Is this a realistic plan?
Or just go down to the Bahamas and spend a year island hopping on mail boats.
Or buy an old Triton and go by yourself.
Or blow your whole 6 grand on a week at Atlantis in Paradise Island (and Casinos)...which will still qualify you to skew the story over the years and just tell people "after I graduated I bummed around the islands a bit."
If I "had it all to do over again" I''d go buy the Triton, outfit it and sail off for a year.