Bimini Trip 2013

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Odyssey, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    The new year is here so lets get together and plan a trip! There is already a good amount of interest in going to Bimini so let's get started. Everyone is invited and for those who haven't been to the Bahamas yet, this is a perfect "first time" trip. THE MORE BOATS THAT PARTICIPATE, THE BETTER TIME WE WILL ALL HAVE. I'm not going to set a date yet, let's get input from everyone who is interested. Memorial Day is usually the first opportunity of the season but anytime is great for Bimini.

    This thread can be a great source of information from those who haven't done the trip before so everyone contribute. I recommend Bimini Big Game Club as the place to stay and if there is enough of us, I might be able to get a discount for slips.

    So, lets start with a roll call of those interested and go from there.

    To kick things off, here is a couple videos of entering the harbor and another getting to Big Game Resort. Enjoy!!!

    [video=youtube;gg55yNo2nug]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg55yNo2nug[/video]

    [video=youtube;eJJX6J-SzmI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJJX6J-SzmI[/video]

    Here we go.

    Randy
     
  2. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Randy, Post some more videos to get everyone interested. I'm in, just say when!!
     
  3. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    OK. here is a video of the Odyssey going from Bimini to Great Issac which is about 24 miles north of Bimini Harbor. A great place for fishing, snorkeling and lobstering.

    [video=youtube;OG7UDIu_rII]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG7UDIu_rII[/video]

    and then at Great Issac....

    [video=youtube;8uBlCD1ncnU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uBlCD1ncnU[/video]
     
  4. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
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    Well, That was fun. Great video's. A few more couldnt hurt. Thanks Randy!
     
  5. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    :smt001I knew Randy would come through!!!!
     
  6. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Here's the North side of Bimini, a beautiful peaceful anchorage. We have spent the night here before....

    [video=youtube;dfxB0LjLc8g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfxB0LjLc8g[/video]
     
  7. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Keep'em comin' Ol' Boy!!!
     
  8. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    here we are snorkeling in about 7 feet of water at Turtle Rocks, about 5 miles south of Bimini Harbor.......

    [video=youtube;Cgl2YxGWVvg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgl2YxGWVvg[/video]

    here is a cool video of our crossing from Florida to Bimini in June 2010. The other boat is my friends "Ship O Fools" who joined us many times...

    [video=youtube;fFahfnWzm6o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFahfnWzm6o[/video]
     
  9. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Hey Randy, A thing to consider is where we would meet up/start from.......... Remember our last trip trying to set anchors because the weather wasn't playin with us?? LOL
     
  10. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    MAYBE we'll be in Florida by then! If not, hopefully we will be for the next one. From the Jupiter area how far is the trip to Bimini? Normally how much time to you budget for the round trip?


    Shaun
    Sent from my iPhone
     
  11. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Good point. Let's see who's coming, then we can plan accordingly
     
  12. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Well, get your butt down here! (or should I say your boat)

    From Jupiter Inlet to Bimini is about 96 miles. getting there is almost directly against the Gulf Stream. Getting back will be faster
     
  13. trit21

    trit21 Active Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Live, Orlando: Boat, Ft. Pierce
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    Our boat will be in Ft. Pierce so we are in, as long as timing is good for us depending on date. May have 1 or other that may go as well. So looking forward to several trips to the Bahamas this year. Keep me in the loop.
     
  14. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    I'm workin on it!!


    Shaun
    Sent from my iPhone
     
  15. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    I'm ready, let's do this boy's!!!!!!:grin:
     
  16. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    will do, keep looking at this thread!
     
  17. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Will do Tom, da more da betta!!!! I'm naming Randy da job captain and Trit first officer!!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013
  18. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
     
  19. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Ok brotha...........
     
  20. ardeprint

    ardeprint Member

    688
    Nov 1, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    2003 Formular 40PC and a 185 SRX 2002
    T Yanmar 440's with V-Drives / 4.3 Mercruiser with Alpha I
    I would consider the crossing, but I am in Miami.
     

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