nuevowavo wrote: »
Old Bahama Bay at West End is a great place for your first trip. Customs is right there, good prices on gas at the fuel dock, nice rooms, restaurants, pool, etc. for your first trip.
You could also check in at Customs there and then run around Settlement Point a little further east and stay at Blue Marlin cove or Bootle Bay. Both nice spots, not quite as luxurious. Bootle Bay is more of a Bahamian experience, run by a great family. And LaShanda does a terrific job cooking up your catch! http://www.bootlebayfishinglodge.com/
Most folks with boats your size wait until April to plan a trip. You want to make sure you've got a good weather window on both sides of your crossing, without any northern aspect to the wind direction. The Gulf Stream can kick up dramatically with a north wind.