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1. Posted by Rowano (Inactive 2 posts) 11y

G'day all,
i am heading to the states towards the end of this year, and spending some time in florida. i have done a little research into the bahamas as a possible destination to relax and to find some quality waves for surfing. does anyone know how to reach the bahamas on a tight budget? eg boats? cheap flights?
any help would be appreciated!
thanks, rowan

2. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Rowano

G'day all,
i am heading to the states towards the end of this year, and spending some time in florida. i have done a little research into the bahamas as a possible destination to relax and to find some quality waves for surfing. does anyone know how to reach the bahamas on a tight budget? eg boats? cheap flights?
any help would be appreciated!
thanks, rowan

The cheapest flights to the Bahamas I have usually found on Air Bahamas, American Airlines and Continental. The cheapest I have ever seen is $100 RT but that is not too common. You can do a 2-day cruise for that with the cheaper cruiselines. Private boats will be expensive and it can be long.

You can ck out this cruise line...it isnt the fanciest but you can try them out to get there. I've seen it advertised for $99+port charges. Dont pay too much more than that, fyi.

I dont know about surfing in the Bahamas (no waves there). It will definitely be perfect for relaxing though.

3. Posted by larondey (Full Member 105 posts) 11y

"The Cat" High-speed ferry service is also available between FL and Nassau.

4. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Rowano

G'day all,
i am heading to the states towards the end of this year, and spending some time in florida. i have done a little research into the bahamas as a possible destination to relax and to find some quality waves for surfing. does anyone know how to reach the bahamas on a tight budget? eg boats? cheap flights?
any help would be appreciated!
thanks, rowan

Hi Rowano, I just saw a special on www.spirit.com for RT ticket to the Bahamas (from Ft Lauderdale) for $44 each way. Thats a good deal...

5. Posted by JIN (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hi,
While in Florida, don't forget to get down to the Keys. All the way down to Key West. Rich history. Very interesting.
The Everglades is worth a visit over and over. Either just for a short trip, or to do some serious camping, hiking and canoe-ing.
See gators and crocs in one environment.
Make Ft Lauderdale your base. It is pretty central to a lot of places in Florida.
Good Travels,
Hannes De Beer, Floyds Hostel