If the wind
is blowing out of the East, you can anchor
in the lee of the island. You might want to spend your first night at the marina when you check in. Bimini
Resort is where customs
is located and is a nice resort. The marina right before Bimini
is Bimini Blue Water
Resort. It's a two minute walk to customs
and the rates are very reasonable. They'll even likely allow you to tie up to the fuel dock
to check in assuming you buy fuel
We prefer anchoring
out and don't typically stay at a marina for long.
on the West side of North Bimini close to shore near "Bimini Road" is a good spot.
We also anchor
in Nixon's Harbour in South Bimini, with good protection from North/NE winds.
Some people reportedly tuck in on the west side of South Bimini just outside the pink townhouses/Bimini Sands Marina, although we have not.
And don't forget that Gun Cay, North Cat Cay and South Cat Cay are all located very close and provide additional anchorage choices.
As for leaving South Florida
- we live right at the Hillsboro Inlet. We typically sail to Miami
, spend the night in Marina Stadium and leave out Governer's Cut or stay in No Name Harbor and leave out of Cape Florida
Make sure you wait for a good weather
window for your crossing. Recommend leaving at first light to ensure you arrive prior to dark. You don't want to cross the gulfstream with North winds.
Have an awesome trip!
Breathe - Manta