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Bahamas Cruising fees...

The Bahamas cruising fees as of 1994 was $150.00 for a boat up to 35 feet and $300.00 for 35 feet +. Does anyone know if this fee schedule is still in effect or has it risen again. Seems they are emptying the pockets of boaters who visit there. Bet a 1 year boycott of the islands would change their minds.
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Go ... pay ... have a good time ... what's it for anyway?
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As of 1 July 2003 the costs of a cruising permit for the Bahamas are as follows: - $150 for all vessels under 35 feet - $300 for vessels over 35 feet. The cruising permit fees cover the Captain and 3 crew members. Any additional crew members over 6 years old must pay $15 per person. Included in the cruising permit fee is a 3 month fishing license. Extensions to this cost an additional $150 for 12 months. Also included is a $15 exit/departure fee for four individuals.

One should be sure to obtain a receipt from the clearing officer.

Entry fee required from all boaters - details from (800) 327 7678 - office hours 9 am/5pm weekdays with Officers on call during weekends and holidays.
Noonsite has info on hundreds of countries.

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I never heard of Cruising fees - are they in other places other than the Bahamas - that blows!
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Tropic..the current fee structure of 150/300 for a 6 month cruising permit was enacted in 2004 not 1994...you lost a decade there! It includes a fishing license as well whether you need one or not. There has been no revision of the fee but recently new fishing/spearing/conch taking regulations were announced.
Cruising fees as opposed to normal entry fees of $50 bucks or less are not that common but are being discovered as a good revenue source by small island nations...the BVI's has a daily fee, and the Grenadines just enacted some new fees. As someone else suggested...noonsite.com keeps all this info updated on a country by country basis.
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Thanks for all the information and the noonsite.com web site. Great info there.
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I have spent the last 6 winters (Not this year) in the Bahamas. I am now wintering up north in the Carolinas. Any fee (almost) is worth it to be in George Town right now
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I have spent the last 6 winters (Not this year) in the Bahamas. I am now wintering up north in the Carolinas. Any fee (almost) is worth it to be in George Town right now

That is well put....I am in Asheville presently and have been frozen for 2 weeks now. Need the sun and soon!
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