||05-17-2010 11:14 AM
There is not a lot of paperwork, but for crew there is nothing. The skipper/owner of a boat proceeds alone to customs and immigration with his crew's passports and boat's papers. The crew waits patiently on the boat until clearance occurs. US citizens do not need to obtain visas in advance to visit the Caribbean islands, except for Venezuela. And the French islands, sometimes.
The crew's passport must be current, with more than 6 months remaining, to be admitted to a country. Otherwise, the Caribbean is an easy place to visit.