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Re: Key West to Bimini (Direct)?

Originally Posted by creedence623 View Post
Alright, our departure is 10 days out!

The plan is Sarasota to Key West (time built in for a stop in Captiva if needed). Key west until July 8th, then the run to Morgan's Bluff (with stops or direct- there's a plan for either option), and on down the Exuma chain as far south as Georgetown. We have a month (plus or minus) to make our way down from Key West and back so I'm hoping we'll make it all the way down.

I have my courtesy flag ordered (bought a Mexican one too just in case weather looks more favorable for a run to Isla Mujeres). I just ordered the latest Explorer Chartbooks for the area. I checked noonsite for both Mexico and the Bahamas, and will get my exit documents if we decide on Mexico.

Of interest to some may be this quote I pulled from the Bahamas Customs/Immigration web page:

If entering The Bahamas by boat, there is a flat fee to clear Customs and Immigration, which is $150.00 for boats 30 feet and under and $300.00 for boats 31 feet and over. This covers a vessel with three persons or less. Also included is a cruising permit, a fishing permit, Customs and Immigration charges and the $25.00 Departure Tax is waived for up to three persons. Each additional person above three will be charged $25.00 Departure Tax. In Grand Bahama the Departure Tax is $28.00. If you plan to stay longer than 12 months, special arrangement must be made with Bahamas Customs and Immigration.

Looks like they dropped the threshold for the $300 permit down a few feet to 31'.

I just ordered my US Customs decal (is that really necessary?) so that's all in order, my USCG documentation won't be in by my departure date, but I have my state registration paperwork, I've got my insurance for the trip, I think I'm good to go.

Oh, and just for grins I got the topsides compounded, polished, and waxed:

Is there anything at this point that I'm overlooking?

CD, what's your schedule looking like? You still going to be in the neighborhood around then?
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