The boat from Miami to Bahamas has now been surpassed by the quick and comfortable flights to Bahamas from Bahamas Air Tours. Flying to the Bahamas from Florida is now the go-to method of transportation for visitors wishing to discover the stunning Bahamas islands.
Forget taking the Miami to Bahamas Ferry from Fort Lauderdale, instead book onto the Bahamas Air Tours island hopping flight service. A premium experience from the experts in VIP Bahamian travel. Discover the Authentic Bahamas in the 700 Bahamas Out Islands – the real Bahamian small islands experience. Don’t waste your time with the boat from Miami to Bahamas islands, Bimini or Freeport, when greater adventures await in the Exuma islands.
Fly from Miami to the Exuma Cays – a spectacular collection of 365 tropical islands – only reachable by plane from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. With daily services by plane, this is now the best way to travel from Florida to Exuma and trumps taking the boat from Miami to Bahamas.
There are many reasons why you should consider flying to Bahamas, but here are the 7 top reasons to avoid the Miami to Bahamas Ferry and take the plane instead!
7 Reasons to avoid the Miami to Bahamas Ferry
1. Visit the Swimming Pigs in Exuma
What’s the number one attraction in the Bahamas? The famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs of course!
The Bahamas swimming Pigs can only be visited in the Exuma islands. Whilst there are many islands that claim to have “swimming pigs”, including Freeport and Bimini (popular destinations for the Miami to Bahamas Ferry service), there is only one island in the Bahamas that can claim it’s place as the original home of the Bahamas Swimming Pigs; which is Big Major Cay (also known as Swimming Pigs Island). In fact these other islands in the Bahamas don’t really have “swimming pigs” – they have Pigs on a Beach that they have to use food to encourage them to trot into the water with. They are not Pigs that can actually Swim. Only actual swimming pigs can be visited at Big Major Cay in the Exuma Cays.
Getting to Pig Beach to visit the famous Exuma Pigs can only be done from Florida by Plane with Bahamas Air Tours. The distance is just too far for the boat from Miami to Bahamas to make the journey. A flight from Florida to Exuma only takes 1 hour.
2. Time: The plane is faster than the Boat from Miami to Bahamas
One of the most important benefits of taking the Plane over the boat from Miami to Bahamas is that the plane is so much quicker than the boat. Even for the closest island to the Bahamas – Bimini- it’s a 3 hour boat ride, yet the plane only takes 25 minutes. Which is an incredibly quick journey!
Even a trip from Miami to Freeport only takes 40 minutes by plane compared to 3 hours by the Miami to Bahamas Ferry service from Balearia.
One of the main reasons visitors look at taking the boat from Miami to Bahamas is for a one day cruise to the Bahamas – a popular day excursion – but one that is poorly executed by taking the Miami to Bahamas Ferry. A Bahamas Day Trip is so much better enjoyed by taking plane. Why waste 6 hours of your day travelling on a ferry? Surely you would prefer to spend that time actually in the Bahamas and visiting stunning islands and attractions like the Swimming Pigs.
3. Spectacular views on a flight from Florida to Bahamas
The true spectacle and beauty of the Bahamas can only be seen from above. Why spend 3 hours on a boat from Miami to Bahamas where the only view out of the window are waves and ocean? Instead consider how it would feel to look out of the large plane windows on a unique Miami to Bahamas Day Trip, and gaze down on the hundreds of small tropical islands. With their white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and glistening turqiose waters – what a sight to behold.
So many visitors to the Bahamas take photos home with them of the stunning islands from above. A unique landscape you wont find in any other island archipelagos. The Bahamas Sea has a truly unique combination of being shallow with very clear waters and distinctive white sand bars. This gives a truly wonderous visual picture of 50 shades of blue. A flight from Florida to Bahamas really cant be missed for this reason.
4. Sea sickness is a real concern for those taking a boat from Miami to Bahamas
There are many days in the Bahamas when the sea conditions become rough. The reasons for this are the winds and sea swells. The winds in the Bahamas frequently pickup as cold fronts and tropical depressions transit sotuehrn florida and the Caribbean. With them they bring large waves, that only get tropugher on the exposed stretches of sea that lie between south Florida and Bahamas. Its entirely for this reason that the baot from Miami to Bahamas can turn into a real rollercoaster ride. If youre one that cant stomach rogh sea crossings, then the Miami to Bahamas Ferry is not something youshoudl consider.
Taking the plane whowever, from Miami to Exuma, never has these issues. There are very few days per year when flights may encounter light turbulence, but they never need to fly so high that they expose themselves to the levels of turbulence that might enduce air sickness. SO hands down flying absolutely trumps taking the boat from Miami to Bahamas.
5. Enjoy the Comfort of a flight
The Cessna Grand Caravan is a 9-seater plane, that is perfect for flying the short routes between South Florida and Bahamas. With large windows that unobscured by it’s high wing. And comfortable lever seats and a fully air-conditioned cabin, flying to the Bahamas is so much more comfortable than taking the Balearia Miami to Bahamas Ferry.
6. Travel Further into the real authentic Bahamas
The winning advantage that the plane has over the ferry, is that you can travel so much further into the Bahamas Islands. Freeport and Bimini – the 2 closests islands to South Florida – and the islands most visited by the boat from Miami to Bahamas, are not the authentic Bahamas. They are not small island where you can experience the Bahmian Small Island vibe. Freeport and Bimini are major tourist travel hubs frequented by cruise ships.
Whereas the Exuma island in the Bahamas- well theyre too shallow for a cruise ship to be even able to navigate to. So a day trip to the Exumas you will certainly avoid the crowds.
But it’s not just avoiding crowds that flying affords; its experience the unique authentic Bahmian culture and spirit – which just cant be experienced in Freeport Grand Bahama. The Exumas is a slice of Bahamian culture and heart. Friendly locals and small island communities is where you will experience the authentic Bahamas.
7. Fly like a VIP! Enjoy Premium Customer Service from Bahamas Air Tours
Why settle for poor customer service! Would you travel with a company that had on average 2 and half star reviews on trip advisor?
With a five-star rated reviews for Bahamas Air Tours, guests love travelling on the Bahamas Charter Flights and Miami to Bahamas Day Trips. There is a personable experience given to every guest on par with the best VIP and premium customer service standards.
It’s so important to research the company that you entrust to have a great day or vacation experience with. At Bahamas Air Tours we believe in exceeding our guest’s expectations so that they are left with memories of a lifetime.
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Book now a one-pf-a-kind Miami to Bahamas Day Trip with Bahamas Air Tours. These truly are bucket-list activities and something you just will not experience on the boat from Miami to Bahamas.
Forget the Miami to Bahamas Ferry, and instead embrace flights to Bahamas from South Florida for the ultimate Bahamas Day Trip or Bahamas Vacation getaway.
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