Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A New Miami to Bahamas Ferry

     There is a wonderful new way to get to Grand Bahama from Miami temporarily.  The FRS Caribbean has expanded its service to the Bahamas, with its new route to Freeport, Grand Bahama in addition to their route to Bimini. The new Grand Bahama ferry offers seating for 427 passengers, with a duration of about 3 hours, operating three times each week.

     The Grand Bahama service is operating out of Port Miami Terminal H, where passengers can park either for the day or overnight. This is a convenient way to get to the Bahamas for the day or for an extended visit.  It is a much needed service to the Bahamas and all the fun of the islands. 

     The temporary service by FRS Caribbean will cover the period of October 23 until the end of December 2017.  According to the statement, FRS Caribbean presently provides a ferry service from Miami to Bimini but is in talks to establish a permanent route between the Port of Miami and Freeport Harbour. "The vessel will provide temporary service between Miami and Freeport for the residents and visitors alike, particularly stopover visitors.
     "The Government of the Bahamas, through the Ministry of Tourism has reached an understanding that this temporary ferry service will be provided by FRS while the Grand Celebration is on assignment assisting the US Government with hurricane relief.  "In addition the Government of The Bahamas will be providing the necessary marketing support to ensure Grand Bahama can maximize this opportunity and encourage as many stopover visitors as possible to come to Grand Bahama.

     "Additionally, discussions are ongoing between FRS and the Government of The Bahamas towards the full time establishment of ferry services between the Port of Miami and the Freeport Harbour.