Day Trips from Nassau Bahamas have plenty of options to choose from. There are enjoyable shore excursions, day trips, cultural tours and adventurous activities to be found in Nassau. Looking for the top Nassau Bahamas tours? Then look no further than our run down of the top activities and excursions from New Providence!
When considering day trips from Nassau Bahamas, then it’s hard not to overlook the number one attraction in the Bahamas right now; the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs! With many different Pig Beach excursion from Nassau to choose from it can be difficult to find the best one that fits you and your family needs. But it’s not just Swimming Pigs that travelers come to the Bahamas for; also highly rated are the Nurse Sharks, which are docile creatures and therefore can go swimming with! Enjoying a day floating in the sea with Sharks is a highly sought after day trips from Nassau Bahamas.
Nassau, which is the capital city in the Bahamas, is situated on New Providence Island. One of over 700 islands in the Bahamas archipelago. And whilst there are many fun things to do in Nassau, true Bahamian adventures can only be found in the Bahamas family of Out Islands. From Nassau almost all the main Out Islands are very accessible. There are tour operators and scheduled airlines that fly regular daily services to: Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Great Exuma, Abacos, Cat Island, Andros, Grand Bahamas, Long Island.
The adventures and experiences that can be enjoyed in the Out Islands are very varied. From bone fishing, trekking, diving, golfing, bird watching, horse riding, snorkeling, photography; there is such a wealth of activities in the Bahamas. Not least experience the tranquillity and “get-away” that the peaceful out islands offers. Year after year Hollywood superstars return to islands like Eleuthera or Exuma seeking their peace and anonymity.
But without doubt the top islands to visit are the Exumas. This archipelago of 365 islands are a unique chain of tropical paradisiacal islands. With their secluded white sand beaches and swaying palms – they are the picture postcard perfect image of a Caribbean vacation destination. Home to the famous Nassau Swimming Pigs at Pig Beach (Big Major Cay island), this is where the Jewel in the crown of the Bahamas islands is: Staniel Cay. The original tropical paradise offering a perfect hub for visiting the Swimming Pigs and Sharks. Getting to Exuma is no so straightforward and operators like Bahamas Air Tours offer unique one day trips from Nassau to Exuma by plane to experience all the top Exuma Attractions around Staniel Cay.
So when considering the top day trip from Nassau Bahamas, there really is only one place that you must visit on your Bahamas Vacation; that place is Exuma! A well organized day trip to Exuma that you get to visit all the top Exuma Attractions on will be the highlight of every vacation, holiday, family get together or honeymoon! So look no further than this exciting Exuma tours from Nassau and get booking your next Bahamas Adventure with Bahamas Air Tours.
7 Reasons to take Day Trips from Nassau to Exuma
1. Meet the Famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs
Travel to Pig Beach, officially known as Big Major Cay Island, where you can visit the Bahamas top rated activity: Swimming with Pigs!
These Swimming Pigs have become the headliner poster of the Bahamas. People flock to the Exumas to visit these interesting creatures and have their photos taken for their Instagram feeds. They’ve been featured in many TV and films, documentaries, and with celebrities like Kim Kardashian. One of their first appearances was on the TV show the Bachelor.
The pigs at Pig Island have lived here now for many years and are used to their daily interactions with pigs. Although you should beware they can still pack a powerful bite if you don’t follow the guidance and rules from your tour guides.
Most Day Trips from Nassau Bahamas will make a stop at Pig Beach. The best way to get to the Exumas is to fly with Bahamas Air Tours on an organized Nassau to Exuma Day Trip by plane.
2. Go swimming with Sharks!
Swimming with Sharks in the Bahamas makes the Exuma Tours from Nassau extra exciting. Whilst most visitors look forward to visiting the Swimming Pigs, it’s actually the Nurse Sharks experience that gives the most thrills on day trips from Nassau Bahamas.
The Nurse Sharks live at Compass Cay Marina, in the Exuma Cays. Not far from Staniel Cay, they are only a 25 minute boat ride away. And you don’t need to worry about organizing your own boat transportation to get there if you book your Exuma Day Trip excursion with Bahamas Air Tours.
3. Discover the stunning Exuma Sand Bar
The stunning Sand Bar at Pipe Creek is a spectacular example of the fine white sands that can be enjoyed in the Exuma Cays. These white powdery sands spend half the day fully submerged by water, so visiting them can only be done at specific times of the day.
The turquoise waters are just amazing and during the months of July through to October, the water temperature is just like bath water. It has to be experiences on these unique day trips from Nassau Bahamas.
4. Dive into the James Bond Thunderball Grotto Cave!
Made famous as a filming location on the 1966 James Bond Film, Thunderball, the partially underwater cave has to be reached by swimming inside. And inside of Thunderball Grotto, what a spectacular surprise awaits! With stalagmites hung from the high cave ceiling and tropical fish swimming in the shadowy waters, you can really understand why this location was chosen for filming James Bond at!
5. Snorkel at the Drug Runners underwater Plane Wreck
Another popular sight is that of the crashed plane wreck which lives fully submerged in the shallow waters just off Staniel Cay. It’s a unique sight, and if your Day Tour with Bahamas Air Tours has enough time, you may be able to snorkel here and swim into the cockpit!
6. Roam the Exuma Beaches with the endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas
These wild and endangered species of Bahamian Exuma Rock Iguanas live on the secluded Bitter Guana Cay island. They have a distinctive red or pink color which is unique to the Bahamas. A short boat ride from Staniel Cay, visiting the intriguing Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay is a must see activities on Day Trips from Nassau Bahamas.
7. Find peace and tranquillity at the Jewel of the Bahamas Crown: Staniel Cay
Staniel Cay really is the tourism hub of the Exuma Cays. With the closest airfield to the Swimming Pigs, this is the main gateway to the Exuma Attractions. With only a handful of flights in small aircraft each day, the volume of visitors passing through Staniel Cay is not very much. It is still a very underserved place on the Bahamas top list of things to do.
The Staniel Cay Yacht Club, is the main hive of activity on this small islands, and most Shore Excursions or Exuma Tours will take their visitors here to enjoy lunch, their restaurant and bar aswell as their well stocked gift shop.
Day Trips from Nassau Bahamas: Voyage to the Exumas!
When considering the best day trips from Nassau Bahamas, visitors can find them spoilt for choice. With day excursions to Rose Island (the closest to Nassau), and whilst a beautiful place to day trip it really only offers interesting snorkeling and nice beaches. It’s not until you venture fully into the Bahamas Out Islands that you can begin to experience the majesty and spectacle of the stunning Bahamas Islands.
Make the decision to venture to the stunning Exuma Cays on an exciting Exuma tours from Nassau with Bahamas Air Tours. You will not regret the decision, and your amazing photos will be a talking point for all your friends and family. It is an adventure not to be missed!
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