Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a one-day, roundtrip cruise ferry to the Bahamas (a $119 value)
- $99 for a multi-day, roundtrip cruise ferry to the Bahamas (a $199 value)
With this Groupon, single passengers can enjoy swift transportation to Freeport, Bahamas onboard the new Bahama Mama cruise ferry. The trip takes approximately 4 hours, and passengers can return on the same day or stay multiple days on the island and return at a later date of their choice. The Bahama Mama departs at 8 a.m. from Fort Lauderdale and returns at 10 p.m., departing the Bahamas at 6 p.m., although weather can affect the approximate times.
Check-in begins three hours before departure, and terminal doors close one hour prior to departure. Passengers are encouraged to arrive two hours before departure, as high security measures may cause traffic delays. After returning to port, passengers should allow one hour for vessel clearance by local and federal authorities. Reservations should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the departure date.
The Balearia Group can boast safe passage for more than 3 million passengers, more than 4 million linear meters of cargo, and 660,000 vehicles in 2014. Despite their cargo shipping roots, they also operate Balearia Caribbean, a ferry transportation from Florida to Grand Bahama Island onboard the Jaume I ferry. The Jaume I has a capacity for 600 passengers, and is graciously appointed with various amenities including a café, table games, duty free store, premium area, outside deck, and more.