We've done the crossing twice in our sailboat, once from Key Largo (Rodriguez Key), the other from No Name Harbor in Key Biscayne, both destinations Cat Cay, just south of Bimini. The Key Largo route was much preferable, with a better slant to the Stream. We are hoping to do it again in the GB sometime in January. We plan to wait in Key Largo again for a window. If you go to the Exumas first, you can return via Eleuthera to the Abacos, with the return crossing from West End to Fort Pierce. We are spending Christmas in Key West, and today, the 25th, looks like a great window.
Anne and Roger