I have found some posts on forums for Exuma warning those without experience boating to only go out with a guide. This is disappointing as I was really looking forward to taking out the boat solo and exploring on our own with relative ease. This is becoming a bit worrisome after reading posts about rapidly changing weather, rip tides, unpredictable currents,failing motors etc... Is their anyone who has had these negative experiences? If so what do you recommend for preparation? Should we take some boating classes?My husband has some experience on the lake but I think this may be a whole different skill. I really only plan on puttering around close to Staniel. Is this wise or should we rely on a charter every day? That could get costly at $400 per excursion. Plus not as private.