US Customs Outlines Reporting Locations and Procedures for Canadian Boaters

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds Canadian boaters what to do upon arrival in Michigan.

Boaters can find reporting points here or download the free CBP Roam mobile app.

What alternative inspection programs does the Port of Michigan accept?

  • CBP reporting offsite arrival – mobile (roaming)
  • Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit Program (I-68)
  • Verified Traveler (including LBO, SVRS and I-68 numbers)
  • NEXUS program
  • CBP Report Offsite Arrival – Mobile (Roaming)

The CBP ROAM App is a free mobile application that provides boaters with the ability to report their entry into the United States to CBP via their personal smart device or tablet located at local businesses to meet reporting requirements.

Travelers using the CBP ROAM app can use the app to apply to become verified travelers (which include existing LBO, SVRS, and I-68 numbers) and receive expedited processing on future arrivals.

Participants in these programs can also report their arrival to CBP by calling the number below. Unless otherwise directed by a CBP officer, participants in these programs do not have to appear for an in-person inspection.

Detroit area (Monroe south of Selfridge AFB)

(313) 393-3949

Port Huron area (north of Selfridge AFB to East Tawas)

(810) 985-9972

Sault St. Marie area (Alpena the rest of the way north)

(906) 632-7221 or (906) 632-2631

Vessel captains should have the following information:

  • Name, date of birth and citizenship of all persons on board (including passport number);
  • Vessel name and/or vessel registration number;
  • CBP user fee sticker number (if 30 feet or more);
  • Home port and current location; and
  • Return contact number.
  • Report locations

Arrivals can be made at any of the locations below. Call one of the phone numbers above prior to arrival to report and receive specific instructions.

Detroit area

Harrison Township, Michigan

Subway Public Beach

31300 metro promenade

Harrison Township, MI 48046

Detroit, Michigan

Erma Henderson Park

8800 E.Jefferson

Detroit, MI 48226

Trenton, Mich.

Elisabeth Park

202 Grosse Île Parkway

Trenton, Mich. 48183

Port Huron area

Lexington, Mich.

Lexington Harbor

7411 Huron Avenue

Lexington, Michigan 48450

12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,

7 days a week

Port Huron, Michigan

Desmond Marine

207 Water Street

Port Huron, MI 48060

24 hours a day,

7 days a week

Algonac, Mich.

Algonac Harbor Club

1999 Pointe-Tremble Road

Algonac, MI 48001

12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,

7 days a week

Sault Ste. Married

Sault Ste. Mary, Michigan

Kemp Marina

485 E. Water Street

Sault Ste. Mary, MI 49783

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.,

7 days a week

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