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GETTING TO

WALKER'S CAY

AIR ARRIVAL

Upon arrival, you’ll clear Bahamas Immigration, pick up your luggage and clear customs at the check-in station located inside the main house. The process will only take a few minutes. In the meantime, your aircraft can be stored for the duration of your trip by using the guidelines listed below.

 
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SEA ARRIVAL

Upon arrival to the marina, you must clear your vessel and crew with Bahamas Customs & Immigration, which is located a short stroll from the marina on the island.

 

Clearing Procedures

Visiting boaters must clear customs and immigration. As you enter port, fly the yellow quarantine flag. Once docked, the captain is permitted to leave the boat in order to clear the boat and crew with local customs and immigration. All crew are required to remain on-board until the captain returns with vessel clearance.

 

To Enter The Islands Of The Bahamas, Private Vessels Need The Following:

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ENTRY FEES

The Following Fees Will Be Applied To Boats Staying In The Bahamas For Up To 3 Months:

Boats up to 34 feet: $150 (no change)

Boats 35-99 feet: $300 (no change)

Boats 100-149 feet: $500

Boats 150-200 feet: $800

Boats over 200 feet: $1,000

 

The fees cover both a cruising permit and fishing permit, as well as the departure tax for up to three people. Each additional person will be charged a $20 departure tax. The fee is good for a second re-entry within a 90-day period.

For Stays Longer Than 3 Months:

Boats up to 34 feet: $300 annually

Boats 35-99 feet: $600 annually

Boats 100-149 feet: $1,000 annually

Boats 150–200 feet: $1,600 annually

Boats over 200 feet: $2,000 annually

 

For a stay longer than 12 months, special arrangements must be made with Bahamas Customs and Immigration.

Please note that Attendance Fees, Fishing Permit, Transportation and Overtime fees are all included in the price of the cruising permit. The only additional fees would be for additional departure tax if there are more than 3 persons at a cost of $20 per additional person.

 

It is illegal to tip government employees. Boaters are asked to report if they are ever asked for these types of payments to the local marina manger or dockmaster.

CRUISING AND FISHING PERMITS

You receive a Cruising Permit upon clearance and payment of entry fees. Upon issuance of your Cruising Permit you will also receive a Fishing Permit. Fishing gear is restricted to hook and line and you’re allowed to fish with no more than six rods at a time per boat. Cruising or fishing without the proper permits or in violation of bag limits can result in severe penalties. This includes stopping to fish or dive in the waters off Walker's Cay prior to clearing.

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