Getting there & around
Bus Nos 7 and 8 operate along the main road through Sandys. When you're boarding in the City of Hamilton, take note of the destination marked on the front of the bus, as some of these buses only go as far as Barnes Corner in Southampton Parish; others stop in Somerset Village, and still others go on to the Royal Naval Dockyard. The service between Hamilton and Somerset Village ($4.50, 55 minutes) runs once every 15 minutes during the day and about once every 30 minutes in the evening, with the last bus in either direction at around 11:45pm (10:45pm Sunday).
The Blue Route of the public ferry provides service between the City of Hamilton and Sandys Parish. Some of the trips are nonstop from Hamilton to the Royal Naval Dockyard, but five to seven of the runs each day make intermediate stops at Somerset Bridge, Cavello Bay, Watford Bridge and Boaz Island. The order of the stops varies with the sailing - so it can take as little as 30 minutes to get to Somerset from Hamilton or as long as 1¼ hours, depending on which boat you catch.
On weekdays, the first ferry departs Hamilton at 6:25am, the last at 6:15pm (9:45pm in summer); the first boat from Somerset Bridge is at 7:40am on weekdays, the last at 7:30pm (10:20pm in summer). The schedule is lighter on weekends. The one-way fare between any two points on the Blue Route is $4.