You may be tempted to book the Miami to Bahamas ferry to save a few bucks on your family vacation. However, we highly advise you read this before to make the most informed decision on your purchase.
Sometimes, a few bucks on vacation isn’t worth the hassle you will have to deal with and the ferry Bahamas Miami is one of those times.
Here are some details to know about the Baleària Express ferry service before you book.
6 Reasons not to take the Miami to Bahamas Ferry
The Miami to Bahamas ferry may be the most cost efficient, but it is not the best way to get to the Bahamas. Let’s go over some of the cons of the trip by ferry.
1.The amount of time queuing for a Ferry Miami Bahamas
On a day trip to the Bahamas, time is of the essence. A Miami to Bahamas ferry will take loads of your precious time away and before you ever even leave. Expect to arrive at the ferry terminal around 5AM and queue for (at least an hour — and often two) before you ever take off.
2. The delays a boat from Miami to Bahamas occurs
Not to mention the weather delays that you often have to deal with on a Miami to Bahamas ferry. Though the Bahamas are often a sunny paradise, there are more storms on the open sea than you might imagine. It doesn’t take much to delay a ferry Miami Bahamas. Sea conditions are a major time waster on your day trip to Bahamas from Miami. This is when taking the boat from Miami to Bahamas is a nuisance.
3. A Bahamas day trip from Miami by plane is much better
The best Bahamas day trip from Miami — hands down — is via private air charter. How far is the Bahamas from Miami? Well, that depends on your mode of transportation. Via plane, you can get there under one hour. That saves you plenty of time to play with the Bahamas pigs. Day trips from Miami last a lot longer if you travel by plane.
4. The crowded Miami to Bahamas ferry
There are so many people horded onto a ferry from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas. Swimming with pigs is a great adventure, but the stress of a crowded ferry isn’t worth it. Pig Island Bahamas will seem like light years away while dealing with the mess that is a Miami to Bahamas day trip via ferry. Find out more about our star attraction at Pig Beach (Big Major Cay Island).
5. Sea sickness on a Miami to Bahamas Ferry
The rough sea conditions we mentioned earlier are no joke. Swimming with the pigs won’t be possible if you are sick by the time you get to Pig Beach Bahamas. And being trapped out in the sun when you are sea sick is the worst.
Even if you are accustomed to the sea, being on the ferry is a different type of ride and many people have gotten sea sick for the first time while making their way to Big Major Cay on their Pig Island tour.
6. Day trip to Bahamas from Miami Ferry tours leave at same time
You would think since you spent half the day arriving, the tour operators would let you hang out with the Exuma pigs a little longer than the other tourists who arrived before you. However, that’s not the case. You will only have a few hours with the pigs in the Bahamas as well as exploring the island and surrounding adventures like the Compass Cay sharks. This is not enough time, trust us. And, on top of that, the ferry company won’t even provide transport to the sharks. You will have to get there on your own.
Take a day cruise to Bahamas by plane instead!
Want to book a Swimming with Pigs tour to Pig Beach in the Exumas? Then be sure to contact one of our Swimming with Pigs Experts via our contact form.