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Bimini trip

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:18 am
by Severs00
Booked my condo at the Bimini sands resort today! Going down with my 29cc and 4 adults andn4 kids ages 6-9 . Just trying to get a feel for how many people are going to make thenrin across with the group! Would live to hook up with some other owners that fish , dive and spearfish! Also is anyone else bringing kids ?

Barry

Re: Bimini trip

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:10 pm
by msilva2467
is this for the Cat'n to Bimini trip 6/26 to 6/30? if so where can I get additional information?

Re: Bimini trip

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:37 pm
by sellis
msilva2467

The Ft Lauderdale dealer is the one who is planning the event. Here is a flyer and dealer contact info.
PowerCat of South Florida
2541 West Sr 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
P: (954) 914-3247
Bimini trip 2014.pdf
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Re: Bimini trip

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:31 pm
by Current Obsession
This will be my fourth year making the trip. Fun for all. A very friendly group. Kids are welcome. There is a mixture of divers and fisherman. I have been to Bimini over 30 times and am willing to share info. Last year there were probably a dozen boats that went across and back together. Its good for a first timer. I run from Tavernier in the Keys and meet everyone there. Let me know what info you need. I always get excited about this trip.

Re: Bimini trip

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:34 pm
by Jcarrollgm
Can you tell me about the Bahamas cruising permit?
Do we get it when we clear customs in Bimini?
Someone mentioned that we need a "US Customs sticker" before we leave? What is that all about?
I am really looking forward to the trip but don't want any hassles from customs on either end.
Thanks.
John C
WC 290 DC
CAT NIP

Re: Bimini trip

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:48 pm
by Current Obsession
The cruising permit is purchased when you check in with Bahamian Customs and Immigration. Check in usually is right at Bimini Sands. If they are not there you check in at the airport a few minutes away. You will be directed once you dock at Bimini Sands. The US decal is for boats 30' or larger. You should check out the US Local Boaters Option. This with a preregistration and float plan allows you to call in your re entry to the US. Otherwise you must report to a US Immigration office within 24 hours of your return.

Re: Bimini trip

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:54 am
by Jcarrollgm
Thanks Current Obsession. Great advice. I will contact US Customs for the re entry filing.
Looking forward to the trip.
John C.
Cat Nip
290 DC World Cat

Re: Bimini trip

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:50 am
by cooldude
Be on notice that if the trip gets postponed to a date you cannot accommodate, you lose your substantial deposit unless you can get there on you own within a year. I was hoping this years trip would be before the one year anniversary of last years and I could use last years deposit. No such luck.

Re: Bimini trip

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:13 pm
by Current Obsession
The last two years were postponed because of weather which makes the odds greater that this year will come off as scheduled. We always have a great time and if you have never been to Bimini you are missing a fun boating adventure.

Re: Bimini trip

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:18 pm
by msilva2467
I booked my room and am ready to go! Looking forward to a good time and adventure.