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Horses and Carriages

Horse-drawn carriages were used by most Bermudians instead of cars until 1946.

Today they are a tourist attraction, most easily found near the Hamilton and St. George cruise terminals. In the City of Hamilton, horses are required to wear diapers to maintain orderly traffic flow and the pristine condition of the streets.

In summer, evening is most comfortable for both horse and passengers. Carriage rides are even more expensive than taxis. Carriage drivers, who often wear pith helmets in summer, must post a rate card in their carriage:

Prices range from $250 per hour in Hamilton, up to $100-$200 more per hour outside of the city. Hamilton carriages are found on Front Street.

Capacity of the carriages vary, holding between 4 and 8 people.

Bookings are based on an hourly rate.

Reservations are reserved once pre-payment has been received

Time is money: If you are late, that time will be deducted from your ride time.

Tours departing from hotels are available.

Only one carriage company currently operates in the City of Hamilton: Shilo Carriages, which also accommodates wedding parties. Phone 441-236-6678 or e-mail:

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