A well-kept secret closely guarded by the local population of South Florida. Located just 50 miles from the Florida East Coast, it is a nice short trip (about 2.5 hours, just enough to lose sight of any land!) on your yacht charter to Bimini Island. Guests may stay on the yacht overnight while the yacht crew will sleep on property condo for your privacy during your stay.
Make an early crossing (2.5 hours) to Bimini and arrive at Bimini Bay’s Mega Yacht Marina. Upon arrival to the resort your captain will arrange for Customs and Immigration to personally handle your entrance into the country at your marina slip while you relax and enjoy the pool. Explore the island of Bimini – Alice Town, Bailey Town and Porgy Bay – and sample fresh conch salad at Joe’s or eat at the local restaurants near your marina. 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 board to get to know your crew.
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 with the resort diving company. 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. Later, have Bimini Bay arrange for a masseuse to come to your yacht and ensure your sore muscles are kneaded away.
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 Sabor, where you can find cuisine authentic to the Bahamas while basking in the moonlight.
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 marks the end of your extraordinary Bahamas vacation. Return home with your yacht charter crew with the knowledge that Bimini and all its treasures are just a short trip away.