An Exuma Pig Tour from Nassau is one of the best things to do in the Bahamas. The famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs are now regarded as one of the top attractions in the Caribbean! And now visiting them on a Day Trips from Nassau to Exuma couldn’t be any easier with Bahamas Air Tours day trips by plane.
On an exciting Nassau to Exuma Day Trip with Bahamas Air Tours you can visit all the top attractions in the Exuma Cays. These include:
1. Swimming with pigs at Big Major Cay (Pig Beach)
2. Swimming with Sharks at Compass Cay Marina
3. Exploring the serene Sand Bar at Pipe Creek
4. Diving into the James Bond Thunderball Grotto Cave
5. Roaming with Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay
6. Visiting the Underwater Plane Wreck
7. Dining at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Day Trips from Nassau to Exuma are by far the most convenient way to visit the top Exuma Attractions, since you wont need to organize costly overnight accommodations (which are very sought after anyway). Be sure to see our stunning waterside Staniel Cay Villas if looking for Exuma Accommodations. Getting to Exuma couldn’t be easier than on a Bahamas Air Tours Day Trip by plane. Why take the slow boats when you could be on a much faster and more comfortable Private Bahamas Air Charter from Nassau to Exuma!
The Bahamas Swimming Pigs of the Exumas
Whilst there are many islands within the Bahamas archipelago that claim to have “Swimming Pigs”, in fact these are often really on Pigs on a Beach! The original Swimming Pigs, that do actually swim in the ocean, can be found at Big Major Cay. These are the original famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs. Their home is at Pig Beach, affectionately known as Pig Island in the Exuma Cays.
Big Major Cay is the official name of this small uninhabited island in the Bahamas. And you can visit here on the Exuma Pig Tour from Nassau with Bahamas Air Tours. Just a short 30 minute flight and enjoy a guided boat tour that takes you to Pig Beach.
There are many stories as to how the Swimming Pigs became into being. Legend has it that the Pigs swam ashore here when they were shipwrecked. Another story is that they were left on Big Major Cay by sailors, that never returned for them. In fact the real reason we have Swimming Pigs in the Bahamas is that Staniel Cay, was once a thriving farming community. So the farmers kept the smelly pigs away from the Village on Pig Island. And then once the pigs had worked out that the farmers delivered their food by boat, they would swim out to greet the farmer; greedy pigs!
Learn more about the Exuma Pigs in our Travel guide to Pig Beach.
How to get to Pig Beach from Nassau
Some visitors will naturally think there is a public ferry or other public transport from Nassau to Exuma, that allows them to step off directly onto Pig Beach. Sadly there are no public transportations to Pig Beach. Instead the only way to visit Pig Island is to book onto an Exuma Pig Tour from Nassau – a full day adventure excursion that visits not just Pig Beach but many of the other Exuma Attractions.
Swimming with Sharks
The number one attraction in the Exuma Cays, after the Swimming Pigs, is without doubt, the swimming with sharks experience. Compass Cay Marina is home to a family of pet nurse sharks. By Pet Sharks, what we mean is their frequency and familiarity with human visitors means they can be safely petted and interacted with.
The actual type of Sharks at Compass Cay are, Nurse Sharks. These are for the most part harmless to people.
On an organized Nassau to Exuma Day Trip it’s possible to visit Compass Cay on the guided boat tour. From here your expert tour guide will take you on a tour of Compass Cay Marina and into the Shark infested waters via a partially submerged jetty. There are many fun things to do at the Swimming with Sharks experience. You can feed or pet the sharks. Snorkel in the marina and get up close and personal with them! Finally, be sure to visit the stunning Crescent Beach, which is a beach that runs north south along the eastern shoreline of Compass Cay. It’s a stunning stretch of Bahamian white Sands!
Flying on an Exuma Pig Tour from Nassau
Exuma Excursions from Nassau are for sure the most convenient, affordable and comfortable way to get to Exuma and visit all the top things to do in Bahamas; all in one day!
The benefits of taking Exuma Excursions from Nassau by Plane:
- Faster to fly than it is to take the Boat.
- More comfortable – fly in an air-conditioned aircraft cabin.
- Stunning views form above when flying over the Exuma islands.
- Fly further into the Exuma Cays than the powerboats
- Spend more time in the Exumas, and less time traveling.
- A longer day out means more attractions can be visited.
- Enjoy hotel pickup and transfers; a door to door VIP service.
Day Trips from Nassau to Exuma
With exciting Day Excursions to Exuma from Nassau, you can now enjoy all the top things to do in the Bahamas, all in one day. There is no other more exciting adventure in the Bahamas Exuma Cays, than the Exuma Pig Tour from Nassau with Bahamas Air Tours.
Take flight on a one of a kind Day Trip from Nassau and see all the top Exuma Attractions.
Swimming Pigs from Miami and Florida
But its now not just Nassau that you can visit the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs from, its also available as an exciting Day Excursion direct from Florida! With departures from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, its possible to go on this one of a kind Bahamas Day Tour to Staniel Cay.
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