Originally Posted by solecollector
I'm looking to sail from Key Largo to Eleuthera at the end of this month. What would the recommended routes be? I have a week to get there and then three weeks to hangout.
The optimum route to Eleuthera somewhat depends on where you are going in Eleuthera and how much crew you have. If you are short handed and old like me and need your beauty rest I would recommend a different route than if you are young, have a full crew, and are still beautiful.
If you are going to North Eleuthera there is no need to go south to Nassau. If you are going to south Eleuthera then Nassau is ok.
If you need Beauty rest I recommend checking in at Bimini. The next day going from Bimini to Chub and the following day to Eleuthera via egg Island. That waypoint gives you access to Spanish Wells, Harbor Island, and Hatchet Bay via current
cut. If you are going down to Governor's Harbor, Tarpum Bay, or Rock sound then heading towards Nassau makes more sense as you will have to go south from Northwest Channel Light to get to southern Eleuthera anyway.
If you have a good young crew and are going south then South Riding Rock-NW Channel Light-Nassau is fine. If going north I would go to South Riding Rock-NW Channel Light and check in at Chub/Fraizers Hog, then head
for Egg Island.