The town of St George has two cruise ship terminals, Ordnance Island Dock and Penno’s Wharf (also spelled Peno’s Wharf). Both docks are a hundred feet away from each other, in St George’s Harbour.
Like, at the other dock in St. George’s, only ships up to 750 feet in length can stop at Penno’s Wharf. The dock is located on the mainland at the west-side of St George.
Located next to Penno’s Wharf is the World Heritage Centre – a former British Customs warehouse. The centre is around 4,500 square feet and contains the visitors information centre, where you’ll get all the information you need to get the most out of your visit to the island. It is definitely a major highlight of Penno’s Wharf and was unveiled in 2006. A theatre was added to the multimillion-dollar attraction in 2008 were you can watch an introduction to the town of St George. In the Orientation Exhibits Gallery, you will discover the rich history of the town including a reduced-size model of St George’s circa 1620 and a full-scale reproduction of the Sea Venture’s deck.
In the wharf, you can also find artisan studios and boutique shops. The whole of St George’s can easily be visited on foot and the Golf Club is only a couple of minutes from the Wharf. If you want to venture outside the town, you can use taxis, buses or rental scooters. There are bus services as well as ferries to Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital and liveliest city.
If you like watersports, Penno’s Wharf is a great place where to start a kayaking tour and discover Millionaire’s Row at Tucker’s Town, the coral and limestone cliffs along the Castle Island Nature Reserve, or even the sunset along the North Shore. You can have a break and relax in beaches only accessible from the water and even go snorkelling.
If your ship is too big to dock at St George’s Penno’s Wharf, it will probably dock at the Royal Naval Dockyard from which you can take a ferry to everywhere on the island. In fact, due to the ever increasing size of cruise vessels, only two ships are scheduled to dock in Penno’s Wharf in 2011: the Seven Seas Navigator will do two visits, and the Prince Albert II only one.
However, it was decided by the town council in 2010 that the Vendaam, a Holland America cruise ship that has 24 weekly calls to Bermuda scheduled each summer, would be allowed to anchor off of the shores at Murray’s Anchor. The 1,400 passengers are then be transported to Penno’s Wharf by ferry in about 30 minutes.
Scooter Rental at Penno’s Wharf in St George’s
If you are expected to arrive at Penno’s Wharf in Bermuda – just let us know by booking online with our easy to use booking form, and let us know the date and time of arrival, and our scooter delivery team will have your scooter ready and waiting for you when you disembark. If you are visiting Bermuda and expecting to land in Penno Wharf, Elbow Beach Cycles will have your scooter ready for you, and even pick it up again when you are finished with it! Our scooter rental service is ideal for Penno’s Wharf cruise ship passengers who just want a quick trip around Bermuda, and even for those looking to book a rental for a few days or a week.