Silversea Luxury Cruises À BIMINI

BIMINI

The lovely little dual islands of Bimini consists of two main islands—North Bimini Island and South Bimini Island— as well as countless cays. Located just 50 miles off Florida’s coast, Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the United States, and as such is the most “American” if all the Bahamian Islands. Yet, the miles and miles of pristine beaches are witness to the fact that yes, this is the Bahamas and yes, this is paradise indeed. View more

Perhaps Bimini’s most famous resident was none other than Ernest Hemmingway, who considered it his favourite escape. Yet, the islands’ history dives deep. Due to their proximity to the US mainland, the islands served as a speakeasy and offered the chance to buy alcohol during prohibition. As expected, Rumrunners were rife in those days and would keep their “stores” on the Bimini’s beaches. The islands chequered history does not stop there though. Bimini also boasts an influence in Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, that was composed during a sailboat outing with a local boat builder. A bronze bust of Dr. King is displayed at the Bimini Craft Centre in Alice Town.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions depuis BIMINI

North Bimini Heritage Tour

Explore the splendid natural beauty, history and culture of Bimini during this picturesque sightseeing excursion via open-air tram.


Depart the pier aboard an open-air tram for a drive along Kings Highway, and discover the island's many wonderful sights. On the way, listen to interesting facts about Bimini and the Bahamas and look around as the guide points out the most interesting spots of the island. Pass through Bailey Town, the largest settlement where most of the local residents live. Then move on to Alice Town, the Town Center of the island where the majority of the Government offices and hotels are located. Upon arrival at Bimini Blue Water, get-off your tram and proceed on-foot for a stop at the ruins of the Compleat Angler Hotel, where Ernest Hemingway penned 'The Old Man and the Sea' and 'Islands in the Stream'. Afterward, visit the Wesley Methodist Church, the island's oldest church, and Dolphin House & Museum. Here, view historical artefacts and numerous shells, beach glass, sea fans and more.

Your tour continues with a visit to the Bimini Crafts Centre, located next to the Bimini Tourism Office, for an opportunity to browse the booths for souvenirs and gift items. Leaving the Bimini Crafts Centre, see the wreck of the Gallant Lady, which sunk in 1997 during Hurricane Mitch; today, it's a popular dive and snorkelling site. A stop is then made at the End of the World Saloon, a famous Bimini watering hole, before re-boarding your tram for the short ride back to Paradise Beach, where you can take an optional swim in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea. A final stop is made at Radio Beach. Here, you will have about 20 minutes to take photos or search for seashells amidst the white, powdery sand.

At the conclusion of your visit, re-board the tram for the short ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the tram. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility but not for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, comfortable shoes, and bring sun protection and bottled water from the ship. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages.

Resort World Bimini - Day Pass

Spend a relaxing, fun-filled day at Bimini's famous Resorts World during this self-guided outing. Your day-pass that allows you to enjoy the Resort pools, Casino, access to the shops, bars and restaurants and water sports at your leisure.


Depart the pier at the tender drop-off area for the short walk to Resorts World. This inviting, sun-drenched destination spans approximately 750 acres (about 303 hectares), and offers a wide array of activities for all tastes.


Your day-pass allows you the freedom to go anytime of the day you prefer, and for as long as you wish. Complimentary shuttles take you around the resort. Take a leisurely stroll among the shops and restaurants, rent a jet-ski or a paddle-board, visit the Casino, or just soak up the sun by one of the pools or at the white sand beach. At the conclusion of your visit, return to the tender drop-off area and the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over sandy surface, with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the ship's tender and shuttles. Walking at Resorts World is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up or lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and bottled water from the ship. Guests will need to go to the ashore reception desk located at the tender drop off area and exchange their excursion ticket for a wristband before accessing the resort facilities. The tour price includes access to the resort's facilities; beach towels, transportation within the resort and wifi access. Any food and beverages and optional activities are at guests' own expenses. Guests are advised to bring their credit card for personal purchases as most of the resort is cashless.

Scuba Dive Adventure

Marvel at the beautiful coral, tropical fish and marine life of sun-drenched Bimini during this exclusive one-tank scuba adventure. The dive site will be chosen by the Captain based on weather and sea conditions and it might include tall coral brains and tropical fish at Turtle Rocks, or stingrays, lobsters and tropical fish at the SS Sapona Shipwreck.



Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, embark/disembark the boat and manoeuvre in/out of the boat. This tour is for certified divers only. Typical dive is between 15 and 30 ft for a duration of 40 minutes. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and bottled water from the ship. You must present your certification card, and complete a required medical questionnaire and liability waiver, to participate on this tour. The tour includes all scuba equipment, including a wetsuit. You may wish to bring your own mask and snorkel. Nitrox is available upon request. The actual dive sites are determined by the captain/dive master, and based on weather and sea conditions. The dive profile is determined by the dive master. All dive activities are guided by a certified PADI Dive Master and/or PADI Scuba Instructor. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Guests may not snorkel if they have consumed alcohol. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Snorkel Adventure

Discover the coral beds, tropical fish and marine life of Bimini during this picturesque snorkelling excursion.


SS Sapona Shipwreck, Snorkelling, Stingrays, Lobsters, and Tropical Fish

Depart the pier aboard a dive boat for a scenic and relaxing sightseeing cruise of north Bimini from the water, then head to the SS Sapona shipwreck. Upon arrival, explore the SS Sapona shipwreck from the boat. Afterward, receive your safety and snorkelling instructions and equipment, then enter the water for your guided snorkelling session. Explore this famous shipwreck, which is inhabited by stingrays, lobsters and numerous tropical fish.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat and manoeuvre in/out of the boat. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and bottled water from the ship. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour. Snorkelling equipment is provided; wetsuits are available for rental. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended; GoPro cameras are available for rental. There are no changing facilities on board the boat. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Guests may not snorkel if they have consumed alcohol. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. The Captain and the Snokeling Guides can change the location of the snorkeling based on weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Snorkel Shark Encounter

Embrace your sense of adventure and excitement during this thrilling, cage-less snorkelling and shark excursion in Bimini.


Bimini, Boat-Ride, North and South Bimini, Bird Species, Tropical Fish, Marine Life

After receiving your safety and snorkelling instructions, depart the pier aboard a boat for an approximately 30-minute sightseeing tour of north and south Bimini en route to the shark and snorkelling site. Along the way, take in the natural beauty of your surrounds, soak up the Caribbean sun, and look for the bird species, fish and marine life that inhabit these abundant waters.


Guided, Cage-less Shark Encounter, Swimming with Sharks

Next, proceed to the site of your guided, cage-less shark encounter. Upon arrival, receive your snorkelling and cage-less shark encounter instructions and equipment. Afterward, disembark the boat and enter the crystal-clear waters with your guide for a unique and unforgettable opportunity to swim and snorkel amidst the sharks; a popular experience among thrill-seekers. During your approximately 40-minute shark encounter, feel a rush of excitement as the sharks glide on by you…without a cage separating them from you. Sharks to be seen during this excursion are mainly Caribbean reef sharks, and, at times, nurse and lemon sharks.


Optional Shark Photo Ops

Optional GoPro camera rentals are available for guests who would like to photograph the sharks, as well as other tropical fish and marine life that may be present, in their natural habitat. At the conclusion of this thrilling shark experience, commence the approximately 30-minute ride back to the pier. Upon arrival, disembark the boat and take the tender back to the ship.



Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 100 yards (about 91 metres) with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat and manoeuvre in/out of the boat. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and can swim in water too deep to stand. Maximum depth of the water is 20ft (6 meters). This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Snorkelling and safety equipment are provided. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and bottled water from the ship. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended; GoPro cameras and wetsuits are available for rental at a cost of respectively US$50 and US$28 each, payment in cash or credit cards are accepted. There are no changing facilities on board the boat. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Stingray Encounter

Experience and feed some of the most beautiful and unique denizens of the deep during this panoramic, half-day stingray excursion to Honeymoon Harbour.


Bimini, Boat-Ride, Northern Bimini, Caribbean Sea

Depart the pier aboard a boat for a sightseeing ride in the open seas along the northern coast of Bimini. During your approximately three-hour expedition, take in the natural beauty of your surrounds and the Caribbean Sea en route to Honeymoon Harbour, a beautiful, secluded beach inhabited by friendly stingrays.


Honeymoon Harbour, Stingray-Spotting and Feeding, White-Sand Beach, Free Time

Upon arrival at Honeymoon Harbour, your guides teach you how to safely feed these friends creatures; a truly memorable experience. Following the stingray-feeding portion of the tour, some free time is made available to relax and soak up the sun on Honeymoon Harbour's beautiful, white-sand beach. At the conclusion of your tour, embark your boat for the short ride back to the pier. Upon arrival, disembark the boat and commence the short walk back to the ship.



Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 100 yards (about 90 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat and manoeuvre in/out of the boat. Walking on the beach at Honeymoon Harbour is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and can swim in water too deep to stand. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and bottled water from the ship. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour. Wetsuits are available for rental. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended; GoPro cameras are available for rental. There are no changing facilities on board the boat. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Wild Dolphin Expedition

Embrace the thrill of finding a pod of dolphins, and swimming and snorkelling among them, during this unforgettable, half-day wild dolphin excursion.


Bimini, Boat-Ride, Northern Bimini, Caribbean Sea, Dolphin-Spotting

Depart the pier aboard a boat for a sightseeing ride in the open seas along the northern coast of Bimini. During your approximately 3.5-hour expedition, take in the natural beauty of your surrounds and the Caribbean Sea whilst searching for pods of wild Atlantic spotted dolphins. Once a pod is spotted, our goal is to get them to interact with us from the boat.


Swimming and Snorkelling with Dolphins, Coral Beds, Tropical Fish, Marine Life

When the time is right, you are invited to jump in the water for an unforgettable swimming and snorkelling session with the dolphins. These dolphins are not trained, nor in captivity; rather, they are wild, friendly and free. The opportunity to go snorkelling with the wild dolphins of Bimini in their natural habitat is the highlight of your tour, and a truly unforgettable experience. Whilst snorkelling, you may also see coral beds, tropical fish and marine life along the way. At the conclusion of your tour, ride back to the pier, disembark your boat and commence the short walk back to the ship.



Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 100 yards (about 90 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat and manoeuvre in/out of the boat. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and can swim in water too deep to stand. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and bottled water from the ship. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour. Snorkelling equipment is provided; wetsuits are available for rental. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended; GoPro cameras are available for rental. There are no changing facilities on board the boat. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Guests may not snorkel if they have consumed alcohol. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.