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Freeport to Fort Lauderdale ferry

The ferry route Freeport - Fort Lauderdale is the ferry connection between Grand Bahama (Bahamas) and Florida (US).

You have to book Balearia Caribbean's ferry tickets if you want to travel from Freeport to Fort Lauderdale.

Freeport to Fort Lauderdale ferry: prices and schedules

How long is the Freeport to Fort Lauderdale ride?

3 hours gets the direct ferry from Freeport to Fort Lauderdale (4 hours if you get the layover trip through the island of Bimini).

To book the tickets of this ferry trip you have to book with Balearia Caribbean (on this site, i.e.).

Freeport - Fort Lauderdale ferry

Freeport to Fort Lauderdale schedule 2 to 4 sailings weekly

How long is a Freeport - Fort Lauderdale ferry ride?

Freeport to Fort Lauderdale schedule 3:00 hours - 3:30 hours

Latest news

Balearia Caribbean ferry
2022 results


Balearia Caribbean ferry 2022 results:passanger traffic

Updated on the
June 28th, 2023

Balearia Caribbean transported 112,000 passengers on its routes between Fort Lauderdale (Florida, USA) and the ports of Bimini and Freeport -Grand Bahama- in the Bahamas islands during the year 2022. If we compare this figure with that obtained during the year 2021 we obtain a 50% increase in the total number of passengers transported. Despite this excellent result, the Fort Lauderdale-based shipping company has not yet recovered the occupancy levels of its 2019 ferry. The passenger occupancy forecast for this year 2023 is to reach 125,000 passengers on its 2 routes ( to Bimini and Freeport Grand Bahama). .

The volume of goods transported has remained at the same level as in 2021, where some 20,000 units have been transported. During the year 2022, the Jaume II ferry from Balearia Caribbean made a total of 450 crossings with a total distance traveled of around 27,000 miles.

This year, during the low season, there have been 4 weekly connections between Florida and Bahamas. These connections become 6 weekly during the summer months. In the Bahamas low season, the Balearia Caribbean ferry leaves from Port Everglades to the island of Bimini (colloquially known as Bimini ferry or Bimini express ferry) in 3 connections and 2 a week to the port of Freeport, in Grand Bahama Island. In high season, summer, and depending on the demand of passengers who want to travel by ferry to Bimini and Freeport, the number of departures increases to at least 1 per day, to a destination in the Bahamas, operating the entire week.

Spring Break 2023. Balearia Caribbean is positioning itself as a leading ferry transportation company in the United States. During the Spring Break 2023 campaign, Balearia Caribbean has transported a total of 10,000 students to the Bahamas in a period of 20 days, from March 11 to April 1.

The vast majority of these students have stayed at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach All-Inclusive hotel, on the island of Grand Bahama. At your disposal, this hotel offers a wide variety of services and activities that include access to the stunning waters and beaches of the Bahamas, water sports and a vibrant nightlife.

During the year 2022 the 11th anniversary was celebrated of the establishment of Balearia Caribbean (Balearia ferry) as a ferry company between Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and Freeport (Grand Bahama). Since 2019 Balearia Caribbean connects Fort Lauderdale with the island of Bimini.

Balearia, the parent company of Balearia Caribbean, whose headquarters are in Denia (Spain) operates international routes in France, Algeria and Morocco. Its international expansion plans include its expansion to other countries in the Caribbean region, wanting to connect Cuba with Florida, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. They also have other areas of interest, such as North Africa and France.

You can found all the info about the Bimini ferry of Balearia Caribbean here: the schedule of the Fort Lauderdale Bimini ferry and it's deals with Balearia Caribbean ferry and Hilton at World Resorts Bimini.

Also you can found the Balearia Caribbean schedule and prices for all 2023 calendar, departure and arrival times of each route and their prices and deals.

Are you interested on the schedule of the ferries that conect Fll to Bahamas? Here they are! ferry to Bimini schedule and from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama schedule only with Balearia Caribbean.



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Balearia Caribbean ferry 2022 results

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Balearia Caribbean rookie 2022

Updated on the
August 29th, 2023

Balearia Caribbean rookie 2022 The Balearia ferry company, which in the United States operates under the Balearia Caribbean brand, has awarded I Love Ferry the "Balearia Caribbean Rookie 2022" award during the celebration of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid on January 18th, 2023.

This award is a recognition of the work that I Love Ferry has done during the year 2022 to sell the Balearia Caribbean routes that connect the ports of Fort Lauderdale (in Florida, US) with the ports of Bimini and Freeport, Grand Bahama in the Bahamas.

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The award was given to us by the Commercial Director of Balearia in Denia. In addition to us, Balearia also awarded other Travel Agencies and Online Travel Agencies in recognition of their labor and work.

Balearia celebrates its 25th anniversary this year 2023 and has prepared various events where they will commemorate this anniversary.

From I Love Ferry we thank you for recognizing our work and effort and we will continue working to give our clients the best information on schedules and prices of all the ferries that cross the Caribbean.

Thank you all!

In this website you can find info about the Bimini ferry form Fort Lauderdale (Florida) with Balearia Caribbean: schedule and prices of the routes Fort Lauderdale Bimini, Fort Lauderdale to Freeport (Grand Bahama). Also the last deals and the ferry and hotel vacations packages.

If you want to know the timetable and dates of specific route you can ckeck our Balearia ferry schedule engine, where you can find all the 2023 calendar, with the departure and arrival times all the prices and deals.

More info about the ferry from Florida to Bahamas? Check our website! You find the cheapest way to get to Bahamas from Florida. Departing Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale (45 minutes by car from Miami and 30 minutes from Miami Beach). Every day there is a depart from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini or Freeport (Grand Bahama). Get the Bahamas your prefer.



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This award inspire us to continue working hard, investing in developing new programs, making our websites faster, offering best services to our customers, listening to them, answering their cuestions, allways searching the best value for his money. Allways working hand by hand with Balearia Caribbean and with its amazing team and stuff.

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Let's talk about the routes operated by the ferry company Balearia Caribbean

from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas:


Fort Lauderdale - Bimini

This is the most popular route for tourists in Florida, commonly called the Bimini ferry. Generally, the Day Trip to Bimini option is the most booked, with a round trip on the same day. A stay of 2 to 4 nights on the island is also frequently booked. In Bimini, the most popular choice among our customers is the Hilton at World Resorts Bimini.

Balearia Caribbean operates this route between 3 and 4 times a week, and the trip takes only 2 hours from its departure at Port Everglades (Florida).

If you want to learn more about the ferry from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini (ferry and hotel package, schedules, tickets, price, etc.), visit our page Fort Lauderdale to Bimini ferry.


Fort Lauderdale - Freeport (Grand Bahama)

This is the most important route for Bahamians as it connects Florida with Freeport, on Grand Bahama Island.

Many Bahamians (who number around 75,000 people) live, work, and study year-round in the United States. Approximately one-third of the total, about 25,000 of them, live in or near Miami. The Coconut Grove neighborhood is where the Bahamian community in Florida is concentrated. There are also significant populations of Bahamian Americans in Atlanta (Georgia) and Oklahoma City (Oklahoma).

Balearia Caribbean operates this route 3 times a week, and the trip takes only 3 hours.

If you visit our page Fort Lauderdale - Freeport, you can learn all the details of this route, including the ferry to Freeport Bahamas, schedules, prices, vacation packages, and hotels.


Check the schedule and prices of these routes here:


Bimini - Fort Lauderdale

The route between Bimini and Fort Lauderdale connects this small archipelago in the Bahamas with Florida and the United States.

In 2 hours, the Jaume II ferry of Balearia Caribbean makes the trip between this Bahamian island and Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades).

Many Bahamians use this route to go to Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to buy goods for their businesses. They also take advantage of the boat trip to buy gifts for their families, clothes, and treat themselves to some shopping.

On our webpage Bimini - Fort Lauderdale, you can find all the necessary information to buy ferry tickets from Bimini, only with Balearia Caribbean, including schedules, day trip offers, prices, and vacation packages with ferry and hotel in Bimini.


Freeport (Grand Bahama) - Fort Lauderdale

Freeport is the largest city on Grand Bahama Island and the second largest city in the Bahamas (only behind its capital, Nassau).

The largest international cruise ships in the world, with thousands of tourists, mostly from the United States and Canada, arrive and depart from Freeport.

From this port, the Balearia Caribbean ferry, the Jaume II, also departs for Fort Lauderdale (Florida, US).

There are at least 2 connections every week, with 3 during high season.

Locals from Freeport use this route to shop, visit Fort Lauderdale, study in Florida, and visit their relatives in the United States.

On our website, the page Freeport – Fort Lauderdale, you can buy ferry tickets from Freeport, check schedules and prices, and find everything you need to know to travel with Balearia Caribbean.


Check the schedule and prices of these routes here:


Bimini - Freeport (Grand Bahama)

Balearia Caribbean also connects Bimini and Freeport (Grand Bahama) between 1 and 2 times a week, usually at midday.

Balearia Caribbean calls this route triangular and offers both tourists and Bahamians the chance to visit and explore these two beautiful Caribbean islands.

This route is also used by those who work year-round in Bimini and are from Freeport to visit their family and friends.

Visit the page Bimini – Freeport (Grand Bahama) to check schedules, availability, and prices.


Freeport (Grand Bahama) – Bimini

Generally, in the late afternoon or evening, the Jaume II ferry of Balearia Caribbean makes the connection between Freeport (Grand Bahama) and Bimini, on its way to Fort Lauderdale.

Balearia Caribbean operates this route between 1 and 2 times a week.

Many hotel workers in Bimini are originally from Freeport and Grand Bahama. They use this route to go to work in Bimini, especially during Christmas, Spring Break, and summer.

If you visit the URL Freeport (Grand Bahama) – Bimini, you'll have access to real-time information on schedules, prices, and availability for this route.


Check the schedule and prices of these routes here:


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Freeport - Fort Lauderdale ferry information

Departure country


Arrival country

United States


Freeport, Grand Bahama


Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Shipping company

Balearia Caribbean

crossings from 2 to 4 weekly
how long the ride is from 3 to 3 hours and a half
first departure 09:00 am
distance 85 miles


The ferry Freeport (Grand Bahama, the Bahamas) to Fort Lauderdale (near Miami) connects the Bahamas islands with Florida, US. Balearia Caribbean (also named Balearia) is the only ferry company that connects these countries. There are from 2 to 4 rides a week and the duration of the ride is just 3 hours.

Depending on the time of year you travel, there are more or fewer departures on this route. Obviously, more in high season than in low season. Check our search engine to ensure availability on the date you prefer to travel.

Deadline times

Keep in mind that you must pay attention to the boarding limit times to board the ferry without problems. If you do not arrive within the hours established in this notice, Balearia Caribbean cannot guarantee your boarding. Generally departures and arrivals (both) will be ALWAYS from/ to : Terminal 21 at the Port Everglades.

There are some specifict dates when Balearia Caribbean doesn't depart from Terminal 21 , it will be from a different terminal, see below (dates subject to change):

  Fort Lauderdale - Freeport   Departure from Fort Lauderdale Return to Fort Lauderdale
  Terminal departure from from Freeport to Terminal
Saturday 16th March 2024 2 21
Saturday 13th April 2024 21 21
Saturday 20th April 2024 26 21
Saturday 27th April 2024 19 21
Saturday 04th May 2024 19 21


departure from Bahamas

Check-in from Freeport will start 2 hours before departure.

Check your booking confirmation or boarding cards about which is your departure time.

Remember that doors will be closed 1 hour before departure.


Freeport ferry port

Terminal 2, Freeport Harbour, Grand Bahama Island, Grand Bahama, Bahamas

Balearia Caribbean Freeport Office

GPS Location


departure from Fort Lauderdale

Check-in from Fort Lauderdale commences three hours before departure time. If the ferry leaves at 9:00 am, check-in begins at 06:00 am.

The terminal doors close one hour before the vessel departure. If the ferry leaves at 9:00 am, terminal doors close at 08:00 am. We strongly suggest that guests plan to arrive between 6:15 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.

Please note that you may experience traffic congestion during your journey to or at the port entrance for security reasons. Plan your arrival at the actual port at least an hour and a half before departure.


Fort Lauderdale ferry port

2021 Eller Drive, Terminal 21 or 26, Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, 33316, Florida, United States

Port Everglades Terminal

GPS Location


Freeport - Fort Lauderdale ferry prices

cheapest price from $113 one way + taxes
Economy Premium seat from $143 one way + taxes
average price $227.00 return + taxes
Taxes aprox $70 per person per way


If you're looking for round-trip tickets, $113 + tax, each way, is the cheapest price for this route. The Freeport ferry to Fort Lauderdale averages between $227 and $405 (plus tax) depending on whether you travel in Economy or Economy Premium. It is also more expensive in high season than in low season. Traveling in an Economy Premium seat costs between $164 and $435 (plus tax) each way. $70 per person is the approximate tax for a round trip.


Changes, Cancellations & Refunds

Changes, Cancellations & Refunds

The ticket is non-transferable. Passenger's name cannot be modified.

Reservations submitted for cancelation before 7 days before sailing, full refund.

Booking cancellations submitted between 7-4 days before sailing, 50% penalty.

Booking cancellations submitted 3 days or less before the sail date, no refund.

Date changes are permitted if requested at least 24 hours before departure. Fare difference and a penalty fee of US $75 will be applied for each change.

No refund will be applied for cancellations of special offers and one-day trips.

Any passenger who does not board the vessel for any reason, beyond Balearia Caribbean's control, shall not be entitled to a refund or date change.

Balearia Caribbean and/or I Love Ferry does not assume any responsibility other than reimbursement of the ticket. If the vessel for which the ticket has been issued does not carry out the stipulated journey due to operational difficulties, weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances, or forces beyond our control.

Balearia Caribbean and/or I Love Ferry are not responsible for any denied boarding due to failure to produce the proper travel documentation.

For more information check the ticket contract:


Luggage Policy & Extra Fees


As a courtesy to our guests, each adult passenger is allowed ONE carry-on item free of charge included in the ferry ticket price. The courtesy bag must weigh 26.5 LBS or less and have a maximum dimensions of 22”x18”x10”. Being able to carry a small bag or backpack is also included in the price of the ferry ticket. If you travel with babies, you can also carry one additional piece of luggage (26.5 LBS or less, with maximum dimensions of 22”x18”x10”) free of charge, included in the price of your ticket.

Luggage exceding 26.5 LBS or the one courtesy bag allowance will be subject to a charge of :

- $30.00(USD) per bag (one-way Trip) up to 50 LBS

- $60.00(USD) per bag ( ROUNDTRIP) up to 70 LBS

Over-sized Luggage (71-100 lbs.) or large items such as bicycles, kayaks, scuba equipment, etc., will be subject to a charge of : $90.00 (USD) per item, (one-way trip / roundtrip).

Tv's up to 32": $30 each. Tv's 42" to 55": $60 each. Tv's up to 65": $90 each.

Kayaks up to 8': $90 per trip. Bicycles: $30 one way / $60 Roundtrip. Scuba gear: Charge as a luggage.

Containers & Coolers & Boxes

The price of the refrigerator is not included in the ticket price. The refrigerator will be checked in at the baggage check-in counter as extra baggage depending on the size at the time of departure. Customers can travel with coolers and coolers will be charged based on the size and weight of each one. In the event that the size of the refrigerators or coolers exceeds the allowed size, it will be considered cargo and they will not be able to take the ferry that day.

Freeport - Fort Lauderdale ferry services

Freeport ferry terminal Services Terminal is wheelchair accessible
Freeport terminal services Wifi, Taxi, vending machines available.
Fort Lauderdale ferry terminal Services Available at the Mid Port parking garage.
Fort Lauderdale ferry terminal Services Terminal is wheelchair accessible.
Fort Lauderdale ferry terminal Services Vending machines available.


Ferry on board services

Baleària Caribbean's ferry, the Jaume II fast ferry, provides a wide array of amenities onboard aimed at ensuring your journey is both comfortable and enjoyable. Balearia Caribbean and its team exert significant effort to deliver excellent customer service, assisting you with any requirements you may have. Ensuring passengers have a top-notch experience is a priority for all Balearia Caribbean staff.

Snack Bar, Entertainment & Wifi

The Jaume II fast ferry boasts a speedy dining experience at its fast food cafeteria, where an array of snacks are available for purchase. Moreover, whether you're seated in the Economy or Premium class, you have the opportunity to savor the Bahama Mama, one of the signature cocktails served at their bars.

Throughout your voyage aboard the Jaume II fast ferry, passengers are treated to a diverse selection of music and an assortment of films catering to all age groups, from educational documentaries to family-friendly movies.

While complimentary Wi-Fi is not provided onboard, passengers have the option to purchase internet access. For those who wish to remain connected throughout the journey, inquire about the exclusive Wi-Fi packages offered onboard. The dedicated Wi-Fi specialists onboard will provide all necessary details to ensure seamless connectivity, allowing passengers to engage with their social networks and share their experiences on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or X (formerly Twitter).

Onboard Shopping & Beyond

During the voyage, passengers have the opportunity to indulge in duty-free shopping, with a variety of items such as perfumes, cigarettes, and souvenirs available for purchase at the onboard store. Additionally, an Excursion Office is available onboard, allowing passengers to pre-book activities for their stay in the Bahamas, including snorkeling, car rentals, scooter or bicycle hires, or a day pass at the Beach Club at the Hilton Hotel.

As you journey towards Bimini on the Jaume II fast ferry operated by Balearia Caribbean, take in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze from the terrace.


Freeport Fort Lauderdale
5:30pm 8:30pm
July, 2024: 20th, 27th
August, 2024: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
September, 2024: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
October, 2024: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November, 2024: 6th, 13th, 20th
December, 2024: 4th, 11th, 31st
6:30pm 9:30pm
July, 2024: 23rd, 25th, 30th
August, 2024: 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th
September, 2024: 3rd, 7th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 28th
October, 2024: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
November, 2024: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 28th, 30th
December, 2024: 7th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
January, 2025: 2nd

Indicative schedules and subject to variation by the ferry company for operational reasons without prior notice.

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ARC (resident alien card holders) must have a valid passport and a valid ARC CARD.

Adults and children will need VISA (To travel into the United States). Valid passport and valid U.S. visa for both.

Bahamian residents must have (not Bahamian citizens): a valid residency card of the Bahamas or a letter of permit to reside from the Bahamian ministry or a valid residency stamp in their valid passport of their country of citizenship.

IMPORTANT ADVICE TO NOTE:* Balearia Caribbean LTD and/or I LOVE FERRY are not responsible for any denied boarding or desembarking due to failure to present proper travel documentation*

More updated information on international travel regulations, on the following border protection website: Border Protection Regulations.

With Balearia Caribbean you can change the date of your ferry trip if you request it at least 24 hours before the departure time. For each change you make you will have a penalty of $75 plus fare difference (if the price of your new date is more expensive than the price of the reserved date).

Remember that these tickets are not transferable and that the passenger's name cannot be modified under any circumstances.

Balearia Caribbean ferry tickets can be canceled under the following rules:

- Full refund, if the date of request to cancel the reservation is before 7 days of the ferry departure date.

- 50% penalty, if the reservation cancellation request is made between 7 and 4 days before the scheduled departure date.

- No refund, if the reservation cancellation request is made 3 days or less before the scheduled departure date of the ship.

- One-day trips or special offers cancellations has No refund.

Remember that ferry tickets are non-transferable. The name of the passengers cannot be modified.

Any passenger who does not board the ferry for any reason, which is not under the control of Balearia Caribbean and/or I Love Ferry, will not have the right to a refund or change of date.

Balearia Caribbean and/or I Love Ferry will not assume any responsibility beyond the refund of the amount of the reserved ticket if the ferry for which the ticket was purchased and paid for does not carry out the stipulated trip due to operational difficulties, weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances or forces. outside the control of these companies.




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