Balearia Caribbean, previously known as Bahamas Express, provides a fast ferry service between Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA, and Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the Bahamas.
Owned by the Spanish group Baleària who specialises in high-speed ferry routes around world, the company began operating between the United States and the Bahamas in 2011, taking over the Bahamas Express route. Departing from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades Terminal One, and arriving at the Freeport Harbour on Grand Bahama Island, the Balearia Caribbean ferry trip takes around three and a half hours.
A popular route amongst day-trippers and those looking for overnight island stays in the beautiful Bahamas, the high-speed Jaume I operates the daily 76 mile journey at speeds of up to thirty two knots. Spanning 78 meters long, it can hold over 600 passengers and 130 vehicles, offering a choice of economy and premium economy seating areas. For on-board entertainment, Jaume I provides a comprehensive selection of films and documentaries, a tax-free souvenir shop and an excursions office.
Book a ferry with Balearia Caribbean and experience all the beautiful routes connecting Florida and the Caribbean including Fort Lauderdale in Miami to Bimini and Miami to Bahamas.
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