When it launched in 2011, we told you about theBahamas Express fast ferry service out of Fort Lauderdale
, serving Grand Bahama Island. Last year, we gave the company the award forBest Weekend Getaway,
since the trip is quick and kids up to age six travel free.
Parent company Balearia has shipped over a fast ferry called Maverick from Spain to be its workhorse. This boat can sail at 30 knots and carries 357 passengers.
The company announced that it will "begin the route with three crossings a week (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) and plans to increase the frequency of crossings in the higher summer season. Departure from Miami port is at 9.00 a.m. and the return crossing is at 5.00 p.m. Bahamas Express has launched a special offer to travel to Bimini at a price of $49.50 per journey when you buy a return ticket."
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