Take flight on a private charter Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami by Plane with Bahamas Air Tours for the most incredible day excursion in the Bahamian tropical islands!
The unique Bahamas Air Tours Day trips to Bahamas are an incredible bucket list activity. With departures from Miami and Fort Lauderdale you’ll be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach and within 2 hours be walking along the pristine white sands of the Bahamas Exuma cays. The Miami to Bahamas Day Trip is a full day excursion that visits the stunning Staniel Cay island in the Exumas.
Staniel Cay is famous for the Bahamas Swimming Pigs, and on this day trip to Bahamas from Miami you’ll experience not just the top number 1 thing to do in the Bahamas – the famous Swimming Pigs – but also a whole host of exciting attractions in Exuma. These include the Swimming with Sharks at Compass Cay, but also the opportunity to dive into the James Bond Thunderball Grotto cave, spectacular sand bars and discovering the prehistoric Exuma Rock Iguanas on a secluded tropical island.
Nothing beats escaping the frenetic Miami tourist trail and disappearing into a tropical oasis that is the Exuma Cays – an exquisite collection of 365 small islands in the Bahamas top archipelago. A Bahamas Day trip from Miami must be on your top list of things to do in South Florida. Book your Miami to Bahamas Day Trip with Bahamas Air Tours now!
The Beauty of a Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami
Not only is a day trip to Bahamas about visiting and experiencing the top things to do in Bahamas, it’s the Journey by plane that really sets itself apart as one of the best day excursions from Miami. Picture flying across turquoise blue waters of the Bahamas seas, where sail boats appear to be floating on the translucent surface and only light white clouds occasionally coming into view.
Gazing down on the unique chain of tropical islands that are the Exuma Cays, an exquisite collection of 365 islands that a part of the overall 700 islands that make up the Bahamas Out of islands. Pristine white sandy beaches and sandbars pierce the blue hue of waters. You can make out the swaying palm trees and impressive architecture of the few holiday vacation rentals that are dotted across this isolated island landscape. It is a rare breed that owns a private villa in these islands – one famous example being Jonny Depp – who purchased a private island here after filming pirates of the Caribbean here in Exuma.
The photos that you capture of the stunning landscapes from the flight alone will be enough to make your family and friends jealous. It is a tropical landscape like no other and has to be seen to believed. This is one of the main reasons Ito take the plane on a day trip to Bahamas from Miami rather than taking the boat. On the boat you won’t get anywhere near to the stunning views captured from above!
Discover the best things to do in Exuma on a Bahamas Day Trip
The Miami to Bahamas Day trip is a full day tour excursion, that means you’ll have an early start, usually 7am and an equally late finish, usually 7pm. While the early start may seem daunting, it’s the early start that allows you to cover so much ground and visit the many attractions all in the convenience of 1 day. To visit the equivalent attractions, booking scheduled flights via Nassau, overnight hotel stays, boat excursions would in all probabilistic cost you at least 3-5 days travel time. But now with the Miami to Bahamas Day Trip all can be experienced in the convenience of just One Day!
Swimming with Pigs at Pig Beach
The top number one rated thing to do in Bahamas is visiting the famous Bahamas a Swimming pigs. It is the most requested day trip, excursion and activity to be experienced from visitors within the Bahamas, and now that the day trip to Bahama from Miami is becoming more popular in Southern Florida too.
The Swimming Pigs live on a tiny uninhabited island in the Exuma Cays called Big Major Cay and often referred to as Swimming Pig Island or Pig Beach. Located next door to Staniel Cay, which is the main transportation gateway for visiting the Swimming Pigs. On your Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami it’s Staniel Cay island that your Tour plane will land at. Form Staniel Cay gusts are taken on the boat tour portion of the Miami to Bahamas Day Trip. Only a 10 minute boat ride away from Staniel Cay, Big Major Cay (Pig Beach) is ideally located.
The Bahamas Swimming Pigs have been made famous only relatively recently, within the last decade. After being featured in tv shows such as the Bachelor and Fyre Festival. But the legends of how the Swimming pigs came into being predate these. Legend has it the swimming pigs swam ashore after being shipwrecked. Another interesting story is that the Exuma pigs were left on pig island by sailors, who never returned to collect them (with the intention of eating them we presume).
The real story of the existence is that local farmers on Staniel Cay put them here on the next door island (as to avoid their fowl smells) and when the farmers travelled by boat to Pig Beach to feed them, the pigs would associate the boat with food and so began their infamous talent of swimming out into the sea to greet the farmer’s boat!
Without a doubt one of the top things to experience on your Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami and having a photo taken with a swimming pig is something to treasure for many years! (And will equally acquire many likes on social media!).
Swimming with Sharks at Compass Cay
Many guests return from their Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami saying that the swimming with sharks was actually their top highlight of their extraordinary day excursion adventure. It’s easy to see why, whilst the Swimming Pigs steal the crown of glory, the Sharks are easy to overlook.
The swimming with Sharks experience is unique to the Bahamas. The type of sharks that live at Compass Cay are called Nurse Sharks, and since they live at the Marina they are considered essentially as Pet sharks. These Nurse sharks are for the most part harmless to humans. The Compass Cay Marina has been built over the years to cater as one of the top attractions in Exuma. Their Jetty has steps and low tide platform allowing visitors to experience the sharks without actually having to jump in or swim. Their unwise experience can be enjoyed from the convenience of the jetty. But since these sharks are for the most part harmless to humans, the majority of visitors will Park their inhibitions and climb into the waters to get that top photo tha shows “I went swimming with sharks!”
James Bond Thunderball Grotto Cave
A filming location in the James Bond 007 film Thunderball in 1965, The Thunderball Grotto Cave has become an increasingly popular attraction to visit. Sandwiched between Big Major Cay and Staniel Cay, the small rocky hollow island is the closest of the Exuma attractions to Staniel Cay.
With underwater passages and an open air skylet, there are many ways to attempt the journey into the Thunderball Cave. Whilst it can only be safely visited during low tide, because of the strong tides that exist during high tides, it is one of the more time critical attractions to visit during the Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami. Your Bahamas Day trip May have to accommodated the visit to Thunderball first of last depending on the tides and forecast weather conditions.
The Bahamas Underwater Plane Wreck
The Staniel Cay plane wreck is one of the most accessible underwater wrecks in the Bahamas, for the simple reason it sits off shore extremely close to Staniel Cay island. Time permitting on your Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami, there will be the opportunity to snorkel at this intriguing underwater plane wreck.
Having crashed here in the 1970’s during the Pablo Escobar drug running era, when the trafficking of illegal narcotics was prolific between the Bahamas and America. this plane actually crashed during practice flights at night when they rehearsed take off and landings with bags of flour! The aircraft allegedly got into engine trouble and ditched here in its favourable location close to Staniel cay airport. Nature has began its decomposition process and reclaimed a lot of the wreck leaving only the cockpit and wings as the most discernible features of the plane wreck.
Bahamian Rock Iguanas at Bitter Ghana Cay
An endangered species of the Iguana, the Bahamian Rock Iguana has a distinctive red or pinkish colour. The live on the undergrowth behind a secluded beach on the isolated Bitter Guana Cay. Often a highlight for many guests on the day trip to Bahamas from Miami, purely because of it’s secluded location and being fortunate enough to be the only visitors there since Bitter Guana Cay is far from the main Bahamas tourist trail.
Other attractions on the Miami to Bahamas Day Trip include:
The Pipe Creek Sand Bar – a spectacular stretch of untouched white sand. Reclaimed by the sea at every high tide, the sand bar can only be visited during low tides (as with Thunderball grotto).
The Staniel Cay Yacht Club – the main refreshment break of the Day Trip to Bahamas from Miami, The SCYC has a restaurant and bar that guest can enjoy local Bahamian food or a selection of American favourites.
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