Timing is essential when arriving in Bimini. You want to arrive at high tide as the entrance is somewhat shallow. High tide was around 9 am the day we arrived. This means you need to leave in the dark. We left Miami around midnight and arrived around sunrise. If you look to the left in the photo below, you can see our first glimpse of the islands. After traveling out of sight of land for most of the night, this was a most welcome sight.