For every visitor to Nassau, finding the best Excursions in Nassau is top of the agenda. As the hub of travel in the Bahamas islands, Nassau is the perfect island to day trip into the island archipelago. The Bahamas is an island nation, made up of a collection of 700 tropical islands. Visiting atleast one of these tropical paradises on your Bahamas Vacation must be done!
With so many attractions in Nassau to enjoy, it’s easy to forget that greater adventures and experiences await in the islands that surround New Providence. From the Pirates Museum to the Blue Lagoon Dolphin encounter, Nassau has something for everyone of the family.
But the one thing that Nassau misses, is the Authentic Bahamas Small Island experience, which you can only appreciate with a visit to one of the 700 small islands that make up this unique Bahamas Nation.
With Bahamas Air Tours, you can now visit one of these stunning islands, with their 5-star rated Bahamas Day Trips by plane. Experience the best Bahamas attractions on a Day Trip to Exuma – an exquisite collection of 365 small tropical islands that make up the smaller Exuma Cays archipelago. And home to the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs and Sharks. So if you’re looking for the best excursions in Nassau, then look no further than one of the amazing day trips to the Bahamas Out Islands.
Exuma Excursions from Nassau
Without a doubt, the best excursions in Nassau, have to be the Day Tips to Exuma. These Exuma Excursions from Nassau, are full day long Tours from Nassau to Exuma that take visitors on an amazing adventure in the Exuma Cays.
The type of activities and variety of attractions in the Exumas is so big that visitors have such an all-encompassing experience that is perfect for all ages of the family! To give you an example of the best excursions in Nassau these are the top Exuma Attractions that can be experiences on the Exuma Tours from Nassau:
- Swimming with Pigs at Pig Beach
- Swimming with Sharks at Compass Cay
- Exploring the Pipe Creek Sand Bar
- Snorkeling into the James Bond Thunderball Grotto
- Visiting the Underwater Plane Wreck
- Discovering the Bahamian Rock Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay
- Kayaking around the Exuma Cays National Park
- Snorkeling with Tropical Fish
- Exploring hidden beaches
Exuma is actually 3 distinct geographical areas: the Exuma Cays, Great Exuma Island and Little Exuma Island. The entirety of the Exumas span a distance of 150 miles, which just shows the scale of the chain of Exuma islands. This vastness of tropical islands – a spectacular archipelago – is what makes the Exuma so appealing and makes it one of the best excursions in Nassau.
The best excursions in Nassau have to feature the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs, because the Swimming Pigs have now become the number 1 attraction in the Bahamas. Swim with the Pigs Excursion is now the top rated tour in Nassau.
The Bahamas Swimming Pigs live on an island in the Exumas called Big Major Cay, which is affectionately known as “Pig Beach”. The Swimming Pigs have been living at Pig Beach for many years. The story of their origins is fascinating; Legends have it the Swimming Pigs swam ashore here after being shipwrecked. Another story is that sailors left the Pigs at Pig Beach with the intentions of returning to them at a later date, but never did!
In fact, the true origins of the Swimming Pigs lie in the neighbouring island to Big Major Cay which is – Staniel Cay. Staniel Cay was a small farming community, and so the farmers kept their pigs on Big Major Cay keeping their fowl smells away from the Staniel Cay Village.
The Exuma Cays are an exquisite collection of 365 tropical islands. And best visited from Nassau by plane for a Day Trip. This stunning archipelago of islands can be best viewed from above – that is where the best views of the turquoise waters and white sand beaches are.
Bahamas Air Tours offers flights and tours across the Bahamas Islands. Their aircraft are perfect for air touring with large windows, unobscured views from the high mounted wings and for every passenger they get a window seat.
Kayaking around the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is another fantastic activity that is very popular in the Exumas. With so many islands all in close proximity in the Exumas,
Paradise Island & Rose Island
Paradise Island is home to the big hotel resorts like Atlantis – a sprawling resort complex – that also boasts and impressive water park called Aquaventure. But you don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy the resort grounds and facilities, visitors can come to Atlantis to enjoy the restaurants, bars, shopping precinct, casino and aquarium. You can also purchase a day pass for Aquaventure as a non-resident! Blessed with an impressive beach, Cabbage Beach is a lovely stretch of white sands home to resorts like the Riu and Four Seasons Ocean Club.
Paradise Island is so easy to visit – from downtown Nassau you can either take the boat taxi ($5 one way) from the dock opposite the straw market, or take a taxi across the bridge the joins Nassau with Paradise Island.
The closest island to Nassau (New Providence & Paradise Islands), is in fact Rose Island. It’s an uninhabited island that is best associated with excursions from Nassau. Many tour companies and yacht charters offer tours from Nassau to Rose Island, where visitors can enjoy peaceful white sand beaches and some of the best snorkeling sites that Nassau has to offer. With very clear waters, Rose Island offers unforgettable snorkeling with reef fish, nurse sharks, sting rays and turtles.
Nassau to Exuma Day Trip
The Nassau to Exuma Day Trip from Bahamas Air Tours, is a full day Exuma Excursions from Nassau by plane. With an exciting boat tour that takes visitors on an adventure to the Exuma Attractions, such as the Swimming with Pigs and the Swimming with Sharks. This is the most convenient and cost effective way to visit the Exuma Cays in one day, and the top Exuma excursions from Nassau.
It’s not just Nassau that Bahamas Air Tours serves with Exuma Bahamas excursions, but it’s also Miami and South Florida. With an equally exciting Miami to Bahamas Day Trip, this day adventure avoids the hassle of having to travel via Nassau. Instead guests can enjoy a direct flight to Staniel Cay Exuma and visit the Bahamas Swimming Pigs all in the comfort of a day trip from Miami.
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