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|Rental Cars Rental cars are available in Marsh Harbor.|
Sea Star Rentals first as it offers the best cars at the best prices and they will pick you up at the airport (242) 367-4887.
A&P Auto Rentals at (242) 367-2655 - FAX 242-367-2464 Car rental rates (subject to change) are approximately $70 per day or $350 per week for a midsize auto and $80 per day or $400 per week for a full size car or van. You also must pay for the gas. They will hold a reservation by credit card. Local rules require that you to take a taxi from the airport to A&P (also known as K&S Auto Service) on the airport road where you will pick up your car. At the end of your stay however, A&P will drive you back to the airport or if you advise them ahead of time they will allow you to leave the car at the airport with the keys locked inside on the floorboard.
|Boat Rentals For those with adequate boating experience, the best way to spend your vacation at Bahama Backroads Villa is to hire a boat in Marsh Harbor and make the hour-long trip to the villa down through the sparkling blue waters and barrier islands that provide protection from the Atlantic Ocean.|
You will have much more fun with a boat because the water is what the Bahamas are all about. Many boat rental companies will hold a reservation on a credit card. When you have finished with the boat you may pay with cash, credit card or personal check. Boat Rentals available at the following companies in Marsh Harbor:
- Rich Rentals (242-367 2742) FAX: 242-367-2682. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Rental boats with two locations: Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay. Has center console outboard runabouts with canvas tops. The 21' boat rents for $110 for one day, $295 for three days or $645 for a week. The 26' boat rents for $180 for one day, $450 for three days or $925 for a week. Most families rent the 21' boat for three days.
Blue Wave (242-367 3910) email: Troy Cornea Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas
LaySue (242-367-4414) Sea Cat Catamarans: Twin Hulls, Twin Engines - Marsh Harbour
Pier One (242-367-3587)
Albury's Ferry Service - Don't want to rent a boat? Albury's Ferry offers special Group Rates for Excursions, Sightseeing, and Dinner Cruises.
|Entry Requirements For US/Canadian Citizens To Go To The Bahamas|
Proof of citizenship is as follows: US/CANADIAN CITIZENS need one of the following documents, along with a return or onward journey ticket (if using an electronic ticket, please show Immigration a copy of the travel itinerary & ticket number) and proof of funds to support visit (Stays not to exceed 8 months): 1) PASSPORT (current or expired up to 5 years maximum) OR 2)
OFFICIAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE (original/official (government-issued only), or court-certified copy (raised or ink seal) + OFFICIAL PHOTO ID issued by the US Govt. [can be expired], (i.e. driver’s license, county ID etc.) for persons 16 years and over. (Persons over 16 CANNOT use a student photo ID alone as adequate documentation). Persons 16 and under, on the other hand, only require a Birth Certificate, and if they possess a Student ID, should carry it along as this would facilitate their being processed by BAH Immigration. Persons under 16 years traveling alone will require a notarized Parental Letter of Consent. In the case of organized group travel, a letter is not necessary since it is assumed that the chaperone would have obtained prior permission.
Note: Laminated credit card-sized birth certificate is acceptable, as long as it is an original, or certified copy (raised or ink seal). OR 3) ORIGINAL NATURALIZATION/CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE (original only) + recent photo if photo on naturalization paper is not recent. NOTE: Persons are advised to purchase return tickets (and seek reimbursement upon returning home for the unused ticket), even though they are certain to return via a private boat – the chance of an airline/cruise line ticket agent allowing travel on a single ticket is very slim. If, however, the person gets to the point of Bahamas Immigration on a single ticket, the Captain of the boat would have to present himself and the cruising permit. However, a copy of the cruising permit will be permitted for crew members, who may be arriving by plane and returning by boat as their names will appear on the manifest. A letter will not suffice!
Entry Requirements For Us/Canadian Residents To Go To The Bahamas
US RESIDENTS (not citizens) need the following:
ALIEN REGISTRATION CARD (also referred to as a GREEN CARD), without a Bahamas Visa for visits not exceeding 30 days. Though not required, a national passport (passport from country of origin) is additionally recommended to facilitate processing. US/Alien Residents wishing to stay longer than 30 days will require a valid national passport along with a Bahamas Visa.
CANADIAN RESIDENTS/LANDED CANADIAN IMMIGRANTS (not citizens) need the following:
VALID NATIONAL PASSPORT + CANADIAN IMMIGRATION RECORD FORM 1000, without a visa, for visits not exceeding 30 days.
Note: Persons are advised to purchase return tickets (and seek reimbursement upon returning home for the unused ticket), even though they are certain to return via a private boat – the chance of an airline/cruise line ticket agent allowing travel on a single ticket is very slim. If, however, the person gets to the point of Bahamas Immigration on a single ticket, the Captain of the boat would have to present himself and the cruising permit. However, a copy of the cruising permit will be permitted for crew members, who may be arriving by plane and returning by boat as their names will appear on the manifest. A letter will not suffice!
Entry Requirements For Non-Us/Canadian Citizens/Residents To Go To The Bahamas (issued Feb 23 '01)
CITIZENS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES (other than US or Canada) require the following, along with a return or onward journey ticket (if using an electronic ticket, please show Immigration a copy of the travel itinerary & ticket number) and proof of funds to support visit. (Note: Unless otherwise stated (US & Canada only), passports need to be current/valid).
Note: PASSPORT refers to a valid passport from the individual's country of birth; VISA refers to a Bahamas Visa only. If a person is born in one country and resident in another (other than US or Canada), the documentation required is based upon the country of birth.
If you are a citizen of another country you can check on entry document requirements by viewing the entire list of countries. Click here for that information. (Clicking opens a PDF file.)