This was taken from the high-speed ferry from the Royal Dockyard (aka: King's Wharf) to Hamilton. This is the charming town of Hamilton and the closest major town to the Royal Dockyard. The street lining the water is appropriately named Front street. Here you will find lots of shops, restaurants, public restrooms and more. We found our internet connection towards the end of Front Street at the local Super Market of all places.
The Supermart was a nice and welcomed find. We were walking around Hamilton after seeing a couple churches and sites and stumbled upon this grocery store. We went inside to get some beverages and (thankfully) use the restroom (upstairs, near the offices and break room). They were super friendly and advised that customers are welcome to use the WiFi as well. Sweet! There is a small patio outside the front of the store with some tables and chairs. This turned out to be a relaxing spot to enjoy some ice cream and cold drinks while we checked-in back home. The WiFi signal was even strong enough to face-time with our (adult) son back home.
We even saw some folks from our cruise ship stopping in to buy diapers for their wee one - we had a lot of babies on our cruise ship! It was nice to see families with very young children traveling as many times people believe babies can't travel.
How to find this Supermart? If you are on Front Street then walk all the way down the street from the ferry dock towards Fort Hamilton and King's Street. Here you will find The Supermart grocery store. If you are along Church Street or Reid street then there is a go between called Fagan's Alley and on the corner of Fagan's Alley and Front street is the Supermart.
Fagan's Alley runs between Reid Street and Front Street in Hamilton. I've tried to find some history as to the name of the alley with no success. It's a clean walk way and has metal bars so scooters and cars can't go through it.
Another place to obtain WiFi - again for customers only - is Flanagan's Irish Pub. The food smelled delicious and the gentleman behind the bar was super friendly and welcoming! We were concerned because in England children aren't allowed in the pubs so we weren't sure if this was the case here. My husband inquired and the gentleman was very warm and welcoming. We had a cold drink and rested a bit from all the walking. Read more on Flanagan's.
I am sure there are other spots to obtain WiFi in the cruise port and the best source of WiFi connections are the crew! Ask you cabin steward or one of the crew where they would go to use the internet while in port. You can also utilize WiFi in King's Wharf at the Royal Dockyard - you only need to inquire as to which shops allow guests on their network.
Until next time...
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