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.

Travel Insurance

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!

We recommend:

Divers Alert Network (https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/trip/)

DiveAssure (https://www.diveassure.com/)

Air Travel

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:

901 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL

Driving Directions

Taxi (~$25):
Tell the driver to take you to the turning basin just north of American Airlines Arena, by Museum Park, follow directions below.

Driving:
From points north: take 95 South to exit 2D (on left) for 395/836 East towards Miami Beach. On the exit, stay to the right following signs for US 1 / Biscayne Blvd / Arenas / PAC

From Miami airport: take 836 East until it becomes 395 East and take exit 2A for NE 2nd St / Biscayne Blvd / Arenas / PAC

At the end of the exit turn right on NE 2nd Ave

Turn left at NE 9th Street (3rd left). After one block, you will see Juliet straight ahead on the seawall. Turn left on Biscayne Blvd and get in the right lane. Take your next right (at the intersection of Biscayne and NE 10th St) into the parking lot. Tell the attendant you are boarding Juliet, then follow the lot around to the end, where you will see Juliet through the trees.

 Parking

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 Museum Park or American Airlines Arena 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.

Hotel recommendations

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

YVE Miami
146 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
855-983-4636