There are many ways to travel to the America’s Cup Village.

 

FAST. EASY. COOL.

 

Ride the Dedicated Direct Ferry to America’s Cup Village

The fastest and easiest way is the dedicated America’s Cup ferry from Hamilton Ferry Terminal, direct to the America’s Cup Village, and return. This involves the least amount of walking, it’s the coolest option and it’s more eco-friendly!

On weekends, dedicated direct America’s Cup ferries are also available from St. George’s, and return.

Make sure you pre-book both the departure AND your return ticket times. Your tickets are ONLY valid on your scheduled departure times and must be pre-booked!

If you’re driving into Hamilton to catch the ferry, we recommend parking in Bull’s Head Car Park for all day parking for $5 Monday to Saturday (normal payment arrangements).

IMPORTANT: Sailing is by nature unpredictable. If racing is delayed or additional races are added to extend the race period, then the ferry schedule for runs departing from the America’s Cup will also be delayed by the same timeframe to ensure that you can watch the races.

 

 


MOTORBIKES

Bike parking is FREE and there’s plenty of it. This is an ideal option for locals. Motorbike parking is near the America’s Cup Village, just a short walk to the entrance.

 


PUBLIC BUS

Taking the ‘pink and blue’ bus to Dockyard is another good option.

Regular Bus routes: Number 7 and 8 take you all the way from Hamilton to right beside the America’s Cup Village. These routes pass all the major South Shore hotels and additional capacity will be added at peak times.

This is regular public transport so it’s first come first served with normal tickets and fares. You can of course use your existing bus pass.


PUBLIC FERRIES

Regularly scheduled public ferries will also leave from Hamilton and St. George’s on the standard Marine & Ports Blue route and Orange route. See the regular public ferry schedule by clicking here

This is regular public transport so it’s first come first served with normal public transport tickets and fares, and there’s no pre-booking option.

The public ferries will take you to the Dockyard Public Ferry Terminal. You can then hop onboard a free shuttle train from in front of the Clocktower Mall over to the America’s Cup Village. Alternatively, you can walk over (it’s about a 15-minute walk).

For additional Public Ferry Times for America’s Cup season 26 May – 27 June, 2017 please click here


PRIVATE CARS

We wish to remind people that Dockyard is very much open for business as usual and motorists in private cars who wish to enter may do so, subject to sufficient legal parking being available in Dockyard.

Motorists in private cars visiting the America’s Cup should travel no further than Boaz Islands Sports Field where they will travel by free shuttle to the event, however those wishing to do business in Dockyard and enjoy the shopping and restaurants may do so, again subject to the roads remaining clear for emergency access and there being sufficient car parking areas in Dockyard.

A vehicle control point is in place at Grey’s Bridge, just after Boaz Island, every day that the America’s Cup Village is open*, between 10:30am and 3:00pm. This is to ensure that people visiting the America’s Cup Village are not parking at in Dockyard.  The officers manning this control point may exercise their right to search vehicles which is a protocol designed to ensure the security and safety of the AC Village and all attending.

All public service vehicles including taxis, minibuses, public buses as well as all motorbikes, have full unrestricted access to Dockyard.

*The America’s Cup Village is open daily from May 26th to June 27th except for the following days when it will be closed: June 1st, June 5th, June 9th, June 14th, June 15th, June 16th, June 19th, June 22nd and June 23rd.


Park n Ride

The closest parking is at Boaz Island and when that is full, you will be automatically booked in to the next closest parking areas in Somerset.

Parking is charged per car, and includes your return shuttle service for everyone in your car – so we strongly encourage you to carpool to reduce congestion, reduce your cost per person and improve the sustainability of the event. When you book, please specify how many people will be in your car and whether you require disability access on the shuttle.

Park n Ride is $25 per car including all passengers’ park and shuttle, when booked in advance. If booked 24 hours or less before parking, the charge is $30. Shuttle service is available from each area, on a 15-minute loop, either by ferry or minibus (includes disability access).


 


PRIVATE BOAT

If you’re planning to watch the racing from the water on a private boat, or use the public drop and go dock, that boat will need a spectator flag. You can register here.

Registered vessels will get frequent information about the race times and course orientation and will be able to take your place around the course with the help of the 16 course marshals.

You can also take advantage of the public drop and go dock on the southern face of the America’s Cup Village to drop off any passengers, before anchoring in the bay by Grey’s Bridge (between Lefroy House and Boaz Island). You will then be able to book a water shuttle to get the Captain to the dock. The dock will close 1 hour before racing begins, so get there early.

A private water shuttle service is being planned, with pick-up from anywhere in Bermuda for drop off to the America’s Cup Village.