I did a solo trip through there last summer. I left Luperon at first light, knowing I could duck behind Sandy Cay (Great Sand) at night if necessary. It's very straight forward. (though I made it prior to sunset) From there I cut across the banks rather than south of them, with the intent of not stopping at all, but Provo Radar
picked me up and "requested" I stop to clear in and out (at the same time: They want their money) While I was 10 miles out at the time, it was clear I'd have to pass within 3 miles of land eventually before leaving the banks. I anchored off Provo that night, clearing in and out the next morning, and then day sailing
I know other cruisers who instead did an over night sail to French Cay, arriving with plenty of light the next day, staying south of the banks. I heard Provo Radar
hailing them as well, but when those boats did not reply, they seemed to take no further action.
Happy to share any other details from there back to Florida
if you wish.
(Luperon custom's let me clear out the night before departure - that took a while to sort out, mostly due to my lack of Spanish.)
If you are in Luperon and see John from Bright Eyes, please say hello. He and I buddy boated from Puerto Rico