We avoided it as we were new to the Bahamas
at that stage and did an alternative route
, that you may find more pleasant anyway given the limited anchoring
options/ expensive marinas
once you have crossed to Chub(?) (Doing this with no charts so apologise if I am wrong).
and sailed over the banks in deep water
to round the north end of the Berry's, sailing down the Berry's to Nassau
, stopping at Devil Hoffman's for a few days of heaven on the way.
We did it as a full moon overnight sail, in very gentle breezes as we were in no rush and it was one of our most memorable trips in 7 years cruising.