A Bahamas Cruise from Miami is an excellent way to visit the Caribbean or Bahamas. Cruises from Miami are plentiful and give travelers the opportunity to sail between the many island archipelagos of the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and Southern Caribbean islands.
With plentiful cruises from Florida to Bahamas – a large choice of itineraries that span from one day to week longs cruises. And which a vast choice of departure ports from Port Miami and Port Everglades in South Florida to Port Canaveral just outside Orlando, the connections available to begin your cruiseline journey are both frequent and accessible.
But what if you could experience the beauty of the Bahamas all in one day? No need to spend a week on a cruise ship travelling island to island. What is there were a one day cruise to Bahamas that offered everything you all the attractions, experiences and fun that the Bahamas Islands has to offer? Look no further than a Miami to Bahamas Day Trip excursion to the famous Swimming Pigs in Exuma.
Cruises from Florida to Bahamas
Finding the perfect cruises from Florida to Bahamas is not an easy task – with so much choice available in Southern Florida there are many considerations:
- Cruise Itinerary Destinations
- Departure Port location
- Cruise Itinerary Length
- Size of Cruise Ship
- Quality of Cruiseline Services
- Price Range
- Onboard activities
There are 3 main cruise ports to depart from in Southern Florida:
- Port Miami
- Port Everglades
- Port Canaveral
Stopovers in Nassau Bahamas
The Bahamas Cruise from Miami follows a standard itinerary, across all cruiselines, with a first stop in Nassau Cruise Port – New Providence Island. Believe it or not Nassau is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world!
Nassau is a convenient stop for cruises from Florida to Bahamas – geographically it is the closest main port on the routes down to the Caribbean. But aside from the convenience of travel, Nassau is a very popular tourist destination. It offers something for everyone – from historical landmarks to adventurous activities. Blessed with sunshine all year round, whether you want to relax on the white sands of Junkanoo Beach or enjoy the Aquaventure water park at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, there truly is fun for all the family in Nassau Bahamas!
7 Top Rated Destinations outside of the Bahamas Islands
- Key West Florida
- Cozumel, Mexico
- Grand Cayman
Cruises Leaving from Miami
Port Miami is the busiest cruise port in the world with around 3-4 million passenger journeys each year. And with so many travelers wishing to embark on cruises from Florida to Bahamas, there is a fantastic choice of cruiselines available:
Choice of Cruiseline Brands:
- Holland America
- Royal Caribbean
- Regent seven Seas
- Virgin Voyages
Enjoying the Private Islands on a Bahamas Cruise from Miami
Each of the main cruiseline brands have their own private islands (or “Cays”) in the Bahamas archipelago. Often the highlight of a Bahamas cruise from Miami itinerary – the allure of enjoying a private island for the day is the main attraction of a Bahamas cruise. And rightly so, for an archipelago nation like the Bahamas with over 700 different islands to enjoy, it’s the picture perfect vacation experience – enjoying a tropical island oasis with your family and friends.
Cococay (Little Stirrup Cay) – Royal Caribbean Cruiseline, in the Berry Islands. Read more in our Guide to Cococay.
Halfmoon Cay (Little San Salvador Island)- Holland America Cruiseline, between Eleuthera and Cat Island. Read more in our Guide to Halfmoon Cay
Great Stirrup Cay – Noreweigan Cruiseline, in the Berry Islands. Read more in our Guide to Great Stirrup Cay.
Whilst each island is different geographically, they all have very similar setups. Surrounding the main white sand beach are full service beach clubs, sun loungers, pilapas and drinks bars. Activities include kayaking, jetskiing, sailing, snorkeling and banana boat rides.
The one thing that a Bahamas Cruise from Miami misses, is the opportunity to experience the authentic Bahamas. The authentic small island experience which is both cultural and scenic.
Day Cruise to Bahamas Options – the alternative to a week long Caribbean cruise
The one day cruise to Bahamas is becoming a popular alternative to the week long cruises around the Caribbean. However all is not what it appears – the Bahamas Cruise from Miami that is a day cruise to Bahamas – is in fact a day trip that involves 6 hours on a ferry, between Freeport Grand Bahama island or Bimini. A 3 hour one way journey by ferry is required to travel to between Florida and Bahamas islands. And once you get there, it’s not the authentic Bahamas small island experience – the Freeport Cruise port is welcoming travelers en-masse on low budget tours.
A far better choice for a one day cruise to Bahamas is to take the Plane instead of the Boat! With so many reasons to not take the Miami to Bahamas Ferry, the decision to fly from Florida to Bahamas is an easy one to make!
Miami to Bahamas Day Trip by Plane
If your main reason for travelling to the Bahamas is to experience the authentic Bahamas, tropical island paradises and the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs – then why bother with a Bahamas Cruise from Miami in the first place? Since none of these are achievable on cruises from Florida to Bahamas.
Now a 5-star rated trip advisor experience, the Miami to Bahamas Day Trip by Plane, will transport you to the idyllic Exuma Cays – a collection of 365 tropical islands. Staniel Cay, home of the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs, is the main destination here.
Visitors on the Miami to Bahamas Day Trip get enjoy not just the stunning paradise that Staniel Cay is blessed with but these top attractions in the Bahamas:
- Swimming with Pigs at Pig Beach – Big Major Cay – the number 1 activity in the Caribbean!
- Swimming with Sharks at Compass Cay
- Exploring the Pristine Sand Bar at Pipe Creek
- Snorkeling into the James Bond Thunderball Grotto Cave
- Visiting the Bahamian Rock Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay
- Sightseeing at the underwater plane wreck at Staniel Cay
- Enjoying lunch at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club
…and this is all achieved in just one day! Why waste so much time travelling on a cruise ship or ferry when you can fly further and into remote areas of the Bahamas in a fraction of the time required to sail there.
Day Trips to Bahamas from Miami by plane are the most convenient and thrilling way to enjoy the very best that the Bahamas islands have to offer – secluded white sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, swimming pigs, culture, cuisine, heritage and boundless adventure – all of which cant be experience on a Bahamas Cruise from Miami; so push the boat out of your comfort zone and book what will become the best day of your life on a unique Miami to Bahamas Day Trip by Plane with Bahamas Air Tours.
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