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Big Game Eyes Strong Boating Season

By NATARIO McKENZIE

Tribune Business Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

THE Bimini Big Game Resort & Marina saw a “sellout” Easter weekend, its general manager describing it as “one of the highlights of April”.

The historic resort’s general manager Michael Weber told Tribune Business: “Easter was a sellout weekend at the Bimini Big Game. This island was especially busy during the Easter weekend because it was also homecoming here. It was a very good weekend. It was one of the highlights of April.”

The 51-room resort and 75-slip marina located in Alice Town, which was founded as a dinner club in 1936, re-opened in 2010 following completion of a $3.5 million renovation that included all guest rooms, the new Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill, Hemingway Rum Bar and Social Lounge, Gulfstream Conference Centre and the Outfitter Shop.

“We are now heading into the high boating season. We have Memorial Day weekend and then the gates open for the summer. Bookings are looking good for June. We have quite a few boating groups coming over. I think we may have one weekend in June available but bookings are looking good moving forward,” said Mr Weber.

“We had to cancel our NFl Hall of Fame Fishing tournament because of work permit issues. That was disappointing. That would have been a very big move for Bimini but unfortunately we couldn’t get it to happen,” Mr Weber added.

He said that he was optimistic that this boating season would be successful, noting that weather was always a major factor. “I think it’s going to be a good boating season. It’s always based on the weather. I’m optimistic that we’re going to have some good weather and the boaters will come,” said Mr Weber.

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