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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby BRUTUS » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:46 pm

uncletiffy wrote:When I go to Eleuthera, I stay at my place.
When I didn't have my place I would stay at the Resort, its really not that touristy because its small, but its not cheap.
There are other places to stay on Eleuthera but I have not stayed in any others.

When I shipped My jeep in, one way was $860.00.
I am sure I can get a better price but never as low as $500.00 for a round trip.

As for camping, It would not be a problem as long as you don't bother any one.
The only camping that is done is on boats, used to do that quite a bit, but never on land.


Interesting.

Here is the video I was referring to... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiWZTy0brf0 at the 7:30 mark.
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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby uncletiffy » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:21 am

BRUTUS wrote:
uncletiffy wrote:When I go to Eleuthera, I stay at my place.
When I didn't have my place I would stay at the Resort, its really not that touristy because its small, but its not cheap.
There are other places to stay on Eleuthera but I have not stayed in any others.

When I shipped My jeep in, one way was $860.00.
I am sure I can get a better price but never as low as $500.00 for a round trip.

As for camping, It would not be a problem as long as you don't bother any one.
The only camping that is done is on boats, used to do that quite a bit, but never on land.


Interesting.

Here is the video I was referring to... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiWZTy0brf0 at the 7:30 mark.


Yep, people do camp, they also smoke pot but it is illegal.

I would hate to tell folks to come down and camp and by some strange chance get in trouble with the police.
I guess if you want to take the chance it will be OK, lots of surfers come to Eleuthera and camp and have no trouble.
Its just that I dont want to be the one to say "yes" and people get in trouble.
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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby BRUTUS » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:25 am

uncletiffy wrote:Yep, people do camp, they also smoke pot but it is illegal.

I would hate to tell folks to come down and camp and by some strange chance get in trouble with the police.
I guess if you want to take the chance it will be OK, lots of surfers come to Eleuthera and camp and have no trouble.
Its just that I dont want to be the one to say "yes" and people get in trouble.


That is exactly what I was thinking. By any chance do you know what the penalty would/could be... or where I could search? These are the best semi-related results I have found so far:

According to http://www.the-bahamas-islands.com/faq.html
Can I camp in The Bahamas?

The Bahamas does not cater to campers and does not offer any formal camp grounds. It is not advisable to camp on the beaches. To camp on privately owned property it is required that you obtain the permission of the land owner.


Here is another site with some interesting information... https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080112153221AAWRESC
Camping is generally prohibited for tourists in the Bahamas -- as the government would prefer it that you stay in a hotel; though locals camp out all the time -- typically on the beach with a bonfire.

You i'll have to hook up with the locals.


If we were "camping on the beach with a bonfire" and you were our local... does that qualify? Would this be accepted by association? Just in case, do you have a source for fake Bahamian passports or photo ID's so we could be locals for the duration of the trip? :P JK

More info here... https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/americas-caribbean/topics/camping-in-the-exumas-bahamas including this little tidbit:

in the mid 1970's when the Bahamian government passed a law prohibiting individuals from camping in their country. I can not tell you if this law is ever enforced, but I can tell you that I was on a Bahamian Government sponsored press trip several years ago when the Bahamian Minister of Tourism spoke to us and one of the things he stated in answer to a question was that this +no camping law is still in effect, further stating that they (the government) do not want the camping/budget type traveler in their country.


While many of the sites I have visited about this reference contacting the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, I wouldn't want to "flag" them to our intentions too much as our group will stand out quite a bit already.
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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby MidTNJasonF » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:56 am

Yeah, an individual or small party of 2 to 4 people would likely get away with a night of camping if they were in an out of the way spot. That would be low profile.

A group of large trucks and 4x4's that were shipped in and ferried around the islands would be a very different story and gather much more attention. It would not be worth the risk of skirting the law in a larger group and creating problems. All we would need is to raise a few eye brows and get a bunch of vehicles stuck in some sort if impound or seizure situation. I would not have much fear for myself personally but it only takes a minor paperwork hang up to make getting your truck back out of the country difficult.
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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby srobertsfsj » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:12 pm

Is there any sort of property there that can be rented and we could camp on it?
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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby az chip » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:42 am

Maybe you could talk to the top people and get a one time waiver. Pay a fee or something.
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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby uncletiffy » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:34 am

Hmm, I have a co-worker, actually she is my Boss, she runs a summer camp for kids, its right on the beach.

I will ask, who knows???????
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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby ClovisMan » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:04 am

Should I bring the Shark Rods? :)
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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby Blake » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:23 pm

Whats the latest on this?

The reason I ask is this has gotten me to thinking about taking 'some sort' of EPIC 'wheeling trip in the next year or two. I'm thinking along the lines of 'trip of a lifetime' kind of thing. Doesn't have to be the Bahamas, could be something like Alaska, South America, Australia, etc.

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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby Nikkormat » Wed May 04, 2016 3:32 am

Blake wrote:Whats the latest on this?

The reason I ask is this has gotten me to thinking about taking 'some sort' of EPIC 'wheeling trip in the next year or two. I'm thinking along the lines of 'trip of a lifetime' kind of thing. Doesn't have to be the Bahamas, could be something like Alaska, South America, Australia, etc.



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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby Blake » Wed May 04, 2016 6:49 am

Let's do it!

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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby Blake » Thu May 12, 2016 2:37 pm

no other updates?

just kinda let it drop?

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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby uncletiffy » Thu May 26, 2016 11:08 am

Hey,

Don't want to drop it but am coming up against walls with the importation and camping issues.

I have not given up.....yet.
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Re: Bahamas Wheeling Trip

Postby BRUTUS » Thu May 26, 2016 7:54 pm

uncletiffy wrote:Hey,

Don't want to drop it but am coming up against walls with the importation and camping issues.

I have not given up.....yet.


Fair enough. I truly appreciate all your efforts!

Can you share the issues you are having?
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