Ferry to Bahamas

137 km 85 mi 74 mn ferry to Bahamas ferry to the Bahamas ferries to Bahamas ferries to the Bahamas ferry express to Bahamas Trip by ferry to Bahamas from Miami Florida. From Fort Lauderdale to Gran Bahama and Bimini island Balearia ferrytobahamas.com ferry https://www.ferrytobahamas.com/

The ferry to Bahamas routes of Balearia connect Miami and Florida with the Bahamas islands.

Balearia opperates that ride to Gran Bahama (Freeport) and to Bimini from Fort Lauderdale (Florida).

Ferry to Bahamas:
schedules and prices


¿How long is the ferry ride from Miami to the Bahamas?


The sailing route Fort Lauderdale (Florida) - Gran Bahama (Freeport) takes 4:00 hours with the high speed ferry.

Now, there is only 1 ride weekly between Fort Lauderdale and Freeport (Grand Bahama).


¿How long is the ferry ride from Miami to Bimini?


The sailing route from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) takes only 3 hours if you take the super fast direct ferry to Bimini.

There are 3 rides weekly between Fort Lauderdale and Bimini island.


Balearia Caribbean offers the only direct fast ferry service between Fort Lauderdale (Fl) and Freeport (Grand Bahama), and from Fort Lauderdale (Fl) to Bimini (Alice Town).

If you want to get the ferry schedule to Bahamas click in our booking engine.

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  • Resorts World
    Bimini Bahamas Beach

    August 16, 2021

    Resorts World Bimini Bahamas beach club

    Resorts World
    Bimini Bahamas Beach

    Updated on the
    16th of August, 2021


    If you have already booked your Bimini ferry tickets with Balearia Caribbean this new is of your interest.


    Resorts World Bimini Beach is the beach club inaugurated by the Hilton at Resorts Word Bimini hotel on the beach of North Bimini, in the Bahamas islands.


    Inspired by the best beach clubs in places like the Greek islands, Ibiza or Tulum, this complex of more than 4 acres combines relaxed luxury with a soft atmosphere where you can enjoy cristal waters, sophisticated food and fun according to taste, being a must-see on your journey through the Bahamas.


    Bimini island is located just 50 miles off the coast of Miami and can be reached in just 2 hours if you travel on the Balearia Caribbean super fast ferry (which departs from Fort Lauderdale).


    Resorts World Bimini Beach is the closest private beach to the coast of the United States. This Beach Club has two lagoon-style pools, numerous lounge chairs, daybeds and hammocks.


    The Beach Club has two bars where you can taste your favorite cocktail or the best local specialties. The Beach Club is decorated with bohemian and Caribbean-inspired furniture, to relax and enjoy dinners with unobstructed sea views.


    For those who love privacy, there are private cabins facing the sea and next to the pool. Private cabin rental is available from 11 a.m. at 7 p.m. and they come with VIP perks (bottle service and exclusive food and drink menus). For VIP & Cabana Reservations, please call: 1-888.930.8688 Ext. 8883


    Resorts World Bimini Beach is a place to play during the day that, at sunset, transforms into a lounge with a pleasant atmosphere where you can enjoy the Bahamian night.


    The owners of this Beach Club want to make it the place where the most sought after events in the Caribbean take place, with live performances by world-class DJs and musicians who will perform weekly in Bimini.


    Resorts World Bimini Beach will also be accessible to passengers of the following cruise companies: Crystal cruises, Carnival cruise line, Virgin Voyages - Arrival September 2021 and MSC Cruises - Coming Soon.


    Resorts World Bimini Beach officially opened on May 14, 2021. Daily access to the beach will cost $ 40 USD per person. Resorts World Bimini Beach welcomes visitors over the age of 18 and has the capacity to accommodate up to 2,000 guests. Families welcomed. FREE entry for all Hilton Guests* , non Hilton guest please inquire at the front desk.


    Hours of Operation* of the Resorts World Bimini Beach: Fridays 2PM - 7PM, Saturdays 11AM - 7PM, Sundays 11AM - 5PM. *Hours and Pricing subject to change due to Seasonal Operations and or Special Events. Blackout dates apply.


    About Resorts World Bimini: This hotel is located on the charming seven mile island of North Bimini, one of the Bahamas Out Islands. Surrounded by white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters, the property has a Hilton hotel with more than 300 rooms, has six bars and restaurants, two swimming pools (one of them rooftop) and a world-class casino.


    You can get to Bimini from Fort Lauderdale by ferry with the Balearia Caribbean shipping company in just 2 hours of ride.


    These are the schedules planned by Balearia Caribbean for the Bimini ferry route:


    Bimni ferry
    schedule



    to Bimini

    Touch on the schedule you prefer to check the availability and price on this moment.


    • from the 02nd of May 2021
      to 31st of December, 2021

      Fort Lauderadale Bimini
      08:00 am 10:00 am *
      09:00 am 11:00 am **
      10:00 am 12:00 am ***
      * Sundays,
      from 1 May to 30 June 2021
      ** Wed and Fri,
      until December 31, 2021.
      Sat, July to Dec 2021.
      *** Sun,
      July to Dec 2021.


      Freeport Bimini
      03:30 pm 05:30 pm *
      05:00 pm 07:00 pm **
      * Sundays,
      from 1 May to 30 June 2021
      Bahamas Layover Early Departure.
      ** Sat,
      July to Dec 2021.
      Bahamas Layover Triangle.


    from Bimini

    Touch on the schedule you prefer to check the availability and price on this moment.


    • from the 02nd of May 2021
      to 31st of December, 2021

      Bimini Fort Lauderadale
      06:00 pm 08:00 pm *
      07:30 pm 09:30 pm *
      * on Sundays
      in May and June 2021,
      every Sunday
      from July 2021 to December 2021 and
      on Wednesdays and Fridays
      until December 31st, 2021 and
      Sundays from July to December 2021
      (except December 25th, 2021) and on Thursday November 25th, 2021
      ** on Saturdays
      from July to December, 2021 and
      on Thursdays November 25th and December 23th and 30th.


      Bimini Freeport
      10:45 pm 12:30 pm *
      11:45 pm 13:30 pm *
      * Sundays,
      from 1 May to 30 June 2021
      Bahamas Layover Early Departure.
      ** Sat,
      July to Dec 2021.
      Bahamas Layover Triangle.

    Schedules subject to modifications by the shipping company due to operational issues or the state of the sea without prior notice.


    You can see the scheduled times for these and more dates in the following link: ferry to Bimini.

    Do you want to know how long does it take by ferry from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Bimini? How far is it from Miami to Bimini? Or how much does the boat from the United States to Bimini cost? Well, you just have to consult any of the pages of this website, in our timetables and prices search engine, or in the following link to find the answer.


    Miami to Bimini ferry

  • Bahamas travel
    Health Visa

    August 4, 2021

    Bahamas Travel Health Visa new requeriments: All travelers who want to travel to the Bahamas must present a PCR test or rapid antigen test, even those travelers who are fully vaccinated

    Bahamas will require
    negative PCR or rapid antigen test
    event vaccunated travelers from August 6th

    The government of the Bahamas has modified the requirements for entry into the Bahamas islands and travel between certain islands in the Bahamas in order to provide a safe and healthy island experience for all travelers visiting the Bahamas to safely enjoy the islands.


    This new regulation is aimed at all people who apply for a Health Visa to travel to the Bahamas or travel between islands within the Bahamas as of next Friday, August 6, 2021.


    From this date to:


    Entering the Bahamas from other countries:


    All fully vaccinated travelers, as well as children ages 2 to 11, will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test) taken no more than five (5) days prior to departure/arrival date to the Bahamas.


    Unvaccinated travelers 12 years of age and older must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to arrival.


    All children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements.



    If you want to travel between islands within the Bahamas from the following islands:


    Nassau and Paradise Island, Grand Bahama (Freeport), Bimini (Alice Town), Exuma, Abaco, and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbor Island.


    All fully vaccinated travelers, as well as children ages 2 to 11, will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test) taken no more than five (5) days prior to departure/arrival date to the Bahamas.


    Unvaccinated travelers 12 years of age and older must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to arrival.


    All children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements.



    Requeriments for Cruise Passengers.


    Guests on cruises originating in and returning to the Bahamas must apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa and follow the new testing requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.


    Vaccinated people must provide a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test performed no more than five (5) days prior to arrival in the Bahamas islands.


    Unvaccinated people must obtain a negative PCR test performed no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival in the Bahamas islands.


    All travelers entering the Bahamas on cruises originating in the United States will be subject to the testing requirements required by the cruise line and approved by the Bahamian government.


    Cruise lines may have different requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers. Travelers should check with their cruise line for specific details related to their cruise.



    The new testing protocols are for all travelers applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa from Friday, August 6th onwards. These protocols will not apply to anyone with imminent travel who has already applied for and obtained a Bahamas Travel Health Visa.


    For full details, please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates.


    As of today, August 4th, 2021, less than 16% of the total population of the Bahamas has received the first dose of the vaccine.


    Bahamas will require negative PCR or rapid antigen test to vaccinated tourists too.

  • Bimini ferry
    2021 schedule

    June 26, 2021

    Bimini ferry 2021 schedule

    Bimini ferry
    2021 schedule updated

    Updated on the
    26th of June, 2021


    Little by little, the operation that during these summer months (especially on July and August) is going to have the Bimini ferry route from Balearia, is clearing up. These are the schedules that are highly dependent on the movement restrictions that we are experiencing at the moment and may vary in case of improving or worsening the measures adopted by the different administrations.


    These are the schedules planned by Balearia Caribbean for the Bimini ferry route in 2021:


    Bimni ferry
    2021 schedule



    to Bimini

    Touch on the schedule you prefer to check the availability and price on this moment.


    • from the 02nd of May 2021
      to 31st of December, 2021

      Fort Lauderadale Bimini
      08:00 am 10:00 am *
      09:00 am 11:00 am **
      10:00 am 12:00 am ***
      * Sundays,
      from 1 May to 30 June 2021
      ** Wed and Fri,
      until December 31, 2021.
      Sat, July to Dec 2021.
      *** Sun,
      July to Dec 2021.


      Freeport Bimini
      03:30 pm 05:30 pm *
      05:00 pm 07:00 pm **
      * Sundays,
      from 1 May to 30 June 2021
      Bahamas Layover Early Departure.
      ** Sat,
      July to Dec 2021.
      Bahamas Layover Triangle.


    from Bimini

    Touch on the schedule you prefer to check the availability and price on this moment.


    • from the 02nd of May 2021
      to 31st of December, 2021

      Bimini Fort Lauderadale
      06:00 pm 08:00 pm *
      07:30 pm 09:30 pm *
      * on Sundays
      in May and June 2021,
      every Sunday
      from July 2021 to December 2021 and
      on Wednesdays and Fridays
      until December 31st, 2021 and
      Sundays from July to December 2021
      (except December 25th, 2021) and on Thursday November 25th, 2021
      ** on Saturdays
      from July to December, 2021 and
      on Thursdays November 25th and December 23th and 30th.


      Bimini Freeport
      10:45 pm 12:30 pm *
      11:45 pm 13:30 pm *
      * Sundays,
      from 1 May to 30 June 2021
      Bahamas Layover Early Departure.
      ** Sat,
      July to Dec 2021.
      Bahamas Layover Triangle.

    Schedules subject to modifications by the shipping company due to operational issues or the state of the sea without prior notice.


    You can see the scheduled times for these and more dates in the following link: Bimini ferry schedule.

    Do you want to know how long does it take by ferry from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Bimini? How far is it from Miami to Bimini? Or how much does the boat from the United States to Bimini cost? Well, you just have to consult any of the pages of this website, in our timetables and prices search engine, or in the following link to find the answer.


    Miami to Bimini ferry

  • Balearia Caribbean
    new changes policy

    June 09, 2021

    Balearia Caribbean new changes policy

    Balearia Caribbean new changes policy

    Balearia Caribbean has created a new policy for more flexible changes and cancellations to facilitate your ferry trips to Bahamas.


    If a change of dates is made 24 hours or more before boarding time, such modification will not have a penalty for change.


    If you make the date change between 3 and 24 hours before boarding time, a penalty for change will be charged.


    If you want to make the date change 3 hours or less before boarding time, the ferry ticket will be considered lost ticket.


    Cancellations and refunds will be subject to the specific conditions of your ticket fare.


    Have questions about the Bahamas ferry? You can write directly to Balearia Caribbean by email to info@baleariacaribbean.com or to customer.service@baleariacaribbean.com or speak directly by phone at (866) 699-6988.


    Balearia Caribbean new changes policy

  • Bahamas for
    vaccinated tourists

    April 26, 2021

    Bahamas will allow the arrival of vaccinated tourists from May 1st

    Bahamas for
    vaccinated tourists from May 1st

    With the idea of ​​seeking stimuli to reactivate tourism in the Bahamas islands from next May 1st, tourists vaccinated with the 2 doses will be able to travel to the Bahamas without having to present a negative COVID 19 test result.


    The Bahamas islands will allow all those people who have received the full doses of immunization, at least two weeks before traveling, to the country to enter the country. Negative PCR with up to 5 days of validity is required for the rest of the travelers.


    Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced at a press conference that: "All that will be medically required to enter the country will be the proof of vaccination and that two weeks have passed since the final dose." This measure wants to activate tourism as soon as possible, on which the Caribbean archipelago largely depends.


    The prime minister indicated that anyone who has not been fully vaccinated must provide a negative PCR test taken within five days prior to arrival in the Bahamas. "This measure will greatly enhance our economy and will also help reduce the number of infections. When tourists are fully vaccinated, since they will have received all the doses, they will be able to participate in events in a closed environment where the mask would not be necessary".


    This measure has been announced when several cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Crystal Cruises and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines) are going to start sailing in the Bahamas from June and July, this coming summer.


    Warning in the United States. On the other hand, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised the warning level for the Bahamas this week to the highest level of health risk, the 4.


    Fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk of contracting and spreading covid-19 variants, due to the current situation in the Bahamas, so all trips to the archipelago should be avoided," says the updated advice from the CDC. The United States recommends not traveling to 80% of the world's countries.


    The Bahamas has reported 10,000 infections and 194 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, with a population of around 400,000 people. There are currently just over 500 active cases in the nation. Not everyone has been in favor of this decision, although many sectors of the Bahamas, dependent on tourism, want to reactivate their economy as soon as possible.


    As of today, April 26th, 2021, less than 4% of the total population of the Bahamas has received the first dose of the vaccine.


    Bahamas will allow the arrival of vaccinated tourists

  • Ferry to Bahamas
    relaunched

    February 02, 2021

    Ferry to Bahamas relaunched on Febraury 2021 from Port Lauderdale (Florida) with Balearia company

    Ferry to Bahamas relaunched

    Balearia Caribbean will relaunch its ferry service from Florida to the Bahamas on Febraury 2021, departing from Fort Lauderdale port. The South Florida-based company runs ferry services from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini first and from Port Everglades to Freeport (Grand Bahama island).


    The company announced last week that the Government of the Bahamas has approved the launch of the fast ferry service between Miami (Fort Lauderdale) and Grand Bahama (Freeport) in the Bahamas. His first departure to Freeport is scheduled for February 11, 2021.


    Balearia will be offering initially one sailing service a week, with ferry on Thurdays. At the end of Febraury, another ferry service will be implemented on Sundays. If there is an increase in demand for passenger transport, the shipping company is prepared to increase the number of weekly departures in March and April.


    At the same time, Balearia will reopen the ferry route between Florida to Bimini island starting on February 10th, 2021. This route will have, at the moment, a frequency of 3 departures a week, in both directions. The Jaume II ferry will be the ship that does both routes.


    Balearia will retake its operations with a host of new health and safety protocols, including mandatory face masks, electronic boarding passes, enforced social distancing and temperature checks prior to boarding, and only 40% occupancy of the total capacity of its ferry.


    Other sanitary measures imposed by Balearia are: plexiglass dividers have been placed in the common areas and between all the seats, the ship and the ferry terminals are subjected to a deep and extensive cleaning process before, during and after each crossing.


    The company’s ships also undergo “deep and extensive sanitation” before, during and after each sailing, the company said. Balearia says it has been certified by Bureau Veritas with the Global Safe Site Covid-19 certificate, one of the first shipping companies to receive the designation. It should be noted that all travelers to The Bahamas must fill out an electronic travel form and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test that is no more than seven days old, among other requirements.


    All passengers boarding from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Grand Bahama or Bimini (Bahamas) will have to show a negative PCR test for COVID-19 performed at least 5 days before the trip. Each passenger must also apply for a travel health visa.


    NOTE: We recommend that all passengers verify all the necessary travel requirements at the time of their trip, both in and out of the countries they are going to visit, always before starting with the preparations and purchases of their ferry tickets.


    To keep up to date and have all the information, safety and travel protocols in the Bahamas, you can visit the websites http://travel.gov.bs (Bahamas) and https://travel.state.gov (United States). The reopening of the shipping routes between Grand Bahama and the United States is expected to increase the number of visitors to Grand Bahama island and help recover the jobs lost due to Covid-19 and mitigate the economic effects of the pandemic.


    Ferry to Bahamas relaunched

  • Ferry to Bahamas
    Covid 19

    April 29, 2021

    Latest news about how Covid 19 affects the operation of Balearia Caribbean ferry to Bahamas

    Ferry to Bahamas
    Covid 19

    When booking your trip to The Bahamas Islands, be sure to read, understand and follow these requirements, which are mandatory and required by the government of The Bahamas


    As a GENERAL RULE, all travelers who want to visit the Bahamas should apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa. This visa can be obtained through the website travel.gov.bs. Also children and babies (regardless of their age) will need their own health visa (although they are not required to take the Covid test due to their age).


    VACCINATED PASSENGERS


    People who are fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose depending on the vaccine) and who have waited as least the 14 days immunity period will be able to travel to The Bahamas without a negative COVID-19 test result.


    Vaccinated passengers must provide, for their entry into the country, proof of vaccination (original card and copy of vaccination card) in addition to the approved Travel Health Visa printed on the day of travel. As we have discussed previously, this is a mandatory requirement of the Bahamian government. If you do not provide the required travel documents, boarding the ferry can be denied by the health authorities.


    In case of traveling to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island on a Sunday, you must bring 2 printed copies of the Travel Health Visa and Covid vaccination card plus the original.


    UNVACCINATED PASSENGERS


    All unvaccinated passengers over 10 years of age must submit a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test performed no more than 5 days prior to their travel date. (This requirement is not mandatory for children under 10 years old).


    At the time of boarding in Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and entering the country, passengers must present printed copies of the negative result of COVID 19 and of the Travel Health approved on the day of the trip. The health authorities of the Bahamas Islands are requesting these two printed reports, both the Travel Health Visa and the result of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test with a negative result. If the passenger does not provide these documents, the health authorities can deny the boarding or entry into the country.


    In case of traveling to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island on a Sunday, you must bring 2 printed copies of the Travel Health Visa and Covid vaccination card plus the original.


    BALEARIA CARIBBEAN'S COVID MEASURES


    In order to maximize the safety and tranquility of the passengers on board, and due to the current situation, Balearia Caribbean has taken the following measures against Covid 19:


    Before boarding, a member of the Balearia Caribbean staff takes the body temperature of all passengers who are going to make the trip. If the reading of this temperature is higher than 100º Fahrenheit or 37.7º Celsius, the passenger will be denied boarding on the ferry.


    While in the ferry terminals and on board the boats throughout the navigation, the use of a mask or face cover is always mandatory for all passengers.


    With the safety and hygiene of passengers in mind, Balearia Caribbean has installed additional disinfectant dispensers in all its terminals and on board the ship.


    Plexiglass dividers and informational signs have also been placed in different areas throughout the vessel to promote safe distances between passengers and the crew members.


    You can contact Balearia Caribbean directly by email (info@baleariacaribbean.com or customer.service@baleariacaribbean.com) or by phone (866) 699-6988 to resolve any questions you may have.


    Ferry to Bahamas Covid 19

Ferry to Bahamas

4 to 7 sailings weekly

How long is a
ferry to Bahamas ride?

2:00 hours - 4:00 hours

ferry to Bahamas
Schedule


This schedule
MAY VARY
because of Covid 19 Alarm.
Check Information Advisory


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Fort Lauderdale Grand Bahama Miami Grand Bahama Florida Grand Bahama Fort Lauderdale Freeport Miami Freeport Florida Freeport ferry Fort Lauderdale Grand Bahama ferry Florida Grand Bahama ferry Miami Grand Bahama ferry Fort Lauderdale Freeport ferry Miami Freeport ferry Florida Freeport Balearia Caribbean Fort Lauderdale Grand Bahama Fort Lauderdale - Grand Bahama


  • from February 11th
    to December 30th, 2021

    Fort Lauderdale Grand Bahama
    10:00 am 02:00 pm*
    * every Thursday.


Fort Lauderdale Bimini Fort Lauderdale to Bimini Miami Bimini Florida Bimini Fort Lauderdale Alice Town Miami Alice Town Florida Alice Town ferry Fort Lauderdale Bimini ferry Miami Bimini ferry Florida Bimini ferry Fort Lauderdale Alice Town ferry Miami Alice Town ferry Florida Alice Town Balearia Caribbean Fort Lauderdale Bimini Fort Lauderdale - Bimini


  • from February 10th
    to December 30th, 2021

    Fort Lauderdale Bimini
    08:00 am 10:00 am *
    09:00 am 11:00 am **
    10:00 am 12:00 am ***
    * Sundays,
    from 1 May to 30 June 2021
    ** Wed and Fri,
    until December 31, 2021.
    Sat, July to Dec 2021.
    *** Sun,
    July to Dec 2021.
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Schedule subject to variation by the shipping company for operational reasons without prior notice.

ferry to Bahamas
shipping companies


Balearia
  • Our customers last bookings

    ferry to Bahamas Bookings and ferry tickets to Bahamas (Grand Bahama and Bimini) with Balearia Balearia
    ferry toBahamas
    Ft. Lauderdale Grand Bahama
    1 adult
    booked on
    January 30
    travelling on
    March 04
    $ 93,00
    + tax $74,00
    Ft. Lauderdale Grand Bahama
    1 adult
    1 child
    booked on
    Frebruary 01
    travelling on
    March 07 to
    March 14
    $ 285,00
    + tax $74,00
    Ft. Lauderdale Bimini
    1 adult
    booked on
    January 30
    travelling on
    February 10
    $ 93,00
    + tax $74,00
    Ft. Lauderdale Bimini
    1 adult
    booked on
    January 31
    travelling on
    February 26 to
    March 07
    $ 204,00
    + tax $56,00

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    Prices starting at $83.00 Visa Mastercard Ferry tickets ferrytobahamas.com Balearia Caribbean ferry to Bahamas price ferry to Bahamas cost ferry to Gran Bahama price ferry to Freeport price ferry to Gran Bahama cost ferry to Freeport cost ferry to Bahamas prices and cost per person plus tax $74 from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport (Grand Bahama).

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  • Do you need a passport to take a ferry to the Bahamas?

    Do you need a passport to take a ferry to the Bahamas?


    Yes. If you want to travel by ferry to the Bahamas you need a passport.


    VISA documentation and information: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


    As of April 23, 2018 and according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, all US citizens, adults and minors, must be in possession of a valid passport or passport card.

    * Birth certificates, photo identification and naturalization documents (naturalization certificate) are not accepted.

    * Only PASSPORTS are accepted for international travel. This applies to all travel packages (fery tickets and ferry + hotel packages), both day and night.


    AMERICAN CITIZENS: Valid US passport or valid US passport card. Valid Enhanced US Driver's License (same day trips only). Euro Border, Sentinel, Nexus or Global Entry cards are not accepted.


    UNITED STATES RESIDENTS: US residents must travel with a valid ARC (green card) and a valid international passport. It is mandatory to present the valid passport of the country of citizenship at the time of check in. If the validity date has expired, it is mandatory to present an original passport validity extension document along with the expired documentation.


    All up-to-date information on international travel regulations can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html in the travel section of the border protection home page.

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  • ferry to Bahamas schedule

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    • from February 11th
      to December 30th, 2021

      Fort Lauderdale Grand Bahama
      10:00 am 02:00 pm*
      * every Thursday.

    Fort Lauderdale Bimini Fort Lauderdale to Bimini Miami Bimini Florida Bimini Fort Lauderdale Alice Town Miami Alice Town Florida Alice Town ferry Fort Lauderdale Bimini ferry Miami Bimini ferry Florida Bimini ferry Fort Lauderdale Alice Town ferry Miami Alice Town ferry Florida Alice Town Balearia Caribbean Fort Lauderdale Bimini Fort Lauderdale - Bimini


    • from February 10th
      to December 30th, 2021

      Fort Lauderdale Bimini
      08:00 am 10:00 am *
      09:00 am 11:00 am **
      10:00 am 12:00 am ***
      * Sundays,
      from 1 May to 30 June 2021
      ** Wed and Fri,
      until December 31, 2021.
      Sat, July to Dec 2021.
      *** Sun,
      July to Dec 2021.
  • Do you need a passport to take a ferry to the Bahamas?

    Do you need a passport to take a ferry to the Bahamas?


    Yes. If you want to travel to the Bahamas from the United States, you need to present a valid passport.


    VISA documentation and information: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


    As of April 23, 2018 and based on Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, all U.S. citizens, both adults and minors, must present an international valid passport or valid passport card .

    * Not accepted: Birth certificates, photo identification and naturalization documents (naturalization certificate).

    * for international travel ONLY PASSPORTS are accepted. This applies to all travel packages (fery tickets and ferry + hotel packages), both day and night.


    FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS: Valid US passport or valid US passport card. Valid Enhanced US Driver's License (same day trips only). Not accepted: Euro Border, Sentinel, Nexus or Global Entry cards.


    RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES : if you are US resident you must travel with a valid ARC (green card) and your valid international passport. Remenber that at the time of check in, it is mandatory to present your valid passport of the country of citizenship. If the validity date of your passport has expired, you have to present, mandatoryly, an original extension document of the passport validity along with the expired documentation.


    You can find all up-to-date information on international travel regulations at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html in the travel section of the border protection home page.

  • Can I take a ferry to the Bahamas?

    Can I take a ferry to the Bahamas?


    Yes, from February 10th is there a ferry crossing to Bimini (Bahamas) from Fort Lauderdale (45 minute car drive from Miami) and to Freeport (Grand Bahama) from February 11th.

    You have to take into consideration the sanitary measures adopted on the ferries, the mobility restrictions and the documentation and visa requirements of each country (US and the Bahamas).

  • How long is boat ride from Miami to the Bahamas?

    How long is boat ride from Miami to the Bahamas?


    2 hours takes a boat ride from Miami (Fort Lauderdale) to Bimini island (Bahamas).

    2 hours and 30 minutes takes a boat ride from Miami (Fort Lauderdale) to Grand Bahama island (Bahamas) with the Balearia Caribbean.

  • Is there a ferry from Miami to Bahamas?

    Is there a ferry from Miami to Bahamas?


    Yes. There is a ferry from Miami (departing from Port Everglades, Port Everglades - 45 minutes drive car from Miami town) to Grand Bahama and Bimini islands. The shipping company that makes the crossing is Balearia Caribbean.
  • How many hours is the Bahamas from Florida ferry crossing?

    How many hours is the Bahamas from Florida ferry crossing?


    2 hours is the Bimini (Bahamas) from Florida ferry crossing with the direct fast ferry of Balearia.

    2 hours and 30 minutes is the Grand Bahama (Bahamas) from Florida ferrey crossing by Balearia Caribbean.

  • How far is the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale Florida?

    How far is the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale Florida?


    85 miles is the distance to Freeport (Grand Bahama) from Fort Lauderdale (Florida). More or less, 74 nautical miles.

    51 miles is the distance to Bimini (Bahamas) from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, approximately. About 44 nautical miles.

  • Can I travel with my pets by ferry to Bahamas?

    Can I travel with my pets by ferry to Bahamas?


    At the moment, only dogs are allowed to board on the Baleària Caribbean fast ferry. You can travel with your dog by ferry to Bahamas considering the following rules. Always remember that, when you make your reservation, you must also make the reservation for your pet and obtain the boarding card since, otherwise, they will not be able to travel. Your dog/s must travel in its own kennel or pet carrier or in the kennels supplied and equipped by Baleària Caribbean on the ship.


    Dogs will be charged as an additional passenger. Please check the ferry Booking enging to confirm rates in any moment. Dogs under 6 months are not allowed to travel. While dogs are on the boat, they must be in their own pet carriers or restrained with a harness and leash, and never in the passenger seat. Owners will also be asked to ensure that their dog does not disturb other passengers.


    During the crossing: The dog would need a kennel and a muzzle during the trip. Small dogs (less than 11 lbs.) During the voyage, they will be on the deck or in the place indicated by the crew. Large dogs (over 11 pounds) must travel in a kennel. The kennels are installed on the deck of the ferry, properly ventilated and located in a suitable place, protected from the rain and cold. Only "service dogs" can remain in the passenger area during the trip. While on board, outside of the kennel, all dogs must be restrained with a harness and a leash.


    Pet owners must sign a liability waiver form that exempts Baleària Caribbean and ferrytobahamas.com from all liability that may arise from the injury or death of an animal during the trip. Baleària Caribbean reserves the right to deny the transport of an animal for reasons it deems appropriate, such as: illness of a pet or an animal that shows aggressive or violent behavior.


    Dog documentation requiered to enter the Bahamas islands: always dogs must travel with the corresponding documents. Pets must have a valid document certifying that they have been vaccinated against rabies within no less than 1 month and no more than 10 months prior to import for the 1 year vaccine. For the 3-year vaccination, it must be within no less than 1 month and no more than 3 years before entering the Bahamas.


    All dogs must have a Veterinary Health Certificate presented within 2 days of arrival in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to a licensed veterinarian for examination. An import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture, Commerce and Industry is required for all pets brought to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. You can get this permit in the following link http://www.bahamas.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/bahamas_application_to_import_domestic_animals_in_tiotb.pdf


    To enter the United States all dogs must have an APHIS 7001 form completed by a registered veterinarian. This form can be obtained at the following link: https: //www.aphis.usda.gov/library/forms/pdf/APHIS7001.pdf


    Price of traveling with a dog on the ferry to Bahamas. The cost to travel by ferry with a dog to the Bahamas is $ 100 for each leg of the trip.


    Dog reservations must be made in advance and can be made by emailing the customer service department of Balearia Caribbean (customer.service@baleariacaribbean.com.). At least 72 hours prior to the departure of the ferry to the Bahamas.


  • Baggage policy and ferry fares to Bahamas

    Baggage policy and ferry fares to Bahamas


    Baggage policy and ferry fares to Bahamas with Balearia Caribbean. As a courtesy to all the passengers, each adult can bring only ONE carry-on item on board at no charge. The courtesy bag must weigh a maximum of 26.5 LBS or less, with maximum dimensions of 22 ”x18” x10 ”.


    All passengers traveling with infants / children will be allowed one additional piece of luggage (26.5 LBS or less, with maximum dimensions of 22 ”x18” x10 ”) free of charge.


    Rate: Bags that exceed 26.5 LBS or the excess of a courtesy bag will be subject to a charge of $ 25.00 (USD) per bag, one way.


    Oversized bags or large items such as bicycles, kayaks, diving equipment, etc., will be subject to a charge of $ 50.00 (USD) per item, one way.


The best way to know the prices, schedules and offers of every date is to make a booking in our Balearia ferry engine.

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reviews


" We arrived at checkpoint 1 (Eller Dr./I-595): gate 24/7. The boat ride was nice and the ferry is spacious. One very important thing, at least for me, is that each seat has a charging station for your phone.

Inside the boat you can buy excursions to do on the islands. You can also buy food and drinks to go. Although the line in the ship's cafeteria was very long and there were few employees attending."

Jessy
Jessy

" One of the worst trips of my life. As there is only one ferry a day, you have to show up at the port at 6am. M to check in for your trip to Bimini. And for the vuelat trip, our ferry left at 6:30 pm.

The arrival times are only indicative since both the outward and the return we arrive late. Badly organized, late, if you have to check in, the collection of the suitcases is delayed. For the price of 25 dollars per suitcase I find it very expensive to wait for 45 minutes. I think the plane from Miami is better to go to Nassau."

Lisona
Lisona

" Good alternative to travel to Bimini other than by private flight. We were happy to discover this fast and inexpensive way to travel other than the plane (which terrifies me).

The ferry journey was comfortable. On our return trip we were waiting to collect our bags and that took us almost an hour. Next time we will travel light. We would definitely take the ferry again."

Stephen
Stephen

" My trip to the Bahamas was on August 21. We easily got the tickets but we had a problem when checking in because their computer system was not working.

Once on board the ferry they seem to be cleaned regularly, the seats are comfortable and large. You can buy drinks and snacks at the duty free shop. You can charge the cell phone and watch movies, which makes the trip easier for children.

The day is very long. Do not forget that you have to be an hour and a half before departure time and that disembarkation is very slow.."

Karl
Karl
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