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Old 04-02-2013, 11:00   #1
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Bahamas entry fee

It's written in many books and guides that the entery fee is $150 for 35' under/ $300 35' and over. A cruiser I ran into said all vessels are now $300 reguardless of size. Has anyone been over this year to verifiy this change. I found many sites that listed the $150/300 rates but nothing else.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:20   #2
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Re: Bahamas entry fee

What price Paradise?...
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:22   #3
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Oh how terribly helpfull. Yes what price? That was my question.
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No idea. Would you change your plans for $150? Are you leaving NOW? the third world changes continually.... just sayin'.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:37   #5
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Re: Bahamas entry fee

No leavin in 2ish weeks, and just like to know what to expect. I'm only doing a brief stay in the abacos on my way back to VT. I just would like to know how much it cost.
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Re: Bahamas entry fee

Still 150/300 with a 35' breakpoint as far as I know.

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Re: Bahamas entry fee

Some ports are charging the old rates (up to 35' is $150, over 35' is $300) but some are charging the new rates (up to 30' is $150, over 30' is $300). If you boat is between 30'-35', be prepared to pay the $300 fee.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:47   #8
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Have you gone over this year or last? and who is suzanne?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:50   #9
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THats what I was looking for, I think bimini is charging the new rate. But I wasnt heading there anyway. Thanks
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Re: Bahamas entry fee

In some ways, 30' is more sensible as that is the breakpoint for the US customs decal as well.
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Re: Bahamas entry fee

It's really too bad they charge such a ridiculous fee--doesn't make any sense for many of us who used to pop over for a few weeks some winters. Heck, I used to check in on my way north just to break up the trip--no more, now I suggest bypassing the Bahamas unless you're planning on spending some time there.
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Re: Bahamas entry fee

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It's really too bad they charge such a ridiculous fee--doesn't make any sense for many of us who used to pop over for a few weeks some winters. Heck, I used to check in on my way north just to break up the trip--no more, now I suggest bypassing the Bahamas unless you're planning on spending some time there.
We will still be stopping there on our way down, but it does stink to pay $300 for a week or two stop. At 34' I thought I would be able to still only pay $150. Noonsite shows that they went back to the older 34' and less being charged $150.
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:38   #13
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Yeh I just wanna pop in on my way buy, and 300 is a bummer.
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We will still be stopping there on our way down, but it does stink to pay $300 for a week or two stop. At 34' I thought I would be able to still only pay $150. Noonsite shows that they went back to the older 34' and less being charged $150.
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Your post isn't real clear. Your info says the current charge is $300 for what boat size? Do you have a link to the noonsite info you reference (I looked at noonsite's news page and also their Bahamas page and didn't find anything)? Thanks!

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Re: Bahamas entry fee

Here's the current Bahamas gov't page:
Customs & Immigration - Vacation Planning | The Bahamas

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If entering The Bahamas by boat, there is a flat fee to clear Customs and Immigration, which is $150.00 for boats 30 feet and under and $300.00 for boats 31 feet and over. This covers a vessel with three persons or less. Also included is a cruising permit, a fishing permit, Customs and Immigration charges and the $25.00 Departure Tax is waived for up to three persons. Each additional person above three will be charged $25.00 Departure Tax. In Grand Bahama the Departure Tax is $28.00. If you plan to stay longer than 12 months, special arrangement must be made with Bahamas Customs and Immigration.
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