Across the Gulf Steam from Florida’s east coast lies the Bimini Island Chain. These sub-tropical low-lying islands are a fantastic destination for a weeklong sail. Bimini offers some of the finest SCUBA diving, snorkeling, fishing and beach combing anywhere. These “islands in the stream” offer water clarity, which is nothing less than spectacular. You may rent snorkel gear at our office in Ft. Lauderdale if you have not brought your own. For those who are certified divers we recommend renting your SCUBA gear from Underseas Sports in Ft. Lauderdale before you head across the Gulf Stream. The Bimini Chain is lightly populated with the center of village life located on North Bimini, in Alice Town. There are many small restaurants, shops, and bars, as well as the Hemingway Museum at the Complete Angler. Marinas are abundant if you decide not to anchor out. The beaches on North Bimini offer miles of un-crowded fine white sand and snorkeling from the water's edge. Golf Carts and Mopeds are available for rent so you can explore the island. One of the most interesting dive and snorkel sites off of North Bimini is “Bimini Road”, which some say is the ruin of the lost city of Atlantis. South Bimini is primarily residential with only two marinas. The new Bimini Sands Marina is located at the entrance to the harbor and has a Customs and Immigration office so you can clear in there without having to take a taxi and ferry over to North Bimini. The other marina is located at the south end of the island. A new channel has been dredged in Nixon’s Harbor that takes you into the marina. Not far from the south end of South Bimini lies the wreck of the “Sappona”. This is a great snorkel and dive site. The only other island in the Bimini’s with a marina is on North Cat Cay. This is a private Island with some “high profile” homeowners. For this reason, the local authorities limit the accessibility of the island for non-members. You are welcome at the Marina for transient dockage, but they prefer for you to stay in the area of the marina where there is a fine dining restaurant a store for provisions, dock bar, and gift shop. It is a truly beautiful setting at the marina, and we recommend this for your last night in the Bahamas. Just off the coast of South Cat Cay is a fantastic dive site. “Tuna Alley” has mooring balls and is 50’ to 80’ with deep caverns and crevasses in the coral. There are many other Anchorages such as Honeymoon Harbour, Dollar Harbour. Moxom Rocks, and Nixon Harbour. Please call to speak with our knowledgeable staff for more details. A Bimini sailing trip from our Ft. Lauderdale base is perfect for a week-long cruise. Other Bahama sailing destinations include Grand Bahama, West End, Port Lucaya, The Abacos, Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbor, Hope Town, the Berry Islands, Great Harbor, Chub Cay, Cat Cay, and Nassau.