Originally Posted by gtod25
Oh happy days. This argument brings back many happy memories of my time in PR
from 1999 to 2003 and a short time in 2005. I will stay out of this little discussion as I don't have a decent rum in my hand.
Unless the situation has changed, on arriving from the USVI's the best check in was in Culebra. Anchor your boat, dinghy ashore, walk to the airport where they were friendly and efficient, walk back have breakfast/lunch/start drinking. Job done.
The reason for the check in was, as stated, the USVI's are Duty free, PR
That is still an option. Assuming all on board have US passports (and Canadian I believe
) the Capt can make a toll free phone call and clear in from the comfort of the cockpit which is even easier. Just make sure the vessel has a current DTOPS sticker. If there is an issue, they may still request you present yourself in person. I rarely hear of that happening.