6 foot draft is not really deep for the Exumas
. You can get right down to Rudder
Cut with 6 feet. And all the cuts north of this going to the Sound are fine for 6 feet.
We go straight from Nassau
to Normans. In the olden days we used to go between the white and yellow and then head
east but now a straight shot from Nassau to Normans Stake can take 6 feet.
Our first stop on the way south is Normans Cay. We don't stop at Allens because all the newbies go there to see the iguanas and the anchorage is usually crowded with many that have not anchored in the Bahamas
before. If you want to see iguanas the cay north of Black Point has many. Highborne caters to motor
yachts and sportfishers.
Cay the beginning of the Park is worthy of a few days exploring the creeks. If you intend to spearfish hang out in Normans.
Many folks go to Warderick Wells, the Park headquarters. We prefer the Staniel area.
Pipe Creek can take 6 feet but most use two hooks in there and if a front's coming you might have a problem finding a spot.
My favourite cut is Dotham Cut just north of Black Point. It's 50 odd mile from there to GT ( I think, can't remember but it's a short run).
Your best bet is to get Pavilidis' Guide to the Exumas
. Don't know if it's been updated but even the first edition is quite valid. Things change from year to year in the Exumas (by this I mean the shoreside facilities) but after a few years you're usually back to the way things were. Development continues but at a fairly slow pace.