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  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Duration:  17 hours (approx.)
Grab your passport for a trip to paradise on this round-trip excursion from Miami to Grand Bahama. A 4-hour luxury cruise takes you to this Caribbean gem, where you can spend the day enjoying stunning beaches, duty-free shops, a gorgeous pool, and an open bar. Your full-day trip includes pickup from your Miami hotel; a ferry ride to the Bahamas with an optional upgrade to first-class seating; and a day pass to the Grand Lucayan Hotel’s private beach and facilities.


  • Full-day excursion to Grand Bahama from Miami
  • Ride in a comfortable ferry to Freeport on Grand Bahama
  • Enjoy the fast ferry’s onboard amenities including slot machines, a duty-free shop and full bar
  • Gain access to the Grand Lucayan private beach, infinity pool, and other facilities
  • Upgrade to first-class seating on the ferry for more space and service
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Bahamas Day Cruise and Day Access to The Grand Lucayan Hotel

Bahamas Day Cruise and Day Access to The Grand Lucayan Hotel

In the early morning, you are picked up from your central Miami hotel and driven to Ft Lauderdale's port where you board a ferry that whisks you to Grand Bahama in just four hours. Choose between economy class or an upgrade to first class on the ferry. First class has more space with deluxe seating and lounge areas. Both options give you access to slot machines, a full bar, and the onboard duty-free shop. Be sure to bring your passport to enter into the Bahamas.

When you arrive in Freeport, a city on the island of Grand Bahama, head to the Grand Lucayan Hotel. Here you can use your included day pass to enjoy the hotel’s facilities. Stake out a spot on the hotel’s private sandy beach and swim in the turquoise Caribbean Sea. More into lounging poolside? Relax in the provided lounge chairs, splash around in the pool, and have access to the restrooms. Nearby, you can test your luck at the large casino’s tables, slot machines and card tournaments.

If you get hungry, more than a handful of restaurants cater to every taste and budget. Purchase classic Bahamian fare like conch fritters, guava duff and benny cake, or order from an array of international dishes from Mediterranean to Asian. Fresh-caught seafood is a highlight of this island’s cuisine. If you don't want to miss a moment in the outdoors, simply purchase your drinks at the swim-up bar or get a quick bite at a beachside cafe.

After enjoying a full day at the beach on Grand Bahama, you are transferred to meet your ferry back to Miami in the late afternoon. When you reach Miami, you are returned to your hotel to wrap up your Bahamas excursion.

Important Note: You must provide the following information at the time of booking: hotel location, traveler names, nationalities, passport numbers, dates of birth, and expiration date of passports. Your reservation cannot be guaranteed without these details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I relaxed on the cruise there and enjoyed the Bahamian food once I got there. Once I got to the Grand Lucayan I was amazed. The beach and pool was amazing! Food was great the drinks were great and the staff was funny and helpful. I will take this trip again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Decent trip. Only had about 3 1/2 hours in the Bahamas...but it was enough time to:enjoy the beautiful beach, get some local food and do some souvenir shopping.
There is a lot in close proximity of the hotel (restaurants, rum shops, souvenir shops, corner store etc) so just make the most of it.


4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

I enjoyed the cruise but was disappointed with the amount of free time we got. The inclusions said 6 hours. It is more like 3/3 and a half which was definitely not enough. But all in all the resort and beach were beautiful.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

It was nice but never again on Sunday because half of the shops were closed.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Definitely worth doing. Viator team communicated very well prior to and confirming tour. Bus driver 20 mins late, but fine as often due to passengers not being ready. Lots of waiting for the ferry and processing, but beautiful on arrival. The access to the Hotel was ideal - note a towel was not included in cost of resort fees, so worth checking prior to the trip. We went to Agave for lunch - good food and at the right price. The maps and booklets on the ferry were worth picking up. Overall a great day

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

Dont always trust other reviews , just do it if you want the experience . These excursions are what you make of them and we had a great time .

Alexander Khvostov
Russian Federation

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

Organization was good in general, however, there were minor delays of ferries.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2015

I had too many issues on this tour due to tour guides not knowing the right information or difficulty speaking English. If this tour operator is running any tours I plan to go on in the future I will not go.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2015

If you want to feel like a tourist, please book this cruise.

You don't have to book the VIP-Ticket. I did it. It was not a big difference with the regular ticket. U wait separately at the harbour and have some better seats on the boat... that's it.

You have to take some towels and everything you need, because you have to pay for everything whne you are there.

it lasts so long because the busdriver who catches you up, catches all the people in Sb who also booked the cruise. At the morning it's ok, but at night, you only want to go back to your hotel, but the busdriver stopps something like every 5 minutes.

If you want a relaxing trip - something special, please do not book this cruise... the transfer on the bahamas etc... you are only a tourist. The busdriver was a nice guy with informations about locations where you can eat etc... but certainly only because he gets a tip for it.

I would not ever book such a cruise again... Sorry.

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