Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
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It really does vary. The only place that confiscated stuff from us (eastern Caribean and through South Pacific) was Oz. On arrival they took a bit of meat, cheese, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and our garbage and only charged us $330 for the process. We knew this would happen in Oz so made a point of not having much left for them to take. The quarantine guy said they had cleared a large powerboat that morning and taken something like $1000 in meat. I suspect that NZ might be similarly strict but do not know the details.
In a couple of places (Vanuatu for one) we were told that we should use a particular garbage can for our waste and it was common for us to be told that we could not remove any foods from our boat to shore but consumption onboard was not a problem.
As I said it really depends on where you are. I don't think you would have any problems at all in Bermuda - they have not agricultural industry to protect.
Finishing our major refit. Our trip to Newfoundland is off because it is too late. Hoping to go to the North Channel instead.
Last edited by killarney_sailor; 12-05-2011 at 12:38 PM.