city in 1897 before the consecration of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in 1911, Church of England that was under construction at that point in time. St. Theresa’s, a Catholic cathedral was constructed later on and presently the city overlooking Hamilton Harbour is the main business district with few structures besides office buildings and shops. The city has maintained a building height and view limit stating that no building should obscure the Cathedral. During the 21st century, buildings were planned and some under construction are as high as ten stories in this area. Hamilton is centrally located in Pembroke parish which faces the Hamilton Harbour. Front Street is the main life and soul of Hamilton city as well as the center of all activities. It is at this location where most of the island’s shops, retail shops, restaurants, and various other commercial establishments like banks and insurance companies are placed. It runs alongside the water edge which is the first sight of the city seen by the cruise ship passengers as they come to shore in Hamilton.
South Shore Beaches
We will set off the tour from Horseshoe Bay - This truly is a postcard tour ! What this beach is most famous for is its pastel-pink sand. Colored by crushed sea creatures and shells, this southern Bermuda beach is a photographer's utopia. When we set foot on Southampton's Horseshoe Bay Beach, you'll realise why it's Bermuda's most celebrated stretch of shoreline. USA Today named Horseshoe Bay one of the Caribbean’s top 10 beaches (even though Bermuda isn’t technically in the Caribbean). The long, sweeping crescent of pink sand is punctuated by rocky outcroppings and lapped by azure waves. The nearby Beach House offers snacks, rentals and changing facilities. Horseshoe Bay Beach is absolutely Bermuda's # 1 beach for locals and visitors. At the very western end of the beach is a very sheltered section, nicknamed The Baby Beach - a favourite for families with small children. At the eastern end of Horseshoe Bay we pass into Warwick Parish... Warwick Parish features some of the island's most spectacular beaches. In between Horseshoe Bay & Warwick Long Bay are several small coves. With its half-mile (0.8 km) stretch of sand, Warwick Long Bay ranks as the island's longest beach. It's set against a backdrop of scrubland and coastal grasses. Just offshore, a jagged coral island floats above the water, making this an excellent area to snorkel. Just to the west of Warwick Long Bay, tiny Jobson's Cove is one of the island's most visually stunning beaches – here, steep, jagged rocks crash into a sheltered inlet. It's a serene zone to just listen to the waves lap at the pink sand and stick your feet in the calm, stunningly clear waters. Jobson's Cove is favourite location for weddings in Bermuda.
East End Beach Sun Rise Tour
Bermuda HeyGo tour guide TonyB takes you through the East-End beaches that include Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay. Find seclusion and calm, shallow waters at Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay. These off-the-beaten-track beaches sit on the southeastern coast of Bermuda, near L.F. Wade International Airport. Tourists rarely visit Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay, though locals like to come here on weekends. They are both man-made beaches created by the U.S. Navy when Cooper’s Island was used as a U.S. Naval Air Station. Since 1995, the area has become the Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve, and just inland from the beaches, you’ll find walking trails and a pond that are great for birdwatching. It is also the site of the NASA tracking station - that tracks rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center and other east coast launch sites.
Sunset In Bermuda
40 minutes of a spectacular Bermuda sunset from the beautiful Tobacco Bay in St. Georges. Tony will bring his ukulele or guitar and sing a couple of island songs as we watch the burst of amazing colors as the sun sets in this semi-tropical island paradise.
Bermuda's #1 Nature Reserve
Bermuda is an unbelievably beautiful place, but what if you had to pick the most beautiful place on the island? For many locals, it’s Spittal Pond Nature Reserve. Take in the dramatic landscape, spot a variety of wildlife and even uncover some interesting Bermuda history. Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a lush and leafy sanctuary located in Smith’s Parish on Bermuda’s South Shore. The reserve (the largest on the island) is spread over 64 acres, with a winding trail that leads to spectacular coastal views and Spittal Pond itself, a serene body of water that’s perfect for a picnic....
Twizy Driving Tour of Bermuda
Hello HeyGo family ! Bermuda now has rental cars and your guide TonyB will take you on a driving tour of this amazing semi-tropical Island in his rented Twizy. The narrow hedge lined roads, we drive on the left, with stunning flowers like Hibiscus pink and white Oleanders are simply beautiful. Palm and Cedar Trees are everywhere. The colorful houses with white limestone roofs and beautiful manicured gardens are simply delightful. Mark Twain once famously said “You go to Heaven, I’ll stay in Bermuda”. Around every bend is another postcard moment. Book and join me on what will be an amazing adventure in this Bermuda paradise.
Private Boat tour with Tony & Friends
We are going on a boat ride in Hamilton harbour through “the outer islands”. See the amazing homes and gorgeous views as we gently motor past the City of Hamilton. We will motor past the house John Lennon rented. You will see the holiday hang outs of Noel Coward, Eugene O’Neill, JFK and Michael Douglas. TonyB will regale you with stories about notorious pirates like Hezekiah Frith. We promise you a fun ride!
Music with Tony
A beautiful south shore view, an acoustic guitar in a semi-tropical paradise. Does that sound like heaven to you? I'll play some old favourites and sing some Bermuda songs. A little dash of reggae, some classic pop songs played with a tropical twist. You can dance, sing or just clap your hands or tap your toes.
Live Music at Marea -- DO NOT MISS!!!
A brand new venue Marea, with a seafood bar, has opened in Bermuda and TonyB is playing live for 60 minutes on his acoustic guitar singing songs by Bob Marley John Lennon Elton John Maroon 5 Prince Bill Withers Billy Joel The Rolling Stones Jimmy Cliff and many more! You will join a live audience and see gorgeous views of the Newstead Resort and Hamilton Harbour at the end of his music set.