Arrival, Departure, and Disembarkation
All Bahamas trips depart from downtown Miami. Boarding and departure times vary depending on the trip:
- 7-day trips depart on Saturday afternoon with boarding at noon; return to Miami on Friday morning by 7am.
- 4-day (and special 5-day) trips depart on Friday evening with boarding at 5pm; 4-day trips return on Tuesday morning by 7am, 5-day trips return Wednesday morning by 7am.
- 10-day trips depart on Saturday afternoon with boarding at noon; return to Miami on the following Monday by 7am.
If arriving before boarding time you can drop luggage off on board and explore Miami until it is time to board. Please do not plan to board the boat before boarding time.
All Bahamas trips clear US Customs back into the US at 7am on your day of return, and disembarkation is at 9am. Plan return flights departing after 11AM from MIA, or after noon from FLL. We often offer dives until 3pm day before disembarkation, so plan no-fly time accordingly. Current DAN recommendations can be found here. Always follow your computer’s recommendation and know your personal limitations.
We highly recommend travel insurance in the event your trip is cancelled, delayed, interrupted, or cut short by Mother Nature. As a reminder, we do not issue refunds in these situation, so please be sure your vacation is protected!
Divers Alert Network (https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/trip/)
Air TravelAirlines that fly into Miami International (MIA):
Airlines that fly into Ft. Lauderdale International (FLL):
If you are flying in the day of departure (Saturday) please be sure to include your airline and flight information on your passenger information form so that we know when you will be arriving. If you are arriving well after boarding time for your flight, let the office know – don’t worry, we won’t leave without you!
Getting to Juliet in Miami
Closest physical address:
401 Biscayne Blvd
Tell the driver to take you to the Hard Rock Cafe at Bayside Marina (NOT to the Pier 5 side) then follow directions below.
From 95, take exit 2A (on left) for Biscayne Blvd / Downtown.
Follow signs for Biscayne Blvd continuing straight and then take a left onto Biscayne Blvd.
After about 1/4 mile, take a right into Bayside Marketplace (at NE 3rd St).
Follow the driveway around Bayside Marketplace to the right, keeping Bayside on your left and the park on your right. When you get to the water you should see Juliet ahead of you to the right. Tell the parking attendant that you are on Juliet and he will let you through.
We have access to parking passes for a lot right next to the boat. This is an uncovered parking lot that is monitored 24 hours, but not gated. While we have no problems with theft or vandalism, we do not recommend leaving any valuables in your vehicle during your trip. Please let us know at least 24 hours before you trip if you will need a parking pass.
Shared Ride from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) (~$25)
Outside of baggage claim you will see a kiosk for Shared Ride/Limo. Tell them you are going to Bayfront Park or Bayside Marketplace and they will arrange a van to bring you down (~$25 pp) Go Airport Shuttle. Return rides require 24 hour advanced notice so remember to book before you leave.
Super Shuttle also offers service to Miami from Ft. Lauderdale but requires booking 24 hours in advance. See their website for details.
By Public Transportation (~$5)
From Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), follow signs for Tri-Rail shuttle and board Tri-Rail south to Miami Metrorail Transfer Station. Take Metrorail South to Government Station Center and walk 4 blocks east to Bayside Marketplace, or take the Metromover Downtown Loop or Omni Loop to College/Bayside and walk 1 block to Bayside Marketplace. (Approx 2 hours travel time)
From Miami International (MIA), follow signs for Metrorail Station, Hialeah Marketplace and take to Government Station Center. From there either walk 4 blocks east to Bayside Marketplace, or take the Metromover Downtown Loop or Omni Loop to College/Bayside and walk 1 block to Bayside Marketplace. (Approx 45 minutes travel time)
Holiday Inn, Port of Miami
340 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
1 800 972 2604
Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami
400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami
1 305 358 1234