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Old 12-02-2013, 13:23   #1
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Getting home to Miami

I'm going with my father this May from Miami to the Caribbean for my first trip. He will be staying longer then I will. I was planning on walking into Freeport/Marsh Harbor the day I had to leave and buying a one way plane ticket to Miami. I don't want to prebook in order to be flexible with the weather.

How feasible is this plan?
How expensive?
Are there local pilots willing to shuttle boaters?

Any help much appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2013, 13:32   #2
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Re: Getting home to Miami

I think there's a ferry service that runs daily between Freeport and Fort Lauderdale.
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Old 12-02-2013, 13:57   #3
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Re: Getting home to Miami

I assume you mean Freeport OR Marsh Harbor? There are airports and flights to FL from both places. I would not just show up at the airport to buy a ticket as the flights are small planes with very limited space and you might just show up on a day when all the seats are filled. I would at least make a reservation before dropping in. Costs one way about $250.

You might catch a ride with a private pilot but would be catch as catch can. Wouldn't use that as my plan A.
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Re: Getting home to Miami

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jon.
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Re: Getting home to Miami

There is also a ferry now from Grand Bahamas and Bimini: https://www.ferryexpress.com/wps/por...etPortlet=true
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