Deep in the Exuma out islands of the Bahamas is a Pig Island Tour calling your name. That’s right — have you ever imagined a Exuma swimming pigs tour through the air? Flying above the clouds, you can glance down from your luxury private plane to see the vibrant blue sea which astronauts have called the most beautiful bird’s eye view in the world. Soon, you will be swimming with pigs in that turquoise blue water on an Exuma swimming pigs tour you won’t soon forget.
Big Major Cay, also called Pig Island because it is inhabited by swimming pigs, is an island of the Exumas; a collection of 365 islands and Cays in the Bahamas which is known for being particularly beautiful. It makes up over half the islands in the Bahamas and is further from Florida than some of the popular Bahamas vacation spots which makes the region less toured. Pig Island is one of the most visited spots in the Bahamas, and, although there are other places which advertise swimming pigs in the Bahamas, there is only one beach which is home to the original Exuma swimming pigs tour.
Take a Staniel Cay tour through Bahamas Air Tours and get treated to an experience like you have never had before. Travel from Nassau to Pig Island in comfort while basking in the excitement of the moment. Within minutes, you will be swimming with the pink, cuddly Exuma pigs. You can take your Exuma pig tour from Nassau or Florida depending on where you are coming from, but most people prefer to fly from Florida and make a day trip out of summer.
Planning for your Pig Island Tour
With this Pig Island tour guide, you will have all your questions asked. Follow along as we break down the whole experience.
Where to book your Nassau to Pig Island Bahamas Pigs Tour
One of the most frequent questions we are asked is when to book your Pig Island tour. First of all, it must be said that the Bahamas is an excellent vacation destination year round. However, with that said, obviously there are times when it is a more pleasant climate/experience in the Bahamas.
The months of December and March are a few of the more popular months for tourists in the Bahamas. This usually means more queues, less room on beaches, and even prices can become inflated. It is suggested to go in the other months to avoid the crowds.
Pig Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the Bahamas. Even during the off-season for travel, Pig Beach draws a crowd. Try to get to Pig Beach early in the morning before the hordes of tourists arrive on their giant ferry tours. You can do this by flying to Big Major Cay and enjoying the beach to yourself in the morning and early afternoon before everyone arrives.
What food to bring to your Exuma Pig Tour from Nassau
Though most tour companies will provide you with acceptable food to feed the pigs, some do not. Therefore, you should know to bring fruits, vegetables, and bread to feed the Exuma pigs. Nothing else should be fed to the pigs to mess with their diet.
Key Benefits of a Pig Island Tour through the Sky
At Bahamas Air Tours, we are passionate about creating a unique flying experience which forge memories for a lifetime and bring back the romanticism which commercial flying has ruined over the decades. We provide a personal customer experience that you won’t get with large tour operators who operate more like an assembly line.
Beyond that, though, all of our guides have spent extensive time in the Bahamas and researched much about life and culture and history in the Bahamas. This means they know at least the equivalent of a local, if not more. On ferries, you will be lucky to find even one employee of the company you can get some quality information from.
Aboard our flights, everyone deserves a window seat out of the largest aircraft viewing windows in the world. Whereas, on a crowded ferry, you would be lucky to catch your own air to breathe. See the Bahamas from a bird’s eye perspective which astronauts have described as the prettiest view from space. Come see what they mean!
The only way to capture all the beauty of the islands on your island hopping voyage is to do it by plane.
Negatives of a Traditional Pig Island Tour by Ferry
Aboard large tour ferries and cruises, expect to deal with large queues, security lines, and crowded seating arrangements (if you get a seat at all). No one wants to waste time sitting in line on their vacation! And that is just the start of it.
Many times, travel by sea in the Bahamas will be canceled due to rough sea conditions. If it is not canceled, you can, at least, expect to deal with a few delays. This, to add onto the long journey by sea.
What is a six hour round trip journey on a ferry can be done in two hours aboard a plane. You are wasting a majority of your time in transport when you choose to travel by sea. And the journey isn’t comfortable either. Sea sickness (even if you don’t normally have to deal with it) is very common. Chances are you (or someone in your family or around you) will be suffering from sea sickness on the long journey.
Extra things to do on a Staniel Cay Tour
There is plenty to do in and around Staniel Cay such as:
The famous Hollywood setting of a few 007 James Bond films from decades ago featuring Sean Connery among others. An adrenaline junkie’s paradise. Read more about Thudnerball Grotto.
Bitter Guana Cay
Home of the endangered Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas. The only place on Earth to find these guys before they go extinct. Problems with endangerment still exist so it is only a matter of time before this species is gone forever. Read more about Iguana Island.
Swim with reef sharks which grow to be the size of regular sharks but are harmless. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Read more about Swimming with Sharks at Compass Cay.
Sunken Plane Wreck
Snorkel above a plane wreck only a few meters underwater thanks to the shallow waters it landed in. It was used to transport drugs for Pablo Escobar’s cartel in the 1980s. It was found full of marijuana bales underwater.
And More. . .
There is even more to be seen around your Pig Island tour which makes this an excellent opportunity to see the pigs everyone loves plus many sites in the Exumas which go undeservedly unseen by a majority of travelers.
Swimming with Pigs Bahamas Air Tours
Our Bahamas day trips by plane to go on your Pig Island tour is a choice you won’t regret. We offer a day trip to Bahamas that puts you in the water with pigs in the Bahamas sooner than any other tour company. You will beat the rush to see the Exuma pigs on your Florida to Bahamas vacation.
This allows you an intimate experience on your Staniel Cay day trips that can’t be repeated by other swimming pigs tours to Pig Beach. Our Miami to Bahamas day trip allows you to create your own itinerary for a one day cruise to Bahamas that will last a lifetime in memories. Visit from Nassau on our Nassau to Exuma Swimming with Pigs Day Trips.
We offer flights to Bahamas every day aboard our private Cessna Grand Caravan Bahamas air charter plane which will take your Exuma day trips to another level. Don’t believe us? Just book your Bahamas pigs tour today!
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