Hawaii has made it possible to bring animals
without quarantine. Unfortunately it's a long process to get the animal certified rabies free. It's something like 6 months before you plan on arriving the animal has to have rabies shots and then be checked that they are rabies free months after the shots. You can get the details on the web.
NZ and Oz are much stricter on their quarantines. Talk to Jack Sparrow about bringing a dog in without going through the procedures. Johny Depp flew his dog on his private jet and got busted. Don't know how it's going to turn out but the Oz authorities were talking jail time.
Caution against taking dogs to SoPac. We lost
our Lab in the Marquesas
to a local distemper virus. Let her ashore once and that was all it took. Cat developed bladder infections that we had to catheterize to relieve. Ran out of catheters and had to put the cat down. A sad beginning to our cruise
in French Polynesia
. Had a friend who had his cat literally jump ship while in on the boat quarantine in Auckland
, NZ. Authorities were none too happy and threatened all sorts of dire consequences. Ended up finding the cat on a boat that had recently sailed from Auckland
to the Bay of Islands. Apparently the cat had jumped off the boat, swam over and climbed on this other boat. They didn't discover they had a stow away until they were well underway heading north. Thank heavens for ham radio
, the cats owners got on the local net and the people whose boat the cat ended up on found out about the predicament as soon as they dropped anchor
in the Bay of Islands.
Personally think it's foolish to take an animal cruising, cheaper to have a kid and take it.