The Triton

Topics

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

ADVERTISEMENT

At the beginning of this pandemic, I went into panic mode and pondered what my options were, seeing as I expected this to totally stall our industry. I could not have been more wrong.

2020 has been my most lucrative year yet. I’m fortunate to be finishing the year with the delivery of a Sea Ray L650 to the Exumas, in which I spent two weeks island hopping with the family.

I’ll return on the 27th for another round and plan to return home on Jan. 3.

To enter the Bahamas during such a turbulent time, I had to get a COVID PCR test (rapid test is not acceptable) with 24-hour turnaround time as visitors only have five days following a negative result to enter the country. 

Once there, visitors are required to answer a five-question survey every morning. On the fifth day, visitors must report for a rapid results test administered at several locations throughout the islands. 

Things are relatively quiet for now, but that could change come Christmas and New Year’s. Any captain planning to go, if you do your homework, understand and follow the regulations, you’ll be fine.

Capt. Jonathan Parmet is a freelance captain based in South Florida. Learn more about him on his website, www.yachtcaptain.us. Comments on this report are welcome below.

Related Articles

Progress at Walker’s stalled, but not the vision

Progress at Walker’s stalled, but not the vision

Some things even a global pandemic can’t stop. Slow down, sure, but not stop. And when you combine the money of a multi-millionaire with the heart of a kid, joy is just bound to be the …

Taking the Helm: Leaders, set an example; take care of yourself

Taking the Helm: Leaders, set an example; take care of yourself

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais The COVID-19 pandemic has been an incredible test of character and determination for all crew on yachts. Captains have had to deal with extraordinary …

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

Yacht captains and crew -- as well as other yachting professionals -- found lots of news of interest on The-Triton.com last year.  Not surprisingly, half of the top 10 stories of 2020 are …

FLIBS20: U.S. summer busy as COVID kept yachts close

FLIBS20: U.S. summer busy as COVID kept yachts close

During its annual meeting yesterday during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the U.S. Superyacht Association shared data and reports that showed U.S. destinations had a record …

Cluster Yachting Monaco hosts Open Day

Cluster Yachting Monaco hosts Open Day

By Lauren Coles On Thursday, Oct. 8, Cluster Yachting Monaco organized Open Day for yacht charter and sales brokers to learn more about and visit yachts for sale or charter in the area. The …

Rules of the Road: How do I get home?

Rules of the Road: How do I get home?

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers As the world slowly reopens from the pandemic shutdown, a large number of crew sailing on both merchant ships and yachts find themselves far away from …

Comments