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Bimini Boating Fling

Bimini Boating Fling

Jun 22, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Just 50 nautical miles off the coast of Florida lies Bimini, the gateway to and fishing capital of The Bahamas.  A quaint small town where golf carts and bicycles serve as the main mode of transportation, it is said that one can walk the entire island within 35 minutes. But don’t let this small island statue fool you. 

From Bimini’s mystical Healing Hole and Fountain of Youth sites, founded by Ponce de Leon to exploring the fascinating lost city of Atlantis underwater sanctuary, to taking in Dolphin’s House Museum, rich in history and artifacts. 

Within the short four-hour boat ride from Fort Lauderdale, boaters can fish the same waters as legendary greats like the late Martin Luther King Senior and Ernest Hemmingway, tangling for Blue Marlins, sailfish monster wahoo and countless other species. 

As part of our fling itinerary, we’ll fish the drop-off where currents bring bait onto the Bahamas banks. After a morning of fishing, you can take the afternoon off to bask on our sugar-soft sand beach, swim with dolphins, snorkel, scuba or shark dive.  

While you’re fishing, be sure to bring back some lobsters for an evening cookout or find a deserted cove and just hang out.  No visit to Bimini is complete with a stop at Joe’s or Stuart’s conch stands or at Bimini’s Bakery, famous for its mouthwatering, freshly baked bread.

Accommodations for the group are made at The Bimini Big Game Club Marina, a 51-room hotel and full service, 75 slip marina facility, one of the most popular in the region for boating, yachting and fishing.

Bimini Boating Fling Itinerary

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

6:30 pm — 8:30 pm – Captains meeting – attendance is mandatory. 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

6:15 am – Vessel check off (roll call) before departing from Bahia Mar Marina Monitor channel 74.

6:30 am – Vessel check off (second roll call) - turning basin out of the Harbor. Follow your lead boat within your group, at least 75ft — l00ft apart to avoid any accidents.

7:00 am – All boats depart Bahia Mar Marina.

7:30 am – Frequent vessel roll call until arrival on island.

10:30 am – Arrival within 10 miles of Bimini, all vessels must raise your yellow quarantine flag, and call the dockmaster at Bimini Big Game Club on channel 9, then switch to a working channel. Once in port, only the captain may leave the boat until officials of the Bahamas Customs Department have cleared your vessel. 

1:00 pm – Explore Bimini Island at leisure, visit historical landmarks.  Tours of the island are also available, please feel free to ask us for assistance.

6:00 pm – Welcome reception at Bimini Big Game Club, hosted by the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation.

Golf carts & bicycle rentals are readily available and are few steps away from the resort

Local fishing guides are always willing to show the hot spots for great fishing. just ask the marina front desk representative to schedule a guide for you or refer to your information pamphlet package provided for you. Please note there is a cost for booking a fishing guide and prices vary per fishing guide.

Friday - June 25, 2021  

Day at leisure, ideal time to go fishing, diving, snorkeling, swimming, or explore North, South and East Bimini.

 Saturday, June 26, 2021

6:00 pm - Cocktail party hosted by Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina. Giveaways to be determined.

Boating group farewell wishes to everyone. 

Boaters remember to fue1 your vessel for departure back to Ft. Lauderdale.

Sunday,  June 27, 2021

6:15 am - Radio check, calling all vessels for departure — channel 74

7:00 am – Depart Bimini for Fort Lauderdale, Florida




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