Sailing out of Miami
I have checked into Bimini
dozens of times and always found it the most convenient of the possible check-in points, especially for going to the Berrys...Only problem is they want you on a dock
so that they can board the boat...never boarded once in 25 years of going there!
They have always been polite and helpful, providing I was on a dock
. Just go to one of the old marinas
and walk to the customs
. Do not use the City Dock, it eats boats.
I have also anchored many times and providing you set 2 good anchors Bahama style holding is fine.
Since 'The Compete Angler' burnt down Bimini
much of its ambience and most of it's visitors. The new entry due east towards the condos has simplified getting in and now can be done safely at night...providing all the aids to navigation
have not floated off since I was last there in April.