Balearia Caribbean has relaunched its ferry service from Fort Lauderdale to The Bahamas.
The South Florida-based company runs ferry services from Port Everglades to Bahamian destinations including Bimini and Freeport.
The company will be offering three sailing services a week, with ferries on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Balearia has relaunched its operations with a host of new health and safety protocols, including mandatory face masks, electronic boarding passes, enforced social distancing and temperature checks prior to boarding.
The company’s ships also undergo “deep and extensive sanitation” before, during and after each sailing, the company said.
Balearia says it has been certified by Bureau Veritas with the Global Safe Site Covid-19 certificate, one of the first shipping companies to receive the designation.
It should be noted that all travelers to The Bahamas must fill out an electronic travel form and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test that is no more than seven days old, among other requirements.