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Address: 1800 SE 18th St, Port Everglades, Terminal 1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2988
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+1 866-699-6988
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Tue 08:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Balearia Caribbean offers Scheduled ferry crossings between Fort Lauderdale...

Balearia Caribbean offers Scheduled ferry crossings between Fort Lauderdale FL, and Grand Bahama Island onboard our ship; “Jaume I” with a capacity of 600 passengers divided into two classes; economy premium and ecomomy. Jaume I sails from Fort Lauderdale at 8:00 am and arrives at Grand Bahama Island at 11:00 am (weather permitting), It then sails from Grand Bahama Island at 6:00 pm, and arrives back to Fort Lauderdale at 9:30 pm With such a convenient schedule, Balearia Caribbean gives the traveler the opportunity to spend 6 hours in the island on a one day trip, a quick weekend getaway when limited by time, or a grand vacation when staying at one of the many resorts in Grand Bahama Island. Balearia Caribbean is proud to be the lowest priced and “funnest” way to travel to the Bahamas

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One word UNBELIEVABLE Let me start with the ride back was AMAZING. But let's talk about the trip there. We get to the station in Ft Lauderdale. We were told to get the hours in... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
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63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last year I took a day trip with this same company to the Bahamas. It was a nice time. We decided to try it again and it was horrible. The boat left late, and everything was unorganized. They sold the boat we went on last time, and even the staff seemed upset about that. The boat smelled terrible, the bathrooms... More 

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northern nj
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'd been seeing a recurring Groupon for this company for over a year before I finally decided to go for it. I wish I had bought one sooner. My Groupon provided for a same day roundtrip option only, so my husband and reserved our space online, paid the $18 international tax fee per person and then we drove the 3... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I heard about 1 day trips to the Bahamas but was always skeptical, but when i found this great deal on groupon I figured it wouldn't hurt to try. It turned out to be an amazing trip We left out of Ft. Lauderdale, got to the terminal at 5:30 am thinking it would be crowded but it was empty. I... More 

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Thank Lyque32
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One word UNBELIEVABLE Let me start with the ride back was AMAZING. But let's talk about the trip there. We get to the station in Ft Lauderdale. We were told to get the hours in advance. We arrive and walk in to no clear direction on where we should go or where we should be. We just guessed. The information... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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329 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The terminals, both in Ft Lauderdale and Freeport, are small and dirty. I don’t know why they tell you to be there as early as they do because everyone just ends up waiting a long time for the ferry. One surprise is that even though we paid something like 500 USD for the tickets (2 adults and 1 child) we... More 

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baleariaferry, Customer Service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this review

We appreciate your honest criticism on your recent voyage with our company . As per all transportation companies that travels out the country we recommend all passengers to be at the port 2 hours prior just in case the passenger have any discrepancies with their documentation or personal item to have enough time to fix the matter . Our tickets... More 

arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Takes along time in Florida to board have to get to port way early and just sit and wait. Trip over was pretty good but coming back it was extremely loud from the second floor bar area 2 drunk females with loud mouths and irritating voices like fingernails on a blackboard and no crew member did anything to calm them... More 

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Thank Kathy3
baleariaferry, Customer Service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your recent journey to Grand Bahama . We stride to elevate our performance with every criticism provided and we thank you for using you time and providing your honest evaluation . More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a little trouble finding where to park but no big deal. The boat ride itself was great! A little choppy at first - I wouldn't recommend this if you get sea sick easily -but we all had an amazing time. Jose at the VIP bar was awesome - he made us feel very welcomed. Plan on coming back... More 

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Thank Evan G
baleariaferry, Customer Service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so glad you liked our ferry service and your awesome critique motivates and inspires us to be better . I'm sorry that the seas was a bit rocky but we try our best to sail as smooth as possible . We look forward to seeing you again soon ! More 

Medina, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the boat ride was very choppy, but that was to be expected. The problem was with the excursion that we chose. We wanted to do shopping for souvenirs so we picked the one to the Marketplace. We weren't prepared for a trip to the beach which the other excursion were geared at. The problem, which I feel we should have... More 

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baleariaferry, Customer Service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this review

On behalf of the Balearia Caribbean team, I would like to thank you for giving us some feedback regarding your experience sailing with us. We are very sorry that you wasn't able to fully enjoy the island or fully experience the Bahamian culture. We understand that the stores was closed, but there are many excursions based on the island for... More 

Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We purchased our tickets on line and had a bit of a problem with the interpretation but got thru it after a few attempts. We purchased the VIP tickets and had no problem boarding and the ferry ran smoothly. We were on the upper level and received great service from Carlos, going and coming back. The trip on the way... More 

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baleariaferry, Customer service at Balearia Caribbean, responded to this review

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we admire the expressive details of your previous tour to Grand Bahama . The seas are a bit rocky around this time of the year due to the weather change but during spring and summer the waters are claimer and more enjoyable for the awsome water activities Bahama is most known for . Thank... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PLEASE LISTEN TO ME! DO NOT USE THIS FERRY! On Sunday, 1/22, we boarded the ship for the Grand Bahama Island for our friends birthday. It was a nightmare from start to finish. The boarding process was smooth but then we had to wait several hours until we left. Once on the ship, it was very rocky and one of... More 

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