Ferry to Bahamas

137 km 85 mi 74 mn ferry to Bahamas ferry to the Bahamas ferry to Bahamas with Balearia ferry to Bahamas with Balearia Caribbean Ferry to Bahamas schedule, prices and tickets with Balearia Caribbean Balearia ferrytobahamas.com ferry https://www.ferrytobahamas.com

The ferry to Bahamas routes of Balearia Caribbean 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 from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Gran Bahama (Freeport) takes 4 hours and only 3 hours if you take the direct super fast ferry to Bimini.


There are 4 sailings weekly provisionally.


Depending on the season of the year (Winter, Easter or Summer) the schedules and frequencies of the ferry to Bahamas may vary.

If you want to know the updated timetables and prices of these route, indicate the preferred date in our ferry search engine.

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  • 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.
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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 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.

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    ferry to Bahamas Bookings and tickets of ferry 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

People also ask

  • Wich is the cheapest way to get to Bahamas from Florida?

    Wich is the cheapest way to get to Bahamas from Florida?


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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.

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    • 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.
  • Is there a day trip to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale?

    Is there a day trip to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale?


    Yes. There is a day trip to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) with Balearia Caribbean. You can go to Freeport in Grand Bahama island or to Bimini island. Direct Bookings Ferry to Bahamas day trip.


    Ferry to Grand Bahama day trip: In normal conditions, (after COVID 19) the ferry to Bahamas leaved Fort Lauderdale (Florida, US) about 8:00 am and gets to Grand Bahama island (Freeport harbour) at 11:00 noon. You can enjoy half day (for about 4 to 5 hours) Grand Bahama island and the Lucayan area. We recommend you visit one of its beautiful beaches (some are for a fee), try the island's fresh seafood, swim with dolphins or enjoy the island's natural beauty. The journey back Florida leaves Freeport about 7:00 PM arriving Fort Lauderdale about 10:00 PM.

    Ferry to Bimini day trip: In normal conditions, (after COVID 19) the ferry to Bimini departures Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) at 9:00 am arriving Bimini island (Alice Town) at 11:00 or 12:00 (depending of the sea conditions). As the journey back Fort Lauderdale leaves Bimini island about 6:30 PM - arriving Fort Lauderdale about 09:30 PM - you can enjoy the beautiful beaches and pristine waters of Bimini for 6 hours.

  • Bahamas fast ferry prices?

    Bahamas fast ferry prices?


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  • Florida to Bahamas by boat

    Florida to Bahamas by boat


    You can go from Florida to Bahamas by boat with Balearia Caribbean.


    Departing from Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, there are two routes from Florida to Bahamas: Florida to Freeport (Grand Bahama) and from Florida to Bimini island


    Fort Lauderdale (Florida) - Freeport (Grand Bahama) departs at 09:00 am, arriving at 11:30 am (2 hours and 30 minutes total). For the next months three crossing a week are planned. The ship Jaume II of Balearia is the ship that makes this direct boat trip from Florida to Grand Bahama.


    Fort Lauderdale (Florida) - Alice Town (Bimini) departs at 03:00 pm, arriving at 05:00 pm (2 hours total) on Fridays and departs at 09:00 am, arriving at 11:00 am (2 hours total) on Sundays. For the next months four crossing a week are planned. The super fast ferry of Balearia, Jaume II, is the boat that connects Florida and Bimini.

  • How long is the ferry to Bahamas ride?

    How long is the ferry to Bahamas ride?


    2 hours is the duration of the ride of the high speed direct ferry to Bimini from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) with the Balearia company.

    To Freeport (Grand Bahama) the fast ferry takes 2 hours and 30 minutes with Balearia too.

  • How far is Bahamas from Florida?

    How far is Bahamas from Florida?


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

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

  • How much does the ferry to Bahamas cost?

    How much does the ferry to Bahamas cost?


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  • How can I get to the Bahamas?

    How can I get to the Bahamas?


    You can get to the Bahamas by plain and by ferry. If you want to get to Grand Bahamas or Bimini Island you have direct fast ferry from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Freeport (Grand Bahama) and to Alice Town in Bimini island.
  • Balearia Florida Bahamas

    Balearia Florida Bahamas


    Balearia is the only ferry company that connects Florida with the Bahamas.


    There are two routes from Florida to Bahamas: one to Freeport in Gran Bahama and another one to Bimini island. Both, to Grand Bahama and Bimini, departing from Fort Lauderdale port.


    Fort Lauderdale (Florida) - Freeport (Grand Bahama) departs at 09:00 am, arriving at 11:30 am (2 hours and 30 minutes total). For the next months one crossing a week is planned. The ship Jaume II of Balearia is the ship that makes this direct boat trip from Florida to Grand Bahama.


    Fort Lauderdale (Florida) - Alice Town (Bimini) departs at 03:00 pm, arriving at 05:00 pm (2 hours total) on Fridays and departs at 09:00 am, arriving at 11:00 am (2 hours total) on Sundays. For the next months two crossing a week are planned. The super fast ferry of Balearia, Jaume II, is the boat that connects Florida and Bimini.

  • 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.

ferry to Bahamas
reviews


" The truth is that it was the best option to enjoy Bimini. Although we got up early to get on the boat we got there right away.

Very comfortable and fast.

During the crossing, great !

My friends and I took with us an excellent memory of Balearia "

Jennifer
Jennifer

" The whole family went on the ferry to Bahamas from Florida in August 2019 and we loved their facilities and the people on the boat. Very friendly and attentive at all times.

We were able to bring everything necessary for a large family. We will repeat again."

Michael
Michael

" They made us arrive three hours before the departure of the ship, which seems exaggerated to me, and then have us waiting at the Fort Lauderdale terminal and inside the ferry.

The rest is good. Clean seats and bathrooms and their staff very attentive. Tip: Can't board later?"

Kimberly
Kimberly

" Highly recommended . The ship is fairly new and clean. The trip is very comfortable and you have space to move around and carry all the luggage you want.

You can have a pretty decent coffee in their cafeteria and the children are entertained with TV or smartphones. In the next one I will go back to the Bahamas with them again."

Jason
Jason
Ferry to Bahamas