Want to know how to get from Nassau to Exuma in the fastest time possible to save you more time on your Bahamas day trip? Let us help.
The Exuma Cays are a collection of islands in the Bahamas which are known to be the most beautiful of the crop. Their appeal is a promise of a more secluded Bahamas which you don’t always feel in the busy northern islands because of the influx of tourists coming from nearby Florida. The Exumas are further and, therefore, not as traveled, giving it an exotic feel you can’t necessarily find in the north.
Laying under the warm Bahamian sun, taking a sip of your pina colada as the small waves roll into the white sand of your Bahamas oasis, you think about anything besides the reality that soon you will be leaving the Exumas and your day trip will be ending.
We will let you in on our secret and show you how to get from Nassau to Exuma in time to beat the rush of tourists to Pig Beach and see all the peacefulness the Exuma Cays have to offer. There is no reason not to spend every minute you have in the Exumas soaking up the atmosphere and taking in the sheer beauty.
How to Get from Nassau to Exuma Cays
There are a plethora of options for how to get from Nassau to Exuma including via ferry, speedboat, or our favorite, by private Bahamas air charter flights to Bahamas. We will break down which is the best option for you.
Bahamas Air Tours Nassau to Staniel Cay Day Tour
The best way how to get from Nassau to Exuma Cays is via flight. Once you have booked your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau through our web portal, you will be notified what time and where your plane leave from.
Unless it is a private charter, you will typically take off from the Nassau International Airport Terminal but this will be confirmed by the charter operator upon booking.
To get from Nassau to Pig Beach will take roughly 30 minutes but you will over a string of islands and cays (Exuma Cays) for a breathtaking view of contrasting colors like you have never seen before. And don’t worry, every seat on board our private aircraft is a window seat with the largest aircraft viewing windows in the world! That way, you have plenty of space to get the full perspective of one of the most beautiful regions on Earth.
Upon arriving at the landing strip at Staniel Cay Airport, you will be driven to a water taxi which will transport you ten minutes across the Caribbean to Pig Island. It is the perfect way how to get from Nassau to Exuma.
The local tour guide knows how to get to Exuma excursions all over the area and will be there to answer any questions you may have and show you the best sides of the area on an included boat tour. The boat tour lasts four hours so make sure to bring appropriate sun protection.
Over the course of the tour, you will be shown around to all of the excursions below.
What to see on your Exuma day trips
The advantage of visiting the Exumas on a day trip to Bahamas is the proximity of several major tourist attractions that all people want to see on their Bahamas vacation. With just a one day cruise to Bahamas you are able to see it all if you plan correctly in knowing how to get from Nassau to Exuma.
Swimming Pigs Nassau Excursion
Book your swimming pigs tours to Pig Beach to see the Exuma pigs in the Bahamas on Pig Island. The swimming pigs Exuma has to offer all range in sizes from baby piglets to the oldest and largest pig on the island — Big Momma. Your family will love swimming with the pigs.
Sharks at Compass Cay
Compass Cay Marina is a sanctuary for nurse and reef sharks and you are allowed to swim with them if you dare! The sharks are harmless but their sheer size is quite threatening.
Iguana Spotting on Bitter Guana Cay
Bahamas day trips by plane allow you enough time to make it north to Bitter Guana Cay where you can spot rare endangered Bahamian rock iguanas while their species still exists.
Island Sand Bars
There are dozens of nice sandbars in the Exumas but perhaps none more beautiful than the sand bar at Pipe Creek. We won’t waste your time with mediocre sandbars and will take you straight to the most stunning one because we know how to get from Nassau to Exuma in the most time-efficient manner.
Exploring Hollywood’s Thunderball Grotto
Adventure into the setting of the 1965 Hollywood action movie, James Bond’s 007 “Thunderball” starring Sean Connery and featuring a beautiful natural wonder of the Bahamas.
Snorkeling Above a Drug Cartel Plane Wreck
That is right, one of Pablo Escobar’s army was caught after the plane went down just off Staniel Cay in the Caribbean. The plane sits 10 feet underwater — making it one of the most accessible underwater plane wrecks in the world.
There are plenty of things to do besides just swimming with the pigs in the Exumas. Find out for yourself on our day trips from Nassau to Exuma.
Advantages of flying to the Exumas
There are plenty of ways of how to get from Nassau to Exuma but the true advantages of flying outweigh any of the other ways of how to get to Exuma.
First of all, at Bahamas Air Tours, we are keen on creating a unique travel experience which you won’t soon forget. We provide a personal customer experience that you won’t get with large tour operators or cruise lines.
With maximum group sizes not exceeding 9 people, our tours are the VIP experience you’re craving and our pilots are very experienced in the Bahamas and can double as a tour guide to spread knowledge about the Exumas and answer any questions you may have about the islands or culture.
The only true way to experience the out islands of the Bahamas in a day is by flying. And the out islands is where the heart of the Bahamas exists. By flying, you can reach more of the Bahamas in places where big ferries can’t dock.
Not to mention, the crowded ferries are uncomfortable, delays are often, and sea sickness runs rampant aboard the ferry. Instead, skip the mass crowds and long queues for an intimate experience you can’t get on cruise ship excursions. Simply put, it is not how to get from Nassau to Exuma.
It is our goal to bring back the romanticism of flying. Through commercial flying, the wonder of soaring through the clouds looking down on beautiful bird’s eye views has been lost. In our private aircraft with the largest viewing windows in the world, you will gain that sense of wonder once more.
Book our Staniel Cay Day Trips from Nassau
Join us on our Bahamas day trips by plane and book a Pig Beach excursion from Nassau to Pig Beach to see the swimming pigs Exuma. Explore the white sand beaches of the pristine Exuma Cays and relax under the whistling palms.
You know know the quickest way of how to get from Nassau to Exuma, you have read about the advantages of flying, so why not take one of our day trips from Nassau to Exuma for your next Bahamas vacation. Book with Bahamas Air Tours today!
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