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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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Grand Bahama Round-Trip Ferry Ride from Fort Lauderdale
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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
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  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible43%
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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 1 week ago

I booked a trip two months prior to travel date. I reserved flight to Florida, hotels in FL and Bahamas. When I arrived to port, there was nobody, they cancelled the trip and postponed for next day, I was not notified, not by cell, not...More

2  Thank Marat S
baleariaferry, Customer service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for explaining your experience with our service and we apologize if you wasn't able to fully enjoy your trip or if you felt inconvenience by the changes. We cancelled some days due to upgrades on the vessel but when we canceled the dates,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok i get that its not a cruise ship but when you pay the extra for 1st class and for the two of us return it was over $400 you expect to see a difference.we saw many standard passengers coming and going,the 'refreshments' consisted of...More

5  Thank P0KERMAN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People.... Relax!!! This is just a mode of transportation. It is not a luxury cruise. If anyone has every taken the Jet Express from Sandusky, OH to Kelly's Island, this is 100X better. The bathrooms are clean, staff are pleasant. They play movies and you...More

1  Thank buckeyefans2006
baleariaferry, Customer Service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great Feedback! It brings us most joy when a customer enjoys and understand our services. We appreciate your company when sailing with us. See You Soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Remember this is a ferry, not a cruise. Its meant to get you from point A to point B. That being said, i took this ferry several times in one week bringing students over to the Grand Bahamas and it was wonderful. One day of...More

Thank Haley W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

3  Thank lucky_ptwn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Economy premium customer. The standard customers are allowed to roam freely throughout the VIP section. Someone attempted to take my purse while I was using the restroom, luckily my father caught the thief in time. Also waited in line for over 20 mins for a...More

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

Thank you for leaving your feedback on the matters you experience. Passengers are able to purchase the Vip amenities on the vessel and it is sad to hear that you almost robbed on the vessel. Thank you for using our services for your needs .

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
baleariaferry, Customer service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your amazing feedback! Unfortunately we do not have any control to who the port assigns as security. We apologize if that experience wasn't pleasant. We apologize for the confusion you may have experience but it is most pleasant to hear you was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

3  Thank rudelo
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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

6  Thank DBDeutschland
Reviewed 10 June 2017 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
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9 July 2017|
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Response from GypsyatHeart1201 | Reviewed this property |
No. As with all International flights/cruises you cannot transport alcohol If you do, be prepared to pay a hefty fine upon arrival. All alcohol can be purchased thru the duty free shops and claimed upon arrival on your... More
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
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.