Exuma is one of the most popular destinations in the Bahamas Out Islands, so getting there one often asks “How Far is Exuma from Nassau?“. Home to the Bahamas Swimming Pigs at Pig Beach, the Exumas are actually a large archipelago of 365 islands consisting of: the Exuma Cays, Great Exuma and Little Exuma. The Exuma Cays are a stunning collection of deserted islands, some of which are owned by Hollywood superstars like Johnny Depp.
How far is Exuma from Nassau?
The distance from Nassau to Exuma is 220km or 135miles.
But it depends on where specifically in the Exumas you wish to travel to – will it be an island in the Exuma Cays or Georgetown the capital and largest town of Great Exuma?
- Nassau to Normans Cay (Northern most Exuma Cays) = 80km or 50miles
- Nassau to Pig Beach (Big Major Cay, Exuma Cays) = 140km or 86miles
- Nassau to Georgetown (Great Exuma) = 240km or 150miles
- Nassau to Little Exuma = 260km or 160miles
How to get from Nassau to Exuma
There are only 2 ways to get to Exuma from Nassau: By Plane or Boat.
Because of how far is Exuma from Nassau (220km or 135 miles), the most convenient and expeditious method of transport is the Plane. To give you an idea of the travel times required on how to get from Nassau to Exuma here are some journey times:
Nassau to Pig Beach Exuma: By Plane = 40 minutes flight
Nassau to Georgetown (Great Exuma) : by Plane = 1 hour flight
How long is the Boat Ride from Nassau to Exuma?
Nassau to Pig Beach Exuma: By Speedboat = 3 hours. These are specialist speedboat tour operators offering Exuma tours from Nassau by Boat. There is no public ferry or boat service from Nassau to Exuma Pig Beach
Can you take a ferry from Nassau to Exuma?
Nassau to Georgetown (Great Exuma) : By Ferry = 14 hours.
Bahamas Fast Ferries operates an overnight ferry service between Nassau and Georgetown Exuma. It is far more quicker and convenient to fly from Nassau to Georgetown airport directly on a scheduled passenger service or as a private Bahamas Air Charter with Bahamas Air Tours.
How much is the ferry from Nassau to Exuma?
Bahamas Ferries offers round trip $130 per adult and $91 per Child (2-11 years) for the ferry journey between Nassau to Exuma Georgetown.
Can you get to Pig Island from Nassau?
Swimming Pigs Island is officially called Big Major Cay. The Pig Island is home to the Pig Beach which is where the swimming pigs live in the Exuma Cays. To go swimming with pigs in the Bahamas you can either fly by plane or take a speed boat.
Nassau to Swimming Pigs Island is 40 minutes flight by plane. Or you can take a Speedboat from Nassau to Pig Beach which takes 3 hours. Because of how far is Exuma from Nassau, it is highly recommended to take the plane!
Disadvantages of taking a speedboat from Nassau to Exuma Pig Beach:
- Long journey time 3 hours, Nassau to Pig Island
- Uncomfortable journey across open ocean
- Speedboats exposed to the sun, wind and rain
- Speedboat operators frequently cancel at short notice due to poor sea conditions or weather
Benefits of flying from Nassau to Exuma:
- Quick journey time 40 minutes, Nassau to Staniel Cay Airport
- Comfortable journey in air-conditioned aircraft
- Stunning views of the Exuma Cays archipelago from window seats
- Quick journey allows maximum time spent on island enjoying activities
Nassau to Exuma Day Trip to the Swimming Pigs
Bahamas Air Tours offers full day trips by plane to the Exuma Cays. The Nassau to Exuma Day Trip is a full day excursion Exuma tours from Nassau that takes guests direct to Pig Beach to enjoy the Bahamas Swimming Pigs. Flights land at the nearby Staniel Cay Airport, which is the island next door to Big Major Cay (Pig Beach). Guests experiencing the Nassau to Exuma Day trip can forget about how far is Exuma from Nassau, since this all-inclusive day tour offers door to door pickup and drop off with VIP services.
Apart from visiting the Bahamas Swimming Pigs at Big Major Cay, the Bahamas Air Tours Exuma tours from Nassau also take guests to go Swimming with Sharks at Compass Cay. Other attractions and sights in Exuma visited on the day tours include: The James Bond Thunderball Grotto cave, Sand Bars at Pipe Creek, Bahamian Rock Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay and the sunken Plane Wreck at Compass Cay.
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