I normally do not respond to inquiries on CF, but, I did the trip with a very experienced CAPT June of last year.
We left Annapolis
and traveled outside to Charleston. Later I, without CAPT, traveled in Oct down the ICW
My boat was a Beneteau
461 with a little less than 6 ft for a draft
. Great boat.
to Charleston took a little over four days with heavy head
winds, thank you Yanmar
From Charleston to Miami
took forever, down the ICW.
Suggest incoming tides for your travel. I would also suggest going outside and avoid Georgia
Personally, unless I am in a power boat
, NEVER AGAIN will I use the ICW. COE where are you, (Corps of Engineers)
BTW - treat the magenta line with some doubt. I will tell you that there are great anchorages
along the way. Especially in NC and SC.
Again mind the tides and channel markers and select a NLT drop anchor
time. Barges are interesting to pass