Bimini is simply too close to Miami to pass up for at least a day trip. Our favorite way of crossing is north of 45 Knots and it takes just over an hour on a calm day. If the winds are blowing the island is easily accessible by small aircraft, but arrange to have a boat when you arrive. The island is not developed and would be boring without water transportation. Our list of must do things in Bimini are as follows:
- Honeymoon Beach is under 20 minutes away on any boat and you can swim with wild Stingrays and Sand Sharks. I say wild, however they are so used to humans that they will eat right out of your hands and are as friendly as a Golden Retriever.
- Sand Bar at Cat Cay is an amazing place to visit for some relaxing and swimming especially during the windier days. At full high tide the sandbar is barely noticeable, but as soon as the water starts dropping a pristine tiny little island becomes noticeable. This is as close to paradise perfection and offers further entertainment with the private planes passing closely overhead for a landing.
- Shark frenzy at triangle rocks is about 5 minutes from South Bimini and offers a look at the ocean’s fiercest animal. There is a Shark Research lab on the island and this is where they feed these full grown Bulls. Not long after you pull up will you see a few hungry and curious sharks circle the boat. If you bring chum you can even feed them and possibly develop a new outlook on these often misunderstood creatures.
- There is an Airplane wreck North of the airport that appears to have lost power and crashed in the flats only a few hundred feet past the end of the runway. The plane is nearly entirely intact and only shows corrosion from the crystal clear salt water.
- As of 2015 Big Game club has become the quickest and easiest place to do your check-in to the country. Customs is located within the resort and immigration is a short walk north to the police station and administration offices. The airport on South Bimini is another option, but takes extra time and requires a taxi ride from the docks at Bimini Sands to the airport.
- North Bimini’s Bimini Bay Resort has been investing a lot of money on infrastructure and is trying to become a real world class resort. While it does not yet rival Atlantis they have recently added a Casino and bar that stay open all night. This is really the only thing to do on the island after dark.
- Sea Turtles can be found swimming along side stingrays and other wildlife in these clear protected waters. Careful for depth and best to go play with an incoming tide to help in any sticky situations.
- The Sepona shipwreck is clearly marked on navigation charts just south of Bimini South island. Really can’t miss it. Lots of wildlife congregate in this area and lots to see even with only flippers and a mask.