Bimini, The Private Island Escape Is Just a Boat Ride Away

Written by Kristen Rogers
July 19, 2018

On the hunt for stunning turquoise waters and miles of white-sand beaches? Well, you don’t have to search far, because Bimini is the private island that is within your reach.  Located in the westernmost district of the Bahamas, this chain of three small islands is located about 80 kilometers (50 mi) east of Miami. Bimini is the closest point in the Bahamas to the mainland United States and approximately 210 km (130 mi) west-northwest of Nassau. Home to a population of only 1,988 Bahamian’s, you’ll feel like the island is exclusively yours and Boatsetter wants to help you get there.

A hop, skip, and boat ride away.

As the closest Caribbean island to the U.S. coast, Bimini is an easy private island escape. Arriving to Bimini truly couldn’t be easier. Fly direct or connect from a variety of airports in South Florida and the New York areas. If you prefer the sea to the sky, sail over on one of Boatsetter’s Bahamian fleet options. Only 50 miles from Miami, yet a world away from the everyday. Preserved culture, historical landmarks, and natural wonders decorate this westernmost island of the Bahamas. Sail through on a Catalina 22 to take in the island breeze while exploring the historic shipwrecks and sights. Here, the Gulf Stream and the Bahamas Bank combine to ultimately define the meaning of Bimini Bliss.

The fishing capital of the Bahamas.

Sitting at the very edge of The Stream, the small islands that make up Bimini are perfectly located for easy access to the tropical current, which acts as both a highway for migrating fish and as a kind of sushi conveyor belt that carries abundant food to the local fish, allowing them to grow to record size. There have been over 50 world record catches made in the waters around Bimini. You can be the next while out on a 280 Sport Fish Fisherman boat. It’s not just the deep water over the edge of the drop-off that offers angling opportunities: Bimini’s flats are home to the fly fisherman’s favorite prey, and local wrecks serve as home to an array of fish species. From the back bay to the deep drop-off, Bimini earns its title as sports fishing capital of the world. Seasonal fish you can catch in July are:

  • Amberjack
  • Snapper
  • Yellowtail
  • Bonefish
  • Black Grouper
  • Permit

Mystery and History

From mystery to history, uncover all the treasures to be found in Bimini’s playground. Both on land and sea, the intimate island of Bimini boasts immense natural beauty and is rich in historic sights. Dive in to explore a world of sunken ships, mystical landmarks, and some of the most diverse marine life in the world. Stroll through the streets of Bimini’s quaint towns and discover the friendly faces of locals eager to share stories of the history of their beloved island. Stop by the rustic conch stands and bakeries that scatter the island and taste the mouth-watering flavors of local specialties like conch salad and Bimini Bread. End your days cruising off on a Jeanneau Merry Fisher 855 into the breathtakingly colorful sunset over the Caribbean Sea.

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