Not a good draft
for the Bahamas
I draw 5.5 and keep running aground.
Pay attention and be friends with yer tide-table.
As far as where to go and to sail....?
I like the Exumas
And the Berrys. And the Near Bahamas...(Bimini, Cat, Gun, etc)
All the Bahamian islands are good.
Good cruising guides
out there for the entire trip down Island:
"The Gentlemans Guide to passages South" by Bruce Van Sant is a very good one.
Takes ya from Florida
to the Virgins, then some.
See ya there.