Southeast of Disorder Bimini Island Adventure Itinerary
[Meal codes are B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner]
Day 1: Welcome to South Beach – Are those Palms Swaying to the Music?
Is it my imagination or am I hearing the faint beckoning of a Lucayan conch horn coming from the ocean as we feast here at the opening Margaritaville Adventures dinner poolside in South Beach? A strange telephone call informs me that we need to see a man about a seaplane in the morning. I wonder what that is all about. [D]
Day 2: The Water is our Airstrip, Bimini is our Destination
We fly away today to a couple of small, tropical islands that have drawn sailors, fisherman and adventurers since the age of discovery. As we come over the back-bay, its turquoise and aquamarine waters facing the Gulf Stream glisten and lap the shoreline with a hearty welcoming rhythm. It’s time to relax and play in Hemingway’s paradise. Tonight, lobster pizza is one of the delectable offerings. [B,D]
Day 3: From Porgy Bay to Alice Town by Bicycle – Pedaling the King’s Highway
Off to explore North Bimini on bike, the quaint bustle of a Bahamian island village is ours to delve into. Prepared for a day at the beach, our goal is a beautiful spot on the southerly reach of the island where white sand and food shacks compete for our attention with breathtaking vistas. We will switch our allegiance to the Queen (the Queen’s Highway, that is) on the high end of the island for the pedal back to our resort home, but not before stopping for some of that world-famous Bimini bread at a nearby home/bakery.
Tonight, get ready for “Jimmy Buffett meets James Bond” (JB meets JB) theme night at the island’s casino. Who’s feeling lucky? [L]
Day 4: Why hasn’t that Supply Ship Sapona Come into Port Yet?
After a leisurely morning, I guess it’s time to find out what happened to the supply ship. If it isn’t going to come to us, we will just board a boat and go find it. But, what’s with all of the snorkeling gear?
After unraveling the supply ship mystery, I bet we’ve all worked up an appetite, so let’s have a giant feast and gather around the pool to while away the evening. [D]
Day 5: Hooray for Hollywood! (Beach that is)
It’s time to skip across the Gulf Stream again in our caravan of seaplanes. We are heading to a fantastic day at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
A whole Jimmy Buffett extravaganza of tropical craziness, we can’t think of a better place to party away our final day and night of adventure. [B,D]
Day 6: Goodbye to the Gulf Stream until the next Margaritaville Adventure
With grains of sand still clinging stubbornly to our feet, we will bid our new and old friends goodbye until the next Margaritaville Adventure.
All taxes and fees are included in the price as well as ALL accommodations, activities, transportation, and meals as outlined on the itinerary [B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner]. So get ready for seaplanes, deserted beaches, aquamarine waters, snorkeling, bike tours, Bond meets Buffett Casino nights, lobster pizza, surf machines, exploring hidden corners and a whole lot of eating! All you have to do is show up!
Tipping is solely at your discretion. If you feel that your guide has done an outstanding job, a tip of $5 per person per day is suggested.
Twenty-one years of age and older is one of our few restrictions. Margaritaville Adventures and its partners do not provide alcohol during the trip. Alcohol may be purchased by participants at any restaurant or attraction where available on your own and for an additional price. Some of our guests do not drink at all and then there are the others.
On Sunday afternoon in Miami, meet your fellow travelers and guide-extraordinaire(s) for the week at the South Seas Hotel (1751 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33139). Welcome session with dinner afterward. If the starting location changes, we will notify you 30 days prior.
We can provide airport transfers upon request for an additional fee. Otherwise, taxi rates from Miami International Airport (MIA) to the hotel on Miami Beach are approximately $30-40 plus gratuity. If arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) we suggest Go Airport Shuttle which can be arranged prior to your arrival. See https://floridalimo.hudsonltd.net/res for rates and scheduling. Cost is approximately $30 from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. ALL transportation from the moment we meet at the first hotel until the moment we say our sad goodbyes at the last hotel is INCLUDED.
During the trip we will be staying at three separate hotels with a combination of beachfront and marina front locations. Ninety days before the trip you will receive the itinerary with hotels and scheduled activities. We always have a few surprises along the way and sometimes due to season or additional participant signups we may send out revised itineraries before the actual departure date with adjustments to activities or hotels.
There are luggage weight restrictions for the seaplanes – plan to pack only a small soft-sided duffel bag. Seasonally this trip can be very hot or cool. Bring t-shirts, shorts, bathing suit (you always pack that, right?) maybe a sweatshirt or light jacket for fall, winter and spring. We will be on secluded beaches, busy beaches, casinos, boats and bikes so bring appropriate shoes and clothing. Comfortable shoes and sunscreen are always a plus. Keep all prescription medications with you in your carry on. We will be traveling on a motor coach, taxis, golf carts and boats, so if you are prone to motion sickness bring something along. If you have your own mask and snorkel you can bring those along. Quick drying clothes are recommended for water activities. Don’t forget the tux and evening gown for the casino night…wait…no, just kidding. None of the restaurants/activities require a fancy outfit but some participants may want to bring a few nicer items for dinners. Weather can sometimes be fickle; layers help. We may have extra eye patches and cutlasses if you should forget to bring yours.
There are many activities such as fishing, scuba, paddleboarding, kayaking, beach and pool lounging, shark research, and did we mention a wave machine?!! We have compiled a mix of some of our favorite excursions and we feel the perfect amount of relaxation and activity is included in the itinerary pricing. But we know that some people like to really maximize their vacations so we have put together a list of attractions and outfitters for you to inquire with on your own for additional activities. Give us a call or shoot us an email for this list.