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CBP to Staff Certain Marinas in South Florida on Fourth of July Weekend

Release Date
Thu, 06/30/2011

Miami - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will deploy teams of officers to specific marinas during the busy Fourth of July weekend to process small vessel arrivals, including in-person immigration processing. CBP officers will be available at marinas during the specified days and times to process small vessel arrivals. The master or person in charge of the boat must report their arrival to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This means any vessel not engaged in trade, or documented trade such as pleasure boats and yachts, regardless of size. This requirement applies to all boats regardless of country of registration.

When Reporting Is Required

  • After having visited any foreign port or place
  • After having had contact with any hovering vessel

Reporting Procedure

The master or designee may go ashore only to report the arrival to U.S. Customs and Border Protection either in person or by telephone. No other person may leave or board the boat and no baggage or merchandise may be removed or loaded until the report of arrival is made and release granted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer.

Masters, crew and passengers must report their arrivals immediately upon entering the United States by going to a designated reporting location or calling the following 1-800 numbers:

1 (800) 432-1216, 1 (800) 451-0393Designated reporting locations:

Miami Beach Marina
300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-6000

LAT: N25.77.22
LONG: W80.13.96
Sunday July 03
Monday July 04
12 noon - 7:30 PM
12 noon - 7:30 PM
Lauderdale Marina
1900 Southeast 15th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 523-8507

LAT: N26.10.31
Sunday July 03
Monday July 04
12 noon - 6 PM
12 noon - 6 PM
Sailfish Marina (Singer Island)
98 Lake Drive
Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404
(561) 844-1724

LAT: N26.77.78
LONG: W80.03.93
Sunday July 03
Monday July 04
1 PM - 6 PM
11 AM - 7 PM

South Florida ports of entry are as follow:

Key West
Mon - Fri 8AM - 6PM
Sat - Sun 10AM - 6PM
301 Simonton Street, Suite 201
Key West, Florida
(305) 296-5411
Ports of Miami
7 days a week 6AM - 10PM

903 South America Way, Term. H
Miami, Florida
(305) 536-4758
Tamiami Executive Airport
7 days a week 11AM - 7PM

14720 SW 128th Street
Miami, Florida
(305) 969-7511
Opa Locka Airport
7 days a week 9AM - 9PM
4371 NW 150th Street
Opa Locka, Florida
(305) 687-5475
Miami General Aviation Facility
7 days a week 24 hours a day
3371 NW 64 Ave
Miami, Florida
(305) 526-7155
Port Everglades
7 days a week 7AM - Mid.
1800 Eller Drive, Suite 110
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 761-2000
Ft. Lauderdale Exec. Airport
7 days a week 9AM - 9PM
5575 NW 15 Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 356-7412
West Palm Beach
Monday through Friday 8AM-4PM
1 East 11th Street
Riviera Beach, Florida
(561) 848-6922
Palm Beach Intl Airport
7 days a week 8AM - 8PM
Bldg.1612 S. Perimeter Rd.
West Palm Beach, Florida
(561) 233-1083
Ft. Lauderdale General Aviation Facility
7 days a week 8AM - 12 Midnight
Midnight to 8AM must call in advance
1050 Lee Wagner Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 356-7946
Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County Intl. Airport
7 days a week 10AM - 6PM
2990 Curtis King Blvd
Ft. Pierce, Florida
(772) 461-1733

Failure to Report:

Failure to report can result in civil penalties as defined in Title 19, United States Code, Section 1436 to include a penalty of $5,000 for the first violation and $10,000 for each subsequent violation with the conveyance subject to seizure and forfeiture. In addition to being liable for a civil penalty, any master who intentionally commits a violation under subsection (a) of this section upon conviction is liable for a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for 1 year or both.

Fees:All documented or registered vessels 30 feet in length or greater are required to pay an annual processing (user fee) of $27.50 in U.S. dollars if crossing the international border.

Decals may also be purchased via the Internet at:

Decal / Transponder Online Procurement System (DTOPS)

Reporting Suspicious Activities:

Please report any suspicious activities observed to 1(800) BE-ALERT 1 (800) 232-5378U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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