Bring Fido With You!

Bahamas Launches Exclusive ‘Finatics’ Package

“Dol-Fan Pet Owner, Bahamas R&R”

Escape to the Bahamas With Your Pet Via Ferry starting at $199

The Islands Of The Bahamas and Floridians have a special relationship with The Bahamas being the latter’s playground. In recognition of this bond and shared passion for football, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has a very special partnership with the Miami Dolphins – the NFL team that keeps getting better each season.  Bahamians know that when traveling, nobody likes to leave their beloved pet behind. It is in the spirit of the pet lovers’ joie de vivre, The Bahamas is offering a special “Dol-Fan Pet Owner, Bahamas R&R,” package for Miami Dolphins ‘Finatics.’

This special, “Dol-Fan Pet Owner, Bahamas R&R” package offers a round-trip ferry ride to Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island starting at $199 for both pet and owner. The package is particularly ideal as The Bahamas is one of the easiest places to transport your domesticated pet from Fort Lauderdale. Simply visit the ‘Pet Travel Info’ section on to complete a simple one-page form, with a total $15 fee for the permit and processing of the form.

The Balearia Ferry Express is one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to travel to The Bahamas – ensuring you’ll arrive relaxed and stress free. The ship departs from Ft. Lauderdale daily and arrives on Grand Bahama Island four hours later. There is a variety of entertainment choices to keep you busy on-board.  Activities range from units featuring movies to restaurants, bars, shopping that includes duty-free purchasing and a casino. Time will pass in the blink of an eye.

Grand Bahama Island is full of history and charm, with a number of activities for visitors to enjoy, making Grand Bahama Island the perfect sun destination for a vacation. Along with sun, sand and sea, the historic appeal and ecological spectacles of Grand Bahama Island are juxtaposed with modern attractions, all providing an experience that promises to be memorable. Island settlements such as Pinder’s Point, Russell Town and William’s Town serve as cultural hot spots, while visitors seeking an experience that is untouched by commercialism and in a natural environment, will explore the island’s three national parks, two of which are home to a significant number of birds.

For shopping, the postcard pretty collection of island-style buildings on the waterfront at Port Lucaya Marketplace and Marina offer a potpourri of shops and restaurants while after dark, the area comes alive with the rhythms of the night.

To plan your escape to paradise with your beloved companion, simply email Balearia Ferry Express at or call 1.866.243.4151 at least 72 hours in advance and use the promo code #DOLFANS-OBB. The Bahamas will make sure that it isn’t  just better for you, but for your pet companion as well. What more could you want from paradise? 

Media Contact: Anita Johnson-Patty | Bahamas Ministry of Tourism |