Our Bahamas itineraries can be either 4-day, 7-day or 10-day trips, but all depart from downtown Miami. Boarding and departure times vary depending on the trip, so please make sure you know your departure and arrival date and time before booking flights to Miami.
If you are arriving well before boarding time you are welcome to drop your luggage off on board with a crew member and explore Miami until it is time to board. Please do not plan to board the boat before boarding time.
- 7-day trips depart on Saturday afternoon with boarding at noon. Juliet returns to Miami on Friday morning
- 4-day (and special 5-day) trips depart on Friday evenings with boarding starting at 5pm. 4-day trips return on Tuesday morning (5-day trips return Wednesday morning).
- 10-day trips depart on Saturday afternoon with boarding starting at noon and return to Miami on the following Monday morning.
All trips disembark at 9am on their day or return. Flights after 11AM departing from MIA, or noon departing from FLL are ok. Allow a little extra time on weekdays to allow for traffic.
As most of our Bahamas trips occur during hurricane season, we highly recommend travel insurance in the even your trip becomes cancelled, delayed, or cut short by Mother Nature. As a reminder, we cannot issue refunds in these situation, so please be sure your vacation investment is protected!
Agencies that we recommend:
TravelEx Insurance (http://www.travelexinsurance.com/)
Divers Alert Network (https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/trip/)
Airlines 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!
On disembarkation day, we will clear customs back into the US at 7am on your day of return and disembarkation is at 9am. To allow for ample no-fly-time we recommend booking flights that depart after noon to avoid having to cut your diving short on the day before return (we will typically offer dives up until 4pm). Current DAN recommendations for no-fly-time are 18-24 hours after multi-day, multi-dive profiles. Always follow your computer’s recommendation and know your personal limitations.
If your flight or check-in time is not until later in the afternoon, you are welcome to leave your luggage on board Juliet while you explore Miami until your time of departure.
Getting to Juliet in Miami
The boat is located at Bayfront Park next to Bayside Marketplace. The closest address is 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.
By Taxi from Miami International Airport (MIA) (~$25)
Instruct the driver to take you to the boats by the Hard Rock Café behind Bayside Marketplace. Once you come to the water, look to the right and Juliet will be docked near the white angular pavilion.
By Shared Ride from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) (~$21)
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 (~$21 pp)
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)
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From Miami International (MIA), follow signs for Metrorail Station, Hialeah Marketplace
If you live close enough to drive down yourself, we have access to parking passes for a lot right next to the boat. This is an uncovered parking lot that is monitored 24hours, but not gated. While we have never had any problems with theft or vandalism, we do not recommend leaving any valuables in your vehicle during your trip.
GPS directions to 401 Biscayne Blvd will get you mostly there, if you have the ability to search for and get directions to the Hard Rock Café, you will be in better shape.
Directions from I-95 heading South
From I-95 S take exit 2C (left hand exit) for Miami Ave towards Downtown. Follow signs for Biscayne Blvd and continue straight through 2 sets of lights (stay in middle lane). At the end of the street, at the stop sign, take the forced left but stay to the right merging onto Biscayne Blvd. Stay in your right lane through 4 sets of lights. At the 5th set of lights, take a right at the sign for NE3rd St. Stay right and follow the signs for Bayfront Park. When you get to the water, turn right and Juliet will be by the white angular pavilion. If the parking attendant stops you, tell them you are dropping off at Juliet.
GPS coordinates: 25.776136, -80.184757 / 25 46’34” -80 11’05”
Holiday Inn, Port of Miami
340 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
1 800 972 2604