I do Carrabelle at night
My boat is 43' trawler with 5' draft docked at our house up the Carrabelle River. Don't cut corners coming in around Dog Island - there is lots of water to port, but not to starboard. Then pick up the range to head for Carrabelle. Don't get to the right of the range - that's where the spoil is.The surprise is that you go right to the lower (front) range and then turn to port around the #1 green piling. Then it's pretty straight, but a gentle curve to port made up of green markers. They are protecting you from a bar that extends toward you past the #9 marker, so stay well to starboard and near the docked boats as you pass them. We've done it at night with no problem.
Where are you going? To DS Marine (hoist, repairs) you hug the port shore as you come in, starting just as soon as you see docks and before that string of green markers. For C-quarters, Carrabelle Marina, or The Moorings hug the right shore. If you're going up river of the bridge, don't do it as a newby at night.
If you want to anchor and wait for light, head out into the bay away from the end of the ICW and Dog and St. George Islands - you have 20 feet of water just about everywhere. Use a big anchor - we have dragged there. --Tim.