Day Trip highlights:
Swim with the famous Exuma Pigs at Pig Beach
Visit the Bahamas Rock Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay
Snorkel into the James Bond Thunderball Grotto Cave
Swimming with nurse Sharks at Compass Cay
Discover the amazing Exuma Sand Bars
Our small group sizes mean you’ll be flying private class
This is the world’s first Bahamas Day Trip, by plane, from Florida to Bahamas. There is no other way to visit the Bahamas Out Islands on a day trip from Florida. Currently, visiting Staniel Cay and the swimming pigs is one of the most sought after excursions in the world. There are only a very small number of operators who provide this excursion from Nassau or George Town.
We will fly you to Staniel Cay from our Florida base in our private aircraft. You will need to arrive at our airport for check-in by 6.15am. Our flights depart promptly at 7am. The flight from Florida to the Bahamas is approximately 1 hour. We have a short stop at the International Airport in the Bahamas for all customers to clear immigration and customs before we set-off on a 45 minute flight to our destination Staniel Cay in the Exumas.
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 Staniel Cay and the Exuma Cays. This is a private boat excursion just for our customers with a maximum group size of 9. 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.
We stop at the intriguing underwater wreck of a plane. The plane was used in drug trafficking and ditched here in the 1970’s.
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.
We will visit the beaches around Staniel Cay and visit the Staniel Cay Yacht Club for lunch, 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 here we fly to the Bahamas International Airport where you will go through Immigration and Customs, a process required to leave the Bahamas. Then we will fly back to United States and land back at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (or another International Airport on the east coast of Florida if you are on a private charter), where you will go through the US Customs and Immigration process required for entry back into the United States..
How to Book this Tour
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Prices are Per Person, fully inclusive of flights, fees, taxes, boat excursion, transfers in the Bahamas. See list below for what’s not included. For private group charters contact us for group pricing and availability.
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