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Now You Can Do The Caribbean In A Day

By NAN Travel Editor

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. Aug. 10, 2018: There something to be said for taking a trip to the Caribbean, soaking in the sun, bathing in the ocean, chowing down on great food, sipping on a coconut rum cocktail and being back in your home or hotel before the stroke of midnight.

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It’s reality for many travelers from Fort Lauderdale who can hop aboard a fast ferry and be in the Caribbean island of Grand Bahamas, Bahamas in a matter of hours. And return home hours later as well.

Baleària Caribbean offers residents of South Florida as well as visitors this exciting yet cost-effective option. Book for as little as USD 115 per person and in 3-and-a-half-hours later you will be in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

There – for at least five hours – you can check out the shops and restaurants at the International Bazaar or take a taxi from the port to the Port Lucaya Marketplace where you can chow down on a conch lunch.


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Then head over to Banana Bay beach in Lucaya for a coconut rum cocktail at the bar and a swim in the turquoise water that beckons. Here the beach of white sand seems to stretch for miles into the ocean so even non-swimmers can feel they are way into the sea without having their feet leave the sand.

The ferry operates up to 6 times each week and there is a bar on board that offers both food and drink or you can take your own. You can walk around the ferry; put back your seat and take a nap or wander out on deck and gaze at the dark blue swell of the waves as the ferry cuts through the sea towards The Bahamas.

Customs is a bit slow in getting on to the ferry once you land in the Bahamas so be patient. But day-trippers are waved through and don’t have to have their passports stamped.

However, non-US citizens must have their passport and a valid visa that will let them return to the US. U.S. citizens and green card holders must also have their passports and green-cards, respectively, to get back into the US.

Upon arrival back at Port Evergaldes in Fort Lauderdale, you will be required to go through US Customs before being allowed to re-enter the US.

Baleària also does have the option to stay over night if you choose and they also do offer excursions and parties on land for an extra cost.

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