Just checked our blog as I kept careful track of expenses. We were in Belize
summer 2012. (Because so many folks seem confused about the charges I compared them to the Bahamas)
We paid $20 each for Immigration and Customs
. Port Authority for cruising was $100 plus $2.50/ day for the maximum of 30 days. Added up that's $225 for the 30 days. Extensions are available. Having our cat was another $75. it would have been $25 less if we had gotten permission ahead of time (but suppose they had said no!). We do have a current health
certificate for her from our vet in the states. When you compare this year's cruising permits with last year its more, but only because we pay for each country. You get all of the Bahamas
for $350 for 90 days (no cat). Mexico
and Belize charge to stay in any marine
preserve. Belize is $5 a night. Haven't been yet so don't know how that will work. Supposedly someone will come out and collect. In the Bahamas
it was $10 per night. Some places there was a box to put the money
in; other places someone collected. I'm talking US dollars, not Belize, for those keeping score. ($1US=$2BZ)
When we left we cleared out an had to pay for the extension at the same rate of $2.50per person per day ($5 BZ). We checked in on Ambergis, out in Placencia.
Ambergis is easier because you can just walk there. Clearing out was more arduous but Ernesto was around and lots of boats were clearing out. Also you had to take a water
taxi and then a car taxi to get to there. We always view the clearing in/clearing out process as "interactive theater".
We were there for 6 weeks - info at S/V WAHOO