Boat Travel To The Bahamas
The Berry Islands, a cluster of 30 mostly uninhabited cays, are part of the 700 islands and more than 2,000 cays and rocks that make up the Bahamas. Reaching them by boat is easy, as long as you pick a favorable weather window — more likely during summer and fall — and have the appropriate navigation and safety equipment. Be sure to carry the boat registration and valid passports for the entire crew, as well as a yellow quarantine flag to display from the time you enter Bahamian waters until you clear customs at the nearest port of entry. There's a flat fee of $150 for boats 35 feet and under, and $300 for bigger craft. It covers the vessel with up to three people ($25 departure tax for each additional person), as well as the cruising and fishing permits. For complete travel regulations and requirements, visit cbp.gov.