Taking a Bimini cruise in the Bahamas is one of the regions most popular attractions. Laying your toes in its white sand beaches and bright blue, sparkling waters is a pure joy in life.
The Bahamas is an island country made up of over 700 islands in the tropics just off the coast of Florida. Because of its proximity and relative ‘exoticness’ when compared to the United States, many American travelers visit the Bahamas and a large part of the Bahamian economy thrives off tourist dollars. It is known as a resort destination with renowned accommodations like Resorts World Bimini which many people see on their Bimini cruise. You have likely heard about Resorts World by now. There are a lot of other things about Bimini you may not have known, though. We will cover these below.
About Bimini Bahamas
Being the closest Bahamian island to the United States means Bimini is one of the most visited. Known as the gateway to the Bahamas, it sees many returning tourists every year. Even Ernest Hemingway is said to have enjoyed his frequent visits to the island. Matter of fact, with a population of just shy of 2,000, most of the people on the island at any given time are just visitors.
It has a lot of historical significance. Even Bimini Road can be traced all the way back to the legendary Lost City of Atlantis. During prohibition, rumrunners did all of their business from Bimini; hiding alcohol in the sands of Bimini. Like mention, Hemingway; along with the likes of Jimmy Buffet and Dr. Martin Luther King all had made visits to the island in their times.
Where is Bimini
Where is Bimini in relation to Florida? Just fifty miles off Florida’s southeastern coast, it is no wonder it is a top destination in the Bahamas. Bimini consists of two main islands — a north and south — in addition to its many cays.
Flying vs taking the boat to Bimini Bahamas
When it comes to flying vs taking the boat, it is just one of the decisions you need to make before going on your trip to Bahamas. With Bahamas Air Tours, you can take a one day cruise to Bimini through the sky and take advantage of the time saved with more time at the widely-renowned Resorts World Bimini.
Aboard our twin-engined Navajo aircraft, you will be afforded a guaranteed window seat and the company of a private party on the 9-seater plane. Our private plane is known for having the largest viewing windows on any aircraft in the world so it will give you a great opportunity to see what many people consider the best bird’s eye view in the world.
Check out the 11 things you should know before your Bimini cruise
Let’s jump right in on the 19 things you should know during your Bimini cruise. Here are some attraction tips, transportation tips, and the “you-should-know” tips for your Bimini cruise:
1. Swim with sharks at Resorts World Bimini
One of the most popular places in Bimini, Resorts World, also lets you swim with reef sharks. Few other places in the Bahamas arrange this kind of experience.
2. Radio Beach will most-likely be crowded
Photos of Radio Beach are likely to give you false expectations of your experience in Bimini. As it is one of the first islands tourists will visit in the Bahamas, the most popular beach usually gets crowded once other people on Bimini cruise and tour ferries start to arrive. If you don’t like the crowds, you can elect to visit a different beach further from the cruise port. Bimini is full of nice beaches.
3. You can take a one day cruise to Bimini via the sky
Don’t waste your time on the Bimini ferry. Additionally, if your Bimini experience wasn’t enough, you can always come back with Bahamas Air Tours in the future on a Bimini cruise in the sky. By traveling there by plane, you will have plenty of time to explore the entire island.
4. The weather in Bimini remains the same year-round
If you are trying to pick the best time for your Bimini cruise, you will appreciate knowing the weather in Bimini pretty much remains consistent all year round. Try to avoid the time between March until mid-April as this is the Spring Breaker’s season and will be very busy and party-driven.
5. You can purchase a one day pass to a Bimini resort
If your cruise is coming through Bimini, instead of choosing between another snorkel tour or diving package, you can opt for a day pass to a Bimini resort for something new and exciting.
6. Dive with dolphins at Bimini Big Game Club & Marina
Ever imagine diving with these majestic creatures? Now, you can at Bimini Big Game Club & Marina. With just enough time to take a Bimini cruise diving excursion, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to dive with the promise of dolphins.
7. Avoid the Miami to Bimini ferry by sea
As mentioned above, the Bimini ferry will almost always be a lousy, crowded experience. Not to mention, it often is behind schedule which means you will miss your chance to visit empty beaches. Instead, you can save time and fly to Bimini in luxury.
8. Trace back to the Lost City of Atlantis
Bimini Road — a mysterious rock formation. A long stretch of limestone running through Bimini. Is it a natural occurrence or is it remnants from the unknown highway leading to the Lost City of Atlantis? You decide.
9. You can dive a mysterious shipwreck at Sapona
An old warship, built after World War I, was sold to be used as a storage ship near Bimini to sell illegal rum during the Prohibition Age. After being damaged in a hurricane in 1926, it was used as a bombing target to train U.S. Airmen for World War II. Then, legend says five airmen mysteriously disappeared after a test drop in 1945 and all target practice ended.
10. The Bimini Fast Ferry is not that fast
You may be tempted to elect to take the Miami to Bimini ferry with promises of a ‘fast ferry’. Just know, it takes a little over two hours to travel fifty miles to Bimini aboard the ferry. Plus, you will have to account for queuing times and your return trip. With all things accounted for, you should probably block out five hours of your day just for travel. That doesn’t seem as efficient as it boasts.
11. Go on a Rainbow Reef Excursion
Perhaps the most colorful and lively reef explorations in the Bahamas (and certainly around Bimini). Royal Caribbean provides a day excursion to this place and several other companies will also take you to explore the reef. It may be better to opt for a guide to know where to see the most marine life.
Exuma Day Trips Tours to Pig Beach
Take a Staniel Cay day trips to see the Exuma pigs in the Bahamas after your Bimini Cruise. Spend a day on Pig Island (Big Major Cay) and see what all Pig Beach swimming pigs tours have to offer on your Bahamas vacation. You’d be surprised how much time you can save on a Bahamas day trips by plane with Bahamas Air Tours rather than taking the slow ferries. Or if you’re looking for the fastest and most convenient way to Bimini then look no further than our Bahamas Air Charter services by private Plane from Florida to Bimini.
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