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Old 07-13-2006, 11:12 AM
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Aren't you a lawyer?

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I bought one of these a few months ago. I wish somebody would try to pirate me.

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not to worry, they don't mess with stu. remember certain things bring money to their economy.
...well then, I want one of those shirts with the printing, "I'm with Stu"!!!!! vs. the old one's "I'm with Stupid" hehe....
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Aren't you a lawyer?

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...odds are ---- you'd NEVER get that back (if you declared it).
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Great place for a surprise birthday trip....this is where I took my wife without telling her where we were going...

Paridise Cove near Freeport (no docking facilities though). A very nice family owns several beach cottages there on an old Plantation. They rent their beach during the day to some big casinos to bus tourists there. Better to just stay at Paridise Cove, it is about $175 a night in a beach cottage steps from the beach.

http://www.bahamasvacationguide.com/pcove.html

Two friendly (once they got to know us) resident black labs walked with us along the beach at night or back into the bush of the plantation. Wonderful, non commerical experience. Excellent snorkeling off the beach to Dead Man's reef. Fried conch for breakfest, lunch and dinner. Who needs more than that! One of our favorite vacations to this day, and that was ten years ago.

Norman's Cay still has one of the best anchorages in the Bahamas for boats of less than 4 foot draft. Lots of history there. <gg>

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This has been a very informative thread. I appreciate all the information, advise and suggestions from those in the know.

I'm definitely going to plan this trip next year, and the BiminiSands looks like the place to be for sure.

A few questions for you guys please.

What is the correct procedure for leaving the US, entering the Bahamas and returning to the US is regards to Customs?

What is the best time (Month) of the year to plan a trip over? Mainly thinking about sea conditions.

Thanks again

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As you get into the fall and winter months the crossing can get more problematic with weather and seas. The best time is in march/ april when the seas are cmore likely to be calm. I also suggest that you make arrangements to have a few days leeway on both ends in case of bad weather. It is not unusual to be held over for 2-3 days waiting for the stream to lay down. I fish the otherside of the stream from here in Daytona which is a 120 mile run one way, there hav been times where the otherside will be flat but the stream was 5-8 foot and uncrossable on the way back.... its only 70 miles to Walkers and a much nicer ride!!! That doesnt happen often but be prepared. Most importantly, dont be a cowboy on crossings... use a buddy boat, have full fuel and dont be afraid to turn back.
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Thanks Steve & dhlaw.

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Remember when crossing that you will be entering the mysterious "Bermuda Triangle". See the link below. My favorite part of the trip is 1/2 way in when you look aroung 360 degress and there is no land.

http://www.bermuda-triangle.org/
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isn't that where the term "gunule" came from
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Steve could you please explain those crossing procedures again to me? When we went over we went right by the book right? It was also very calm right? HAHA
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Steve could you please explain those crossing procedures again to me? When we went over we went right by the book right? It was also very calm right? HAHA
you don't use the book if you have done it 100 times but I did secretly tell someone on the mainland what time we left.
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