Bimini is the closest Bahamian Island to the United States. It’s only 50 miles away from Florida – a short scenic hop in our seaplane – but it’s another world. Gorgeous beaches surround these two islands that are steeped in history and character. Discover the secrets of Hemingway’s favorite speakeasy with our day trip experience!

Activity Highlights

  • A short, scenic flight in your private seaplane
  • Discover the rich history of the Islands
  • Chance to visit Bimini Road
  • Dive into all the activities and fun on offer

Of all the Bahamian Islands, Bimini is perhaps the most intriguing pair. The two gorgeous islands have everything you expect from the Bahamas, including miles of flawless sandy beaches, stunning natural vistas, and the laid-back calypso culture with its unique rake-and-scrape music.

But behind the modern front lies a long history of mystery and significance. During Prohibition, the islands served as a speakeasy, where rum-runners could stash their illegal booze before trying to smuggle it into the US. A little later, Ernest Hemingway used to escape to the islands for the incredible fishing.

Following in that famous author’s footsteps, Jimmy Buffett also spent time in Bimini when he was writing his book, and Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote parts of his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize while he was sailing with local boat-builder Ansil (who still lives on the islands).

And then there’s Bimini Road, the underwater rock formation that some believe is a road that led to the lost city of Atlantis. There’s the Bimini Nature Trail, and the Healing Hole, where swimmers report of being healed by the natural upsurge of lithium and sodium in a saltwater mangrove swamp.

But maybe you’re more interested in spending some time shopping for duty-free and local hand-made crafts, diving to see ship wrecks and incredible wildlife, or meeting dolphins and sharks in their natural habitat. Whatever you’re looking for on your day out in the Bahamas, you’re guaranteed an experience you’ll never forget!

What’s Included?

  • Seaplane from Key Biscayne early in the morning
  • Scenic flight from Miami to the Bahamas
  • Plenty of opportunity for amazing aerial views and photos
  • A whole day to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of Bimini
  • Seaplane back to Miami in the late afternoon
  • Very stable flight at 110 knots, at low altitude, with little air rising

We make sure you have plenty of time to explore everything Bimini has to offer, take plenty of photos, and create amazing memories that will last a lifetime. How’s that for the perfect calypso getaway?

Guidelines

  • Safety is our number one priority. Our safety records are verifiable through the FAA (faa.gov).
  • A liability release waiver must be completed and a parent / guardian must sign if the participant is under the age of 18 years.
  • Maximum 4 passengers per trip. Children are not permitted on laps.
  • Landing and customs fees not included ($250, cash only)
  • Maximum weight of each passenger is 250 pounds, and combined passenger and luggage weight should not exceed 630 pounds.
  • The decision of who rides in the co-pilot’s seat is made by the pilot, depending on the weight distribution of the aircraft’s passengers and luggage.
  • Please bring your camera – the views are incredible! All possessions are your responsibility, during embarkation and the flight, so please ensure all electronic equipment is safe and secure. 
  • Our seaplanes are very stable, but individuals who suffer from motion sickness may wish to take appropriate medication before the flight.

Venue

Our seaplane base is located on Key Biscayne, FL.

Session Length

  • All day. The flight leaves early in the morning and returns late in the afternoon, to maximize your time in Bimini.
  • No flights on Mondays. We are open all year round, weather permitting, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Overall rating of this experience
Quality
Value
Staff & Service
Fun Factor
Overall Rating

CAN’T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN

Review by: Julie D
Location: South Beach
5 / 5
I was really nervous about going up in a Sea Plane, but the Seaplane pilot was friendly and professional. Our pilot was faultless and made it all seem so easy and safe. Once we got going the time just flew by and we took about a million pictures. I really can’t wait to do it again.

MISERABLE WEATHER

Review by: Kayne W
Location: Tampa, Florida
4.3 / 5
The weather completely sucked. Nice views but they would have been better without the rain.

Cancellation policy

Please note cancellations/reschedule requests require a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to activity date. There is a strict no show / no refund policy – you’re advised to arrive 15min earlier than the activity time. If you are not there – you’ll be charged 100% of the activity cost (no refund will be provided). Rescheduling fee $50

IMPORTANT

  • Landing and customs fees not included ($250, cash only)
  • Bimini is in the Bahamas, not the United States. The currency is the Bahamian Dollar, which has a one-to-one exchange rate ($1 US = $1 BSD). US dollars are accepted on the island, but you’ll get change in Bahamian dollars.

Numbers on the day

The price quoted is for 2 people. There is a maximum of 4 passengers per flight.

Dress Code

Cool and comfortable clothing is best. Please bring sunglasses and wear shoes that you don’t mind getting sandy (and maybe wet). You should plan for weather in Bimini as well.

Weather

This activity may be cancelled if weather conditions are dangerous. In this case, the provider will reschedule your session.

Accessibility

This activity may be available to disabled individuals, depending on their needs. Please contact us to discuss.

Other info

  • We can provide services in Spanish, provided you give us enough advance notice.
  • We can also work with you to provide an extra-special day out if you’re giving your charter experience as a gift. Talk to us for options!

Seaplane Charter Miami to Bimini - For 2

Code:
SP572
Location:
Key Biscayne, FL
United States

Person

This experience is for 1 person
Duration:
1 day
4.25

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