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$500.00 foreign vessel entry fee for Alaska?

I was working off the coast of Prince Rupert this summer and met a chap from Scotland who had kayaked from Vancouver, B.C. to Ketchikan, Alaska. When he got there Customs wanted to charge him $500.00 for bring a foreign pleasure craft into American waters. He told them to F@# off, they gave him three weeks to get out of the country, he kept on going anyways saw everything he wanted to see and then paddled back to Rupert

A day later I met a Japanese man who did pretty much the same trip, but took the Ferry from Prince Rupert to Alaska and then paddled back to Rupert. He was not asked to pay this $500.00 fee. Later that day met a guy from New Zealand who was doing the same trip, heard about the $500.00 fee decided that it wasn't worth it, so ended his trip in Rupert.

My question is what is the $500.00 entry fee for? Is it just charged for showing up by water in your own vessel?

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Or was it possibly a fine for showing up in an unregistered vessel?

Last edited by Agri; 04-06-2012 at 12:49 AM. Reason: forgot to mention something
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