Just a short distance from the shores of Florida, the Bahamas is a breathtaking collection of islands that are practically begging to be explored. While there may be no difficulty finding a boat from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas, after all, it’s a popular cruise destination; there are few truly private experiences available. Skip the Bimini Ferry and charter a yacht instead. 

Our team offers fully customizable experiences. Whether you are looking for a short trip to Bimini by boat or an extended week-long yacht vacation, we offer it all. From private chefs to personalized yacht parties, we can build your perfect getaway. Join us on an adventure you won’t soon forget.

Take a Private Boat to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale

The Bahamas is unsurprisingly a highly sought-after travel destination for millions of tourists globally. The lush landscape, crystal clear waters, and thriving ecosystem make it a wonder for anyone living in a city.  Each year, nearly six million tourists visit the islands via packed cruise ships or spartan ferries. 

A spectacular destination deserves to be experienced at one’s leisure. As such, we offer trips on a private boat from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas, allowing you to experience the islands on your own time.

Bimini Trip

It’s hard to do better than a boat trip to Bimini. This little island in the Bahamas is a dazzling jewel sitting in the middle of pristine azure waters. A favorite of famous figures such as Ernest Hemingway, the island will enchant anyone with its beauty. 

Located just 50 nautical miles offshore, we offer the best way to get a boat from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas. The trip to Bimini from Fort Lauderdale should take only 2-3 hours on a powered vessel or a day on sail. Once there, take command of the day.

The island’s vibrant coral reefs are home to a rainbow of tropical fish and other exotic sea creatures. After swimming with the dolphins, adventure to the legendary Bimini Road, believed by some to be remnants of the lost city of Atlantis, offering an intriguing underwater mystery to unravel.

Take advantage of the Bahamas trip from Fort Lauderdale and enjoy local Bahamian cuisine at waterfront restaurants, savoring the freshest seafood and tropical fruits.

Our boat to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale is personalized to your needs. Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, we’ll ensure that your trip to Bimini will be one you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Things to Do In Bimini

While the island of Bimini may be small, it is densely packed with many things to do. Here are some things you can enjoy on your private Bimini trip from Fort Lauderdale.

  • Lounge On The Beaches. The Bahamas are renowned for their beaches. Radio Beach is a particularly popular spot for anyone looking for the quintessential island beach experience.
  • Explore The SS Sapona. Ran aground in 1926, the SS Sapona is a local landmark and serves as an artificial reef, making it a great spot to explore.
  • Find The Fountain of Youth. Bimini is home to what Juan Ponce de Leon believed was the Fountain of Youth. Today, the freshwater pool is honored with a plaque, allowing visitors to experience it themselves.
  • Dine on Fresh Seafood. Taking any private boat from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini would be a waste if you don’t sample the variety of fresh seafood on offer.
  • Uncover the Mysteries of Bimini Road. A 600-foot-long submerged road extends off the coast of Bimini. There is still no consensus on whether the formation is natural or a man-made product of some ancient civilization, such as the mythical city of Atlantis. Regardless of origin, it’s a popular snorkeling tour for anyone visiting the island.
  • See the Resort. Bimini is home to a huge resort that offers day affordable day passes. Chill by the pool, enjoy the ongoing parties and events, and try your luck at table games.

Private Yacht Charter from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas

If you want to experience paradise for longer than one day, you can take advantage of our charter boat from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas for an extended week-long excursion through the islands. While a private boat to Bimini is already a notable experience, the Bahamas has many more islands to offer. With extra time to explore, you can see a selection of islands and plan the ultimate Bahamas trip. Below are some of the most popular islands to see on a charter boat from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas.

Harbour Island

Famous for its Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island is a picturesque retreat boasting rosy-hued shorelines. This charming island offers a laid-back atmosphere, delightful local boutiques, and a range of water activities. Enjoy the unique blend of Bahamian culture and colonial home charm.


A tropical paradise known for its breathtaking blue holes, the Exuma Cays are home to the iconic swimming pigs who are more than happy to take any food off your hands. Snorkel in Thunderball Grotto (featured in James Bond films) and unwind on the untouched beaches surrounded by crystal-clear waters.

Grand Bahamas

Home to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island offers a mix of contemporary living and natural beauty. Explore Lucayan National Park’s caves and mangroves, unwind on Gold Rock Beach, and experience the lively atmosphere of the International Bazaar in Freeport.

The Abacos

A boater’s dream destination, the Abaco Islands feature charming colonial towns like Hope Town and Marsh Harbour. With a stunning palette of turquoise waters, coral reefs, and cays, the Abacos provide an ideal setting for boating, diving, and island hopping.

Sailing from Florida to the Bahamas

While it may be too late to become an explorer of the seven seas, you can still emulate the experience by sailing from Florida to the Bahamas. Take a trip through the Atlantic on one of our sailboat charters and experience a different type of boating. Depending on how many days you book, you can have a spectacular trip to Bimini or choose to island hop through the Caribbean.

About the Boats

Skip the Fort Lauderdale scenic tours and head straight for the islands. Enhancing customization, Flamingo Yacht Charters offers several options for trips from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas.

If you need help deciding on a vessel or want to explore new options or locations, feel free to consult with us, and we’ll help plan a great day on one of our yachts for charter.

$225 / hour
34 knots
$375 / hour
9 knots
$175 / hour
5 knots
$175 / hour
45 knots

Sea Ray

Our Sea Ray 480 Sedan is the largest motor yacht in the fleet and an excellent pick for day trips to Bimini or week-long excursions through the Bahamas. Like a home away from home, the Sea Ray features a sizable cabin with plenty of seating, a galley, and a dining area. The wraparound windows allow plenty of natural light in and ensure you don’t lose sight of the famous blue water surrounding the Bahamas. The vessel shouldn’t have issues accommodating you and your guests with its three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The Sea Ray also features plenty of space on the outside with a large stern and bow, complete with lounge beds to take in the warm sun and fresh air. A retractable swim platform also makes getting in and out of the water easy for all ages.


Our Fairline is the perfect size for Bimini trips from Fort Lauderdale. Hop on this vessel and get to Bimini in as little as two hours. The Fairline features a sizeable open-air cockpit with plenty of seating and viewing opportunities. Lounging beds are found both in the cockpit and at the bow.

If you need a break from the water, step into the recently renovated cabin, which features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living area with a galley. A dining table allows you to bring food onboard and enjoy it as you move to your next destination.

Fountaine Pajot

For those in need of ample space, consider our expansive Fountaine Pajot. Stretching 57 feet in length and nearly 30 feet in width, this catamaran is equipped to embark on any Bimini adventure. With a focus on supreme comfort, the Fountaine Pajot offers a spacious living area that includes a fully equipped galley featuring a cooktop, oven, and refrigerator. Descend from the living space on either side, and you’ll discover a total of five bedrooms and restrooms, providing abundant privacy for your entire party.

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