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While at the boat show, we stopped in and spoke to the Officer's from the US Border Patrol and Canadian Immigrations booth.

Learned that the NEXUS program has been combined with the I-68 program this year. This is good for entering Canada by water or driving over in your vehicle through the NEXUS speed lanes. The fee for the NEXUS program is $50.00 per person over the age of 18, but the pass/card is good for 5 years. This is in comparrison to the I-68 which was $16.00 per person or $32.00 for family and good for one year only.

They also told us that the CanPass program will be integrated into the NEXUS program in the very near future. The approval and politics have been worked out, they are just waiting for a date that this will happen.
 
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The only time I plan on going to Canada this year is for the festival over at Cove Marina. I plan on just calling when I get there. And taking my chances on returning to the US. Just don't bring anything back w/ us is my opinion.

Am I wrong here?
 

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Bill,

Sand Pointe usually does 5 Canadian trips a year. From Sarnia to Leamington. I got the I-68 form and the customs sticker two years ago but never used anything. Last year I just called when I got there. When you give them your MC numbers they have you on record. I usually just have to update my passenger.
 
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QUOTE(hammer @ Feb 12 2004, 12:14 PM)Bill,

Sand Pointe usually does 5 Canadian trips a year. From Sarnia to Leamington. I got the I-68 form and the customs sticker two years ago but never used anything. Last year I just called when I got there. When you give them your MC numbers they have you on record. I usually just have to update my passenger.

That is what a lot of other boaters I talk to do as well. That's me, baby! Go to Canada, make the call.

Come back to the U.S., crack open a beer.
 

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Last year I just called when I got there. When you give them your MC numbers they have you on record. I usually just have to update my passenger.
That is what a lot of other boaters I talk to do as well. That's me, baby! Go to Canada, make the call.

Come back to the U.S., crack open a beer.
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That's what i've done also, just dock and call!
For Sarnia and Thames-Cove Marina weekends.
 

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The I-68 is a U.S. requirement. Canada doesn't ask for it but you are supposed to report in when you return. If you haven't and you haven't been stopped, you can consider yourselves lucky.

I'm avoiding the whole hassle by staying away from Canada until this thing blows over or some rules are passed that are actually enforced. If that means I never go back to Canada by boat, so be it. I would just as soon spend my cash here in Michigan.
 
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