Defman wrote: »
You can pick up a set of forms and a pile of immigration cards at the Bahamas Tourism Office in Ft. Lauderdale off I 595 and Pine Island. If you are not in S. Fla - send them a note and they will mail them to you.
Fill out the forms the evening before you leave - one set of forms for the boat and a red and white card for each person on the boat. Make sure each passenger signs their own immigration form. Keep the forms and passports togather with $$ on the boat and when you approach Bimini - fly yellow Q flag - then go directly to Customs House in N. Bimini with the forms, passports and $$ - very easy.
HINT: when filling out the customs and health forms- watch out for the date - Bahamas uses reverse of MM/DD/YYYY on some of the forms ie: DD/MM/YYYY.
HINT: when tying up at government dock behind customs house - make sure everyone stays on the boat except Captain
HINT: there is no charge to tie up at government dock - despite that - some of the locals will try to collect $$ from you for dockage or "supervision" - they usually disappear quickly if you offer a beer instead.
Defman wrote: »
Fill out the forms the evening before you leave - one set of forms for the boat and a red and white card for each person on the boat. Make sure each passenger signs their own immigration form.
001 wrote: »
Are you related to Gary M?
alacrity wrote: »
passport only. mixed review are "mixed correct" and you do not want to be "mixed correct" when you cross over there and tell you that you cannot legally clear.
dpdash wrote: »
I've been clearing my kids with original birth certificates since they were 3 and never once had anyone say anything about it. fwiw, they also have their own LBO card so clearing here is a piece of cake. No passports for them, no problem
Gary M wrote: »
And don't forget that you'll need $150 in cash for boats under 35'. 35 feet and larger are $300. These fees only cover up to three people per boat, over that and it's $20 extra per person.
Four C Sons wrote: »
whats the quickest away about going to apply for one of those LBO cards