Friday, December 9, 2011

New Bahamas Express Fast Ferry Service Starts Today Between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama

On Friday, December 9, 2011, Balearia Bahamas Express will commence passenger service between Port Everglades, FL and Freeport Harbour, right in time for the Christmas season.
Dubbed ‘Bahamas Express’ this service will essentially ‘fill the void’ of the recently departed Discovery Cruise Line, but with the added benefit that cruising time will be approximately 2.5 hours versus 5-7. This high-speed catamaran styled ferry sails at a speed of 32 knots, and has the capacity to hold 463 passengers, 80 vehicles, cargo in the hold, and will add approximately 135,000 available seats annually from Ft. Lauderdale  – which is equivalent to a jumbo jet arriving six days per week.

The Bahamas Express will depart Port Everglades at 10 am, arriving at Freeport Harbour at approximately 12:30 pm. On trips from Grand Bahama to Florida, The Bahamas Express will depart Freeport Harbour at 7:30 pm, arriving at Port Everglades at around 10 pm.

Interested passengers may rent 5.4 foot x 5.5 foot Cargo Bins at a cost of $200 each.

Two types of round trip fares will be offered from Grand Bahama:

*  Economy Class: $159 round trip, plus taxes
*  First Class: $180 round trip, plus taxes
Children age 6 and under travel at no charge.

Bookings can be made by visiting, or call your local travel agent.
Click here to see more photos of the interior passenger spaces of The Bahamas Express, and a hearty Grand Bahama Welcome! We're glad you're here and offering another valuable and convenient option for residents and visitors to travel the short 68 miles between Florida and Grand Bahama!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa Baby!

Click Here for a Grand Bahama Classic Christmas music video

Grand Bahama's smile-inducing Christmas Classic is back by popular demand. The James Sarles Realty "Santa Baby" Christmas music video, with special lyrics by Marina Gottlieb Sarles, was produced by Dave Mackey of Mackeymedia and shot on location in Grand Bahama in 2005. The video has become a Christmas tradition in The Bahamas, and parodies a popular 1953 tongue-in-cheek holiday song originally performed by Eartha Kitt. Enjoy and have a lighthearted holiday season!