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post #31 of Old 04-04-2013
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Re: Is insurance required to enter Bahamas?

I know this issue has probably been resolved, but my 2 cents anyway. This is generic whether it is insurance,fishing, licensing, etc.

I suggest you call every office of the Bahamian govenment to recieve 10 different answers. Then call your local destination office, and you will recieve your eleventh different answer. Then out of frustration just go. Check in to your destination port as required. Then at local port, you will get the 12th, 13th, and 14th different answer to your simple question. Then be ready to pay the highest fee of each of 3 fees given to you by the port officers. Of course pay in US cash because this is the bribe that will get you cleared. Just hope they don't make you get a work permit because of the tool box they saw on your boat.

I haven't had much luck with that corrupt gov. But beautiful islands, and wonderfully friendly people ( until you run low on cash )
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