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Fort Lauderdale - Freeport is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Fort Lauderdale Freeport Ferry reviews

  • "Balearia Bahamas Express"

    We recently took the ferry to go to the Bahamas. The crossing went well. However, the AC was too strong! You need to bring a jacket for the journey. You have to pay 50 dollars each way for 2 bags. It's something to keep in mind!

    'Pinar del Rio' travelled on Pinar del Rio

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  • "Sea sickness is no fun"

    we were asked to be at the ferry terminal 2 hours before departure time. The terminals in Fort Lauderdale and grand Bahama are very basic, and for the number of passengers on that day a one hour check in time would have been sufficient rather than having to hang about in a non-stimulating environment. Also a shock to the system was the extra baggage fee of $US 25 per case per journey ($50 for a return journey with one suitcase) that had to be paid on top of the already fairly pricey ticket.Apart from a bout of (dry) sea sickness during a storm the journey was fine.

    'Pinar del Rio' travelled on Pinar del Rio

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  • "Ferry to Bahamas"

    Quick boarding, onto clean and spacious facility. Enjoyed the trip. Like having a mini cruise

    'Pinar del Rio' travelled on Pinar del Rio

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  • "Great service "

    We had a problem with our taxi but the security at the port and the Balearia staff were great! They helped us out and ensured we were able to get the ferry. The staff on the ship were also so friendly and welcoming. The ship was clean and drinks and food good value. The only downside was customs on US side was a nightmare! My 80 year old dad had stand for nearly an hour and a half to get through customs and the ship was half empty. I dread to think how long it would take if the ship was full. Grand Bahama is gorgeous and the locals very welcoming and friendly.

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Fort Lauderdale to Freeport Ferry

The Fort Lauderdale Freeport ferry route connects United States with Grand Bahama. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Balearia Caribbean. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours.

Fort Lauderdale Freeport sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Fort Lauderdale Guide

The US city of Fort Lauderdale is located in the State of Florida and lies on the Atlantic Ocean coast, roughly 40 km to the north of Miami. The city's average year round temperature of 77 degrees F, with around 3,000 hours of sunshine, make it a very popular tourist destination. The city takes its name from a series of forts which were constructed by the US during the Second Seminole War in the first part of the 19th century. For visitors interested in the arts, then a trip to the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is a must. This area runs along Las Olas Boulevard, east to west, from the beach area to the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. In addition to the city's arts and entertainment it is also home to the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop, a large flea market which is on the site of the world's largest drive-in movie theatre - with 13 screens. The International Swimming Hall of Fame is located on Fort Lauderdale beach, and houses a large aquatic complex as well as a museum, theatre, and research library.

There is a daily ferry service between Fort Lauderdale and Freeport, on the Grand Bahama Island. The 76 mile journey takes roughly 2 1/2 hours

Freeport Guide

The town of Freeport is located on Grand Bahama, the most northerly of the islands of the Bahamas and is only around 70 miles to the east of Palm Beach in the US State of Florida. Grand Bahama is a regular destination for short cruises departing from Florida and is the fourth largest of the 700 islands of the Bahamas. It is popular with tourists because of its beaches of white sand that surrounds the island and because of its watersports that range from scuba diving and snorkelling to deep sea fishing.

Partly though design and partly as a result of damage caused by a hurricane to other parts of Freeport, Lucaya and its marketplace have become into the tourist centre of the island. There is a nice range of shops and restaurants at the International Bazaar which are themed from places around the world. However, although there remains something here to offer tourists, it has lost many shops to Port Lucaya Marketplace.