We are planning a trip to the Bahamas
next spring. So I'm wondering about a couple of routes, that I've been contemplating. We would be starting out from Southwest Florida
, and going through the bridge at Marathon. My boat draft
is 3 foot. The first route
would be on to the banks at gun/cat over to Chubb and then through the Hole in the wall, and on up into the Abaco's. My reasoning for doing this is that from our first two trips to the Bahamas
most of the wind
seemed to be from the South which means that if you do the traditional route
from West End on down your sailing into the win most of the time. Has anybody done this route , or do you have other recommendations for for accessing the Abaco
The other route you were thinking about is to be Exhumes rather than going the traditional route I would like to get onto the banks south of Andros and get into the ship's channel. I don't know if accessing the banks south of Andros is a possibility or not?
One more thing that I think that I have heard people talking about doing a shortened the route to Chubb is to go on to the banks at riding rock has anybody tried this.
Any other different routes or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We do have Explorer charts
, and some cruising guides
both to the exhume and to be Abaco's
thanks for any help or advice. .. m