I think it is the "best" of the Bahamas. Read the various Cruising Guides and contact Milt Baker, former owner of Blue Water Charts in Ft. Lauderdale (954 763-6533). Milt has been going to the Bahamas for years in his GB and Blue Water publishes a monthly newsletter, part of which covers the Bahamas and they know the best nav. guides/charts for the area. The water is crystal clear so it is easy to navigate by eye as long as the sun is overhead or behind. There are few or no aids to navigation. Make a point to talk to the sailors you see in the anchorages. Water and fuel are in short supply. Few grocery stores and no repair parts except Nassau. Going thru cuts can be very exciting if the wind is opposing the tide. Bahamian mooring with 2 anchors is mandatory.<BR>Southern Boating Magazine publishes an annual Bahamas Edition that is valuable. Most of the guides give time, course, vectors and distances from various ports in FL. You would probably want to leave from Miami and head for the southern Berry Islands, then down to Nassua (fuel/provisions) and then across the Yellow Bank to the Exumas. Some of our favories: Allan's Cay, Norman's Cay, Wardrick Wells, Pipe Creek Area, Staniel Cay, Cave Cay, Stocking Island/Elizabeth Harbour. Have a great time.