I'll be sailing my boat from the BVIs to Florida
in about a month, and had a couple questions of people who have done that.
1. D.R. - Customs and immigration.
A. How important is it to have papers clearing from the last country? (U.S. boat with 2 Americans on board coming from P.R. and may clear into P.R. with local boater's option.)
B. I understand one has to clear in and out of every port in the D.R. even the minor stops - is that correct? (I ask due to early morning starts) - Any recommendations on Samana to Luperon including possibly doing it non stop?
2. Moving north from the D.R.
Haven't decided yet whether to go from Luperon to Great Inagua or to Turks and Caicos
. This is not a leisurely trip so hate to waste time and money
clearing into T&K for a night or two there. I assume anchoring
for a night with the Q. flag up and never checking in is a no-no. Any thoughts on efficiency in this step appreciated.
3. Convenient stops
Will be using a good inflatable kayak
as primary tender
, so appreciate any advice on convenient fuel
docks, and other resupply locations anywhere on the trip.
4. Any other must see stops or recommendations
I'm very familiar with Georgetown
North. First Time between there and P.R. mainland. Again, not a leisurely trip, but want to see the best this trip has to offer.
Thanks in advance for any advice.