Thank you so much for all the advice. It's great to know that most of the islands don't require the pet import certificates if you don't take the cats off the boat. We had planned to go to the Bahamas last year so went through all the rigamarole, but then didn't make it down that winter.
For the record
, I found that the area office of the USDA will certify pet health certificates, form 7001, but that they need to be filled out by a USDA registered veterinarian. Of course, they won't tell you who they've certified, so you have to call around and ask if local vets are certified, and then double check the names with the USDA office. I also found that all the vets at the Annapolis
Cat Hospital on Bay Ridge are certified, just in case anyone needs a certified vet.
But since I'm not planning to hit the Bahamas this year, I'll just have my old health certificate and rabies titers in hand, and not plan to take the cats of the boat.
Really appreciate all the advice!