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The Bimini SuperFast Starts Day Cruises to Bimini From Port Everglades

UPDATE: The Bimini SuperFast is no longer running out of Port Everglades. The ship now only departs from PortMiami.

It's 5:33 p.m. Bimini is at our backs now as dozens shuffle aboard the boat that brought us the roughly 50 miles that separates Florida's coast from the tiny island. We're about to make our way back to Port Everglades.

Before we're allowed back on the ship, we have to put on shirts and have our feet washed off with a hose wielded by an island employee who seems to be enjoying his job a little too much. The immediate protocol before boarding -- both in Fort Lauderdale and Bimini -- is to get your hands sprayed with a squirt bottle full of hand sanitizer by an impossibly cheerful Filipino employee.

Present your room key. Glide up the escalator. And you're back inside the floating entertainment center known as the Bimini SuperFast. Wave goodbye to the seven-mile-long, 700-foot island poking out of the Atlantic.

See also: The Bimini SuperFast Day Cruise (Photos)

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