When choosing your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau, we think you will be shocked at how simple the choice is. When you compare the options for your Pig Beach Bahamas tour, there really is no other choice. It will have you swimming with pigs in the picturesque turquoise waters of the Exumas quicker than you can drink your first Bahama Mama (a local cocktail).
The Exuma Cays is a region with some of the best excursions in Bahamas. Whether it is the Pig Island tours from Nassau or exploring the out islands as far as Compass Cay’s sanctuary of friendly sharks, the Exumas have a little something for everyone.
Your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau is much more than just how you get there and the time you have swimming with pigs Bahamas. You will need a little background information in order to make the most of your limited time on your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau day trip. Bahamas Air Tours offers Bahamas day trips to go swimming with pigs at Staniel Cay from both Nassau and Miami Florida.
Which Pig Beach Excursion from Nassau is Best for You?
Take a look at our favorite ways to tour the Bahamas’ Pig Beach below. It is the lesser known but far more comforting way of seeing as much as you can on Exuma day trips.
Your Pig Beach Bahamas Tour Options
There are many different cruises which sail into the Bahamas each day. However, the best Pig Beach Bahamas tour and excursion is via a private Bahamas air charter taking off from either Miami/Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport) or Nassau (Nassau International Airport).
Pig Island Tours from Nassau
A Nassau to Staniel Cay day tour by plane is quite an experience and one which will save you an ample amount of time. While a ferry would take upward of five hours round trip to reach Staniel Cay and return to Nassau, flying will only take thirty minutes each way. That means you won’t have to spend half your day in long queues while you could be playing in the sand.
Pig Beach Exuma from Florida
A Miami to Bahamas day trip benefits even further. And while there are no direct flights from Miami, it is not a very long commute to get to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport from Miami and you won’t regret it after you see how much time it saves you from taking the ferry.
While a ferry from Miami to the Bahamas takes around three hours to Staniel Cay, a flight can take less than an hour. That means over the course of your return trip, you will have saved over four hours on your day just by flying.
Benefits of flying to Pig Beach Exuma
As mentioned above, the main reason for flying over ferrying to the Bahamas is the fact that you will allott yourself at least double the amount of time touring the Bahamas than you would if you rode the ferry on your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau.
There are many more reasons, too, like avoiding weather delays. Sea waters are regularly rough on the route from Florida and Nassau to the Exumas. If you are taking the ferry, there is a good chance you will experience some delays (if not cancellations), further shortening your day trip to Bahamas.
Instead, book one of our flights to Bahamas so you and your family can enjoy every minute of your Bahamas vacation without interruption. You will very rarely see a Bahamas Air Tours flight delayed.
Aboard our aircraft, you will be treated with the ultimate luxury rather than hoarded onto crowded ferry which violently rocks back and forth for hours on end until you or someone near you is becoming sick.
More benefits. . .
Each person aboard the plane gets their own window seat and a view out of the largest aircraft windows in the world. Not to mention, your bird’s eye view of the Exumas is what astronauts describe as the prettiest view on Earth from space. Not too shabby for your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau!
Unlike other companies and packages offering a one day cruise to Bahamas, all of our tours at Bahamas Air Tours are all-inclusive with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay! On top of that, you will even get added value from our trained pilots who have experienced the Bahamas for many years and who double as top tier tour guides to answer any questions and spread Bahamian knowledge when appropriate.
On our air tours, you will be afforded access to the out islands of the Bahamas which few tourists get to see because the large ferry companies won’t take them there. We love the remote, secluded places where we can be with ourselves and nobody else.
Those are just a few of the benefits to flying instead of taking the ferry to the Exumas on your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau.
Interesting facts about the pigs in the Bahamas
There is an estimated 20-25 pigs on Pig Beach which is the original beach of the swimming pigs. They range in size from baby piglets to the oldest resident of Pig Beach, Big Momma, which is the largest pig on Big Major Cay. Your guide will have all this information and much more on your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau.
It is said they arrived on Big Major Cay after the villagers of Staniel Cay complained to local farmers about the stench they put off outside of town. The solution was to move the pigs to the nearby Big Major Cay (what eventually became known as Pig Island).
Every day farmers would boat over from Staniel Cay (about ten minutes) with the pigs daily feed. The Exuma pigs got used to this routine and began swimming to the boat to be fed first. Soon, the farmers knew they had an attraction on their hands.
Not only did they have an attraction, but they happened to stumble upon the Bahamas largest tourist attraction. In 2018 alone, the swimming pigs in the Bahamas brought 6.62 million visitors to this once abandoned island and the crowds will only keep growing larger on swimming pigs tours as one of the best excursions in Bahamas.
Etiquette to remember on Pig Beach excursion from Nassau
There are basic rules to remember for those visiting Pig Island. These rules are for the safety of the tourists and the pigs.
These pigs may look cuddly, but they are still wild animals and can act out aggressively. Knowing things such as showing empty hands when you have no food can prevent accidents.
They are also not the most coordinated animals. Make sure to toss the food in the water next to the pigs as to not feed them directly from your hands or else your fingers could become their next snack!
Only feed approved foods which mainly consist of bread, fruits, and vegetables. Anything else may cause sickness.
And last, do not feed the pigs on the beach. They will get too used to having their food brought to them and lose their natural instinct for survival. In addition, this will keep the beach cleaner for everyone.
Take our Tours to Pig Beach to see Exuma Pigs
Bahamas Air Tours treat its customers with the value they deserve. Our Pig Beach excursion from Nassau is unlike any other vendor’s in the islands. That is because we turn your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau into memories that last long after you leave the precious pigs.
We will take you further on our Bahamas day trips by plane than you could ever reach on a ferry tour. We will show you parts of the Bahamas out islands that many tourists never see — secrets — that you can only reach on a more intimate tour.
Make sure your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau is worth your time and let us show you all this beautiful country has to offer. Book your swimming pigs Nassau tour today!
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