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Old 18-12-2007, 15:14   #1
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I need a "source" to determine entry fees

Hello All,

Does anyone have a source of info regarding entry/exit fees to visit Islands in the Carib?

Sailors are notoriously frugal by nature they tell me, so you understand why I ask.

I would like to make a tour of the Carib Islands that want to have us a visitors, makes since to me the lower fees mean higher interest in visitors........comments please?
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I think your best bet is Jimmy Cornell's Noonsite website:

http://www.noonsite.com/

Click the countries link and scroll down to Caribbean

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Noosite is definitely a good place to start, but it's often a bit out of date. For instance, it quotes a $20 EC fee for St Kitts and Nevis. I'm charged $30 EC when I clear in. $EC is Eastern Caribbean dollar ($2.70 EC = $1.00 US).

Chris Doyle's sailing guides are the standard for most cruisers in the Leewards and Windwards, and are updated every other year.

Most of the British heritage islands charge about $30-40 EC, depending on boat size. That's $11-15 US. BVI is more, but most say it's worth it. If you want to stay in the BVI for several months, $300 US buys you a year's stay. French St Martin is $7 US.

Really, after considering the expenses you've incurred in just getting to the islands, don't let the entry fees dictate where you go. Each island is unique and worth visiting.
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If noonsite's info is known to be out of date, why don't you send them an email so they can update it?

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Thanks for responses.

I figured this forum would have the knowledge i.e. solution, to my question.

My planning gives me 90 or so days. I'll bypass St. Thomas, Curacao, and San Juan, PR, since I have been there before (although it has been 20 yrs.)
Just can't seem to settle down on where I do want to visit yet, but do want somewhere friendly, with relaxed attitudes.

If anyone cares to recommend a port o'call or for that matter a series of stops to make, I would very much appreciate knowing it.

Feel free to email me directly if you wish. roarkh AT hotmail.com


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If noonsite's info is known to be out of date, why don't you send them an email so they can update it?

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Bill,

I've done that several times before, and the site administrator seemed grateful. The more recent inaccuracies are something "on my list" to do when I can get to it.
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