The closest point of the Bahamas to Mainland US is Bimini. Bimini is the cluster of islands that is the westernmost district of the Bahamas. Three main islands (North Bimini, South Bimini, and East Bimini) are the islands that make up the Bimini district. Here is all that you need to know if you plan to charter a helicopter to the Bimini Islands.
Why Go to Bimini?
Apart from the beauty of the island district, there are some controversial attractions that people flock to the Biminis for. The waters around Bimini offers the best spots for scuba diving. Some extraordinarily fertile fishing grounds exist around Bimini. Getting to Bimini from Miami is easy, you can cover the 50-miles distance by sea or air. So, to experience the Bahamas you can plan a Bimini day trip from Miami.
Adventures to Embark on a Day Trip
Having reached Bimini here are all the things that you can cram into a day of fun:
Stroll Around Alice Town
From the South Bimini Airport, you need to go to North Bimini to enjoy most of the activities. Alice Town is the part of North Bimini that has hotels, restaurants, and shops. You might be able to spot celebrities having leisurely meals at their favorite food haunts. Stop by the restaurants to try out local seafood-based cuisine.
The waters around Bimini offer a fertile ground for sharks. There are some endangered species along with some common ones. Big game fishermen can go fishing for sharks in Bimini.
You can also get up close to sharks by visiting the Bimini Bull Run cage. The cage allows you to get into the water and observe bull sharks.
The most controversial spot in Bimini is the Bimini Road. Some argue that it is entirely a staged attraction to draw tourists, while some believe that it could be the submerged city of Atlantis. Irrespective of your belief, you can get the best scuba diving experience at Bimini Road.
After a day of diving, you need to rejuvenate your body. North Bimini has a small freshwater spring, nestled in the mangrove forest. The spring might not look very welcoming due to the murky hue. But the waters are mineral rich. A nice dip in the spring can help your body feel refreshed for the rest of the trip.
Fountain of Youth!
Bimini was thought the be the location of the Fountain of Youth. The existence of such a fountain is still uncertain. But in North Bimini you can get close to a well that claims to be the Fountain of Youth. Stop by the well and take a picture next to the plaque that claims that the well is the famed Fountain. After a rejuvenating dip in the Healing Hole, the restorative fountain being located in Bimini can seem closer to the truth.
How to Get There?
You can hire a boat from Miami and take it to Bimini, or you can fly there. If you sail to Bimini, it can take you about two hours to complete the journey. You will get to enjoy the beautiful blue waters while you sail there. But if you are planning a day trip, then you cannot waste two hours on a half hour commute.
South Bimini has the airstrip where flights can land and take off. A commercial airline can take 30 minutes to take you to Bimini from Miami. But the wait at the airport can take chunks out of your day trip time.
The fastest way to get to Biminis is by taking a charter helicopter flight. You do not have to wait in long queues at the airport. You can even book an aerial tour of Bimini before landing in South Bimini. A charter helicopter transfer can get you the picturesque views as well as the short commute time. If you are planning a day trip to Bimini, do book your flight well in advance to get the best flight time.
A day trip is enough for you to get a taste of Bimini and to complete your Bimini checklist. Charter a helicopter and get your trip going.