Need an excuse to plan an extra day while in Miami? Here’s a great one – go on a one day cruise!
The Bahamas are less than 200 miles from the Miami area and are a popular day trip. Cruise ships from Ft. Lauderdale typically leave around 8:00 am and return to Miami after 10:00pm.
There are usually several hours scheduled where people on the cruise can explore the Bahamas before heading back to Ft. Lauderdale.
Most of these day cruises are not just about the destination. The cruise itself is a lot of fun with plenty of activities, food and drinks to enjoy. Meals are often included in the prince of the ticket. Some boats have casinos, dancing, pools, sun decks, and more.
Tickets for day cruises down to the Bahamas are typically between $100 and $150 per person.
You can find a list of cruise options here
Note: You will need a passport to visit the Bahamas.