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Balearia Caribbean

1800 SE 18th St, Port Everglades, Terminal 1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2988
+1 866-699-6988
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Balearia Caribbean offers Scheduled ferry crossings between Fort Lauderdale FL, and Grand Bahama Island onboard our ship; “Jaume I” with a capacity of 600 passengers divided into two classes; economy premium and ecomomy. Jaume I sails from Fort Lauderdale at 8:00 am and arrives at Grand Bahama Island at 11:00 am (weather permitting), It then sails from Grand Bahama Island at 6:00 pm, and arrives back to Fort Lauderdale at 9:30 pm With such a convenient schedule, Balearia Caribbean gives the traveler the opportunity to spend 6 hours in the island on a one day trip, a quick weekend getaway when limited by time, or a grand vacation when staying at one of the many resorts in Grand Bahama Island. Balearia Caribbean is proud to be the lowest priced and “funnest” way to travel to the Bahamas
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible42%
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1800 SE 18th St, Port Everglades, Terminal 1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2988
+1 866-699-6988
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our going to Grand Bahamas went pretty smooth. Arriving at the port about 5:20am, parked in deck for 5 days (which costed $75) was expensive but it was connected to terminal. Paid for the ease and convenience. We also had paid for the upgrade **this...More

Thank lucky_ptwn
Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked this trip prior to reading all the reviews on TripAdvisor.com. I must admit, I was a little apprehensive after reading all the bad reviews, but we decided to give it a try. I was cleary expecting the worse, but was pleasantly surprised... The...More

Thank MKilby001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't bother taking a day trip from miami to bahama's... first class tickets about 300 dollars to spend 8 hours in a deepfreezer... if you do want to go, take your sweaters and coats along. Total rip off is the excursion to one of the...More

1  Thank rudelo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this ferry for a weekend trip to Grand Bahama. It was not a good experience. We arrived by 6:00am because that is what we were instructed to do. We then stood in line for 40 minutes to get through the rudimentary metal detector/security...More

3  Thank DBDeutschland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok this is the ultimate review, we are major cruisers we cruise carnival, royal carribean, and celebrity, oh and varies ships abroad (next is the grand celebration), so we know what we are talking about, this was a great experience we visited south florida for...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That's what it supposed to do and it did. Roundtrip transportation was included in our holiday package. We parked in the garage conveniently, it all went pretty smooth. One point of critique though; I know service might be on "Island Time" and slower than for...More

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best way to travel to Grand Bahama Island (Freeport)! Weather you take the one day cruise, one if the package deals or just use the ferry for transportation ifs the best! You can't beat the prices - and you might just catch...More

Thank Weezy954
baleariaferry, Customer service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience of your recent voyage with us. Our cargo procedures is quick and easy and we do our best to accommodate your needs. Thank you for using Balearia and see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing day trip to the Bahamas yesterday. The weather wasn't great with it being the start of hurricane season, so George on board suggested we go to Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach hotel on an all inclusive band ($70 adult pp and...More

Thank PK4382013
baleariaferry, Customer Service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We work our hardest to provide the best quality ferry service. We appreciate you utilizing our excursions. I personally enjoy the Wyndham day pass because they have so much to do I never get bored. See you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about this trip after reading all of the negative reviews however, we found the day trip ok. I think those complaining perhaps misunderstood the trip. You are paying for a mode of transport, not a cruise. We found it perfectly...More

1  Thank MulZak
Reviewed 18 May 2017

So happy I paid the extra $30 to upgrade! It includes a drink and snack.Pack a smaller suitcase to avoid paying $25 to check your bag. We boarded first and there were only 7of us upstairs in the first class area. Coming back there were...More

3  Thank ZMom777
baleariaferry, Customer service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your feedback . We hope you had a blast on Grand Bahama island . Furthermore, thank you for leaving your personal insight on our service . We hope to see you soon for your next trip to Bahamas .

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I want to make the most of the short (5 hour trip) to Grand Bahama. Which beach should I choose? I'm interested in kayaking and a restaurant/ bar. Don't want to venture too far from the port with only having limited time.
17 April 2017|
Response from sheenasmom | Reviewed this property |
Paradise Cove would be your best bet. They have a beach bar restaurant, and rent snorkel gear and kayaks. They also have outdoor showers so you can rinse the salt off before returning. You are allowed to bring a cooler on... More
What transport/ excursion options are there when you reach Freeport harbour and how much are they? Any recommendations?
17 April 2017|
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Response from mizbombshell | Reviewed this property |
Oh and as for excursions, you will miss out if you try to do an excursion on the same day. Plan to go overnight so you can participate without stressing yourself out.
if i buy the vip tickets, is food and drink included? or is it a cash bar?
17 February 2017|
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Response from Lucian I | Reviewed this property |
Cash bar. You get early boarding for VIP.