ICW January to Beaufort or GA
Doug...it would help to know your draft and bridge clearance but in general here''s the better inlets that you can put into in most weather and hook with the ICW: (from south to north from Miami)
West Palm Beach
St. Augustine (in settled weather)
St. John''s River (Jacksonville)
St. Mary''s River (Fernandina)
Savannah River (Savannah/Thunderbolt)
Steve Dodge has a great booklet of all the navigable inlets with chartlets, sailing directions and waypoints between Miami and Norfolk which is one way to avoid buying lots of charts. It is called something like Inlets of the Southeastern US.
Hope this is helpful...