Bahamas Pre-Clearance

BAHAMAS PRECLEARANCE

Want to fly your plane directly to a Bahamian island without clearing customs at an Airport of Entry?

Banyan offers Bahamas preclearance from its facility located at Banyan Pilot Shop on Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE).  Pilots and passengers can now leave the USA and fly directly to any of the Bahamian islands without being required to stop at an Airport of Entry (AOE) first.  And those traveling to an AOE will also benefit by avoiding the need of going through the customs process upon arrival.

Hours
Monday—Friday: 9AM-5PM
After Hours, Weekends, Holidays: Upon Request

Bahamas preclearance at Banyan Pilot Shop

PRICING/FEES

  • Preclearance Fee – $129
  • Inward/Outward Fee – $150 per aircraft ($75 each way)
  • Departure Tax – $29 per person
  • After Hours, Weekends and Holidays Service Fees – $50/hour

All fees collected at Banyan Pilot Shop • Credit cards accepted with a 3% processing fee

Additional Information & Resources

Safety & Survival Gear

Banyan Air Service is ready to help you with all of your needs for flying to the Caribbean – from renting survival equipment, purchasing charts, guides, GPS’s, etc. to assistance with Customs paperwork. Contact our Customer Support or Pilot Shop.

A U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest is mandatory for each person on board
Life vests and rafts are available for sale at Banyan Pilot Shop or rent from Banyan Customer Support:

Life vests are $7.50 US per day. If you choose to rent a life vest from Banyan, please do not open the plastic bag containing the life vest unless an actual emergency calls for it. Once opened, the life vest must be re-certified resulting in an additional cost to you.

A life raft is highly recommended when flying to The Bahamas but is not required. Part 91 and Part 135 rafts are available in a variety of sizes and prices. Reservations are recommended.

Typically, the survival equipment in each raft includes:

  • canopy
  • canopy mast
  • 3 flares
  • 1 flashlight
  • 1 raft repair kit
  • 1 first aid kit
  • 1 sea dye marker
  • 1 signal mirror
  • 1 food ration
  • 8 water rations
  • 1 signal whistle

Phone Numbers

FXE Customs (open from 8 AM — Midnight)
954.491.5647

FLL Customs
954.359.1160

Customs USA (after hours contact)
800.973.2867

FSS
800.WX.BRIEF

Out of Country FSS
305.233.2600

Banyan Air Service
954.491.3170

Banyan Pilot Shop
954.493.8615

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Frequencies

FXE Tower
120.9

FXE Ground
121.75

FXE Clearance
127.95

FXE ATIS
119.85

MIA Radio*
126.7 / 126.9 / 118.4

MIA Departure
119.7

Nassau Radio*
128.0 / 124.2

Freeport Radio*
122.3

Bimini VOR
122.1 to receive 116.7

Banyan Unicom
130.8

*Reception at altitude of 3,000 ft.

Bahamas Private Pilot Guide

Bahamas Pilot Guide 2018-2019