Details for US Customs and Border Patrol Check-In Docks
Name

US Customs and Border Patrol Check-In Docks
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.8 stars from 4 reviews

Address Bridge Road
Rouses Point, NY 12979

Phone518-297-4630

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: US Customs and Border Patrol Station: boats entering the United State from Canada must stop here to check into the US.

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Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info: Seasonal: approximately May 1st through October 15th, depending on traffic and weather; open daily from 8 am to 8 pm.

Approach

Approach docks straight in from the channel leading under the bridge; coming in at an angle can get shallow.

Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

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Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: 7 feet at the long outer face dock when the lake was at 94.5 feet.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Floating docks; set fenders low to the water.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
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Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

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Pets welcomeUnknown

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Reviews for US Customs and Border Patrol Check-In Docks
I was worried about this, 2015-07-14
Captain: , East Greenwich RI (504)

July 14 2015, I had heard that returning to the USA was more difficult than entering Canada. Both were very easy and everyone was most kind and helpfull. Had all of our papers in order and purchased the decal on line before we set sail in May.
I am sorry to read some of the difficulties Canadians have with the US regulations. If I was in politics I'd see what I could do to make it better. I will write to my representatives and see if what was cited is really true.



Very friendly and helpful in providing Cruising license and SVRS registration process, 2015-02-18
Captain: , Willsboro Bay Marina (2401)

All Vessels more than 30 feet (9.144 metrs) must display a DECAL from Decal and Transponder Online procurement (25$ USD) call 317-298-1245.

CBP has implemented the Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS). It is a free, easy-to-use, voluntary program that we enrolled for online. We had to meet a CBP officer with our boat registration and passport. We obtained our (BR Number) Boater Registration Number.

Cruising licenses exempt pleasure boats of certain countries from having to undergo formal entry and clearance procedures such as filing manifests and obtaining permits to proceed as well as from the payment of tonnage tax and entry and clearance fees at all but the first port of entry.

We obtained our license from this particular U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port of entry.

SVRS enabled us to report quickly and easily to CBP.

Important Note: If a Canadian vessel leaves Lake Champlain at Whitehall, the Master shall have a Cruising license and shall report to a Call 1 (800) 432-1216 or 1 (800) 451-0393 its location when anchored or at a different port of call.

We reported 37 times during cruised in Cape Cod during summer 2012. We got used to it and after the 37th reported call. We were boarded just before Albany, NY on our return trip. Everything was OK and they were courteous and very professional.

Please note the following amendment received from Dennis McMurtry on 7th April 2009

The requirement for reporting movement only applies to vessels moving from one customs reqion to another, i.e.from Ft Lauderdale to Miami, Miami to Ft Myers or Key WEST ETC.

Verified by official who issued annual cruising permit from Ft Lauderdale office.

Original Report

Published: February 4, 2008

The situation described below will be a real burden for all foreign flagged vessels cruising in USA waters. Our thanks to Captain Brenda Matzner for researching this developing situation, and allowing me to paraphrase our telephone conversastion!

The long and short of this is, that if you are from any foreign country, including Canada, and your vessel is flagged in that country,
YOU MUST NOTIFY US CUSTOMS - HOMELAND SECURITY EVEN IF YOU SIMPLY MOVE YOUR VESSEL FROM ONE MARINA TO ANOTHER, IN THE SAME PORT OF CALL! Otherwise, you might just be slapped with a $5,000.00 fine!

Note that this requirement does NOT apply to US flagged vessels!

Today, I called Maria (954-761-2034) at the office of US Customs and Homeland Security in Port Everglades [Fort Lauderdale], and got a clarification of the requirements for foreign flagged vessels to announce their movement from one port or call, or one berth, to another. Recently, I had a buddie who was recently hit with this rule, and suffered a $5,000.00 fine in Jacksonville.

Even if a foreign flagged vessel, including those from Canada, have entered the USA legally, and cleared customs properly, THEY MUST NOTIFY US CUSTOMS - HOMELAND SECURITY if they move their vessel from one place to another. Officer Maria said that even if the vessel is moved just from Port Everglades to Miami, for example, or even from the city of Fort Lauderdale berths on New River to Bahia Mar, the boat owners MUST notify US Customs - Homeland Security IMMEDIATELY, OR BE SUBJECT TO A $5,000.00 FINE!

Note: There appears to be some confusion over whether this rule does apply if the vessel has a cruising licence. It is advisable to obtain a written copy of the procedure to be followed when initially clearing in or being issued with a cruising licence. See Documents for the list of countries whose boats are eligible for a cruising permit.

Source: http://www.noonsite.com/Members/val/R2009-02-28-2




What a crazy place, 2013-09-06
Captain: , Sarasota (1427)

Stopped here during the "Canadian Vacation" time (last two weeks of July). Dozens of boats at docks and waiting to dock. The forms are in French (!) so the CBP officer helped us fill it in. Took all of ten minutes.



Very convenient service, 2013-07-25
Captain: , Winter Garden, Fl (2173)

We were thinking of stopping in one of the marinas - save your money (they charge $10 to tie up). We tied up to the Customs Dock - slips for smaller boats but we tied to the outside face dock - no problem for our 42' trawler. 10 minutes later we were done and on our way!

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