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I understand that the cost to clear in for a 41 foot boat is $300. Can anyone explain the rule if one were to return to the US and then come back to the Bahamas, say a month later. Must you pay the $300 again or can you use the prior clearance? Is there a link somewhere that explains the policy? Thanks
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I'm a complete NOOBIE, and you probably already are planning to do this, but since there are quite a few boats going to the Bahamas from Florida, it might be a good idea to try and go together, at least for part of the journey. Now, being a noob, I'm sure there might be issues with different speed and seamanship capabilities in a "flotilla", but even if you just try to keep in VHF range, it might add to the safety and enjoyment of the passage?

I'm in the Boston area, so my long-range fantasy is to do the ICW, check out some FL stops, and then head over to the Bahamas! So, I'm already starting to think about this "voyage"!
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I understand that the cost to clear in for a 41 foot boat is $300. Can anyone explain the rule if one were to return to the US and then come back to the Bahamas, say a month later. Must you pay the $300 again or can you use the prior clearance? Is there a link somewhere that explains the policy? Thanks
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I'm pretty sure that the fee includes 1 reentry within I think 6 months. You can call them and check.
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I'm a complete NOOBIE, and you probably already are planning to do this, but since there are quite a few boats going to the Bahamas from Florida, it might be a good idea to try and go together, at least for part of the journey. Now, being a noob, I'm sure there might be issues with different speed and seamanship capabilities in a "flotilla", but even if you just try to keep in VHF range, it might add to the safety and enjoyment of the passage?

I'm in the Boston area, so my long-range fantasy is to do the ICW, check out some FL stops, and then head over to the Bahamas! So, I'm already starting to think about this "voyage"!
There are a couple of staging areas in Florida that people use before crossing to the Bahamas. Boats crossing to Abaco generally stage at Lake Worth. Boats crossing to Bimini, Chub Key or Nassau stage in Biscayne Bay south of Miami. There people make arrangements on VHF radio to cross. There are usually people who are quite familair with the crossing and anyone is welcome to tag along. There can be days of discussions waiting for the perfect window. Departure times and further itineraries are discussed. It's all part of the cruising fraternity.
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There are a couple of staging areas in Florida that people use before crossing to the Bahamas. Boats crossing to Abaco generally stage at Lake Worth. Boats crossing to Bimini, Chub Key or Nassau stage in Biscayne Bay south of Miami. There people make arrangements on VHF radio to cross. There are usually people who are quite familair with the crossing and anyone is welcome to tag along. There can be days of discussions waiting for the perfect window. Departure times and further itineraries are discussed. It's all part of the cruising fraternity.
Exactly what I had hoped for! Thanks!
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Stay at Marathon, enjoy the great atmosphere there while waiting for a wx window. You might not leave Marathon be warned. It is a great place to hang out. From Marathon, ride the gulf stream up to Bimini and enjoy the extra 2-4 knots of speed. Drop a fishing line with a pink squid with a feathers and catch dinner.
Explorer charts are great and a must for Bimini. I found my newly update Raymarine charts to be better than the Explorer charts once clear of the Bimini area. Go figure, It was a huge surprise last year. Going again next year in for the months of April and May.
I did the Abacos this year and will do the Exumas next year. Abacos is great especially for first timers. A bit of a sail to get there. Preferred route is up to north to Mermaid Rock to get the Marsh Harbor.
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I understand that the cost to clear in for a 41 foot boat is $300. Can anyone explain the rule if one were to return to the US and then come back to the Bahamas, say a month later. Must you pay the $300 again or can you use the prior clearance? Is there a link somewhere that explains the policy? Thanks
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I have not seen any responses. I'm still interested in knowing whether and how one can return to the Bahamas under the same cruising permit. Can anyone explain the rule from the Bahamian standpoint? Thanks
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I have not seen any responses. I'm still interested in knowing whether and how one can return to the Bahamas under the same cruising permit. Can anyone explain the rule from the Bahamian standpoint? Thanks
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Here's what noonsite.com says.
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The Cruising Permit, form C39, (transire) is issued on arrival is valid for 12 months. The current fees now permit multiple entries during any 90-day period, which means that a vessel may leave the Bahamas and re-enter as many times as they like within the first 90 days of a Cruising Permit's validity, without payment of any additional fee.
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Here's what noonsite.com says.
Cruising Permits
The Cruising Permit, form C39, (transire) is issued on arrival is valid for 12 months. The current fees now permit multiple entries during any 90-day period, which means that a vessel may leave the Bahamas and re-enter as many times as they like within the first 90 days of a Cruising Permit's validity, without payment of any additional fee.
Thanks a lot. Based upon that, free re-entry is only permitted during the first 3 months of the 12 month cruising permit. Too bad it's not longer.
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