Note: A passport or an original birth certificate or a voter's registration card with a government-issued picture ID is required for entry to Bimini (bring your passport to be on the safe side), and an outbound (return) ticket must also be presented to Bahamian Customs before you will be permitted entry. If you're flying from the U.S., you must have a valid passport.
The island's only airstrip is at the southern tip of South Bimini, a time-consuming transfer and ferryboat ride away from Alice Town on North Bimini, where most of the archipelago's hotels and yacht facilities are.
Yellow Air Taxi (tel. 888/935-5694; www.flyyellowairtaxi.com) flies in from Fort Lauderdale four times a week (Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sun). Island Air (tel. 800/444-9904 or 954/359-9942; www.islandaircharters.com) also flies four times a week from Fort Lauderdale to South Bimini. Finally, Western Air (tel. 242/377-2222; www.westernairbahamas.com) wings in from Nassau's domestic air terminal to South Bimini.
In the old days, the way to get from Nassau to Bimini was by slow-moving boat. You can still do it, but it'll take you 12 hours on the MV Sherice M, which leaves from Potter's Cay Dock in Nassau and stops at Cat Cay and Bimini. The vessel leaves Nassau on Thursdays at 2pm. For details about departures, call the dock master at Nassau's Potter's Cay Dock at tel. 242/393-1064.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism maintains a branch office at Bimini's Government Building, Queen's Highway, Alice Town (tel. 242/347-3529; www.bahamas.gov.bs). It's open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.