Day trip to the Bahamas - Departing from Fort Lauderdale

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Highlights

  • A ferry cruise to the Bahamas

  • Relax at the beach next to the turquoise sea

  • The chance to board in either Miami or Fort Lauderdale

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 14hrs

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Enjoy a day in the Bahamas during your stay in Miami or Fort Laudredale!

Departing from Fort Lauderdale, you will board a ferry that will take you to one of the Bahamas islands. You will have the choice between Freeport and Bimini depending on the day.

Freeport is the main city of the island of Gran Bahama, known for its national park Lucayan which has grand underground caves, and offersan ideal setting for hiking and kayaking. To go back to Freeport, the boats depart from Fort Lauderdale.

Bimini is an an archipelago of islands, the coastal destination the most rich in sealife in the Bahamas, ideal for snorkeling. You will head to Bimini Nord, the main island of the archipelago. Heading back to Bimini, the boats depart from Miami.

Upon arrival at Freeport or Bimini, you will enjoy around 6 hours of free time to discover the Bahamas. You will be able to, for example,relax on the beach in the sun, stroll through the shops or even go snorkeling with a mask and snorkel. By opting for the trip to Bimini, you will receive a day pass to Hilton World Resort.

At the end of the day, you will head head back to Florida by ferry.

Options

When you book, you will asked to choose one of the following options: 

  • First Class
    During your journey (approx. 2 hours), enjoy the peaceful environment of a first-class cabin. Light refreshments will be served and you will have priority boarding and disembarkation from the boat. You will aslo have access to the different services on the ferry (bar, boutiques and lounge). 
     
  • Economy Class
    During your journey you will have a reserved seat in a standard cabin plus access to the different services on the ferry (bar, boutiques and lounge). 
     
  • You will also be asked to indicate the island of your choice between Freeport and Bimini. Please note that the island option often depends on the day of the week.

Good to know

Bimini trip information:

  • Availability and times (excluding exceptional dates): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am (meeting on site at 8am)
  • Departure location: Fort Lauderdale Port 

Freeport trip information: (unavailable at the moment)

  • Availability and time (excluding exceptional dates): Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am (meeting on site at 8am or pick-up between 5:45am and 7:30am at your Miami Beach hotel)
  • Departure location: Fort Lauderdale Port (Terminal 21). For Freeport, hotel pick-up is not available
     
  • Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the Bahamas government requires the following from each passenger:
    - Every passenger that is fully-vaccinated, and have waited the 2-week immunity period, will be able to travel to The Bahamas without a negative COVID-19 test result. Vaccinated passengers will also bring proof of a PCR or antigenic test done no more than 3 days prior
    -All travelers will need to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs. Infants and children (no matter the age) will also need their own Health Visa (even if they are not required to be tested for Covid)
    - Passengers will be required to bring proof of vaccinations (copy of the vaccination card and the original card) and bring the approved Travel Health Visa printed on travel day. This is a mandatory request by The Bahamas government. The embarkation may be denied due to failure of facilitating the proper travel documents.
    - Unvaccinated passengers will need to have a negative COVID-19 test result done no more than 3 days prior to your travel date. (Children 2 to 11 are also required to take a test)
    - Passengers will be required to bring printed copies of negative COVID result and approved Travel Health Visa on travel day. The Bahamas authorities are requesting the Health Visa and COVID-19 RT-PCR test result printed. The embarkation may be denied due to failure of facilitating the proper travel documents. 
  • This excursion is accessible for people with reduced mobility. However, only foldable wheelchairs are accepted
  • Depending on how long the boat ride over takes, you will have between 4 and 7 hours on site
  • Please note: for reasons out of our control, please note that a supplementary delay may occur during the customs upon arrival in the Bahamas
  • This is not a guided trip (you will enjoy some free time in the island of your choice). Communication with the ferry team will be in English
  • The pass to Hilton World Resort gives you access to the tram transportation, the casino and restaurants and to the Beach 360 (no towels included). Also available for an additional charge upon arrival to the hotel: pool access, beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Please note: meals are not included in this excursion. Numerous restaurants are available at the destination

 

  • To participate in this activity you must have a valid passport and the all the necessary documents to return to the United States. Citizens from certain countries may need to obtain a visa to enter the Bahamas. Please refer to the entry requirements on the Bahamas immigration site for more information: http://www.bahamas.com/entry-requirements

 

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Ferry cruise to the Bahamas (Freeport or Bimini according to your chosen option)
  • Harbour rights and taxes
  • A daily access pass to Hilton in Bimini (only if you choose the Bimini tour)

Not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tips
  • All other extras
  • Return transport between your Miami Beach or Downtown Miami hotel and Fort Lauderdale Port
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

59 reviews
  • Expérience absolument incroyable ! Nous avons eu la chance de faire cette excursion aux Bahamas dans une période très calme donc aucune attente, pas besoin de venir 2h avant le départ comme pour les grosses périodes. Vous partez en bateau assez tôt mais au moins vous pouvez profiter de la journée à Bimini. Une eau bleu turquoise, transparente, des plages propres, un petit cocktail dans une noix de coco et c'est partis ! Au retour on a eu la chance d'avoir un magnifique coup de soleil sur le bateau, en tout cas je recommande cette activité ! PS : Prévoir également 50€ supplémentaires pour les documents pour aller aux Bahamas
    Valentin P.
    Apr 11, 2022
  • Franchement ma journee etais super. Des frais supplémentaires a prevoir 50 $ pour le visa des bahamas. La locations soit de transat ou voiturette. Ou pass pour la journee a l hotel. Sinon magnifique. Merci a notre interlocuteur Victor pour nous avoir aide a finalise notre voyage sans lui on aurais pas ete . Merci encore
    MELISSA E.
    Oct 16, 2021
  • A faire de très bon souvenir merci
    veronique a.
    Jun 1, 2021

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