Imagine flying high above the surface of the sea on Bahamas Excursions across the country. Gazing out of your aircraft window, you look down on the glittering coastlines, bright turquoise waters, the fluffy white sand, and the contrasting colors of the palms reaching for sunlight. It is a view which has been explained as best in the entire world from a bird’s perspective. The great Bahamas.
The Bahamas is a collection of 700-plus islands, cays, islets, and sand bars which make up its own country. There are the out islands like that of the Exuma Cays; a set of 365 of the 700-plus islands which are known to be more lowkey and exotic than the rest of the Bahamas. Then, there is the bustling tourist epicenter of Nassau on New Providence Island. This place and the surrounding areas have enough Bahamas excursions to keep you busy for weeks.
The Bahamas excursions you spend your time on during your Bahamas vacation is all up to you. Especially, when you travel with Bahamas Air Tours. We let you fully customize your Nassau and Exuma day trips. Make a reservation aboard our Bahamas air charter today!
Bahamas Excursions You Can’t Miss
We have put together a list of Bahamas excursions which you will not want to go home without doing or seeing.
1. Fill your day with Atlantis Bahamas excursions
There are so many Atlantis Bahamas excursions, it would fill this entire list if we wrote about them separately. If you were not already planning to go to Nassau, now is when you should consider it. Just off New Providence Island (where Nassau is located) sits Paradise Island; a resort island filled with many adventures.
Atlantis Resort is by far and away the most well-known and popular resort in the Bahamas because of its extensive list of things to do at Atlantis Bahamas. Whether you want to swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cay, walk underwater with sharks at the famous Shark Walk, or enjoy a day under the Bahamian sun at Aquaventure Water Park, Atlantis Bahamas excursions will keep you busy for a day and more!
2. Stay busy with Nassau excursions
One of the best excursions in Nassau with a ton of Bahamas activities is to go swim with pigs Nassau style. There are several places around where you can swim with pigs Nassau style, unfortunately, this is not the original swimming pigs beach and you must take an Exuma pigs excursion to go there (see #3).
There are also other Nassau excursions like checking out the Bahamas cuisine. Conch is a hot dish in the Bahamas. Stop by Conch Fritters Bar and Grill and try a Cracked Conch in a Bun. It is just like a regular burger but with a Bahamian twist.
You also must check out Junkanoo Beach. Though it is one of the most popular spots in Nassau, it is popular for a reason among many of the other Bahamas activities in Nassau. You can find more of the best excursions in Nassau, but these few will get you started.
3. Try swimming with pigs Bahamas
In case there was any confusion, we really love the Exuma pigs in the Bahamas. Any day trip to Bahamas without a quick stint with these lovable guys is a missed opportunity. An Exuma pigs excursion is worth the price of admission and we think we offer the best knowledge about the pigs, how they got there, why they are still there, and much more. If you want a chance to see the pigs before the daily tourist rush hits the island, you need to book with Bahamas Air Tours!
4. Dive into an oasis at Thunderball Grotto
This is another of the Exuma excursions which you can do through Bahamas Air Tours. See the setting of the popular Hollywood hit movie of the 60s, “Thunderball” — a part of the James Bond 007 series starring Sean Connery.
Connery among other celebrities spent weeks here shooting the movie in this hidden paradise. After a long day of shooting, they would routinely gather for evening drinks at the nearby Staniel Cay Yacht Club. There, you can even see photos of Connery and others at the famous U-shaped bar.
5. Staniel Cay Day Trips
Many touring companies provide ferries from Nassau or Florida to Bahamas, but only one provides transportation by air. Traveling to Staniel Cay via Bahamas air charter will allow you to see much more that Staniel Cay has to offer.
Besides the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, there are other islands and cays surrounding Staniel Cay which makes it the perfect touring hub of the Bahamas Exumas.
6. Harbour Island Getaway
Escape to Dunmore Town — an island vibe gem in the heart of Harbour Island. Enjoy the uniquely pink sand grains of Pink Sands Beach. It is said that the beach got its color from millions of microscopic coral sprinkles which have broken off and washed to shore, giving the beach a unique aspect you can’t find anywhere else in the world.
7. Great Exuma Excursions
The Exuma Cays are a collection of 365 of the Bahamas 700+ islands and cays. Each is known for the turquoise blue water and soft white sand beaches. Beach junkies come from all over the world to relax on the famous Exuma beaches of southern Bahamas.
George Town, the largest city of Great Exuma Island, acts as a central hub for all Bahamas activities and Exuma excursions in the Exuma Cays. There, you can find day tours, a plethora of white sand Exuma beaches, diving and snorkeling trips, and markets and art galleries to your liking.
8. Dive Abaco Reef
The Abaco Reef is the third largest barrier reef in the world. Many people travel from the world over to see the marine life and ecosystems it has brought the area. The Abaco Reef can be easily accessed from Elbow Cay Bahamas or any number of Harbour Island dive shops. Simply stop by and ask about their schedule for dives on the reef.
If you are a beginner, it is the perfect opportunity to take a PADI Open Water beginner course and by the end of the three to four-day training, you will be able to take your first dive on the reef. What a reward!
Tours to Pig Beach: Swimming Pigs Nassau to Staniel Cay Day Tour
There are many Bahamas excursions whether it be a Miami to Bahamas day trip or Exuma day trips. Bahamas Air Tours can offer the most exclusive Swimming pigs tours to Pig Island where you will find the real Exuma pigs in the Bahamas. Other tour companies will offer swimming with pigs Bahamas but only those who take Staniel Cay Day trips can see the original swimming pigs. Pigs found elsewhere were likely put on the island unethically to boost tourism.
Our Bahamas day trips by plane are your ticket to skipping queues and ridding your trip of waiting on others. The entire itinerary runs on your schedule and your schedule only! It is time we bring back the romance of flight. It has become too commercial and inconvenient but with Bahamas Air Tours, you will be reminded of the luxury and convenience — the romance — which is airplane travel.
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