I was talking with a friend who was over in Bimini 2 or 3 weeks ago for a few days. When he arrived to clear customs, he radioed Big Game's dockmaster to ask where he should pull in. I guess the dockmaster assumed he was just clearing customs (he actually was staying there and had a slip reserved) and told him there was a $53 fee to tie up to their docks to clear customs. This is new since I was last there in August, but has anyone else heard of this or been charged this landing fee? While I respect Big Game and their right to do what they want with their docks ... the ones THEY pay to maintain, I also think its a little unfair that they take advantage of people (yes I think $53 is extreme and taking advantage of the situation) trying to clear into the Bahamas at the office that is basically at the end of their dock. I know they are trying to make a buck just like everyone else, but this rubs me the wrong way...
Whats everyone else think? Other options to dock while clearing?
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