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Ferry Service Launched Between Ft Lauderdale and Grand Bahama

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Picture of the profile of a high-speed ferry boat that goes to the Bahamas

 

 

FERRY BOAT TRAVEL WANTED

While the popularity of Bahama yacht charters has increased in recent years, the availability of reasonably-priced airfare to the island nation has stymied many a potential luxury yacht charter customer.  Flights from South Florida to the Bahamas are often more expensive than coast to coast flights across the United States.  In addition, some clients are reluctant to fly to their destination. They want an alternative in a ferry boat.  VOILA!

NEW OPTION AVAILABLE

Fortunately a new alternative to traveling to and from the Bahamas has been unveiled.

 

BALERIA BAHAMAS EXPRESS

On December 16th, Balèaria Bahamas Express introduced inaugural high speed ferry service between Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) and Freeport (Grand Bahama).

 

PINAR DEL RIO FERRY BOAT

The 74 meter ferry Pinar del Rio cruises at 32 knots.  She makes the 76 mile crossing in 2.5 hours.

The service runs daily, except on Wednesday.  The boat has a convenient schedule that allows passengers from the USA to return on the same day. In specific, after spending the day on Grand Bahama Island.

 

FERRY RATES

Pricing starts at $49.50 per person, one way.  In addition, first class seating is available.  It costs $90 per person each way. Local taxes are extra.

 

SPANISH COMPANY

Spanish-based Balèaria specializes in the transportation of people in the Mediterranean.  They have nearly 1000 employees. There are 15 ships in operation.  The company ferried almost 3 million passengers in 2010.

The company is also working on establishing service from South Florida to Bimini in 2012.

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER VACATION 

Furthermore, springtime is the best time to plan a yachting vacation. Specifically, in the pristine waters of the Bahamas.  Contact  the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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How Do You Get To St Barts?

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Aerial photograph of the island of St. Barths in the Caribbean. Large island surrounded by blue water.

Where is Caribbean yacht charter island, St. Barts?

CLIENT QUESTION

“Dear SailAway – I love reading the blogs about the big yachts and all of the celebrities that hang out in St Barts during the holidays. I will be in St Martin for a hotel-based vacation, and while I can’t afford a luxury yacht charter, I would love to see St Barts. What’s the best way to get there?

 

EDITOR RESPONSE

Thanks, Terry. You have several options:

BY AIR

There are daily flights from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) located in St Maarten (Netherlands, Antilles). It’s a short 10-12 minute flight to St Barth’s Gustave III Airport, located on the island’s north coast. The descent is a real nail biter for the fainthearted, necessitating a pass through a narrow break in a hilltop and a landing on the 280 meter runway that ends on St Jean beach.
Call +590 590 276541 for flight info.

BY FERRY

If you would rather avoid the short flight, several inter-island high-speed ferry services operate regularly between St Maarten and St Bart’s. It’s a 45 minute ride.

Voyager Ferry (daily travel between St Martin, St Barts and Saba)

+590 590 275410
www.voyager-st-barths.com

Master Ski Pilou (private water taxi transfer from St Barth’s to St Maarten Juliana Airport and Anguilla)

+590 590 279 179
www.masterski-pilou.com

 

 

Photograph of a catamaran sailboat at anchor, while charter guests sit with feet in the water or dive off and swim from the boat.

Rent a sailboat catamaran with crew

 

RENT A SAILBOAT

As to not being able to afford a yacht charter, Terry, you might be surprised. Megayachts are certainly very expensive, but many travelers prefer smaller, more intimate crewed catamaran charters for their yachting vacations.

 

RATE

A family or group of 8 passengers can rent a crewed catamaran for under $15,000 per week, inclusive of all meals, alcohol, crew, and LOTS of onboard watersports toys like bananas, wakeboards, snorkel gear, underwater scooters, SCUBA diving, etc.

 

TRAVEL TO ST. BARTS IN STYLE

For pricing, specials, and more general information to rent private yacht, contact the SailAway Caribbean experts at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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