A day trip to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale is extremely popular due to its proximity in the south of Florida. Fort Lauderdale is located a short distance from the coast of Miami which means even a day trip to Bahamas from Miami is possible. The Fort Lauderdale Bahamas day trip is made daily by various tour operators. However, what many people do not know is that there are also possibilities for a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas. Here’s a guide for you on your vacation to the Bahamas.
3 things to know before your day trip to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale
There are a few things to keep in mind when booking a day trip to Fort Lauderdale, Bahamas that you may not have read before. We will highlight a few of those points below.
1. How to get from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas
You have multiple options: a boat from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas or a one day cruise to Bahamas via the air. Many opt for the one day cruise from Fort Lauderdale via a private Bahamas air charter because they prefer comfort and convenience.
Most tourist, though, opt for the day trip to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale by ferry because it is the most cost efficient option. Baeleria Express is the most common tour operator for ferry tours. If you are flying, you can shop around but we like Bahamas Air Tours because of the flexibility they offer in your itinerary and the huge viewing windows aboard the aircraft.
However, no matter which one day cruise to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale you choose, you will likely end up at Pig Island Bahamas (Big Major Cay) swimming with pigs in the Bahamas.
2. What is there to do on a day trip to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale?
So, what will you see on your trips to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale? Well, it’s mostly up to you to decide. With a customizable program (when flying), the itinerary is yours to choose. One thing is for sure, you can be ready to see tons of beautiful nature, secluded beaches, and tropical turquoise sea. Here are some of the available options as far as attractions go:
- Swimming with the Pigs at Pig Beach Bahamas
- Bahamas Rock Iguana at Bitter Guana Cay
- Turtles at Farmers Cay
- Underwater Plane Wreck next to Harvey Cay
- Staniel Cay Yacht Club on Staniel Cay
- James Bond Thunderball Grotto
- The Exuma Sand Bar at Pipe Cay
- Nurse Sharks at Compass Cay
For a full list of attractions at Staniel Cay visit our list of top things to do in Exuma.
Other trips from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas are very long and are limited to Bahamian attractions that can be seen nearby due to time constraints. Therefore, the only way to have a real Bahamian experience is via private plane on a day trip to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale.
3. How long does a Fort Lauderdale Bahamas day trip take?
By far and away, the biggest advantage of booking a day trip to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale by flight instead of a ferry is the time it saves you on your limited day trip to the Bahamas.
Compare a six-hour return trip by ferry with a two-hour flight. If you are only in the Bahamas for one day, the four-hour savings can make a difference if you travel from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas. Point blank, you will have more time to spend doing the things you came for.
Have fun in the sun in the Bahamas!
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