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Ft. Lauderdale <> Bahamas Ferry Pinar Del Rio

Bahamas Express

Bahamas Express is a company dedicated to maritime transport, that offers fast-ferry service between Port Everglades (Florida) and Freeport (Grand Bahama. It is owned mostly by the Spanish group Baleària and the local partner, the Capo group. The company is also working on opening a new line with Bimini Island.

Getting to Grand Bahamas by Sea



Getting to Bimini by Sea

Coming Soon – Balearia Bahamas Express Daily Roundtrip: Fort Lauderdale to Bimini Departs: 10 am | Returns: 8 pm

A jet-powered high-speed ferry, the Baleària Bahamas Express,Pinar del Río, will begin daily service from the Fort Lauderdale to Bimini in 2012. The Bahamas Express will service the Fort Lauderdale – Bimini route with the high-speed ferry, Pinar del Río. The ship, which sails at a speed of 32 knots, can accommodate 450 passengers, with 80 vehicles in the hold, and makes the trip across the Bahamian Channel in just 90 minutes. Additionally, the Pinar del Rio features a variety of amenities including:

  • Cafeteria
  • Bar
  • Duty-Free Shop
  • Mini-Casino
  • First-Class Cabin

The Balearia Bahamas Express will allow guests to enjoy all that Bimini Bay Resort & Marina has to offer, whether it’s for the day, overnight or for an extended vacation.

Click Here for tickets, reservations and additional information.

Own a boat, but don’t want to make the crossing? Look into long-term dockage available at both of Bimini Bay’s marinas.  Leave your boat in the care of Bimini Bay Resort’s highly professional marina staff and opt to cross on the Bahamas Express, providing you the convenience of using your boat in Bimini whenever you desire!

Getting to Bimini by Boat or Yacht

If you own a boat or desire the intimacy of a Yacht Charter, Bimini Bay Resort & Marina is just a 2 ½ hour trip from South Florida.  With two marinas featuring more than 230 slips and accommodating yachts up to 203 feet, Bimini Bay Resort boasts thelargest marina in The Bahamas. Guests have the ease of pulling directly into Bimini where on-site customs and immigrations will expedite your entry into The Bahamas.

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Entry Requirements

If entering The Bahamas by boat, there is a flat fee to clear Customs and Immigration, which is $150.00 for boats 35 feet and under and $300.00 for boats 36 feet and over. This will cover a vessel with four persons or less. Also included is the cruising permit, fishing permit, Customs and Immigration charges and the $15.00 Departure Tax for up to four persons. Each additional person will be charged $15.00 Departure Tax. If you plan to stay longer than 12 months, special arrangements must be made with Bahamas Customs and Immigration.

Download Bahamas Customs & Immigration Form.

Contact us


Fort LauderdaleTerminal 1 Port Everglades Fort Lauderdale 33316 Florida – USA

(+1 866) 699 6988

Customer Service Hours

(+1 866) 699 6988

Customer Service Hours
Office and Call Center hoursDaily 10.00a.m. to 7.00p.m. (From 7.00am to 10.00am only to attend passengers on departure)

FreeportTerminal 1, Freeport Harbour Queen Highway Grand Bahama

(+1 954) 278

Customer Service Hours

(+1 954) 278 3791

Customer Service Hours

Office Hours Daily except on wednesdays 11.00 am a 1.30 pm4.00 pm a 7.30 pm


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