The Baleària Caribbean pet friendly travel policy 2023 enables pets to sail between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Bimini or Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Baleària Caribbean only allows dogs on board, and they must be at least six months old. Qualified Assistance & Service Dogs are permitted to access the Baleària Caribbean passenger areas, while other dogs must remain in their travel carrier or on-deck kennel. Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) aren’t able to travel under the Baleària Caribbean Assistance Dog policy, but registered Psychiatric Service Dogs are permitted. The fast pet friendly ferry between Fort Lauderdale and Bimini takes just two hours, while a crossing to Grand Bahama is only three hours. You can check out reviews by other pet travellers to find out about their experiences with Baleària Caribbean before you book. Read on for the full Baleària Caribbean pet friendly ferry policy for 2023.
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Baleària Caribbean Permitted Pet Species
Dogs are currently the only animals allowed to travel with Baleària Caribbean.
Baleària Caribbean Pet Rules by Weight
Small dogs (less than 11 lbs/5kg)
During the crossing, small dogs will travel on the deck or in a place indicated by the Baleària Caribbean crew.
Large dogs (over 11 lbs/5kg)
Baleària Caribbean requires large dogs to travel in a pre-booked on-deck kennel. Kennels are ventilated and located in a safe place, protected from adverse weather.
Baleària Caribbean Conditions of Carriage
The following conditions of travel must also be met on all Baleària Caribbean crossings with pets:
- Your dog must wear a leash and muzzle when embarking, disembarking, and at any time during the crossing when they’re not in their travel carrier or on-deck kennel.
- Dog owners must sign a liability waiver.
- You must book your pet either online or by telephone before you travel.
- Documentation will be requested at the time of boarding, so you’ll be asked to show your pet’s rabies vaccination card, Import Certificate, Veterinary Health Certificate and boarding card.
- Dogs must not occupy a passenger seat.
Cost of taking a dog with Baleària Caribbean
For each individual sailing, the price is $100, therefore it’s $200 for a return trip.
How to book a dog on a Baleària Caribbean crossing
Reservations for dogs must be made at least 72 hours in advance by emailing [email protected].
Baleària Caribbean Policy for Assistance & Service Dogs
Professionally trained and registered Assistance & Service Dogs can freely access passenger facilities at no additional cost, under the Baleària Caribbean pet friendly ferry policy for 2023. They must remain at your side for the duration of the crossing, and have to wear a leash and harness, unless being restrained would interfere with their work. Psychiatric Service Dogs can travel, but Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are subject to the standard Baleària Caribbean pet policy.
Size and weight restrictions don’t apply to Assistance & Service Dogs.
You must indicate that you will be travelling with an Assistance or Service Dog by contacting the Baleària Caribbean Access Desk at least 72 hours prior to departure.
Remember to protect your pet from vector-borne diseases in a foreign country, and leave a review if you sail on a pet friendly ferry with Baleària Caribbean to the Bahamas or Florida!