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Old 11-06-2014, 17:16   #1
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Taking Boat to Bahamas and Flying Home during the Week

Hello,

We want to cruise our boat in the Bahamas over the winter. However, there will be a period where I need to fly home during the week, returning at the end of the week to spend the weekend on the boat. I'll need to do this over several weeks. My wife will be staying on the boat while I fly home to attend to matters.

Do you see this being a problem for C&I?

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Old 11-06-2014, 18:05   #2
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Re: Taking boat to bahamas and flying home during the week

No. Not a problem.
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Re: Taking boat to bahamas and flying home during the week

There are many places you could do that. Many cruisers spend the winter in Georgetown which has direct flights to the U.S. Marsh Harbour is another option that comes to mind, offering both protected anchoring and marinas. It's a very short flight from Marsh Harbour back to Miami. I really enjoy cruising in the Abacos. Nassau of course has many flight options, but it's not where I'd want to hang out for the winter.

If you want more of a resort feel you could stay at one of the marinas at Port Lucya, Grand Bahama. Harbour Island is another option.

The only problem I see is the cost and time associated with flying that often.
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Re: Taking boat to bahamas and flying home during the week

It's done all the time. Quite common even from South Florida. Often too, family stays while husband/father goes back and forth.
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Re: Taking boat to bahamas and flying home during the week

Just make sure you have a copy of your cruising permit with you when you fly back into the Bahamas.
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:37   #6
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Re: Taking boat to bahamas and flying home during the week

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Just make sure you have a copy of your cruising permit with you when you fly back into the Bahamas.
Great point!
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Re: Taking Boat to Bahamas and Flying Home during the Week

You may also want to look into having a sea plane pick you up from where ever you are anchored. Depending on where you are prices may not be much more than flying commercial (about $250/hr flight time).
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Re: Taking Boat to Bahamas and Flying Home during the Week

You will not have a problem with C & I but do take a copy of your cruising permit. Also, if you stay in Marsh Harbor, it is an easy place to fly in and out of and your wife could join the Royal Marsh Harbor Yacht Club which bases out of the Abaco Beach Club and has a myriad of activities for boaters. the cost to join is less than $100 and gives you a huge discount on slips. Here is the link:
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Re: Taking Boat to Bahamas and Flying Home during the Week

What about locations even further south in the bahamas? Past Georgetown? Are there any good airports in that area that also offer good anchoring possibilities?
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