Miami to Bimini ferry

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The Miami to Bimini ferry route connects Fort Lauderdale (Florida) with the Bimini islands in the Bahamas.

Balearia Caribbean is the only ferry company that opperates the Miami - Bimini route on a regular ferry service.

Miami to Bimni ferry:
cost and prices

Is there a Miami to Bimini ferry route?
Yes, if you take a ferry from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades in Florida, US) you can travel to the paradisiacal Bimini islands, the Bahamas' closest islands to Florida.

At the moment, due to the situation produced by Covid 19, the frequency of boats from Balearia to Bimini is only three departures a week. This frequency is expected to increase as the health situation and travel demand improve.

If you want to know the cost of the ferry tickets to Bimini, the scheduled times and days of the boats to these islands, you only have to search them in our timetables and prices search engine.

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 or to 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

    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 (Bahamas) and (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 to Bimini ferry

3 to 6 sailings weekly

How long is a
Miami to Bimini ferry ride?

2:00 hours - 3:00 hours

Miami to Bimini ferry

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  • 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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    Miami to Bimini ferry prices Miami to Bimini ferry prices and cost of the boat to Bimini island from Miami with Balearia Caribbean Balearia Caribbean
    Ft. LauderdaleBimini
    35 minutes by car from Miami
    1 adult
    booked on
    January 30
    travelling on
    February 10
    $ 93,00
    + tax $74,00
    1 adult
    booked on
    January 31
    travelling on
    February 26 to
    March 07
    $ 204,00
    + tax $56,00
    2 adults
    booked on
    June 01
    travelling on
    June 02
    $ 186,00
    + tax $148,00
    2 adults
    booked on
    June 07
    travelling on
    June 11 to
    June 11
    $ 248,00
    + tax $112,00
    2 adults
    booked on
    June 07
    travelling on
    June 11 to
    June 13
    $ 488,00
    + tax $112,00

People also ask

  • How much is the Miami to Bimini ferry?

    How much is the Miami to Bimini ferry?

    The Miami to Bimini ferry prices starting at $93.00 Visa Mastercard Ferry tickets Balearia Caribbean Miami to Bimini ferry price Miami to Bimini ferry cost Miami to Bimini ferry prices and cost per person plus tax $74 from Fort Lauderdale (45 minutes by car from Miami) to Alice Town (Bimini island).
  • Miami to Bimini ferry schedule

    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 Miami to Bimini ferry?

    How long is Miami to Bimini ferry?

    The Miami to Bimini ferry of Balearia takes 2 hours on the direct route from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), 45 minute car drive from Miami town.
  • How far is the Miami to Bimini ferry?

    How far is the Miami to Bimini ferry?

    51 miles is the distance that the Miami to Bimini ferry travels from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini island, about 44 nautical miles. Remeber that Port Everglades (in Fort Lauderdale) is a 45 minutes car drive from Miami town.

  • Is there a Miami to Bimini ferry?

    Is there a Miami to Bimini ferry?

    Yes, you can now travel from Miami to Bimini by ferry with Balearia Caribbean. Leaving from the port of Fort Lauderdale you will reach Bimini in just 2 hours with the direct super fast ferry.

  • Do you need a passport to get the Miami to Bimini ferry?

    Do you need a passport to get the Miami to Bimini ferry?

    Yes. To board the ferry from Miami to Bimini it is mandatory that each passenger is in possession of a valid international travel passport with at least 6 months of validity. This passport will be requested both when leaving the US and when entering the Bahamas. The obligations in sanitary measures that each country imposes at all times must also be fulfilled.

    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 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 (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.

  • Bimini points of interest

    Bimini points of interest

    Bimini Beach. Radio beach is our personnal advice. Head to North Bimini, you will find a white sand stretch of three continuous beaches, including Radio Beach. If privacy is what you are looking for, take a boat to the nearby keys.

    Shark Lab and Dolphin House. Discover the coral reefs and shipwrecks of Bimini and swim inches from sharks on the Great Hammerhead Safari. In Bimini you can enjoy a wide range of diving experiences.

    Bimini holds the title of World Capital of Sport Fishing. Deep sea fishermen have long frequented Bimini for its vibrant waters. The Gulf Stream, which passes rapidly off the coast, attracts marlin, sailfish, tuna and wahoo.

    The sunrise from the Hotel Hilton roof pool. The sunset from the deck of a boat.

  • 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.

  • What to do in Bimini?

    What to do in Bimini?

    These are the 10 best things to do in Bimini by our own experience.

    1.- Diving the wreck of the S S Sapona ship. The SS Sapona is the wreck of a ship, a privileged place for fishing and a navigation landmark. Sapona is a popular diving and snorkeling site. Some brave men and women even dare to dive 40 feet into the ocean from the top of the ship.

    2.- The Bimini Road. Bimini Road, also called Bimini Wall, is an underwater rock formation near North Bimini Island in the Bahamas Islands. Bimini Road consists of a linear feature running from northeast to southwest that is 0.8 km (0.50 miles) in length composed of rectangular limestone blocks. There are different hypotheses about this formation. Some say it is a wall, a road, a pier, a breakwater, all man-made structures. However, there are currently no arguments to confirm any of them.

    3.- Bimini Shark Center. Since 1990, on the island of South Bimini, there is a shark research laboratory. Among its main functions is to study the role of the lemon shark in a tropical marine ecosystem. The Discovery Channel and National Geographic Magazine have talked about it and filmed this center on numerous occasions. The laboratory can be visited free of charge and you can take courses in Tropical Marine Biology or Shark Biology.

    4.- Small tours in South Bimini island. Explore the majestic beauty of South Bimini. We recommend you take a tour of the island's mangroves where you can dive in Healing Hole.

    5.- Water sports. North Bimini is the ideal place to take a quit ride on a paddle surf table through its turquoise waters, or even in a kayak as a couple and enjoy the splendor of the island breeze. If you are looking for speed and emotion, even better get on a jet ski and wave the waves under Bimini sun, while you join the underwater water sports adventures and have fun!.

    6.- Great Isaac Cay Lighthouse. This lighthouse was originally built in 1852 as part of the Great London Exposition. The white cast iron tower stands about 152 feet tall, with a light that blinks every 15 seconds and is visible 23 nautical miles away. Several ghosts are said to haunt the lighthouse. Legend has it that a British ship was wrecked near the coast during the construction of the lighthouse, and the entire crew survived except for one child, who was eaten by sharks. Witnesses claim to have seen the child's ghost around the compound.

    7.- Swim with dolphins at North Bimini. You can spend a fun morning playing with the dolphins and interacting with them. Or, if you prefer not to go into the water, you can observe them from the boat, to take pictures and videos from very close. .

    8.- Stay a night at least on the Resorts World Bimini Casino or visit its Casino. The Resorts World Bimini Casino is a luxurious, two-story, five-star casino hotel with spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows that provide spectacular panoramic views of the marina and lagoon of North Bimini island. You can try your luck at live action table games, roulette, craps, blackjack and baccarat, as well as being able to play exclusive sports betting and betting action, as well as a wide variety of slot machines. Casual dining and cocktails can be enjoyed at their Hemingway's Restaurant, the Casino Sports Bar, and at special events and tournaments throughout the year.

    9.- Beaches, of course! Radio beach. Beautiful beach with crystal clear waters and white sand where you can relax and enjoy the Caribbean. This beach is great for walking and watching the sunset. Look out for the “Welcome to Bimini” tree!. Further north is the beach at Resorts World. This beach is the white sandy bottom you’d. And never forget the beach on South Bimini! Located just south of Bimini Sands resort and marina, this beach is pretty much picture-perfect. Dotted with sea glass, conch shells, stunning blue water, and some rocks at the northern end of the beach - it’s hard to ask for more! It is the perfect place to spent all day at the beach.

    10.- Conch salad. At North Bimini, you can find one of the freshest conch salads you've ever tasted. Accompany it with a cold beer and enjoy paradise.

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

boat from Miami to Bahamas

" Homily, I have felt the need to leave a comment because I do not understand all the negative reviews that I have read. The experience of our trip to Bahamas was great.

The ship was exceptionally clean, with special cleaning measures. The staff is very polite and friendly. The ship left Fort Lauderdale at the scheduled time and arrived in Grand Bahama on time. There were quite high waves in the sea, and I got dizzy but that's never Balearia's fault, they can't control the ocean!."

Kate H
Kate H

" I definitely would use this service in the future. We had a fantastic day due to Balearia.

It's a ferry, guys. It is not a cruise ship. I consider a ferry as a bus or a taxi from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas. They offer great service for cheap price."


" I found it expensive and time consuming. I decided to take the ferry to Bahamas as an alternative to buying a flight. As a general rule, I usually enjoy traveling by ferry and have always found it easier than flying.

Of course, we must bear in mind that when traveling from the United States to a different country, immigration processes and health measures greatly increase travel time."

Son Jr
Son Jr

"Tips based on my personal experience: Keep in mind that your ticket only allows hand luggage: no large luggage. I had to check the bag for an additional $ 25 each way. Pack your light suitcase.

I also recommend that you buy travel insurance. They told us that in case of bad weather conditions this company will not compensate you in case the trip is canceled."

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