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If you’re planning to bring your furry friend with you when cruising to the Bahamas, you’ll need a permit. You can request an application by the way of snail mail below, but most people choose the expedited process by calling 242-325-7502/9 or faxing 242-325-3960. A fee of $10 is required with your application, which can be downloaded HERE.

Your pet must be older than 6 months of age, have required vaccinations, and have a certificate of health from your veterinarian.

For more information about crossing to the Bahamas from Florida, GO HERE.

 

Director of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture

Levy Building, East Bay Street

P.O. BOX N-3704

Nassau, Bahamas

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  Below are the official Bahamian Ports of Entry. Learn more about checking in and other tips on how to crossing from Florida to the Bahamas by boat HERE.  
  • THE ABACOS: Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbour, Spanish Cay, Treasure Cay or Walker’s Cay
  • THE BERRYS: Chub or Great Harbour Cays
  • NORTH BIMINI: Alice Town
  • CAT CAY: at Hawk’s Nest Marina
  • ANDROS: Congo Town, Fresh Creek, Mangrove Cay or Morgan’s Bluff
  • NASSAU, NEW PROVIDENCE: any marina
  • GRAND BAHAMA: Freeport Harbour, Lucayan Marina Village and Port Lucaya; Old Bahama Bay at West End
  • ELEUTHERA: Governor’s Harbour, Harbour Island, Rock Sound or Spanish Wells
  • THE EXUMAS: George Town, Exuma
  • LONG ISLAND: Stella Maris Airport
  • SAN SALVADOR: Cockburn Town
  • MAYAGUANA:
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Years ago, only larger sailboats, trawlers, and yachts crossed from Florida to the Bahamas, but with modern technology and engineering, center consoles as small as 25-30 feet have been making the trip with ease.

Between Florida and the Bahamas lies the reason behind Florida’s world-class fishing- the Gulf Stream. This warm and powerful current rushes from south to north, and while crossing the open ocean can be daunting to a newcomer, it’s entirely possible with the right amount of preparation and research. Here are a few considerations when attempting to make a safe crossing.

Proper Equipment

Regardless of the current weather, the boat should be large enough and built well enough to safely travel over open ocean when the wind and seas aren’t

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Palm Beach County offers a large variety of things to do and activities for the whole family, including a cruise from the Port of Palm Beach to the Bahamas.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has two ships that sail out of the Port of Palm Beach to the Grand Bahama Island on either the Grand Celebration or the Grand Classica. The Grand Celebration has 7 dining venues, 7 lounges and bars and 750 staterooms. While the Grand Classica has 8 dining venues, 5 bars and lounges, and 658 staterooms.

The port is centrally located within the county and with its location you are never more than a day away from the Bahamas. The Cruise line started in 2014 and began sailing to the Bahamas in February of 2015.

The Cruise line offers deals in the summer and for Florida

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For those of us lucky enough to call the Eastern coast of Southern Florida home, we know how tropical, relaxed and opulent life is here. If you happen to be a potential resident or a visitor, perhaps the idea of being only 50 miles from the Bahamian islands would spike your interest to make Florida your home. 

The western islands of the Bahamas can be accessed by boat in just a couple of hours. By plane maybe only 30 minutes! This amazing feature grants residents of south Florida the luxury of essentially having Caribbean islands in their backyard. Imagine having breakfast in Jupiter and lunch in Old Bahama Bay. From Miami, you can be in the gorgeous and tropical isle of Bimini in less than 2 hours on boat. 

Traveling to the Bahamas with such ease

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