Getting Here By Air
Getting Here By Boat
Vacationers looking to sail themselves into a Bahamian port should be aware of several requirements. Sailors must clear Customs and Immigration in a Port of Entry. For arrival in the Abacos, you must first check in at the port in Marsh Harbour. When entering the port, fly a yellow quarantine flag and notify Customs. Only the captain may leave the boat until Customs have been cleared.
Everyone onboard must fill out an immigration card and will need the following documents: Passport or birth certificate (U.S. citizens) and official photo I.D. such as driver's license or voter registration card; and Proof of citizenship.
Travelers should also be aware of entry fees in The Bahamas. Boats up to 35 feet long will be charged a $150(USD) entry fee, while boats over 35 feet will pay $300(USD). These fees include a cruising permit, fishing permit, and departure tax for up to four people with no overtime charges for Customs or Immigration. An additional departure tax is charged for more than four passengers. Once you have been cleared, lower the quarantine flag and raise your cruising pennant.