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It only takes minutes to be blissfully in Bimini

Fast and easy ways to get to Bimini

You can experience tropical bliss in Bimini in less time than it takes to get a facial at the spa or to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami. With so many convenient options, Bimini is the closest gateway for a Bahamas vacation: Only 30-minutes of flying time, and 50 nautical miles from the coast of South Florida.

It also happens to be a beach lover’s playground, a boater’s paradise, and a gambler’s wet dream. Resorts World Bimini has a 10,000 square foot, a live-action casino with panoramic ocean views of Bimini’s turquoise harbor. Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina is a boutique resort with a 75-slip full-service marina. As the resort’s name suggests, boaters love Bimini for the fishing.

With four primary ways to get directly to Bimini, travel could not be easier. Consider these options and you’ll be in Bimini bliss in no time.

Fly by Seaplane

Tropic Airways has daily round-trip flights to Bimini from Fort Lauderdale and Miami. This option is the preferred one to avoid the hassle of commercial airports. The private terminals used by Tropic Airways have no long lines heading in and out. And the seaplane lands directly at the largest resort on the island, Resorts World Bimini. From take off to landing is about 30-minutes. During your air adventure, enjoy aerial views of Fort Lauderdale and Miami’s skylines and the stunning turquoise waters of The Bahamas. With up to three flights per day, it is super easy to fly to Bimini by seaplane. Flights start around $162.

Fly the Traditional Way

Three airlines fly directly to Bimini: Bahamas Air, Silver Airways, and Elite Airways. From Melbourne and New York, you can fly direct on Thursdays and Saturdays with Elite Airways. Silver Airlines has daily service from Fort Lauderdale; while Bahamas Air has four weekly flights from Miami (Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday) to take you speedily to the Beach. 

Travel by Ferry

This is the most affordable way to get to Bimini. It’s also reliable and fast for traveling by sea. The high-speed FRS Caribbean Ferry has a daily service that departs Miami, crosses the Gulf Stream and lands in Bimini in just 2-hours. This is by far the cheapest way to get away, especial for a day trip or a short overnight.  Standard rates start at $70, plus taxes. And if you check Groupon you’ll usually find even better deals. The FRS Caribbean is not a cruise ship. So check your expectations: If you want to ride like a high-roller fly by seaplane or luxury charter. On the ferry, there is a VIP upgrade. Even still, a ferry is just a ferry: snacks, bus style seating. The open water is sometimes choppy, so some travelers take motion sickness pills.

Travel by Private Boat

Cruise over on your private vessel and clear customs and immigration in Bimini, an official port of entry. Dock your boat at the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina or the Resorts World Marina. With your own boat, Bimini is your aquatic playground. Nearby you’ll find the deep ocean Tuna Canyon and the shallow Little Bahama Bank. From Bimini to Little Stirrup Cay, all along the ocean’s edge, you can fish for Wahoo, particularly during the peak season between October and February. On the Little Bahama Banks side, you can pluck crawfish galore from the sea bottom during crawfish season (August to March).

About the Author
Noelle Khalila, The Domestic Tourist

Noelle Khalila is Editor of the Official Travel Blog of the Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board (BOIPB). On the Blog she writes about the shared experiences and insights of BOIPB members from their collective island-hopping travel across the Out Islands of The Bahamas. Noelle is also an award winning journalist and entrepreneur, serving as editor and chief visionary officer of The Domestic Tourist Travel Blog and Travel Club.

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