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Bimini to Fort Lauderdale ferry

Back to the US from Bimini? Get the Bimini Fort Lauderdale ferry to a direct express connection.

Balearia Caribbean ferry company rides between 4 to 6 times weekly from Bimini to Florida.

Bimini to Fort Lauderdale ferry: prices and schedules

How long is the ferry ride from Bimini to Fort Lauderdale ?

2 hours, this is the total duration of the ride of this ferry on the Bimini - Fort Lauderdale route.

The only fast ferry that connect Bimini and Florida is Balearia Caribbean.

Ferry Bimini - Fort Lauderdale

Horario Bimini a Fort Lauderdale 3 to 6 sailings weekly

¿Cuánto dura el viaje Bimini - Fort Lauderdale?

Horario Bimini a Fort Lauderdale 2:00 hours - 2:30 hours

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Balearia Caribbean ferry
2022 results


Balearia Caribbean ferry 2022 results:passanger traffic

Updated on the
June 28th, 2023

Balearia Caribbean transported 112,000 passengers on its routes between Fort Lauderdale (Florida, USA) and the ports of Bimini and Freeport -Grand Bahama- in the Bahamas islands during the year 2022. If we compare this figure with that obtained during the year 2021 we obtain a 50% increase in the total number of passengers transported. Despite this excellent result, the Fort Lauderdale-based shipping company has not yet recovered the occupancy levels of its 2019 ferry. The passenger occupancy forecast for this year 2023 is to reach 125,000 passengers on its 2 routes ( to Bimini and Freeport Grand Bahama). .

The volume of goods transported has remained at the same level as in 2021, where some 20,000 units have been transported. During the year 2022, the Jaume II ferry from Balearia Caribbean made a total of 450 crossings with a total distance traveled of around 27,000 miles.

This year, during the low season, there have been 4 weekly connections between Florida and Bahamas. These connections become 6 weekly during the summer months. In the Bahamas low season, the Balearia Caribbean ferry leaves from Port Everglades to the island of Bimini (colloquially known as Bimini ferry or Bimini express ferry) in 3 connections and 2 a week to the port of Freeport, in Grand Bahama Island. In high season, summer, and depending on the demand of passengers who want to travel by ferry to Bimini and Freeport, the number of departures increases to at least 1 per day, to a destination in the Bahamas, operating the entire week.

Spring Break 2023. Balearia Caribbean is positioning itself as a leading ferry transportation company in the United States. During the Spring Break 2023 campaign, Balearia Caribbean has transported a total of 10,000 students to the Bahamas in a period of 20 days, from March 11 to April 1.

The vast majority of these students have stayed at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach All-Inclusive hotel, on the island of Grand Bahama. At your disposal, this hotel offers a wide variety of services and activities that include access to the stunning waters and beaches of the Bahamas, water sports and a vibrant nightlife.

During the year 2022 the 11th anniversary was celebrated of the establishment of Balearia Caribbean (Balearia ferry) as a ferry company between Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and Freeport (Grand Bahama). Since 2019 Balearia Caribbean connects Fort Lauderdale with the island of Bimini.

Balearia, the parent company of Balearia Caribbean, whose headquarters are in Denia (Spain) operates international routes in France, Algeria and Morocco. Its international expansion plans include its expansion to other countries in the Caribbean region, wanting to connect Cuba with Florida, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. They also have other areas of interest, such as North Africa and France.

You can found all the info about the Bimini ferry of Balearia Caribbean here: the schedule of the Fort Lauderdale Bimini ferry and it's deals with Balearia Caribbean ferry and Hilton at World Resorts Bimini.

Also you can found the Balearia Caribbean schedule and prices for all 2023 calendar, departure and arrival times of each route and their prices and deals.

Are you interested on the schedule of the ferries that conect Fll to Bahamas? Here they are! ferry to Bimini schedule and from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama schedule only with Balearia Caribbean.



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If you are looking for the most relevant information about Balearia Caribbean ferry to travel to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale Florida, here you will find: promotional codes, discounts, offers, the latest news about Balearia Caribbean and, of course, its prices and hours. Book through our ferry search engine and, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Discover the Bahamas!

Balearia Caribbean ferry 2022 results

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Balearia Caribbean rookie 2022

Updated on the
August 29th, 2023

Balearia Caribbean rookie 2022 The Balearia ferry company, which in the United States operates under the Balearia Caribbean brand, has awarded I Love Ferry the "Balearia Caribbean Rookie 2022" award during the celebration of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid on January 18th, 2023.

This award is a recognition of the work that I Love Ferry has done during the year 2022 to sell the Balearia Caribbean routes that connect the ports of Fort Lauderdale (in Florida, US) with the ports of Bimini and Freeport, Grand Bahama in the Bahamas.

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The award was given to us by the Commercial Director of Balearia in Denia. In addition to us, Balearia also awarded other Travel Agencies and Online Travel Agencies in recognition of their labor and work.

Balearia celebrates its 25th anniversary this year 2023 and has prepared various events where they will commemorate this anniversary.

From I Love Ferry we thank you for recognizing our work and effort and we will continue working to give our clients the best information on schedules and prices of all the ferries that cross the Caribbean.

Thank you all!

In this website you can find info about the Bimini ferry form Fort Lauderdale (Florida) with Balearia Caribbean: schedule and prices of the routes Fort Lauderdale Bimini, Fort Lauderdale to Freeport (Grand Bahama). Also the last deals and the ferry and hotel vacations packages.

If you want to know the timetable and dates of specific route you can ckeck our Balearia ferry schedule engine, where you can find all the 2023 calendar, with the departure and arrival times all the prices and deals.

More info about the ferry from Florida to Bahamas? Check our website! You find the cheapest way to get to Bahamas from Florida. Departing Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale (45 minutes by car from Miami and 30 minutes from Miami Beach). Every day there is a depart from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini or Freeport (Grand Bahama). Get the Bahamas your prefer.



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This award inspire us to continue working hard, investing in developing new programs, making our websites faster, offering best services to our customers, listening to them, answering their cuestions, allways searching the best value for his money. Allways working hand by hand with Balearia Caribbean and with its amazing team and stuff.

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Let's talk about the routes that Balearia Caribbean ferry company operates from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Bahamas on April 2023:


Fort Lauderdale - Bimini

This is the route most in demand by tourists in Florida, commonly called the Bimini ferry. As a general rule, the Day Trip option is usually the most reserved, round trip on the same day, or a reservation to stay between 2 to 4 nights on the island. In Bimini, the option most reserved by our clients is the Hilton at World Resorts Bimini hotel.

Balearia Caribbean operates this route between 3 and 4 times a week and the journey takes only 2 hours.


If you want to know more info about the ferry from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini (ferry and hotel package, schedule, tickets, cost, ... ) go to our Fort Lauderdale to Bimini ferry page.


Fort Lauderdale - Freeport (Gran Bahama)


Bimini - Fort Lauderdale

Freeport (Gran Bahama) - Fort Lauderdale

Bimini - Freeport (Gran Bahama)

Freeport (Gran Bahama) - Bimini


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Información del ferry Bimini - Fort Lauderdale

Departure country


Arrival country

United States




Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Shipping company

Balearia Caribbean

crossings from 3 to 5 weekly
how long the ride is from 2 to 3 hours
first departure 06:00 pm
distance 51 miles


The ferry connection from Bimini to Florida (arriving in Fort Lauderdale) links the Bahamas with the United States. This route is only operated by ferry by Balearia Caribbean. It is done 3 to 5 times a week, depending on the time of year. The duration of the journey is only 2 hours, although it may vary depending on the state of the sea.

Depending on the season of the year in which you want to travel, both the weekly frequencies and the schedules may vary, either for technical reasons or for weather reasons. It is advisable to always check the scheduled times for each departure in our search engine.

Deadline times

Remember that it is important to comply with the deadline times to avoid embarkation problems. Beyond this time Balearia Caribbean cannot guarantee you will be taken on board. Generally departures and arrivals (both) will be ALWAYS from/ to : Terminal 21 at the Port Everglades.

There are some specifict dates when Balearia Caribbean doesn't depart from Terminal 21 , it will be from a different terminal, see below (dates subject to change):

 Fort Lauderdale - Bimini   Departure from Fort Lauderdale Return to Fort Lauderdale
  Terminal departure from from Bimini to Terminal
Sunday 17th March 2024 29 Arrival Ft. Lau at 3pm 29
Sunday 17th March 2024 29 Arrival Ft. Lau at 11pm 21
Friday 19th April 2024 21 26


departure from Bahamas

Check-in from Bimini will start 2 hours before departure.

Check your booking confirmation or boarding cards about which is your departure time.

Remember that doors will be closed 1 hour before departure.


Bimini ferry port

Fisherman's Village ferry deck, Bimini Bay, Bailey Town, North Bimini, Bahamas

Balearia Caribbean Bimini Office

GPS Location


departure from Fort Lauderdale

Check-in from Fort Lauderdale commences at 6:00 a.m., three hours before departure time.

The terminal doors close at 8:00 a.m., which is one hour before the vessel departure at 9:00 a.m. We strongly suggest that guests plan to arrive between 6:15 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.

Please note that due to strict security measures, you may run into traffic congestion upon entering the port. Plan your arrival to the actual port at least one hour prior to departure.


Fort Lauderdale ferry port

2021 Eller Drive, Terminal 21 or 26, Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, 33316, Florida, United States

Port Everglades Terminal

GPS Location


Precios del ferry Bimini - Fort Lauderdale

cheapest price from $155 one way + taxes
Economy Premium seat from $185 one way + taxes
average price $265.00 return + taxes
Taxes aprox $70 per person per way


The cheap Bimini ferry to Fort Lauderdale starts at $155 + tax per person each way. Depending on the time of year (low season or high season) and if the reserved seat is Economy or Economy Premium, the average price to travel from Bimini to Florida (arriving in Fort Lauderdale) ranges from $225 to $410, the most expensive. The average fare in Economy is approximately $270 and in Economy Premium $330 per person, round trip. Fees (entry and exit fees, port fees, and service fees) are typically $70 per person.


Changes, Cancellations & Refunds

Changes, Cancellations & Refunds

The ticket is non-transferable. Passenger's name cannot be modified.

Reservations submitted for cancelation before 7 days before sailing, full refund.

Booking cancellations submitted between 7-4 days before sailing, 50% penalty.

Booking cancellations submitted 3 days or less before the sail date, no refund.

Date changes are permitted if requested at least 24 hours before departure. Fare difference and a penalty fee of US $75 will be applied for each change.

No refund will be applied for cancellations of special offers and one-day trips.

Any passenger who does not board the vessel for any reason, beyond Balearia Caribbean's control, shall not be entitled to a refund or date change.

Balearia Caribbean and/or I Love Ferry does not assume any responsibility other than reimbursement of the ticket. If the vessel for which the ticket has been issued does not carry out the stipulated journey due to operational difficulties, weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances, or forces beyond our control.

Balearia Caribbean and/or I Love Ferry are not responsible for any denied boarding due to failure to produce the proper travel documentation.

For more information check the ticket contract:


Luggage Policy & Extra Fees


As a courtesy to our guests, each adult passenger is allowed ONE carry-on item free of charge included in the ferry ticket price. The courtesy bag must weigh 26.5 LBS or less and have a maximum dimensions of 22”x18”x10”. Being able to carry a small bag or backpack is also included in the price of the ferry ticket. If you travel with babies, you can also carry one additional piece of luggage (26.5 LBS or less, with maximum dimensions of 22”x18”x10”) free of charge, included in the price of your ticket.

Luggage exceding 26.5 LBS or the one courtesy bag allowance will be subject to a charge of :

- $30.00(USD) per bag (one-way Trip) up to 50 LBS

- $60.00(USD) per bag ( ROUNDTRIP) up to 70 LBS

Over-sized Luggage (71-100 lbs.) or large items such as bicycles, kayaks, scuba equipment, etc., will be subject to a charge of : $90.00 (USD) per item, (one-way trip / roundtrip).

Tv's up to 32": $30 each. Tv's 42" to 55": $60 each. Tv's up to 65": $90 each.

Kayaks up to 8': $90 per trip. Bicycles: $30 one way / $60 Roundtrip. Scuba gear: Charge as a luggage.

Containers & Coolers & Boxes

The price of the refrigerator is not included in the ticket price. The refrigerator will be checked in at the baggage check-in counter as extra baggage depending on the size at the time of departure. Customers can travel with coolers and coolers will be charged based on the size and weight of each one. In the event that the size of the refrigerators or coolers exceeds the allowed size, it will be considered cargo and they will not be able to take the ferry that day.

Servicios del ferry Bimini - Fort Lauderdale

Bimini ferry terminal Services Terminal is wheelchair accessible
Bimini ferry Tram service included during ferry arrival and departure hours. Tram service travels to Fisherman's village and Hilton Resort.
Fort Lauderdale ferry terminal Services Available at the Mid Port parking garage.
Fort Lauderdale ferry terminal Services Terminal is wheelchair accessible.
Fort Lauderdale ferry terminal Services Vending machines available.


Ferry on board services

Baleària Caribbean's ferry, the Jaume II fast ferry, offers an array of services on board to ensure your journey is comfortable and enjoyable. The team at Balearia Caribbean is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, assisting you with all your needs to guarantee passengers a fantastic experience.

Snack Bar, Entertainment & Wifi

The Jaume II fast ferry features a fast food cafeteria where passengers can purchase snacks. Whether you're traveling in Economy or Premium class, you can indulge in the Bahama Mama, one of the delightful cocktails served at the bars.

Throughout your voyage on the Jaume II fast ferry, you'll have access to a variety of music and a selection of films, including educational documentaries suitable for all ages.

While onboard, Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Inquire about special Wi-Fi offers during your journey to stay connected with your social networks and share your experiences on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or X (formerly Twitter).

Onboard shopping & Outside

Passengers can shop for duty-free perfumes, cigarettes, and souvenirs while traveling. The ship's store offers a diverse range of gifts, perfumes, liquors, cigarettes, and cigars. Additionally, there's an Excursion Office where you can book various activities upon arrival in the Bahamas, such as snorkeling, car, scooter, or bicycle rentals, or a day pass at the Beach Club at the Hilton Hotel.

As you sail towards Bimini on the Jaume II fast ferry from Balearia Caribbean, take in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze from the terrace.


Bimini Fort Lauderdale
6:00pm 8:00pm
May, 2024: 26th, 27th, 29th, 31st
September, 2024: 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th
October, 2024: 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th
November, 2024: 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th
December, 2024: 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th
January, 2025: 1st, 3rd
7:00pm 9:00pm
June, 2024: 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 28th, 30th
July, 2024: 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 28th, 29th, 31st
August, 2024: 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 28th, 30th
September, 2024: 1st, 2nd
8:00pm 10:00pm
June, 2024: 22nd, 29th
July, 2024: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
August, 2024: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
September, 2024: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
October, 2024: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November, 2024: 6th, 13th, 20th
December, 2024: 4th, 11th, 31st
3:00pm 5:00pm
December, 2024: 24th

Horarios orientativos y sujetos a variación por parte de la naviera por motivos operativos sin previo aviso.

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ARC (resident alien card holders) must have a valid passport and a valid ARC CARD.

Adults and children will need VISA (To travel into the United States). Valid passport and valid U.S. visa for both.

Bahamian residents must have (not Bahamian citizens): a valid residency card of the Bahamas or a letter of permit to reside from the Bahamian ministry or a valid residency stamp in their valid passport of their country of citizenship.

IMPORTANT ADVICE TO NOTE:* Balearia Caribbean LTD and/or I LOVE FERRY are not responsible for any denied boarding or desembarking due to failure to present proper travel documentation*

More updated information on international travel regulations, on the following border protection website: Border Protection Regulations.

With Balearia Caribbean you can change the date of your ferry trip if you request it at least 24 hours before the departure time. For each change you make you will have a penalty of $75 plus fare difference (if the price of your new date is more expensive than the price of the reserved date).

Remember that these tickets are not transferable and that the passenger's name cannot be modified under any circumstances.

Balearia Caribbean ferry tickets can be canceled under the following rules:

- Full refund, if the date of request to cancel the reservation is before 7 days of the ferry departure date.

- 50% penalty, if the reservation cancellation request is made between 7 and 4 days before the scheduled departure date.

- No refund, if the reservation cancellation request is made 3 days or less before the scheduled departure date of the ship.

- One-day trips or special offers cancellations has No refund.

Remember that ferry tickets are non-transferable. The name of the passengers cannot be modified.

Any passenger who does not board the ferry for any reason, which is not under the control of Balearia Caribbean and/or I Love Ferry, will not have the right to a refund or change of date.

Balearia Caribbean and/or I Love Ferry will not assume any responsibility beyond the refund of the amount of the reserved ticket if the ferry for which the ticket was purchased and paid for does not carry out the stipulated trip due to operational difficulties, weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances or forces. outside the control of these companies.




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