Your one day trip to Bahamas from Miami is guaranteed to be packed with fun excursions for the whole family.
Spend your day floating under the sun in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Exuma Cays or lazing-around on the warm white sand beach. Listen to the palm trees rustle in the breeze. Taste the sea salt on your tongue as mist cools your face. Smell the fresh air and fishy sea goodness. This could be your reality if you want it.
The Exuma Cays are a secluded region in the southern part of the Bahamas. They are known as being less crowded and quiet because of the remoteness from the Florida coast. Tourists don’t often visit the Exumas as they do the likes of Paradise Island and Nassau in the north.
This is not due to a lack of adventures to be had in the Exumas, however. Read for yourself — we have put together a list of things to do on your one day trip to Bahamas to get your itinerary planning underway with Bahamas Air Tours.
6 Amazing Adventures on your One Day Trip to Bahamas
1. Go swimming with pigs Bahamas
No one is 100% sure on how the pigs in the Bahamas got to Pig Island (Big Major Cay). Most people believe farmers put them over there after villagers in Staniel Cay complained about the stench.
The farmers brought the pigs their daily feed by boat every day and, one day, the pigs decided to race to the boat to be the first fed. When the pigs started swimming, the farmer knew he had a treasure on his hands.
In 2018, nearly 7 million tourists visited the 20-25 pigs and piglets on the island. It is safe to say these guys are the country’s most popular celebrities nowadays and nearly everyone visits the pigs on their one day trip to Bahamas.
Swimming pigs tours to Pig Beach to see the Exuma pigs is one of the most popular Bahamas day trip excursions today. Book your swimming with pigs Bahamas tour today!
2. Wade in the water with Reef Sharks
These sharks are located at the Compass Cay Marina and are becoming one of the Exumas top attractions — and there is no wonder why!
Originally brought to the marina as pets, the sharks quickly started garnering tourists’ attention. It was later turned into a beautiful shallow water sanctuary where the sharks get to swim in their natural habitat in a haven for bottom-dwelling fish.
With more than a few dozen sharks in the marina, there are always photo opportunities and it is one of the best one day trip to Bahamas excursions. The brave visitors will take advantage of the photo-op with these harmless Jaws-like beasts. You can wade in the shallow waters as the sharks circle around you if you dare! But, don’t worry, they won’t mind you unless it feels threatened.
Swimming with sharks is one of the best excursions to do on a 1 day trip to Bahamas from Miami.
3. Spot endangered Iguanas
The Northern Bahamian Rock Iguana used to be able to be found on three islands in the region. They were indiginous to those three islands. However, due to human interests, these iguanas can only be found on Bitter Guana Cay of the Exumas — and they are becoming fewer and fewer every day.
These reptiles are brownish-pink in color and can live without water as long as the plants they eat are succulent. They are herbivores but will eat a dead crab on the beach when presented to them. They can grow up to four feet in length but most you will find on Bitter Guana Cay will be about two-feet-long.
If you have a one day trip to Bahamas, there are very few places you can go to have the type of seclusion and experience you get on Bitter Guana Cay in all of its beauty.
4. Horseback riding Bahamas at Sunset
There are plenty of places to visit in the Bahamas to share a romantic horseback ride with your significant other. The horses will take you through serene nature paths, past exotic wildlife and lush plant life, and onto the renowned white sand beaches with backdrops of fifty shades of blue sea.
If vacationing with your family, kids particularly like when the horses take them wading into the sea. Sunset rides are available, however, will need to be worked out with your tour operator in order to follow your one day itinerary.
Horseback riding on Staniel Cay day trips are extremely popular on a one day trip to Bahamas right now so book your excursion as soon as you can!
5. Relax on white sand beaches of the Exumas
No Miami to Bahamas day trip is complete with, at least, a little rest and recover time on one of the great Bahamas beaches in the Exumas.
Beaches such as the ever-popular Pig Beach, Schooner Cays, and the sandbar at Pipe Creek all top our list of best beaches in Bahamas. They can all be accessed on your Exuma day trips with Bahamas Air Tours.
6. Adventure to Hollywood’s Thunderball Grotto
The 1965 British spy film, “Thunderball”, starring Sean Connery and part of the blockbuster 007 James Bond films was shot at Thunderball Grotto in the Bahamas’ Exuma Cays. It is perfect for your one day trip to Bahamas.
Just off the coast of Pig Island and Staniel Cay is the little rock formation which isn’t impressive from your boat. However, jump in the water and explore the rock with a snorkel and you will soon find the hidden entrances that open up a hollow oasis of bright coral and lively marine life under sparkling Caribbean Sea and natural skylights of holes carved in the top of the formation.
Adrenaline-seekers and Bond fans alike will particularly enjoy this spot. Live out a James Bond 007 fantasy on your 1 day trip to Bahamas from Miami.
Other day trips to Bahamas from Florida
- Paradise Island — home of the worldwide Atlantis Resorts & Casino.
- Harbour Island — famous for its Pink Sands Beach and quaint neighborhoods.
- Abaco Islands — known for its colorful coral reefs and exotic marine life.
- New Providence Island — main tourist hub of Bahamas where Nassau is located.
- Spanish Wells — a small town north of Eleuthera built for action water sports.
- Berry Islands — known as the “Fishbowl of the Bahamas”.
Why take Bahamas Air Charter day trips to Bahamas from Florida
Bahamas day trips by plane are the new fad for those traveling from Florida to Bahamas. We have put together many examples of why it is to your advantage to take a Bahamas day trip via plane instead of the ferry.
While the ferry may be a more inexpensive option, the amount of unsatisfied customers of ferry services in the Bahamas outweighs the difference in price by a long shot.
Your best bet to get the experience on your one day trip to Bahamas for your money is to travel via private plane. Otherwise, you will sorely regret that you didn’t get more time in the sun on your beautiful Bahamas vacation.
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