Took us about 1.5 hours on the way there and 3 hours on the way back. The ride over was very smooth. The ride back got pretty rough with waves. We stayed 2 nights at the Bimini Sands Resort. It was $400/night for a 2 bedroom condo with loft. The loft was basically a 3rd bedroom and the living room area had a full pull-out sleeper sofa. So we slept 8 people very comfortably, which helped cut down the cost. The condo was VERY nice, and very spacious.