Discover an exciting day trip to Bahamas by plane from Miami Florida that will transport you to the spectacular Exuma islands of the Bahamas. Flying across stunning landscapes – white fluffy clouds hung above turquoise blue waters. Waters so clear that you can see marine life swimming there from the lofty heights of your window seat.
There is no better way to explore the Bahamas from Miami Florida than on a unique Day Trip to Bahamas with Bahamas Air Tours. Visit the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs at Pig Beach and go swimming with sharks on the very best day trips from Miami.
With daily departures from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a Bahamas Day Trip by plane is one of the top things to do in South Florida. Get away from the crowded South Beach or built-up Downtown districts, and spend your day in paradise: the Exuma Islands.
Miami to Bahamas Day Trip by Plane
The only way to best discover the undeniable beauty of the Bahamas is with a flight across the Exuma Cays. Phenomenal island paradises laid across the horizon are the stunning sights that you lay your eyes across from the window seats of the Bahamas Air Tours Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft.
With high wing configuration, the Bahamas Air Charter aircraft provide un-obscured views of the stunning Bahamas Out Islands. A plane where every passenger gets a window seat.
The comfortable, air conditioned flight in the comfort of a soft leather chair is an experience to behold! And certainly trumps making these long over water crossings by boat or ferry – which is how some inferior tour operators takes gusts on a day trip to Bahamas. You cannot describe the feeling of flying in style to a tropical oasis, it will be forever a unique memory for your time spent in Miami and Florida.
Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami
The Miami to Bahamas Day Trip by plane is a full day tour with boat excursion. A private boat will take you and your guests on a boat tour of the Exuma Cays, visiting many exciting islands and popular attractions that the Exumas have to offer.
This day trip to Bahamas will land on the small island paradise of Staniel Cay. A small island, one of 365 islands that make up the archipelago of the Exuma Cays. Staniel Cay is the main gateway to the Exuma Cays being one of only a handful of Exuma islands that has an airport.
Swimming with Sharks at Compass Cay Marina
One of the most exciting activities on the Day Trip to Bahamas is the Swimming with Sharks experience at Compass Cay Marina. Compass Cay is another small island in the Exuma Cays and home to the privately owned Compass Cay Marina where the owners have their own pet Nurse Sharks. These are Sharks that have lived at compass cay and interacted with humans for many decades. The species of Shark here in the Exumas are Nurse Sharks, which are for the most part, harmless to humans.
The Swimming with Sharks is now one of the top activities in the Bahamas. A highlight of a say trip to Bahamas, this is not an experience that you can find in Miami or Florida – only in the Bahamas! Away from the marina, Compass Cay hides a stunning Crescent Beach, a long stretch of white sandy beach with energetic Atlantic oceans swells.
Swimming with Pigs
The Bahamas Swimming Pigs are now the most famous attraction in the Bahamas. And now with Bahamas Air Tours you can visit them on a Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami!
The Swimming Pigs live at Pig Beach, a secluded white sand beach, on an island called Big Major Cay. A neighboring island to Staniel Cay, Big Major Cay is uninhabited, except the Exuma pigs of course.
Thousands of visitors flock to swimming pigs island from across the Bahamas. But the new Bahamas Air Tours day trip gives visitors from Florida the opportunity to meet these incredible animals on a one-of-a-kind day trip to Bahamas by plane.
Legend has it the swimming pigs were shipwrecked here after a destructive hurricane passed through the Bahamas, and they swam ashore to the safety of Big Major Cay. Another fun story is that sailors left the pigs here, with the intention of returning at a later date, but never returning. In fact the real reason we have swimming pigs at Big Major Cay is because local farmers on Staniel Cay put them here because their stench was too much to take having them live on Staniel Cay next to the village. And when the farmers went by boat to deliver the Exuma pigs their food, the pigs would associate the sound of the boat and the smell of the food with a hungry meal. So that is when the pigs began swimming out, from Pig Beach, swimming to the famer’s boat. And that is how the legend of the Bahamas Swimming Pigs was born.
The Pipe Creek Sand Bar
Visit the serene sand bar at Pipe Creek – a spectacular hidden stretch of the finest Bahamian white sands, that reveals itself only at low tide! The Day Trip to Bahamas guided boat tour portion of the tour will take you here at the lowest tide of the day and from here you can enjoy this amazing place. Run across the sands with their ripples and shallow water pools, or look for sand dollars lurking in the crystal clear waters. For those who like a dip, the exceptionally warm Bahamas sea awaits!
Thunderball Grotto – The James Bond Cave
Thunderball Grotto is a small hollow island that was the filming locations of the 007 film Thunderball in 1965. The film crew came here and their visit is recorded in historic photographs of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club – checkout this small piece of Hollywood history on the walls of the SCYC restaurant!
Guests can dive underwater and snorkel into Thunderball Grotto. Inside there is a beautiful aquarium of tropical fish. The Bahamas Day Trip guides will bring food for feeding the fish, another amazing experience!
The Bahamas Underwater Plane Wreck at Staniel Cay
An interesting sight just off the coast of Staniel Cay island is this crashed plane wreck, an underwater plane wreck of a drug smugglers plane. The plane crashed here in the 1970’s during the Pablo Escobar drug trafficking years when he based his operations out of Normans Cay, an island in the northern most Exuma Cays.
One of the most accessible underwater plane wrecks in the Bahamas because of the shallow waters and close proximity to the airport (a major visitor hub). Snorkeling at this intriguing underwater attraction will be a memorable activity of your day trip to Bahamas.
Exotic Wildlife at Bitter Guana Cay
Visit the endangered species of Bahamian Rock Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay Island on a day trip to Bahamas. A popular stop on the Bahamas Day Trip itinerary, the beach on Bitter Guana is very secluded. The Rock Iguanas live in the undergrowth behind the sandy beach. There are some impressive limestone cliffs at the end of the beach.
Bahamas Day Trip from Miami with Bahamas Air Tours
If you’re looking for exciting things to do in Miami and South Florida, then be sure to add the bucket list adventure, Day trip to Bahamas, to your vacation itinerary.
Book now with Bahamas Air Tours for an amazing Miami to Bahamas Day Trip by plane. You will not be disappointed!
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