Swim with the famous Exuma Pigs at Pig Beach
Visit the Bahamas Rock Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay
Flightseeing over this stunning landscape of sand bars .
Swimming with nurse Sharks at Compass Cay
Discover the amazing Exuma Sand Bars
2 nights staying at the Emerald Bay Resort
Discover the jewel of the Abacos Islands
Visit the rugged cliffs at the secluded Columbus Cove
Climb to the hermitage on top of Mount Alvernia, Cat Island
Culture and Heritage guided Tour of Cat Island
Some of the Best Beaches in the Bahamas
Explore this hidden gem of Eleuthera Island
Explore the famous pink coloured sands on Harbour Island
Original capital of the Bahamas with pituresque style architecture
Snorkel and swim with wild Green Turtles in Coco Bay
Feed stingrays and nurse sharks at Manjack Cay
Explore the Abaco’s best beaches
Our small group sizes mean you’ll be flying private class
We are the only operator in the world providing this trip. You will not find it anywhere else!
Day 1: Harbour Island
Day 2: Staniel Cay
Day 3: Exuma
Day 4: Long Island
Day 5: Cat Island
Day 6: Elbow Cay & Hope Town
Day 7: Green Turtle Cay
We will fly you to the Bahamas from Florida in our private aircraft. Our tours depart early in the morning so please be aware of the Check-in times confirmed on your itinerary. The flight from Florida to the Bahamas is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long. When we arrive in the Bahamas all customers will need to clear Bahamas Immigration and Customs. We operate the twin-engined Navajo Chieftain aircraft on our tours. It is 9 passenger aircraft, with two seats per row. Every seat is a window seat and our aircraft has larger than normal windows, perfect for flightseeing the stunning Bahamas scenery from above!
From North Eleuthera airport we will transfer you to Harbour Island by speedboat. When we arrive at the Dunmore Town government dock you will be given the keys to your own private Golf cart which you have free use of across Harbour Island until we depart the following day.
Visit the stunning Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island, perhaps one of the best beaches in the Bahamas. This unique beach has pink colored sands, caused by the red colour of microscopic Foraminifera shells mixed in with the sands. This is a stunning beach, and you will have time to relax here.
You will be free to explore Harbour Island and the colonial New England style architecture of Dunmore Town at your leisure. There are no cars on Harbour Island so you will be able to use your private golf buggy to visit all the highlights of Harbour Island. These include the Pink Sands Beach, Lone Tree, the haunted house ruins and the local fish fry. A popular activity is horse riding on the Pink Sands Beach.
On Day 2 we will fly you from North Eleuthera to Staniel Cay in the Exuma Cays.On our short flight we overfly the amazing sand bars at the Schooner Cays. One of the most beautiful landscapes in the World, the Schooner Cays can only be viewed from above. There are no other tours or airlines which fly or provide flightseeing over this unique scenery. Since Astronauts have been flying into space, they have consistently remarked that the “Bahamas is the the most beautiful place on Earth, viewed from Space”. See why on our flightseeing tour.
On arrival at Staniel Cay airport, you will be transferred to the dock. You expert local tour guide will take you on a guided tour of the Exuma Cays. This is a private boat excursion just for our customers with a maximum group size of 9. We provide bottled water and a packed lunch for all guests. Special dietary requirements can be catered for. Please ensure you note all dietary and allergy requirements on the booking form. Unfortunately there is not enough time in our day trip to provide a sit-down meal at a restaurant. Our boat tour lasts approximately 5 hours. Because of the time spent outdoors in the sun and on the water we advise all customers to wear appropriate clothing and bring sun protection.
Pigs can Swim? Welcome to Pig Beach on Big Major Cay, home to the famous swimming pigs of the Bahamas. You’ll have the opportunity to go swimming with the pigs! We provide food for feeding these Exuma Pigs, but follow directions from you Guide. Pigs can bite!
There are a number of interesting stories of how these pigs got here at Pig Beach. Some say they were shipwrecked and swam ashore or that sailors brought them here then left and never returned for them. But the real reason is that the villagers of Staniel Cay put them there to avoid smelling out the village. Unlike some operators, we ensure that the welfare of the pigs are looked after by our local partners. For example ensuring they have a supply of fresh water.
Welcome to the exotic world of James Bond. You can snorkel into the Thunderball Grotto, a cave, made famous as a filming location in the James Bond film Thunderball. We provide all snorkel equipment including vests. Its a short swim (approximately 50m) to reach inside the Thunderball Grotto. You will need to be proficient at swimming and snorkelling to take part in this activity. The tide levels and weather conditions can affect this activity.
We take you to Compass Cay, the most northerly point on our boat excursion. At compass Cay you have the opportunity to swim with Sharks. The type of shark here is the Nurse Shark, which are for the most part harmless to humans.
These stunning sand bars with very shallow waters are a unique feature of the Exuma Cays. Enjoy time exploring this paradise of white sand bars and turquoise blue water. If time allows we can visit the beaches around Staniel Cay and visit the Staniel cay Yacht Club. Set alongside the Staniel cay Marina which is home to luxury super yachts.
At the end of the Boat Excursion, in the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to Staniel Cay Airport. From Staniel cay, we fly south along the chain of Exuma Cays. The Exuma Cays are an archipelago of 365 small untouched, unspoilt islands. This beautiful strip of pristine islands are home to numerous Hollywood film star’s private Islands including Johnny Depp.
We’ll land at Exuma Internal Airport at Moss Town on Great Exuma. A short transfer by road will take you to the stunning paradise at Emerald Bay. We overfly the resort on our flight from Staniel Cay, so you will have the opportunity to survey this beautiful oasis from above.
You will spend 1 night at the idyllic Grand Isle Resort & Spa (pictured above). The epitome of modern Carribbean luxury, the Grand Isle Resort is situated in the sprawling grounds of the Emerald bay golf course, the best golf course in the Caribbean. With access to it’s white sand beach and turquoise blue water, there’s something for everyone.
On Day 3 you have the choice of which activities you wish to partake in. You’ll be given the keys to your own golf buggy for your stay at Emerald Bay, to make your way around the resort, to the marina or to enjoy the lush landscapes of the golf course. You can spend the day on the whitesand beach, laze by the pool or be pampered in the Spa. If you’re a golfer you will be in a Golfer’s Paradise. The Greg Norman designed Emerald Bay golf course is an 18-hole championship course. Palm trees line the fairways as the turquoise waters of the Bahamas sea surround the Emerald Bay peninsula.
An excursion to Little Exuma can be arranged (additional cost) during the day, where the star attraction is the Tropic of Cancer Beach. This white sand beach lies on the Tropic of Cancer. This quiet white sand beach is the perfect Bahamas Vacation getaway destination.
Later on day 3 we will fly you to Long Island, one of the more remote and rugged Bahamas Out Islands. This is the only tour we operate that visits Long Island. It’s a short hop from Exuma to Long Island and we fly down the Exuma peninsular to overfly Little Exuma so you get more time flight-seeing and enjoying the stunning Bahamas scenery from above.
As we overfly Long Island, you’ll see the beautiful Cape Santa maria in the north of Long Island. We will land at Stella Maris Resort and you will be transferred to your resort on Long Island. Cape Santa Maria is one of the Bahamas hidden secrets!
We will provide an excursion to the secluded Columbus Cove, where rugged cliffs overlook the landing site of Christopher Columbus. A monument perched upon the cliff tops commemorates Columbus’ arrival here in 1492. As you stand on the cliffs overlooking this beautiful cove it’s hard not to imagine the sailors disembarking and exploring this undiscovered island.
In the afternoon we will fly you in our private plane from Long Island to Cat Island, where we will arrive at New Bight Airport.
Cat Island is the authentic Bahamas Out Island experience. As one of the larger islands geographically, it has one of the smallest populations, making this a real getaway small island experience. Cat Island is adorned in beautiful white and pink sand beaches, which we’ll visit on a tour of the Island. You’ll be staying the night at one of the cat Island beach resorts and in the evening we will take you to the Cultural Village, where the locals come to eat and drink. If we’re lucky we will get a a Junkanoo experience or Rake n’Scrape performance.
On Day 4 we will take you on a full day tour of Cat Island which is full of hidden cultural highlights. Home to the highest mountain in the Bahamas, Cat Island’s Mount Alvernia is a short 10 minute walk to the Hermitage on the summit. On a clear day views stretch from horizon to horizon across the green scenery of Cat Island.
Our unique tour of Cat Island covers all the cultural highlights of the Bahamas. We visit Plantation ruins which chronicle the colonial heritage of this Island nation. Along with Bat Caves, blue holes and healing ponds, our Cat Island tour caters to nature lovers too.
The real hidden gems of Cat Island are it’s beaches. White sand and pink sand beaches adorn both coastlines. During our tour we’ll have time to explore these secluded picture-perfect beaches.
On the afternoon of Day 5 we will fly you to Marsh Harbour in the Abacos Islands. There will be another opportunity to over fly the stunning sand bars at the Schooner Cays (See Day 2 activity description). You will transfer to your resort on the Abacos.
Discover the quaint colonial Hope Town, the jewel of the Abacos islands. From Marsh Harbour we will take you by private boat charter across the water first to Man-o-war Cay and then to Elbow Cay and Hope Town. Man-o-War Cay is the original boat building capital of the Bahamas. Today, boats are still hand carved from wood and you can discover this on our guided tour of Joe Albury’s workshop and museum.
The loyalist settlement of Hope Town is overlooked by the impressive Elbow Reef Lighthouse, the only kerosene powered and hand cranked lighthouse remaining in the world. Climb the 101 steps to the top of the lighthouse for panoramic views across Elbow Cay and Hope Town.
Our local Bahamas tour guide will walk you through the small lanes of the Hope Town settlement with an informative commentary about the history of Elbow Cay and the historical highlights of Hope Town. Discover the heritage of the Loyalist settlers at the Wyannie Malone historical museum, named after the founder of Hope Town. But the history of Elbow Cay goes far beyond the Malone family and includes the Lucayan Indians, pirates, rum runner and ship wreckers.
After our tour to Hope Town, we will transfer you to the north of the Abacos, to the picture post card perfect Treasure Cay. This stunning oasis is home to one of the best beaches in the Bahamas: Treasure Cay Beach. You’ll spend the night at our hotel on Treasure Cay.
On the last day of this 7 day tour we will be transfer you to the dock for your boat excursion to Green Turtle Cay. Your expert local tour guide will take you on a guided tour around Green Turtle Cay. We provide bottled water on the boat. Our boat tour lasts approximately 5 hours. Because of the time spent outdoors exposed in the sun we advise all customers to wear appropriate clothing and bring sun protection. See our suggested Packing List.
Visit the Swimming pigs at Piggyville on No Name Cay. The swimming pigs in the Bahamas have become famous after much publicity from recent visitors. Whilst these swimming pigs are not as famous as their distant relatives on Staniel Cay, which you would have visited on day one, these swimming pigs are the Abaco’s hidden secret! We provide food for you to feed the pigs and you can go swimming with them too.
At Coco Bay on Green Turtle Cay you will have the opportunity to go snorkelling and swimming with Green Turtles. These gracious marine animals are wild animals with a rather painful bite! So follow our Guide’s expert advice as we provide you with squid for feeding the turtles. This is the only tour we offer that you can visit Turtles on.
A highlight of this tour are the stingrays and nurse sharks that you will visit at Manjack Cay. These wild stingrays have become accustomed to meeting humans and our expert tour guide will show you how to safely feed them and swim with them. You will also encounter nurse sharks here too, which are for the most part harmless to humans.
Throughout the boat excursion there will be a number of stops at stunning, untouched, unspoilt whit-sand beaches. You will have time to relax on the beach or go swimming in the crystal clear turquoise waters.
In the early afternoon we will transfer you back to Treasure Cay Airport where you will exit through Bahamas Immigration and Customs . Then we will fly back to United States and land at an International Airport on the east coast of Florida, where you will go through the US Customs and Immigration process required for entry back into the United States. And then finally we have the short flight back to our Florida base.
How to Book this Tour
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Prices are Per Person, fully inclusive of Flights, Fees, Taxes, Hotels, Boat Excursions and Bahamas transfers. See list below for what’s not included. Prices based on two persons travelling together and sharing hotel room. A single supplement applies to guests travelling alone or guests travelling in an odd numbered party size e.g 3, 5 or 7. Please add the single supplement to your booking.
Due to hotel availability, it might be that the schedule of the 7 day tour is slightly different to that published here.
We select the best hotel on each Island for you to stay at. Each hotel has passed our own rigorous quality check. The hotels range in quality from 3* to 4*. It is important to remember this is the Bahamas and our hotels are isolated on small islands which means their quality or upkeep is not as good as most North American establishments that you may be used to. All hotels have modern facilities and air conditioning. If you want to stay at a Hilton or similar big brand hotel, then this tour is not for you. We stay at small island hotels which are the authentic Bahamas Out Island experience!
The list of hotels will be noted on your confirmation itinerary.
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