The Balearia Bahamas Express is set to launch its Miami – Bimini service onboard “The Maverick” on February 8, offering travelers an easy accessible escape close to home but far away from responsibility. 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.
Bimini, located only 50 miles east of Miami, is known as the favorite diving and fishing frontier outpost of the Out Islands. For those looking to spend more time on the island, there are accommodation and activity options for all types of travelers. The Bimini Big Game Club, tucked away in a corner of historic Alice Town, offers modern rooms, suites and a limited number of cottages, perfect for gathering large groups of friends and family. The property boasts some of the best local bonefish guides in The Bahamas, all with legendary experience and world records to prove it. 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, filled with Bahamian-style architecture and the signature pastel colors of the Caribbean, offers easy access to pristine white beaches and provides the perfect setting for water sports of all kinds. The property 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 viewspecial rates and packages.
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina on South Bimini features unspoiled ocean views and pristene beaches as well as a full service deepwater marina. A full-service Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center, opened in January 2013, is based at the property. 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 be a guided nature tour, kayaking, snorkeling or a shark encounter.
The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To purchase one-of-a-kind items from The Bahamas, visit www.eshopbahamas.com.