Balearia Bahamas Express Launches New Miami - Bimini Ferry Service


Bahamas beachThe Balearia Bahamas Express launched its MiamiBimini service onboard “The Maverick” today. The service, catering to day trippers and overnight passengers alike, will kick off with three trips per week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The ferry will leave Miami at 9 a.m. and arrive in Bimini by noon. Passengers doing a one-day trip will depart Bimini at 5 p.m. and arrive back in Miami around 8 p.m.

The Bimini Big Game Club, located in historic Alice Town, offers modern rooms, suites and a limited number of cottages, and boasts some of the best local bonefish guides in The Bahamas. They currently offer a free 20-minute pool scuba dive class for all guests with a Bimini Big Game Club PADI dive instructor and instruct travelers to mention the promotion to the front desk concierge upon arrival.

Bimini Bay Resort on North Bimini offers snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin adventures, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite-boarding and wind-surfing. Tour operator Bimini Undersea is located on-site and offers a wide variety of tours and excursions in addition to water sports rentals. Travelers can visit the property website to view special rates and packages.

At Bimini Sands Resort & Marina on South Bimini guests have access to a full-service Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center, opened in January 2013. The new dive center features a 40-foot custom dive boat accommodating 30 divers, all-new Oceanic dive equipment rentals, a commercial compressor for tank refills and the only Nitrox fill station in the Bimini Islands. Travelers can book an all-inclusive five-night package available through March 31, 2013, priced at $145 per person per night, which covers villa accommodations, chef-styled island fare, drinks and one complimentary resort activity. The Bimini Sands Recreation and Activities department is on hand to coordinate whichever activity suits your style, whether it is a guided nature tour, kayaking, snorkeling or a shark encounter.

For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit



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