Taking a Pig Beach Bahamas tour with the Bahamas swimming pigs soon?
You might feel giddy as the Exuma pigs race to your boat before you have even reached Pig Beach, that is normal. Reaching for your phone, you take a selfie as the pigs chase down the food you tossed to them. You can’t wait to slip into your bathing suit and jump in with the cute piglets.
The white Exuma sand is warm on your feet and you can feel the Bahamas breeze tangling itself in your hair. You take a deep breath, smile, and race into the turquoise sea to get closer to these cuddly pigs in the Bahamas. A Pig Beach Bahamas tour is the highlight of your trip to Bahamas and you don’t want the time to pass too quickly, but you enjoy it until your day in the Exumas ends.
The Exuma Cays are a chain of islands and cays which make up over half the Bahama islands. Most people think the Exumas are the most beautiful part of the Bahamas and we would have to agree.
We have detailed a guide to show you what a Pig Beach Bahamas tour in the Exumas might entail. Read on to learn more about the pigs and everything to do around the island.
What to Expect from your Pig Beach Bahamas Tour
Pig Beach Tours are some of the most sought after excursions in the world right now. This beach on Pig Island has exploded into the nation’s most visited attraction. Here is a little more information so you are not left in the dark on your day trip to Bahamas.
What is included in our Exuma tours?
Included in the price of whichever tour you select whether it be from Miami or Nassau, you will receive roundtrip admission, the right to create your own itinerary, snorkel gear for mini excursions, refreshments, water taxis, food to feed the pigs in the Bahamas, and lunch at Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
Where are the Bahamas swimming pigs?
The Exuma pigs are located on Big Major Cay (Pig Island) on Pig Beach. This small cay is located just ten minutes away from Staniel Cay where we will be landing. Upon landing, we will take you to your water taxi where you will be transported to the pigs for the start of your Pig Beach Bahamas tour.
How to interact with pigs on Pig Beach Exuma
There are just a few rules to abide by on our tours to Pig Beach. First and foremost, be nice to the pigs in the Bahamas! Never intentionally harm them. It seems obvious but must be said.
Next, don’t feed them anything which wasn’t provided to you. The pigs only eat bread, fruits, and vegetables. Anything else which is fed to them can cause them illness or even death.
Don’t feed the pigs by hand. Always toss the food into the water near the pigs. They aren’t graceful animals and your fingers could quickly (accidentally) become food if they are fed by hand.
Always feed the pigs from the boat and never from the beach. This is to keep their survival instincts in gathering their own meals. Also, it keeps the beach clean and enjoyable for all of us.
Lastly, beware and be cautious. These pigs look cute but they are still wild animals which can cause harm. This is not to scare you, just to warn you. More than likely, you won’t have to worry.
Where do tours leave from?
Bahamas Air Tours offer Bahamas day trips by plane from several locations. You will be instructed where to board after you book your tour online or over the phone.
Nassau to Pig Beach Bahamas tour
If you are coming from Nassau, your plane will board at Nassau International Airport. Private tours will depart from the private terminal.
Florida to Pig Beach Bahamas tour
All flights to Bahamas from Florida to swimming pigs will leave from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport aboard our private aircraft. It is approximately a one hour flight to Staniel Cay with a quick stop on Andros Island to allow all passengers to clear immigration.
Benefits of Flying to Pig Beach Exuma
Among the many benefits of flying rather than taking the ferry on your one day cruise to Bahamas is the simple fact that it saves you over half of your day you could use to explore more islands in the beautiful Exuma Cays.
What takes six hours to travel back and forth from Miami to Bahamas on a ferry will only take two hours aboard a plane. You can travel Nassau to Pig Beach on a plane in less than half the time it takes on the ferry.
Many times, ferries to the Bahamas face delays and even cancellations due to rough sea conditions. You will never have to deal with cancellations and very rarely will you encounter a delay aboard our private flights.
Not to mention, you will be able to go further in a plane to out islands no other tourists visit. On a ferry, you are restricted to where it can dock. On a small private plane, you can fly anywhere and go where you choose. We make several stops over the course of the day tour.
You will also save yourself the hassle of dealing with long queues, crowded situations on the ferry, and you will be particularly pleased to avoid sea sickness which many people encounter despite never feeling sick on a boat before.
Nearby attractions on your Exuma Tours
Within short swimming distance between Staniel Cay and Big Major Cay, this tiny hollowed-out rock formation is in the perfect place to be visited by thousands of visitors each month. It is an adrenaline junkie’s paradise with crevices and hidden entrances and natural skylights inside.
Compass Cay is home to a sanctuary of Reef and Nurse sharks once kept as pets but turned into an oasis for visitors to come see. You can even take a dip with these harmless creatures if you dare.
Sandbars at Pipe Creek
There are countless sandbars in the Exuma Cays and many of them can’t be seen except for at low tide. However, the sandbars at Pipe Creek have to be among the most beautiful and least visited. Come walk this line of white island sand with turquoise blue Caribbean waters on both sides of you.
Bitter Guana Cay
Bitter Guana Cay is one of only three islands in the world which you can still spot the endangered Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas which used to rampantly populate these islands. Their numbers are decreasing every day due to humans illegally hunting them. See them before it is too late.
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Stop in for a bite to eat or drink and socialize with visitors and locals alike. This famous Yacht Club and bar has been visited by many celebrities over the years including the likes of Sean Connery and the entire Thunderball movie cast of the 1965 Hollywood hit.
Sunken Plane Wreckage
Carlos Ledher used to operate a halfway point for drug smuggling between Colombia and the United States. That halfway point was on Norman’s Cay in the Bahamas. However, one night, a plane came crashing down out of the sky near Norman’s Cay and in the morning, a cartel plane full of marijuana was found ten feet under the sea with no one in it. This plane is now one of the most accessible underwater plane wrecks in the world.
Swimming Pigs Nassau to Staniel Cay Day Trips
Taking a Nassau to Staniel Cay day tour in the near future? You now have the necessary information to make the Exuma day trips and swimming with pigs Bahamas the most unique experience of your life.
So, what are you waiting for? All aboard the Bahamas air charter to your Bahamas vacation!
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