Spanish firm Balearia has announced plans to start daily service between Ft Lauderdale and Freeport with their high-speed ferry Bahamas Express. The ship will eventually add Bimini to its route. The crossing takes about 2 hours and tickets will start at $99. The 450 passenger ferry features a variety of amenities including:
- Duty-Free Shop
- First-Class Cabin
Previously Cloud X offered a high speed ferry between Palm Beach and Freeport, but discontinued service after six months due to lack of passengers.
Making the island more accessible from South Florida is important to drive interest in West End.