Wouldn’t you like to take a trip to Bahamas already with knowledge of how to go swimming with pigs? Sitting seaside with the Exuma pigs of Pig Beach at your feet, white sand between your toes, and the sunshine in the sky above, things will seem like they can’t get much better. Take a dip in the clear turquoise water to cool off from the afternoon heat. Bask in the flowy sea breeze and smile cause you are not far from your dream trip to the beautiful Bahamas.
The Bahamas is a country made up of a chain of islands. It is not a small chain, either. Over 700 islands make up this ocean dwelling nation with over half being in an otherworldly region known as the Exuma Cays. The Exumas are where you can find Pig Beach, and, although the beach is usually pretty busy, the rest of the Exuma Cays are known for being extremely quiet and secluded. An excellent destination to escape the noise of your routine life.
Get on one of our flights to Bahamas aboard our Cessna Grand Caravan Bahamas air charter and we will take care of the rest. All you need to know is where you want to go and we will take you there, stress-free! Book one of our Bahamas day trips by plane today for an experience you won’t soon forget.
How to get from Nassau to Exuma
If you want to know how to get from Nassau to Exuma, look no further. We fly air charters from Florida AND Nassau which opens a world of possibilities. Our customers love to fly from Nassau as it means an even shorter ride which allows for them to hop around more of the Exuma Cays in the few days they have on their itinerary.
Alternatively, there are many ferries which will transport you on a swimming pigs tour, but you may lose a lot of the freedom which you would have on a private tour with Bahamas Air Tours. Not to mention, you may have to deal with delays and seasickness that just doesn’t happen when you fly to Pig Island.
The Exumas are an exotic part of the Bahamas and seeing them from the sky with the turquoise waters, lush green vegetation, and white sand beaches seems like a pearl in the middle of the ocean; or, rather, 365 pearls all clumped together which you will get to see with a bird’s eye view over the course of your travels.
How to Go Swimming with Pigs in the Bahamas
Going swimming with pigs is essential for your Bahamas trip whether you are on a romantic trip with your spouse or the whole family; who wouldn’t want to go swimming with pigs? However, it is not as simple as boarding a ferry or plane and arriving on Pig Beach. Because of the size and terrain of Big Major Cay, it is not possible to make a one-stop trip to the island. Instead, swimming with pigs will take you several modes of transportation.
First, as we suggested earlier, you could fly with Bahamas Air Tours for a more enjoyable experience. But if you are trying to figure out how to go swimming with pigs on your own, it can also be relatively simple depending on how you are traveling.
Your main option is to travel to Staniel Cay. Whether you find one of the Staniel Cay day trips which leave out of Nassau or any other number of ways to get to Staniel Cay — you need to make it there, first. As the hub of the area’s exciting activities, you can pretty much find your way to any attraction in the Exumas from Staniel Cay.
Luckily, Pig Beach is no more than a ten-minute boat ride from Staniel Cay. You should find no problem in figuring out how to go swimming with pigs once you get to Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Simply ask someone inside the bar and restaurant about hiring a boat taxi. Otherwise, you can try to negotiate a deal with a local fishermen who are, generally, always happy to take tourists to the island for the right price.
Proper etiquette of swimming with pigs Bahamas
There are a few suggested rules once arriving on Pig Beach to go swimming with the pigs. First, it is absolutely mandatory that you do not feed the Bahamas pigs anything but fruit, vegetables, and bread. This is for the safety and well-being of the pigs and must be followed.
Officials suggest you don’t feed the pigs by hand, or, don’t let them eat out of your hand. Their eye-mouth coordination is not always spot-on which may result in nibbling your fingers. Instead, it is recommended to always toss food in front of the pig (NOT at it!).
The last suggested etiquette is to feed the pigs in the water. This means dropping your food in the water instead of on the beach. This keeps the pigs foraging instincts in-check so that all of their food is not brought to the beach and, as such, they become lazy to retrieve their food. Plus, it keeps the beach cleaner, too! It’s a win-win!
Other than that, just be aware that these pigs are still semi-wild animals, and, although they are habituated by now, they can still get aggressive — especially if teased. Act with caution, carefulness, and compassion when interacting with the pigs and nothing harmful will happen.
Florida to Swimming Pigs: Flying to pigs in the Bahamas
Did you know that you can reach the swimming pigs in only a little over two hours when coming from Miami? By flying to the Bahamas via an air charter, you save so much time you would otherwise spend in rough conditions at sea.
A ferry from Miami to swimming pigs takes nearly 6 hours roundtrip. Compare that to the two-hour ride through the sky which will save you half a day’s worth of activity. Not to mention the queuing time it takes to load upwards of 200 people onto the ferries compared to the maximum number of people aboard our planes, nine. It is no wonder our customers have so much time on their day trips.
Aboard our small air charter, we are able to fly to airfields and islands which larger airlines and ferry companies aren’t allowed to go. Staniel Cay (just across from Pig Island) is, fortunately, an airstrip which we can land on. Because of this, you will reach Pig Beach before anyone else does on any particular morning. This is rare for an attraction which is ever-increasing in popularity as Instagram makes it more and more famous with every hashtag used.
The sooner you travel to the Bahamas to see the swimming pigs, the better you will enjoy the experience before even more companies catch on to this idea of flying to beat the crowds.
Miami to Bahamas Day Trip to Bahamas Swimming Pigs
Swimming with the pigs is one of the pure joys of the Bahamas. Tours to Pig Beach to see the Bahamas swimming pigs are only a sliver of the fun on a one day cruise to Bahamas. Coming from Florida to Bahamas? Consider taking one of our Exuma day trips and swimming pigs tours to maximize time, comfort, and experience.
See the beauty of the Bahamas from the sky — one of the best views known to man! Take a Nassau to Staniel Cay day tour to see swimming pigs Nassau today!
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