If you’re entering The Bahamas on a private boat, such as a yacht, a pleasure boat, or a fishing boat, you’ll need the following documentation:
- One copy of the Bahamas Customs Clearance Form (download PDF)
- One Bahamas Immigration Card per person (download PDF)
- Proof of Citizenship (passport)
When you arrive in The Bahamas by boat, you are required to clear Customs and Immigration at the nearest designated Port of Entry. Fly the yellow quarantine flag and notify Customs of your arrival. Until your vessel has been cleared, only the captain is allowed to leave the boat. Upon arrival, everyone on board will need proof of citizenship (passport) and a completed immigration card.
All boats entering The Bahamas are required to pay an entry fee that covers a cruising permit, fishing permit, and departure tax for up to three people. Each additional person on board will be charged an extra $25 departure tax. This fee is good for a second re-entry within a 90-day period. Fees are $150.00 for boats up to 35’ and $300 for boats over 35’.
For more information and details about entering and exiting The Bahamas by boat, please visit the Association of Bahamas Marinas site.