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Simon, you will find you spend far, far less per island nation than you mention...altho'' the Bahamas at the beginning of your route and entering Guatemala to go up the Rio Dulce plus calling in at Mexican ports near the end of your trip will cost the most (depends on your length of boat). For the bulk of the Eastern Caribbean, the charges are relatively small and periods you are allowed to stay ample.
In some places, you will pay nothing (Puerto Rico, USVI, St. Martin, and some of the French Is. where you can''t find the Aduanne!) We never cleared in at Haiti (we were at remote Ile a Vache), were only charged for a small ''Pffft!'' for insects in Grand Cayman and, as I recall, paid nothing for our Transire in Jamaica. The Bay Is. charges ranged from $0 to small amounts; it seemed to depend on which official was on duty, and how s/he felt about it.<g>