July Launch of Ferry From Miami to Bahamas Will Benefit New RockResort

The Baleària ferry Pinar del Río will be running a new fast service this summer from Miami port to Bimini Island, The Bahamas. The fast ferry must now pass the inspections carried out by the authorities before beginning its service, which is scheduled for July.

The company will be running the Miami-Bimini route on a daily basis (except on Wednesdays) with the fast ferry Pinar del Río. This ship, which sails at a speed of 32 knots, has the capacity to hold 450 passengers, with 80 vehicles in the hold. Furthermore, the Pinar del Rio offers different features such as a bar-cafeteria, a duty-free shop, a mini casino and first-class accommodations, among other features.

The scheduled service timetables will enable passengers to make the most of Bimini by spending the whole day there since the boat departs at 9.30 a.m., returning at 8.30 p.m., the duration of the journey being about two hours.

The ferry is especially good news for RockResorts, which recently acquired Bimini Bay Resort and Marina.  This represents another important milestone in the history of RockResorts, a luxury resort company that was founded by Laurance Rockefeller and that is now owned by Vail Resorts.

In the past six months, RockResorts has announced the addition of two other resorts--Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica and Alma del Pacifico in Costa Rica (formerly known as Xandari by the Pacific). Additionally, Balcones del Atlantico in the Dominican Republic will be flagged as a RockResort this year.

Visit www.balearia.ferries.org and www.biminibayresort.com.