It seems like you did the hardest work
already: getting the right paperwork and shots to visit the BVI
. Your dog also needs a microchip to go to the BVI (and other English
speaking countries). Not sure whether he/she has that. Anyway, with all these preparations you are able to visit all the Eastern Caribbean
islands except Barbados
(dog has come by plane from the UK) and Trinidad (months of quarantine required; this is possible on your own boat
, but dog is officially not supposed to leave your boat
during this period).
For the French islands you don't need anything and don't even have to declare the dog. For the ex-British ones, the rules are slightly different and you will need a health
certificate from the previously visited country. Information on Noon site is outdated and most information you find online is incorrect or outdated.
It would require a lot of research
to figure everything out and a lot of time and space for me to get to it all in detail here. My best suggestion is that you pick up the free Caribbean Compass
issues of coming November and December. I recently wrote an article about exactly what you are asking (after extensive research
, time, frustration and hassle :-)) and that information, with contact info, requirements, tips and experiences will be published, spread over November and December 2010. The Caribbean Compass
is distributed all over the islands. You might have read it before. It is also available online. (Caribbean Compass - Caribbean Yachting and Boating News Magazine
I hope this helps. On short notice, you don't have to worry about anything. You're set for the BVI and St. Maarten/St. Martin has no check box for pets
. Traveling down the chain is very possible with your dog, but a few preparations will have to happen.
Enjoy your cruise
. I'm sure you four footed friend will!