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Bahamas Cruising Guide [Paperback]

Mathew Wilson


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1 Jan 2000
The best-selling, full-color Bahamas Cruising Guide, covering the entire 700-island chain, has been fully revised, with 64 more pages. It now includes:
-- 200 brand-new aerial photos of key channels and anchorages.
-- More detailed coverage of the remote Turks and Caicos islands.
-- Improved nautical chartlets to aid navigation. The color-coded sections for pilotage, history, and shoreside facilities remain the best available. This easy-to-use guide is a must-have for anyone planning a Bahamas cruise.

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Matthew Wilson (Woodstock, Vermont) has cruised the Bahams since 1952. He is the author of Taking Terrapin Home.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Professial Presentation But Dangerous Information 2 Aug 2000
By STEPHEN SIMPSON - Published on Amazon.com
I used this book from April to June 2000 cruising the Bahamas on our way to Panama via the Windward Passage.I found if the wind blew from the east then the book did not give information on other anchorages that one could change to E.G. White Cay Berri Islands and Stanley Cay in the Exums.In other instances the best anchorages were not even mentioned by Wilson. The books G.P.S. waypoints were dangerous wrong E.G.George Town .The lack of information on entrances from the sound to the banks E.G. The entrance to Thunder Ball Cave area .It is my belief that this book is dangerous and it is best to find another guide book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Looks good but disappointing in use 14 Jun 2000
By Capt. Hal Sutphen - Published on Amazon.com
During a cruise through the Bahamas in the spring of 2000, this guide was a great disappointment. The BA charts are woefully lacking in detail -- especially depths -- and discussions of shore sites are in many cases unduly negative. We visited a number of places about which Mr. Wilson used disparaging terms and found them delightful. Coverage of the Exumas assumes one is approaching from the banks side and gives little attention to approaches from Exuma Sound. In some places the author gets on a soapbox for environmental concerns and in other places he tacitly approves practices (such as feeding fish at snorkel sites) that are not ecologically sound. Fails to acknowledge existence of the Explorer series of charts that are by far the best for practical use in the area. In general, the "yellow pages" info is current and useful, but all things considered, there are better cruising guides for the Bahamas.
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