Bahamas Poker Run

June 5-11, 2024

On the Florida boating scene, there is no boating adventure more spectacular than crossing the gulf stream from South Florida to the islands of the Bahamas. There are more than 700 islands in the Bahamas which are spread out over several hundreds of miles, and Florida Powerboat Club has visited the popular of these islands for over three decades. In recent years, with performance boats cruising faster and becoming much more reliable, FPC has extended its longest-running event, the Bahamas Poker Run, to visit multiple islands including Bimini, Chub Cay, Paradise Island, and Spanish Wells, with a carefully-crafted agenda that gives participants the best possible experience, over a 7-day adventure.


Event Venues:
Commencing from the landmark Bahia Mar Yachting Center, which offers lodging on site at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, FPC members gather for event check-in and informative captains meeting, which covers all of the important safety aspects and ensures that all customs and immigration procedures are address for our arrival in Bahamas.

The next venues will include upscale lodging at the Resorts World Bimini Hilton, followed by a wide variety of room and villa choices at Chub Cay Club for a one night stopover. The next three days the group will enjoy the magnificent Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, with a variety of tower lodging options and docking on site at Atlantis Marina. 

These event hotel and marina venues are the best that the Bahamas has to offer, and participating crews can leave all of the reservation and planning details to the FPC staff.

The Agenda:
Now in its 33rd year, The Bahamas Poker Run shares the distinction of being the longest running event on the FPC calendar, and also has the longest agenda, with 8-days and 7-nights covering a course that can easily exceed 700 miles. But organizers have determined the best ways to keep the agenda casual and maintain a nice mix of cruising days, fun run days, and relaxing “resort time” with the boats remaining at the dock. Additionally, the itinerary has a flex-format, which allows attendees to opt out on daily fun runs, and instead chill by the pool or book a spa session at the resort. Either way, the agenda has a manageable flow that maximizes the adventure for those seeking to optimize their time at these destinations in paradise.

General Itinerary: Tues Jun 4 through Tues June 11, 2024

  • Tues 6/04: Bahia Mar Marine/Doubletree Hotel:  Overnight – event checkin,capt meeting
  • Wed 6/05: 7am Departure to cross gulfstream to RWB Hilton, Bimini-  Stringray experience
  • Thurs 6/06:  Fun run to local attractions; Sapona shipwreck, area beaches
  • Fri 6/07:  Depart Bimini, lunch stop Chub Cay, Arrival & Check-in Atlantis
  • Sat 6/08:  Resort day at Atlantis- No formal boating activities
  • Sun 6/09: Fun Run -Spanish Wells/ Royal Island- Pig beach, lunch at Wreckers & sand bar
  • Mon 6/10: Depart 10am – Return to Florida, via Bimini as fuel/lunch stopover

Lodging Options:
FPC has room & docking contracts for all destinations and will manage all reservations.

  • Bahia Mar- Doubletree: $179/king or double
  • RWB Hilton: Group rates King or Double: $298 (suites available upon request)
  • Atlantis Resort:  Royal Tower, The Reef, The Cove: Rates from $299 to $640
  • Docking rates at all marinas range from: $ 5/foot per night to $ 7.00 /ft per night


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