We are former sailors, now in a trawler
with a 7.5' draft
. We have never cruised in the Bahamas
and our speed averages 7-8 knots. We are departing from Jupiter/Palm Beach in early May and want to head
to the Exumas
. We'd like to avoid overnight passages as much as possible. I have a tentative plan but would like som input on it.
First leg - Palm Beach to Port Lucaya. Can be done in a day, clear customs
Second Leg - Port Lucaya to Northern Berry Islands. This can also be done in a day. Question is whether there are anchorages
near Great Harbour suitable for our draft
Third Leg - Berries to top of Eleuthra, near Port Royal Island. Are there good anchorages
there? THis also seems like a nice day trip.
Fourth leg - around the east coast
of Eleuthra and into Exuma Sound. This will be a bit longer leg, but once in the Sound, seems like we're home free with plenty of good anchorages.
Would appreciate any input on this plan or any alternate plan that does not put us in danger
given our draft!