Miami Bahamas ferry

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

Miami Bahamas ferry express services are the direct ferry routes that connect Miami with the Bahamas islands.

Balearia opperates from Fort Lauderdale (only 1 hour from Miami) to Freeport and Bimini ports.

Miami Bahamas ferry:
prices and schedules


¿How much is the Miami Bahamas ferry cost?
The Miami to Bahamas ferry is the cheapest way to enjoy a day trip to Bahamas from Florida. The cheapest ferry tickets will allow you to enjoy Bimini island or Grand Bahama from approximately $198 + tax, per person (round trip).


Prices from Miami (Fort Lauderdale) vary depending on the season of the year in which you want to travel.


If you want to know the schedules and prices, on each date, of the options you have to travel to the Bahamas from Miami, click on our ferry price search engine and you will discover the frequencies of the boats (always subjected to possible modifications due to the health situation derived from Covid 19).

Miami Bahamas ferry
news

  • 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

    February 01, 2021

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

    Ferry to Bahamas
    Covid 19

    The government of the Bahamas has announced that it will open its borders to the transport of passengers by ferrys of February 10, 2021 to Bimini island and on February 11, 2021 to Freeport Harbour (Gran Bahama island).


    For that, Balearia Caribbean is preparing the safety and hygiene protocols (in its ships and passenger terminals) necessary to offer its customers safe transport, both for people and goods.


    The ferry route to Freeport, Grand Bahama, will be opertate once a week (Thurdays) and, if possible, it will be two days a week in February. If passenger demand increases, and sanitary conditions allow it, the frequency on the ferry routes will be increased in March and April 2021.


    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.


    Ferry to Bahamas Covid 19

Miami Bahamas ferry

2 to 6 sailings weekly

How long is a
ferry to Bahamas ride?

2:00 hours - 2:30 hours

Miami Bahamas ferry
Schedule


This schedule
MAY VARY
because of Covid 19 Alarm.
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Miami Grand Bahama ferry Miami Grand Bahama Balearia Caribbean Miami 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.


Miami Bimini ferry Miami Bimini Balearia Caribbean Miami Bimini Fort Lauderdale - Bimini


  • from February 10th
    to December 30th, 2021

    Fort Lauderdale Bimini
    09:00 am 11:00 am *
    * only on Wenesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
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Schedule subject to variation by the shipping company for operational reasons without prior notice.

Miami Bahamas ferry
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    Miami Bahamas ferry prices Miami Bahamas ferry prices, the cost of the boat that connects Miami with the Bahamas with Balearia Caribbean Balearia Caribbean
    $
    MiamiBahamas
    Ft. Lauderdale Grand Bahama
    1 adult
    booked on
    February 01
    travelling on
    March 04 to
    March 11
    $ 195,00
    + tax $56,00
    Ft. Lauderdale Bimini
    1 adult
    booked on
    June 07
    travelling on
    June 11
    $ 93,00
    + tax $74,00
    3 adults
    booked on
    June 03
    travelling on
    June 25
    $ 339,00
    + tax $222,00
    3 adults
    2 kids
    booked on
    May 25
    travelling on
    June 04 to
    June 06
    $ 834,00
    + tax $280,00
    1 adult
    booked on
    February 01
    travelling on
    March 05 to
    March 12
    $ 204,00
    + tax $56,00

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  • How much is the Miami Bahamas ferry?

    How much is the Miami Bahamas ferry?


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  • ferry to Bahamas schedule

    Miami Grand Bahama ferry Miami Grand Bahama Balearia Caribbean Miami 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.

    Miami Bimini ferry Miami Bimini Balearia Caribbean Miami Bimini Fort Lauderdale - Bimini


    • from February 10th
      to December 30th, 2021

      Fort Lauderdale Bimini
      09:00 am 11:00 am *
      * only on Wenesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
  • How long is the Miami Bahamas ferry ride?

    How long is the Miami Bahamas ferry ride?


    2 hours from Fort Lauderdale (45 minute drive from Miami) to Bimini with the Balearia's ferry.

    2 hours and 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport harbour in Grand Bahama island with the Balearia too.

  • How far is Bahamas from Miami?

    How far is Bahamas from Miami?


    85 miles is the distance by ferry from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) - 45 minutes by car from Miami - and Freeport (Grand Bahama), more or less 74 nautical miles.

    51 miles, about 44 nautical miles, is the distance by ferry from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) to Bimini island.

  • Is there a Miami Bahamas ferry?

    Is there a Miami Bahamas ferry?


    Yes, there are two direct ferry crossings from Miami to Bahamas. One of them arriving to Freeport, in Grand Bahama island, and the other to Alice Town, in Bimini island.

  • Do you need a passport to embark in the Miami Bahamas ferry?

    Do you need a passport to embark in the Miami Bahamas ferry?


    Yes. An international travel passport is required to be able to enter and exit the Bahamas. It is also mandatory to comply with the measures and requirements imposed by the Government of the Bahamas, as well as the measures adopted by the United States Health Department when entering the country.


    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: VISA documentation and information


    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.

  • Bahamas travel restrictions

    Bahamas travel restrictions


    In order to maintain the health and well-being of all tourists visiting or residing in the Bahamas, all Bahamians are making great diligent efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The Government of the Bahamas has implemented the following entry and travel protocols to ensure that The Bahamas is a safe and clean destination.

    Get the Bahamas Travel Health Visa in this link:

    Pre departure & Arrival:

    1.- Everyone travelling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. The day the test is taken is considered day zero. Test must return a negative result for entry into The Bahamas.

    2.- Travellers must apply for their required Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs. (Clicking on International Tab). Travellers will be required to opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Travel Health Visa application fee.

    *A Bahamas citizen or resident planning to travel abroad for five (5) days or less must secure a test in the destination they visited before travelling back to The Bahamas. Any RT-PCR test taken in The Bahamas prior to travel will not be valid for re-entry.

    During travel:

    3.- Wear a face mask (airport terminals), comply with health monitoring procedures. Travellers who are staying in The Bahamas longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test.

    All persons travelling into and throughout The Bahamas will be required to complete a short Health Survey during their stay.

    Once on Island:

    4.- Wear a face mask and physical distance when in public places and abide by all protocols and restrictions as outlined in the most recent Emergency Powers Order.

    All Rules and Regulations are being enforced:

    - Travellers who do not complete a Bahamas Travel Health Visa or present COVID-19 RT-PCR Test with a negative result will be denied entry.

    - Travellers who show symptoms of COVID-19 may be transferred to an area away from others for further testing and evaluation, and quarantine may be required by health personnel.

    - A $250 fine or a penalty of one month imprisonment, or both, is to be enforced for visitors or residents found not wearing face masks in areas where it is required.

    - For travellers staying longer than four nights and five days, failure to take a rapid antigen test on the fifth day will result in a $1,000 fine or one month imprisonment.

    - Citizens and residents who fail to complete the daily Health Survey will be required to submit to a mandatory quarantine at a government identified facility.

    - Travellers who fail to complete the daily Health Survey will be subject to deportation.

    For more official information visit the following link

  • Bahamas vacation

    Bahamas vacation


    The most popular destinations to enjoy a Bahamas vacation are:

    Grand Bahama: Freeport, beautiful beaches and ideal waters for snorkelling. Ferry: rt tickets from $166 + tax. Grand Bahama hotel prices from $126.

    Bimini: exclusivity, sharks, crystal clear waters, diving and sport fishing. Ferry: rt tickets from $198 + tax. Bimini hotel prices from $290.

    Nassau: Bahamaian capital and place of large casino & all inclusive hotels. Nassau hotel prices from $260.

    Pig Beach: famous beach where you can swim with pigs. Hotel prices from $258.

    Eleuthera: Caves, clear water beaches and open water swimming. Hotel prices from $298.

    Great Abaco: group of islands in the Bahamas known worldwide for coral reefs, ideal for diving and sailing in the Abaco Sea. Hotel prices from $298.

    Andros island: Large island ideal for diving vacations with coral reefs

    Long island: white sand beaches, caves and fishing sports.

  • 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.

Miami Bahamas ferry
reviews


" Great day out. We bought the excursion to swim with the pigs in the sea. The trip on the ferry was well organized. We left at the scheduled time and arrived at the scheduled time.

In the ship's cafeteria you can buy a little expensive drinks and snacks. When you arrive at the port they explain where to take the bus and the excursion was very fun."

Esvenson
Esvenson

"We lost the whole day. I do not recommend doing the day trip to Gran Bahama. If the time you have to visit the island is delayed, it flies and is lost doing queues. Everything is a waste of time and money.

Next time we will go to Bahamas more days for a longer vacation, at least one week. The destination is ideal if you like the beach, if not it is better that you stay at home."

Don Jr
Don Jr

" For me, this getaway is the best way to spend a day in Bimini. I always wait at the last minute offers to buy the boat tickets to find the best deals. And I'm always very happy to do so. Whenever I have traveled with Balearia Caribbean to Bimini, the trip has gone well. The ship's staff are very friendly and helpful.

The boat is clean and prepared with hygienic measures against Covid 19. Booking the tickets was very easy on their website. With our Balearia frequent travelers discount they send us offers by email that we always appreciate. Sooner rather than later, we will return to Bimini to visit paradise!!"

Blondy
Blondy

"We booked "First Class" seating and all we found was cleanliness, comfort and plenty of space to stretch our legs. The ship has two cafeterias, an outdoor area to go out, and premium waiter service. Also on TV they play a movie.

During the journey I was able to have a glass of normal wine, relax and enjoy the excellent views. I think people think it is a cruise ship and this is a ferry. I advise people to relax and think about what they have paid for the tickets.

Martha
Martha
Ferry to Bahamas