The Great Sound, located on the western side of Bermuda, it is surrounded on all sides by the islands of Bermuda this creates a very smooth sailing atmosphere and also forms a natural harbor. The Northeast side of the Great sound opens up to the Atlantic Ocean. This allows cruise ships that dock at the Hamilton cruise terminal to enter the Great Sound.
On the south side are two small peninsulas jut into the sound separating Great Sound from the Little Sound body of water.
There are many small islands that lie within the Great Sound these include Darrell’s Island, Hawkins Island, Long Island, Marshall’s Island, and Hinson’s Island.