Boating to The Bahamas
Clearing a private vessel entering the Bahamas is quite simple.
Bahamas Customs requires the following:
- Vessel's Registration
- Completion of the Maritime Declaration Form
- Completion of the Inward Report Form
Bahamas Immigration requires the following:
- Completion of Inward Passenger & Crew Manifest form
- Completion of an Immigration Card for each person arriving on the vessel. (download form here immigration.pdf)
PERMITS & FEES - $150 per vessel 35’ and under; $300 per vessel 36’ and above includes clearance, cruising permit and fishing fee for up to three people; $20 per additional person. Fees are valid for two entries within a 90-day period. Customs and Immigration accept CASH ONLY.
All visitors entering The Bahamas must make a customs declaration upon arrival (download form here customsform.pdf). Adult visitors are allowed to bring in 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes or one pound of tobacco, one quart of spirits and personal effects.
Entry as a tourist requires proof of citizenship for residents of North America and most nations. Note: A driver's license is not proof of citizenship. As of January 23rd 2007, all US citizens are required to have a valid US Passport to travel to and from The Bahamas. Call the Bahamas Tourist Office at 1-800-BAHAMAS or CLICK HERE for more information.