Do not ask where Hartley’s , or the helmet diving is located. If in doubt ask for the moongate in Dockyard. This is a concrete circle, like a life saver, or a pineapple ring stuck on edge into the ground. A larger, land mark is the floating bar Calico Jacks visible in front of our boat. Our boat, Rainbow Runner, will arrive about 30 minutes before departure, and dock right next to the moongate and Calico Jacks. There is a rainbow design on the side of our fly bridge, with not a pot of gold at the end, but rather a golden diving helmet.
We are a two minute walk from the ferry stop, a four minute walk from Norwegian’s Heritage Wharf docking space, and an eight minute slow walk from Kings Wharf used by the Celebrity and Royal Caribbean ships.
The right hand photo is taken by the web cam on the top of the Commissioner’s House looking southeast. The Norwegian Dawn is in the background at Kings Wharf. To the left you can see the Heritage Wharf extending out of the photo. This is used mainly by the RCI ships. Our boat is in the foreground to the left of the floating bar Calico Jacks. We will be on the long front side of the same dock.
The photo to the right is a map of Dockyard which shows the new berth called Heritage Wharf (Labeled 2), and below it King’s Wharf (Labeled 1). The ferry dock is #3. Ignore the label, ‘Above photo taken from here’, as there is no above photo. Ignore the ‘bus stops here’ label. It was far too convenient, so they have moved the bus stop a couple hundred yards towards the entrance to the Maritime Museum. The floating bar Calico Jacks is now berthed at the tip of the arrow, labeled Rainbow Runner. Our boat will be on the long, front side of the dock, by the ‘M’ of moongate.
The photo on the left, looks northeast, with Calico Jacks to the left, our boat in the center, and Heritage Wharf with the Norwegian Breakaway in the background. The Royal Navy Dockyard was once a military strong hold designed, in part, to keep out all foreigners, including the break away colonies, now calling themselves the United States. It did not work. Dockyard, as it is now known, is overrun.