Bimini Bahamas Bimini Bahamas is the place for FUN in the SUN
Bimini Bahamas is a very special place.
The Bahamas has long been known as a place of gin clear
water, sugar sand beaches and a laid back lifestyle. Bimini,
is the closest Bahama island to the US and is the first stop off
for many wanting to enjoy a Bahamas
What to do in Bimini
Considering that Bimini is a tiny island,
there's a boatload of stuffto do! Activities abound
... but be surenot to miss
Ashley Saunders, a local author, artist, and
historian on the island ofBimini has opened his
home, the Dolphin House, to visitors. Saunders whose family has lived on
Bimini since the American Revolutionhas built a
unique house. In 1993, he began construction of a houseunlike any other using found and recycled materials to decorate everyinch of the concrete structure. The Dolphin House is
designed towithstand the ugly forces of
passing hurricanes, yet also embellishedby
the careful touches of an artist ... it is made almost entirely ofcrushed coral concrete, shells, and reclaimed tiles. Located in
AliceTown, the Dolphin House deserves far
more than an intriguing paragraphin the
ocaisonal Bahamian guidebook.
Tropical pink located in Alice Town. The Bimini
History Museum and Heritage Centre was founded in 1995. Old photographs, telegrams and artifacts tell the story of
our little island in the stream. Open daily from 10am to 7pm. (242) 473 1252. Admission is free. Donations
Bimini Sands Nature
This self-guided walking tour introduces nature
enthusiasts to the indigenous fauna and floral of Bimini. Colorful signage along the one-mile trail provides
information about the White Crowned Pigeon, Bimini Boa and other animals plus a variety of plants including Gum
Elemi, Silver Thatch Palms and Poison Wood.
One of the oldest historical landmarks in Bimini is Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon’s
Fountain of Youth. While tales of such a fountain have been recounted among indigenous peoples predating the 16th
century, the prominent legend credits Leon with the discovery of Bimini’s restorative waters around 1513. Today,
Bimini’s Fountain of Youth sits along the airport road in South Bimini under a scattering of overgrown Kamalame
trees and consists of a small limestone well, a short walking path and a few painted benches.
Rent a Paddleboard or
It is only a short paddle across the channel to
cays thick withmangroves where you're very likely
to see stingrays and sharks cruisingthe
Incredible sites like the Sapona ... a concrete
ship wreck that sitshalf-way out of the water and
was used during Prohibition to storeliquor,
Triangle Rocks, where several Caribbean sharks are likely to befound converging on any given day. Tuna Alley, Victory Reef and the Nodules comprise
multiple dive sites stretching from Cat Cay down to a series of small cays generically referred to as the Bimini
Cays. Multiple moorings allow a broad variety of both dive profiles and experiences.
Road / Road to Atlantis
Located just a half mile off shore, this
unusual arrangement of stones inspire an array of controversy. While some argue the formation as proof of an
ancient road or wall, others believe the stones to be no more significant than limestone bedrock. Either way,
coupled with Edgar Cayce’s prediction (that the lost city of Atlantis would rise again somewhere in The Bahamas in
1968, which coincidently was the year the stones were discovered) and similar claims put forth by various
geologists, oceanologists and historians, a trip down to “Bimini Road” is certainly worthwhile.
Mineral rich waters bubbling from a freshwater
spring in a creek armfringed with mangroves are
reputed to have restorative qualities. Natural
lithium and sulfur are two of the minerals said to be containedin these waters.
Swim with Wild
Don't miss out on swimming with wild Atlantic
spotted dolphins in thegin clear water. The
dolphins are residents in Bimini's waters yearround, but it takes a bit of a scouting mission to find them. Whenwaters are calm chances are best. Once the boat has found
the dolphinsand they seem eager to engage,
snorkelers can slip into the water andswim
among them ... over 20 wild dolphins at a time. How cool is that?
Great Hammerhead Shark
Bimini has emerged as one of the best places on
the planet to encounter one of the ocean’s most amazing predators, the Great Hammerhead Shark. Enjoy the thrill of being up close and personal with these beasts.
North and South Bimini are known as some of the
premier areas for biggame fishing. The Bimini
Islands sit in the heart of the Gulf Stream,the
waters well stocked with marlin and tuna. Fisherman also go afterthe many bottom fish found in the Bimini waters including
grouper,snapper and wahoo. Many charter boat
and fishing guides are available.
Bimini has some of the best bonefish guides in
the Bahamas, with legendary experience and world records to prove it. For such a small collection of islands,
there’s plenty of bonefishing history, beautiful unspoiled flats and most importantly, an abundance of big fish in
the waters around our three little islands called “Bimini” !
The Bimini Biological Field
The Shark Lab has captured and recorded 13
species of sharks in theshallow waters around
Bimini. However, the number of sharks around theisland is even higher when considering the sharks of the deep watersoff Bimini's western shores. Along with the species featured
below, theBBFS has witnessed and recorded
captures of Shortfin Mako sharks,Bigeye
Thresher sharks, Spiny Dogfish, and Sixgill Sharks. The SharkLab is a world famous facility owned and has been featured on manydocumentaries.