Boating Flings, sponsored by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, are like road trips but with lots and lots of water…and boats. A lead boat breaks the waves for the caravan of participants and a sweep at the rear of the flotilla ensures that no one gets left behind. Time on island is unstructured to allow freedom to fish, dive, explore or laze in the sun as preferred.
Flings begin on Thursdays. Captain’s Meetings are always held the Wednesdays before and are mandatory. Trips end on Sundays during June and July. There is a 30-boat limit and dockage space is on a first-come first-served basis. Minimum boat length for all flings is 22 feet.
Flings depart Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale and dates are subject to change. All vessels must have a valid cruising permit obtained through initial clearance and entry process.
June 10-13 – Grand Bahama Island
June 17-20 + June 24-27 – Bimini
July 8-18 – Extended Fling to Eleuthera
July 22-25 + July 29-Aug 1 – Bimini
All dates are subject to change.