Originally Posted by clausont
I believe that if we ever manage to get that far, I will steer clear of the Bahamas.
Then you'll be missing some of the nicest waters in the world for cruising.
Although we all bitch a bit about import
restrictions, there are many countries which are much worse for cruisers. If you feel you need a lot of spares take them with you, Bahamian Customs
will not bother you.
We have to recognize that nothing remains the same. When I first cruised there (1990), there were no entry fees
, just $10 for a fishing license
. Now it's $300 for the cruising permit or rather just for entry if you're passing through. The anchorages
were a lot quieter, sailors had to know how to get somewhere without GPS
, etc., etc. The only constant has been that a case of beer
cost about $40.
However, notwithstanding all the changes, it's still a great place to cruise