|New Fast Ferry: Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport|
|Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:43|
Beginning December 9, 2011, A high-speed ferry, the Pinar del Rio (operated by Bahamas Express), will connect Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades) and Freeport, Grand Bahama. The trip will take approximately 2.5 hours and cost $49 each way with a First Class option (along with an operation fee of $12.50 and a Bahamian Departure Tax of $18), and the ferry boasts duty-free shopping and a bar/cafeteria. This will make it easier for cruisers in The Bahamas to enjoy the company of guests for less than an airline fare.
The ferry will depart Port Everglades daily (except Wednesdays) at 1000 and arrive in Freeport at 1230. The ferry then departs Freeport at 1930 and arrives back at Port Everglades at 2200. The ferry has a top speed of 32 knots and can carry 463 passengers.