You need a passport, NEXUS card OR driver's license AND proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate).
You must check in with Canadian customs upon arrival on to Canadian soil and with US Customs upon return to the United States. You risk a large fine if proper procedure is not followed.
If your boat has anchored or tied up, you are considered to have entered the United States (the same is true in Canadian waters). No one shall board or leave the boat without first completing customs processing, unless permission to do so is granted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer in charge.
For additional information, you can click on the link below or call the CBP Info Center Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Eastern time) at 1-877-CBP-5511. If you are outside the U.S., you must call (202) 325-8000. The Sault Ste. Marie port of entry office if open 24 hours a day, seen days a week and can be reached at (906) 632-7221.
For more information, about the process, please go to
Pleasure Boat Reporting Requirements
For Yacht Haven specific questions, please call our ship store at (906) 493-5232, ext. 2