Are you in a hurry or willing to take your time and sight see your way to Freeport
? If you want to take a month or so work your way up the east coast
of Central America
, throuigh the Yucatan
Channel, up the keys and cross to Freeport from West Palm.
Shortest, most direct route
is north to the Windward Passage
, turn left up the Old Bahamas
Channel and ride the Gulf Stream
to Freeport. That is the quickest, shortest route but if the winter trades are kicking up and coming out of the NE it could be a nasty beat to the Passage
from the Canal. Too early in the season and you run the risk of hitting hurricane
season. I would prefer late spring or late fall for the direct route.