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Old 12-12-2014, 17:23   #1
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Question Best Guide(s) for Cruising Caribbean

If you are leaving Florida and planning on cruising the Bahamas and on down to wherever the wind takes you, what guide books/manuals are the best to have on board?
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Re: Best Guide(s) for Cruising Caribbean

Explorer charts are the gold standard for the Bahamas. Guide books for the Bahamas are broken up by area, some for the Abacos and others for South or the out Islands. Gentlemans Guides are good for South of the Bahamas.
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Re: Best Guide(s) for Cruising Caribbean

Gentlemans guide to passages south for Exumas to USVI


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Re: Best Guide(s) for Cruising Caribbean

Pavlidis' guides for the Bahamas are very good. But many make do with just the Explorer Charts. These are a must.
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Re: Best Guide(s) for Cruising Caribbean

If you get as far as the eastern Caribbean, the Scott guide for the Virgin Islands, and Chris Doyle's guides for the Leewards and Windwards were our choices.
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