Bimini Bahamas *requires passports 3 Hours from Miami 30-40 min Immigration Min 2-Day Charter Fuel, Dockage Additional
Bimini is the true Island in the Stream, perched at the edge of a sheer underwater cliff that falls thousands of feet into the blue abyss. The Gulf Stream rushes north, washing past Bimini, feeding and warming its coral reefs and serving as a watery highway for everything from marlin to mantas, dolphin to sea turtles. Its unique location coupled with a roguish history makes Bimini the Out Islands’ favorite diving and fishing frontier outpost. Day One For those arriving on a yacht, let Bimini Bay arrange for Customs and Immigrations to personally handle your entrance into the country at your marina slip at the Bimini Bay Resort. Explore the island of Bimini - Alice Town, Bailey Town and Porgy Bay - and sample fresh conch salad at Joe's or take a kite surfing lesson at the Beach Club on South Bimini. Those looking for rejuvenation can visit Bimini's famed "Healing Hole." Bimini Healing Arts conducts a tour to this mystical spot, which is said to cure any ailment with a dip in its waters. Finish the day with cocktails and dinner on the Island. Day Two Today is the day to get in the water. Go on a wild dolphin swim by heading out to the "dolphin grounds" and waiting for wild dolphins to arrive (91% success rate). Fifty percent of the tours are successful in the last 90 minutes, when a pod of 10 or more dolphins will appear and guests can slip into the water to frolic with them. Let us arrange a private guide for a dolphin or dive trip on the yacht's tender. Bimini Bay Resort's Dive Shop can also train and certify for SCUBA. Those who prefer to cast a line should head out for world-class blue marlin or bonefish hunting. Enjoy your last day as you cruise back to Miami or extend your stay… Day Three Depart Bimini Bay Resort and head for the SS Sapona, a steamer that was wrecked during a hurricane in 1926 and sits in 15 feet of water, attracting both snorkelers and divers. Next, set the course for the crescent-shaped anchorage of Honeymoon Harbor on the north end of Gun Cay, or head to the deserted Dollar Harbor on South Cat Cay; both are large, shallow, protected areas. Anyone who wants to wakeboard, water ski, knee board or cruise around on jet skis can do so here! Play in the water until the sun goes down, then head back to the marina at Bimini Bay Resort and dine al fresco at Savor, where you can find cuisine authentic to the Bahamas while basking in the moonlight. Day Four Enjoy the resort's amenities. Take a dip in the two swimming pools, shop in Fisherman's Village and get a poolside massage at the Infinity Pool. For adventure seekers, start walking North on the beaches of Bimini Bay for a few miles, and your footprints will be the only ones on the beach. The waters North of the resort are "gin clear" and the flats off these beaches are amazing and offer some of the best photo opportunities of the trip. For the perfect conclusion to the trip, let Bimini Bay arrange for a beach party BBQ, complete with a bonfire, grilled lobsters and calypso entertainment. Day Five Day Five marks the end of your extraordinary Bahamas vacation. Return home via yacht with the knowledge that Bimini and all its treasures are just a short trip away.