Originally Posted by lesterbutch
I would think the question is moot unless your ultimate destination is Bimini. Does anyone ever think of Bimini as an ultimate destination, unless they live there? I have not been there in a long time but we always avoided it as it was once considered to be a haven for drug runners.
Definitely not much in Bimini. Really no decent place to anchor
(that I've found). Easy check in, no doubt. Problem is, it's still a long way to Nassau
and on to the Exumas
. If you leave for Bimini with a short weather
window, you're stuck paying marina fees
until you get a window to go on.
Last time, we crossed north of Bimini, and went on to Great Harbor. Actually anchored in Bullock's Harbor after a 23 hour crossing, put up the Q-flag, and went to sleep. Called Great Harbour Cay Marina to let them know we needed a slip and to check in. One official comes to your boat to clear you in (both Customs
& Immigration). One day in a slip, and be on your way. Plenty of good anchorages
no matter the weather
in the Berry's. We spent Christmas
in Bullock's Harbor -
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Then on to Nassau
to meet our son and his girlfriend for Junkanoo on New Year's Eve. It's an easy run from Frozen/Alder's Cay.