Steve, Randy, Mark and I have been discussing a trip to Bahamas during spring break 2016. Considering the time required for detailed planning, which includes lots of variable, I'd like to start this thread early and see who else would be interested doing the trip with us. WHEN This is something I have no control over, so I have to plan our cruise in coordination with our kids school schedule. Latest posted dates in our school district for 2016 spring break falls on the week from 3/25/16 to 4/3/16. WHERE The primary focus of this trip will be exploring Eleuthera Islands. Proposed Itinerary: Day 1 (3/25): FL to a jumping off point like Chub Cay. Day 2 (3/26): Chub Cay to TBD Day 3 (3/27): TBD Day 4 (3/28): TBD Day 5 (3/29): TBD Day 6 (3/30): TBD Day 7 (3/31): Nassau, Atlantis Resort and Marina Day 8 (4/1): Nassau, Atlantis Resort and Marina Day 9 (4/2): Nassau to a jumping off point like Bimini, or any other port of the interest. Day 10 (4/3): Crossing back to FL. At this time we're open for any suggestions on the itinerary. However, I have to make it to Nassau on 3/31 to pickup additional crew. It goes without saying, for those that wish to do the trip and have more time on their hands, hopefully you can use these dates as a basline and work your additional cruising plans from here on. If you can join us just for few days, that's still works. If we can do the crossing (either there or back) together, that's great. It's always better to have a buddy boat. GENERAL APPROACH Considering the challenges presented by the weather at this time of the year, we need to have few plans. Here's my proposal Plan A: Depart from FL on 3/25/16, follow the plan for exploring Eleuthera Islands and have arrival date to FL on 4/3/16. Plan B: As we monitor the weather and see that the crossing for the dates from Plan A doesn't look good, but there's an opportunity to do the crossing withing a day or so, have modified itinerary (for example, leave a day ealier or day later, if we have to cut one port off, or stay there less than originally planned), but still proceed with the cruise to Eleuthera. Plan C: The weather just doesn't cooperate to do the crossing. We have to abort the Bahamas cruise and shift our focus on staying local in FL coastal waters. My preference would be to explore FL Southwest Coast, but I'm open to any recommendations. List of Potential Participants: [CSR name]: [crew names], [boat info], [Traveling From] 1. "Alex F": Alex and Jelena, Michelle(18), Daniel(11), "Inspiration" 420DB, Ft Lauderdale 2. "COD": Steve and Kris, kids TBD, "Retreat" 500DB, Adventura 3. Anyone else? List of Maybies: [CSR name]: [crew names], [boat info], [Traveling From] 1. "Odyssey": Randy and Kathy, crew TBD, "Odyssey" 44EB, Delray Beach 2. "FootballFan": Mark and Deborah, crew TBD, "Devocean" 470DB, Adventura 3. "Shadow9999":, Robert and Diane, SeaDuced VSC-50, Punta Gorda FL 4. "Gimme Time": AJ and Amy, "Gimme Time" 420AC, FL West Coast Randy and Mark are working on their schedule but so far it looks positive. Those that have any experience with this area, please provide your suggestions on must have ports/points of interest, things to-do, navigation tips, etc. Your help is greatly appreciated. Who would like to join us? Don't be shy.