Important: You must have a passport to go to the Bahamas. A passport card will be fine if you have one, but otherwise, I recommend you get a passport book. If you don’t have a passport yet, do not wait another day – apply for a passport now. Click here for step by step instructions about how to get a passport quickly. Please note that government requirements for a passport are very specific. You must follow them exactly.
Click here for all the forms for the upcoming trip.
Our Summer 2020 trip will be from May 28 though June 12. This includes the road trip down to south Florida and back. This time we’re leaving out of Ft. Lauderdale on a boat called Freebird. Freebird is a 45′ Lagoon catamaran with 4 double cabins plus two peak berths and additional berths in the salon.
While in the Bahamas, we’ll visit North Bimini, South Bimini, Gun Cay, Great Isaac Island, and North Cat Cay. We may also go to the Berry Islands or Grand Bahama. We’ll decide on the particular islands as a crew when we get together, of course considering the immediate weather considerations.
We’ll return by boat to the dock on Wednesday June 10th and then head out by road to return home on Friday June 12th.
What to Bring:
Soft luggage – not hard luggage
Medication you are on
Snorkel equipment – possibly a swim skin to stop you getting sunburned while in the water
Several t-shirts, shorts and swim shorts or suits
Pajama’s– it can cool down considerably at night
Rain jacket/trousers – lightweight as it is still very hot
Sunscreen – high SPF factor
Hat – good idea to have a strap so it doesn’t blow away
Sunglasses – also a good idea to have a strap, and float
Drinking cup that you can easily identify as yours
Towels and toiletries
Medical Insurance information
Fishing rod and tackle box (optional)
Food or snacks for trip
Anything you may find useful to the group as a whole
Note – There is no Walmart in Bimini or anywhere around there!