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Old 06-05-2013, 08:58   #1
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A Short Cruise in Northern Haiti

Hello
We recently got back from a cruise where we spent some time in northern Haiti. I wrote a short article about our experiences that just got posted on noonsite:

A Short Cruise in Northern Haiti — Noonsite

If anyone has questions about our time there feel free to ask. Thanks.
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Re: A Short Cruise in Northern Haiti

Steve,

Interesting write up. Too bad after spending all the money and hassle to clear in you didn't get to cruise more of the country. We have found the less developed the country the higher the hassle factor whether it is with civilians or officials. It took us three days to clear in to India, for example. And in Sri Lanka the Sri Lankan Navy stole my Tevas!

Although we haven't been to Haiti I have been following it for a while. I understand Isle a Vache, the opposite side of the island you were on, is a good stop for cruisers. There is a resort there near Port Morgan that is friendly to sailors.

Any pictures, by the way?

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Re: A Short Cruise in Northern Haiti

It would have been nice to be there longer and see more ports, but our crew had commitments back home. For clarity, we spent $100 dollars to clear in. They originally asked for $350, but we worked it down over the day.

A week there was nice. I sent noonsite two pictures of Cap Haitien that should be up sometime soon. Wish I would have taken more!

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Re: A Short Cruise in Northern Haiti

About 30 years back we stopped in Cap Hatien a couple of times on the way back and forth to the VI. Would be very interesting to go back and see how it's changed.

When we were there it was very cheap to clear in, maybe $50. Took most of the day to do the clearance but we looked at it as part of the trip and enjoyed the interaction with the officials who were all quite nice.
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Sounds like they were modeling their fees on the Bahamas permit.
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