I think the problem here is lack of knowledge, or what use to be lack of knowledge. You have went from some off the wall ideas. To a much better understanding of what it will take to cruise. As some posted it is most likely going to cost to just get there.
I myself am not a Georgetown kind of person. I like to be among less people. Although I did enjoy and meet wonderful people while there. We used Georgetown to drop off ,meet, and drop off again family.
Although even in Georgetown you can getaway. We had a fantastic walk over to the windward side of Stocking Island. We used the dink also to get away. Getting down just south of the anchorage to some exploring.
I would take all of Vasco's knowledge. I think he's an honorable mayor, or something
. His knowledge, is huge of the situation there. You will have to admit. You did not put yourself in a good light. I am sure you will understand more completely once you get there. BEST WISHES in enjoying the Bahamas. I miss them dearly.
I also believe the fishing permit comes with the cruising permit, but you have to ask for it. I spent over 4 seasons sailing in, and out of the Bahamas. Most of my gallery pics are the Bahamas. Do not be in a rush to get there. Once you leave Nassau there's tons to see, and do well before Georgetown, and past Georgetown too.........i2f