Hi everyone! My husband, Dave and I are brand new to this group, so I apologize if I am posting
this in the wrong section. We are just finishing up the purchase
of our very first boat, a Lipari
41, called Bolero. We are beyond excited and are planning a 5 month cruise
of the Bahamas
this spring with our 4 kids
and small dog. We spent 5 months aboard an Admiral 38 called Balance in 2012 in the Caribbean
, including Bocas del Toro, the Bay Islands of Honduras
, Rio Dulce of Guatemala
, mainland Belize
, Barrier Islands of Belize
, San Blas Islands of Panama
and back to Bocas. It was an awesome adventure. Maybe we met some of you!?
Anyway, this is my question (the first of many, I'm sure): Dave will be flying out next week with crew to Marsh Harbor, Abaco
to pick up Bolero and take it to Florida
for retrofitting in preparation for our upcoming adventure. He (and his crew) have one way tickets into Marsh Harbor. We have read that Bahamian Immigration MAY request/require proof of a roundtrip ticket upon entry into the country. We read that without a roundtrip ticket entry into the country MAY be denied. Yikes!! They leave Nov. 8 (a week from tomorrow). Can anyone tell me whether or not it is likely that Dave and crew will be denied entry without a roundtrip ticket? I know none of you are Bahamian Immigration officials, I'm just wondering if anyone has entered the country (recently) with a one way ticket and if they were allowed/denied entry to the Bahamas?
Thanks in advance!
~Heather, First "Mate"
(And the salty crew of Bolero)
P.S. Here is a link to the first chapter of our 2012 Caribbean
adventure for anyone interested:
Additional chapters can be found on the side bar when the video is playing or by clicking on "Dave Stewart" below the video or by doing a You Tube search for "Sail on the Wild Side". The videos are organized by chapter. Enjoy!