Experienced charterers have learned that the REAL Bahamas can only be seen by a private charter boat and remains one of the most unbelievable recreational cruising grounds in the world. Miami Charters vacation charter specialists can plan a quick get-away or extended yacht charter vacation to Bimini and all the Bahamas. Our Bimini charters require a minimum two-day rental, while we do advise at least three days of chartering in order to experience the best of these special island. We recommend chartering one of our 54’ Sea Rays or larger when crossing the Gulf Stream. Bimini is very close to Miami, only 46 miles from the Port of Miami and the Miami Beach Marina where many of our yachts are permanently docked, making Bimini extremely accessible and a great option if just a few day trip is in order.
We also offer high-speed ferry service to the island for large groups. For example, if your group consists of 20-40 guests and are interested in a 3-day Bimini experience with access to one of our luxury 13-passenger yachts while on the Island, Miami Charters would shuttle the guests to the island by Ferry and send one of our luxury yachts to the Bimini Marina at the hotel. Once in Bimini, 6-10 guests can sleep aboard the luxury yacht, while the others stay in the hotel. During the three days, all guests would have access to the private yacht, keeping in mind that the legal capacity is 13 guests at a time.
This is just one unique example of many creative cruising packages that Miami Charters has to offer! Also, many of our clients like to stop in Bimini for one night on the way to Nassau, please ask your charter specialist about island hopping package in the Bahamas.
Over the past five years, Bimini has had quite a few major developments, with the newest properties called Resort World Bimini, owned by casino resort moguls ($50 Billion dollar Malaysia-based) Genting Group. Resort World Bimini has created much attention and activity on these previous remote islands. The resort has a State of the Art 10,000 sq. ft. casino with high stakes poker, black jack, and progressive slot machines. Multiple 3-5 Star restaurants are throughout the property, in addition to two infinity pools, pool bar and café, and a traditional Bahamian outdoor massive sports themed BBQ near the entrance serving some of the best jerk chicken and famous conch salad and ceviche.
Resort World just added a luxury Hilton Hotel with Rooftop Pool, Serenity Luxury Spa, and six new restaurants. The Hilton is a great place for our charters to spend the day or evening enjoying a relaxing massage and dinner on land…after an amazing day of boating and exploring Bimini.
For more information about the resort, visit http://www.rwbimini.com/
If a unique wedding destination or corporate meeting amongst crystal clear blue water is what you desire, our planners can plan everything for your group and guests, from transportation, to accommodations, including all food, beverage, and event planning needs.
The Hilton Hotel has ample space for meetings and exhibits, while Resort World properties have both indoor and breathtaking outdoor facilities (beachside as well) for wedding ceremonies, upscale or casual lunches, dinners, and events. Our planners travel with you to Bimini to assist onsite managers to ensure that your special event is a perfect one!
Bimini is the nearest Bahamian island (two islands) to the USA, barely 50 miles from Miami, it’s a very short trip and only a few hours by yacht from Miami. A tiny island of the Bahamas, Bimini is just 7 miles long and barely 700 feet wide at its widest point. Bimini is the western most island in the Bahamas and the closest foreign island to the US mainland and has previously been recognized mainly for the famous Hemingway era.
Whether you come with the family, as a couple, or single for bar hopping, casinos, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, tanning on the beaches, or relaxing in a hammock in the cool breeze, the Bahamas will leave you speechless and satisfied. A US Passport or birth certificate is required when traveling to the Bahamas.
The more ‘popular’ areas of the Bahamas begins in the Berry Islands, while on your way to Nassau, which are low-lying and unique with few inhabitants, fantastic fishing and the feeling of being on a different planet. Many groups make Chub Cay their first stop, then go north…or start in Great Stirrup Cay and go Southwards. Either way, even on a power-yacht, it will take a week or longer to when traveling by yacht. If leaving from Miami, charterers will cross the Gulf Stream with its seasonal uncertainties, with slight chances of the charter being delayed a day or so, if the seas are too rough, but this is not normally the case and the journey is well worth it!! Most our charter guests prefer to fly into Nassau, and board their sailing or motor yacht at the Atlantis Hotel and Marina, beginning their cruise in Bahamas, avoiding the seven-hour delivery across the Atlantic Ocean. Other charterers, especially the bare-boaters, like to fly into Marsh Harbour in the Abacos and rent a charter boat from there and explore the Sea of Abaco.
The Atlantis Hotel Casino and Resort is the largest and most amazing resort in all of Bahamas, offering 5-Star amenities for all ages including a theme waterpark, the Caribbean’s largest aquarium, interactive dolphin lagoon, world-class casino and spa, couture brand shopping center, and over a dozen fine dining restaurants. Many charters begin and end their charter at the Atlantis Marina, which provides just enough excitement and action for a couple of days, while other days are spent exploring the more remote islands.
For more information about the casino, visit http://www.atlantisbahamas.com/
The Exumas chain of 365 islands (or cays) in the Bahamas, starts about 35 nm South of Nassau and runs about 120 nm South from Allen Cay, all the way to Georgetown that has an airport with regular scheduled flights. This is considered the most sought after location in the Bahamas with crystal-clear waters, swimming pigs, superb diving, friendly petting sharks, snorkeling, fishing and lots of neat little bays and coves to anchor out. Exumas is a special strip of private islands where one can find a lone Tiki beach bar in the middle of seemingly nowhere…in paradise! Be sure to visit Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, which some consider the most breathtaking place is the Exumas. http://www.exumapark.org. There are some great itineraries that start and end either in Nassau or Staniel Cay and cover the upper Exumas, Cat Island, Eleuthera, and Harbour island.
For the even more adventurous, a Georgetown pick-up and a route that includes the “Out-Islands” of the Bahamas is even more attractive for those of us who like remote and mostly uninhabited islands. The few locals you encounter are very friendly and polite. This route includes the islands of Rum Cay, Conception, San Salvador, Long Island, Acklins, Crooked Islands, and Mayaguana. The island of Great Inagua has a fine National Park and nature reserve with the largest population of West Indian Flamingoes, Parrots, and other bird species. Little Inagua has a large population of feral donkeys and goats that were originally left there (or escaped from) the numerous wrecks caused by the Inagua reef.
In the Northern Bahamas, the Sea of Abaco, with its three “major towns” of Marsh Harbour, Hopetown and Coopers Town and ringed by Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and many others, constitutes a small isolated area with its own special culture and values. The Abacos are especially known for calm waters, warm breezes and panoramic beauty that make this 120-mile–long chain of islands a boating and sailing paradise. It’s not just the sea that attracts travelers from around the world. Those who prefer to explore by land will find championship golf courses on Treasure Cay, charming colonial towns on Green Turtle and Elbow Cays, and countless hotels, restaurants and bars throughout.
In summary, the Bahamas is not just Bimini and the casinos of Freeport, Lucaya, Nassau and Paradise Island. The real Bahamas can be seen only by a private charter boat and remains one of the most unbelievable recreational cruising grounds in the world.
Please contact us to arrange a Bahamas charter vacation, customized just for you and your group.