Cape Air has partnered with Resorts World Bimini to bring regularly scheduled seaplane service from Miami to North Bimini in the Bahamas, the company announced.
The regularly-scheduled flights will begin Dec. 21, with two daily flights between Fort Lauderdale and Bimini’s North Bimini Seaplane Base at Resorts World Bimini.
Beginning Jan. 18, 2016, four daily flights will operate between Fort Lauderdale and Bimini, and two daily flights will operate between Watson Island Seaplane Base in Miami and Bimini.
“We are thrilled with these additions to our Caribbean route map and look forward to continued growth in the region,” said Linda Markham, President of Cape Air. “Cape Air is delighted to serve Florida and the Bahamas by providing additional transportation options that will benefit travelers and locals alike.”
Cape Air will be flying Cessna Caravan Amphibians on the route.
“The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is pleased to welcome Cape Air’s service to Bimini” said Joy Jibrilu, Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. “The island offers so much for visitors to see and do, particularly in terms of its water activities, which makes the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show such a perfect backdrop to kick off this exciting news. We hope that travelers from the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market will take advantage of this new air service,” she added.
It’s a new area of operation for Cape Air, which has been focused in the Caribbean with a hub in San Juan.
“Regularly scheduled sea plane service was an important service for the island, and the absence of this service created a degree of hardship for its people,” said Ed Farrell, president of Resorts World Bimini. “Resorts World Bimini is pleased to be a part of this new partnership which will provide another travel option, making life that much easier for the people of Bimini, and offering a unique experience for visitors who wish to vacation there.”