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ID: 171 Title: Island hopping regulations Replis: 2 Read: 1813 Author: 3
Name: Julian  Posts: 3    Vancouver Time: 2004-7-9_14:23:25 Quote    Reply
I am planning a passage from Dominican Republic to Trinidad, probably after September. I would like to know of an island hopping route which gives me a British passport holder the least problems and cost of visas and entry permits. I would want to take my time but not have to pay cruising permits if possible. Can you help me plan my route, thanks. Julian at
Name: Lee  Posts: 4  **  Vancouver Time: 2005-9-4_1:43:26 Quote    Reply
USA, Puerto Rico & USVI require pre arranged visa unless you arrive by "approved" means. Private boats are not approved. I have heard of some boaters taking ferry from BVI to USVI, getting pasport stamped, then returning for boat. This is unconfirmed. DR entry fees at Luperon are about US $80, payable in USD and vary by year and whim of officials. $10 to check out, $15/mo harbor rent. BVI fees were about US $20, up to 30 days?? except if boat is "Charter", then addtl fees of $4/day/person. Lee
Name: Tom Howell  Posts: 1    Vancouver Time: 2005-9-5_13:23:8 Quote    Reply
The French Islands donít charge anything (except St. Barts and thatís very minimal). St. Martin is easy entry at Marigot with inexpensive restaurants and great provisioning. Hard to find customs in Guadeloupe, best to go to the marina in Point A Pitre. Also easy entry for Martinique at La Marine.