Coordinates: 26.5463° N, 77.0464° W
When arriving to the Bahamas by boat you must clear Customs and Immigration (Abaco Beach Resort Marina has on-site customs and immigration clearance) and meet the Bahamas Entry Requirements:
- As you enter port, fly the yellow quarantine flag to notify Customs of your arrival.
- No one other than the captain is permitted to leave the boat until it has been cleared.
- Everyone on board must have a proof of citizenship and fill out an immigration card.
Vessels up to 35 feet: $150*, valid for two entries during a 90-day period.
Vessels over 35 feet: $300*, valid for two entries during a 90-day period.
*Listed entry fees apply to vessels with four persons or less. The fee covers the cruising permit, fishing permit, Customs and Immigration charges and the $15 per person departure tax for up to four persons. Each additional person over the first four will be charged $15 departure tax. If you plan to stay longer than 12 months, special arrangements must be made with Bahamas Customs and Immigration.
Regular hours for Bahamas Customs and Immigration Officers are 9am to 5pm weekdays. Officers are on call during holidays and weekends. There is no overtime charge.
Weapons: You must declare all onboard firearms with Customs and provide the firearm serial number and manufacturer and an exact count of ammunition. Though you are allowed to have a firearm on your vessel, you cannot take it off the vessel unless you obtain a permit from the Bahamian police ahead of time. Weapons must be under lock and key at all times and please note that any infraction of this law is dealt with severely.
An import permit is required for the import of dogs and cats and must accompany the animal at the time of import. All conditions listed on the permit must be satisfied or the animal may be refused entry or confiscated and disposed of as a disease risk. Currently, the application processing fee for a dog or cat is for US $ 10.00. A veterinary health certificate is required at the time of import which should include certification that the animal is healthy, has an active immunity against rabies and satisfies all other health requirements.
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