Curious about what you'll be doing during your visit to Bimini? Check out these Local Attractions to learn more about Bimini's popular sites and tours. Feel free to stop by our Front Office once you've arrived for more information and scheduling.
Shark Lab Tours
Established in 1990 by Dr. Samuel Gruber, the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation ("Shark Lab") is a non-profit organization located on South Bimini. The mission of the Shark Lab is to advance the knowledge of the biology of marine animals especially the heavily impacted sharks and rays and to raise public perception and awareness of these species.
Bimini History Museum
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 accepted.
Bimini Sands Nature Trail
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. For an added foraging experience, pre-order a copy of Dr. Renate Wilmanowicz’s Bush Medicine in The Bahamas.
Fountain of Youth
One of the oldest historical landmarks in Bimini (and all of the Bahamas) 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. A tranquil refuge for birds and passerbys, the romanticism surrounding this little haven is certain to make a youthful impression. Don’t forget to bring an empty bottle! The fountain’s fabled waters make for a priceless Bimini souvenir!
Exploring The Healing Hole by kayak is the ultimate way to get personal with Bimini’s remote landscape and magnificent marine life. Before venturing out too far, be sure to procure some local knowledge regarding tides and currents as the trip can be a little tricky without an experienced guide.
Established in 1993, The Dolphin House (also referred to as “Poetry in Stone”) is an ocean inspired museum, hotel and gift shop built by local Bahamian artist and scholar Ashley Saunders. The mosaic masterpiece, made up of conch shells, sea glass, drift wood and various other salvaged materials, is very much still a work-in-progress even after 20 years. In the words of Mr. Saunders himself, “Bimini has always been a place where people (are) coming and going. And where it sits, it will always be like that. And that’s what The Dolphin House is all about. People have contributed, have put their energy into it, have left items behind ... The message is very clear what this Dolphin House is all about. Its the true essence of Bimini, the place where Bimini’s history and heritage and culture lives on and is preserved.” Guests of the Dolphin House can also enjoy daily historical walking tours conducted by Mr. Saunders who has written three books about the history of Bimini. Open from 10am to 6pm, The Dolphin House is located at 1111 Dolphin Lane, Alice Town, North Bimini.
Grounded on the banks behind Turtle Rocks by a 1926 hurricane, the S.S. Sapona sits half exposed in only 18 feet of water. Following her wreck, she served as a staging ground for rum smuggling, late night parties and target practice for U.S. bombing and strafing runs. Throughout the years, hurricanes have taken their toll on the ship but she still stands strong. Underwater, she is encrusted with invertebrate life and is a haven for schools of Grunts, Blackbar Soldierfish and numerous other fish. Check under the hull at the stern for resting Nurse Sharks. It is an ideal site for snorkelers, divers and underwater photographers.
Bimini 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.
Famous Dive Sites
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.
Stuart Cove's Hammerhead Adventure
In the ocean realm, few high intensity experiences rival the excitement of diving among the amazing Great Hammerhead Sharks. When these remarkable predators gather in Bimini’s crystal-clear waters, Stuart Cove’s Hammerhead Adventure offers exclusive excursions to meet the Hammerheads up-close-and-personal. World renowned for shark encounters, Stuart Cove's experienced shark wranglers and dedicated dive boats will make every Hammerhead encounter an event to remember for a lifetime. For divers seeking one of the world’s best shark experiences, Stuart Cove’s Hammerhead Shark Adventure is not to be missed. It’s the perfect island getaway and the easiest access to the Bimini Hammerheads with the Bahamas’ top-rated dive operation.
Stuart Cove’s Hammerhead Adventure offers dive trips from December to early March. For more information, please visit us online or contact Stuart Cove’s U.S. Reservations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 954-524-5755 or 800-879-9832
Wild Dolphin Excursion
Swimming with dolphins in the wild is incredibly magical. Our ability to instantly connect with these curious and playful marine mammals, on their terms, is so powerful and transformative. The more energetic we become, the more animated the dolphins are in their responses. If we twist and twirl and dive, the dolphins will follow suite, mimicking our every move like a pantomime. Its like dancing with someone you’ve met long ago; it feels so familiar and pure, like being a child again. You cannot miss this experience!
Local Homecoming Festival
This annual event kicks off the Easter holiday in Bimini with a bang! Festivities begin at the Craft Centre where you can join the Bimini Men for Christ March and Gospel Rally on Good Friday. Afterwards, the celebration continues across the street at the grounds of the old Commissioner’s residence, with performances by Bahamian artists, marching bands, Junkanoo and lots of fun activities. A variety of booths will be onsite where you can purchase Bahamian dishes, desserts, and cool drinks. The celebration ends with a boom at a beach bash on Radio Beach, held on Easter Monday.