and canned goods are very expensive in the Bahamas
. Scuttlebutt has it that when cruising, a frugal beer
drinking sailor should consider bringing in lots of their favorite canned goods and beer. I read on official Bahamian websites that the Bahamanian government
iimposes a large duty on imported alcohol. I would much appreciate some practical advice from beer drinking cruisers who have Bahamas
experience regarding loading up on canned beer before checking into the Bahamas at Bimini
or elsewhere. Do the Customs
officials come on board and inspect your boat for alcohol, tobacco or other items on which they impose duties? Or is it an "honor system" of voluntary reporting? Thanks much for any insight on this matter.
signed Joe, a frugal beer drinking sailor