Visiting boaters must clear Customs and Immigration at the nearest designated Port of Entry. As you enter port, fly the yellow quarantine flag and notify Customs of your arrival. No one other than the Captain is permitted to leave the boat, until your vessel has been cleared.
Customs and Immigration will come to your vessel. Everyone on board must have proof of citizenship and fill out an immigration card. US citizens can present a passport or birth certificate. A driverís license is not acceptable. Before leaving The Bahamas, be sure to surrender your copy of the immigration card at the last Bahamian port you visit.
The boat you fish from must have a sportfishing permit aboard. Individual permits are not required. Permits are obtained from Customs officials at ports of entry. Fishing gear is restricted to hook and line and you may not fish with more than six rods at a time.