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Above: Bahamas Day Trip

Cruise Info

Duration: 13 hours
Commences: The Bahamas day trip departs Port Everglades, located 27 miles (43 kilometers) north of the Port of Miami.
Departure Dates: Daily (except Wednesdays)
Departure Point: Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale.
Departure Time: Depart Port Everglades at 8:00 AM. (Check-in by 6:00 AM). Arrive Freeport at 11:00 AM (weather permitting)
Return Details: Depart Freeport at 6:00 PM (Check-in by 4:00 PM). Arrive Port Everglades at 9:00 PM.

On Board Services (Additional Charge)

• Cafeteria serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza)
• Full bar
• Espresso bar
• Duty Free Shop
• Movies


Round Trip (Same Day)
  • Economy, non changeable, non-cancellable: $145
  • First class, refundable and changeable up to 7 day before trip: $226

    Round Trip (Different Day)

    • Economy, non changeable, non-cancellable: $196
    • First class, refundable and changeable up to 7 day before trip: $226

    Children ages 6 months to 6 years are free. Children younger than 6 months are not allowed to sail.

    First class seats are more spacious, and private, compared to economy class. Movies are also shown in first class. Please note, there is a small area in economy class where the movie can be seen.

    Seats are not assigned. However, you will be restricted to sit in the class purchased.


    • Food, Drink, Gratuities (optional), Parking, Transfers

    Documentation Requirements

    • Passengers 16 and over require a passport, or passport card, that has been valid for at least one month
    • Passengers 15 and under may show an original birth certificate, instead of a passport. Copies of birth certificates won't be accepted.
    • Passengers under 18 years old travelling without a parent or guardian require a notarized written parental consent, along with a photocopy of the passport of the adult accompanying them.
    • All passengers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    • American citizens born outside the US 15 years old or younger require either an American valid non-cancelled passport or an original naturalization certificate accompanied by a valid photo ID. Please note that passport application receipts will not be accepted for travel. US legal alien residents must present their non-expired alien resident card. (US legal alien residents that are Bahamian citizens must also present their Bahamian passport).
    • Canadian citizens require either a Canadian passport or a Canadian citizenship ID accompanied by another valid Canadian government issued photo id.
    • All other travelers must have valid passports from their country of origin in conjunction with a multiple entry US visa and if necessary a Bahamian visa, (please check with the Bahamian consulate). Please be advised that non-resident students traveling with a US visa (F1, J1 or M1) must also be in possession of a valid SEVIS form (I20 or IAP66) for travel.
    • Students attending school in the US must bring a valid passport, I94 form and signed valid paperwork from the school, all of which must be the original copies.
    • Naturalization papers are not accepted as proof of citizenship.

    Other Requirements

    • 2 carry-ons are allowed per person. Maximum Dimensions for a carry on item is 22 inches x 18 inches x 10 inches ( length x width x height), maximum weight: 26.5 Ib / 12 kg; any luggage item exceeding these dimensions is required to be checked in at the cost of $25.00 USD.
    • No food or beverages can be brought on-board.
    • No animals are allowed on board, except guide dogs
    • Passengers who are 24 weeks or more into their pregnancy are not allowed to sail. Pregnant women less than 24 weeks must submit, prior to departure, a letter from their attending physician certifying the gestational period and that the expecting mother is fit to sail.

    • Smoking is not permitted.

    Getting to Port Everglades

    Private Transportation:
    Miami Beach 411 offers round trip, private transportation to Port Everglades. Rates can be seen here.

    Driving Directions:

    Main entrance
    Take I-95 to I-595 East straight into the Port (I-595 becomes Eller Drive once inside the Port). I-595 runs east/west with connections to the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport, U.S.1, I-95, State Road 7 (441), Florida's Turnpike, Sawgrass Expressway and I-75.

    US1/Federal Highway entrance
    At the intersection of State Road 84/Spangler Blvd., East and U.S.1 (Federal Hwy.), turn east into the seaport.

    Grand Bahama Island

    Located 55 miles (90 kilometers) from Ft. Lauderdale, Grand Bahama is the northernmost islands of the Bahamas. The Island gets its name from the Spanish "gran bajamar" – meaning "great shallows" – because of its many flats and shoals surronding the island.

    Grand Bahama considered the second most popular island in the Bahamas, and its major city, Freeport, is regarded as the nation’s second city. [Bahamas Map]

    If you are visiting the Bahamas and searching for a hotel, check out our section on islands in the Bahamas.

    Location: 200 miles (321 kilometers) west of Nassau
    Size: 530 square miles (1 372 square kilometers)
    Population: 46,994
    Language: English
    Currency: Bahamian dollar
    Tourism info: Bahamas Day Trip Ministry of Tourism (242-352-8044).
    Getting there from Nassau: Fly with Bahamasair or private air charter. The Bahamas Mailboat costs $45 one way to and takes 12 hours.

    Inter-island Bahamas mailboats depart from Nassau and run weekly roundtrip to and from all islands.

    Islands in Bahamas

    Cruises main guide
    Cruises and Cruising
    Ports of Call

    Bahamas Day Trip From Miami, FL.
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