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CBP to Staff Certain South Florida Marinas on Memorial Day Weekend

Release Date: 
May 26, 2010

Miami, FL - U.S. Customs and Border Protection will deploy teams of officers to specific marinas during the busy Memorial Day 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 CBP. 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 CBP 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 CBP officer.

Masters, crew and passengers must report their arrivals immediately upon entering the U.S. by going to a designated reporting location or calling 1-800-432-1216 or 1-800-451-0393.

Designated reporting locations

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

Lat: N25.77.22
Long: W80.13.96

Sunday, May 30


Monday, May 31

Tuesday, June 1
12 PM - 7:30 PM

12 PM - 7:30 PM

7 AM - 1:00 PM
Lauderdale Marina
1900 Southeast 15th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 523-8507

Lat: N26.10.31
Long: W80.12.20

Sunday, May 30

Monday, May 31
12 PM - 6 PM


12 PM - 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

Saturday, May 29

Sunday, May 30

Monday, May 31

11 AM - 6 PM

1 PM - 6 PM

11 AM - 7 PM


South Florida Ports of Entry

Location Date Time
Key West

Mon - Fri
8 AM - 6 PM

Sat - Sun
10 AM - 6 PM

301 Simonton Street, Suite 201
Key West, Florida

(305) 296-5411
Port of Miami

7 days a week
6 AM - 10 PM

903 South America Way, Term. H
Miami, Florida

(305) 536-4758
Tamiami Executive Airport

7 days a week
11 AM - 7 PM

14720 SW 128th Street
Miami, Florida

(305) 969-7511
Opa Locka Airport

7 days a week
9 AM - 9 PM

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 - midnight

1800 Eller Drive, Suite 110
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

(954) 761-2000
Ft. Lauderdale Exec. Airport

7 days a week
9 AM - 9 PM

5575 NW 15 Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

(954) 356-7412
West Palm Beach

Monday through Friday
8 AM - 4 PM

1 East 11th Street
Riviera Beach, Florida

(561) 848-6922
Palm Beach Intl. Airport

7 days a week
8 AM - 8 PM

Bldg. 1612 S. Perimeter Rd.
West Palm Beach, Florida

(561) 233-1083
Ft. Lauderdale General Aviation Facility

7 days a week
8 AM - 12 midnight
Midnight to 8 AM 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
10 AM - 6 PM

2990 Curtis King Blvd.
Ft. Pierce, Florida

(772) 461-1733
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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 (US) if crossing the international border.

Decals may also be purchased via the Internet at the Decal / Transponder Online Procurement System (DTOPS) Web site. (DTOPS)

Reporting suspicious activities


Please report any suspicious activities observed to 1-800-BE-ALERT (1-800-232-5378).

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017