Most of the best excursions in Bahamas are swept under the radar because they are located in the Exuma Cays; a region in the southern part of the country more remote than the likes of Nassau or the northern islands. Many cruise ships arrive in the Bahamas each day but few tourists make it to the Exuma Cays.
Below, we will outline some of the adventures and beauty there is to see in the deep south of the country and the best excursions in Bahamas you may have never heard about.
Here are the 6 Best Excursions in Bahamas
In our opinion, here are the six best excursions in Bahamas; activities for the whole family.
1. Best Excursions in Bahamas: Bahamas Swimming Pigs
Pig Island tours make for some of the best day trips from Nassau to Exuma. A Pig Beach excursion from Nassau is always a crowd favorite, especially with the kiddos!
Travel to Pig Island Bahamas (Big Major Cay) by air to save a ton of time so you can spend more time doing what you came there to do; swimming with the pigs in the Bahamas.
2. Compass Cay Sharks
If you are looking for Exuma excursions for adrenaline junkies, you have met your match at Compass Cay. It is an excellent compliment to your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau.
These reef and nurse sharks at Compass Cay were kept as pets but have now become a huge attractions for Bahamas day trips.
Though they can grow to be 14-feet in length, they are harmless bottom-dwellers that feed on prey at the surface of the sea, not humans. Jump in the water if you dare; face your fears and go swimming with the sharks at Compass Cay!
3. Bitter Guana Cay Iguanas
The iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay are almost gone entirely — there are a mere 5,000 of them left in the world. It is a shame because most of their endangerment can be blamed on human activity that doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon.
Now, they can only be seen on three islands in the world (all in the Bahamas) and more predominantly at Bitter Guana Cay. The endangered Bahamian rock iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay is one of the best excursions in Bahamas so get to it before it is too late!
4. Horseback Riding on the Beach
Whether in the Exuma Cays or not, riding a horse at sundown on the beach is one of the best excursions in Bahamas. They will even wade in the sea and your toes can dip into the pearly turquoise waters.
5. Snorkel Trip (Sunken Plane Wreck)
A snorkel trip to the cartel’s sunken plane is one of the best excursions in Bahamas and certainly one of our favorite Exuma tours from Nassau.
This plane sunk to the bottom of the shallow waters in the Caribbean sometime in the late Seventies and is now one of the most accessible underwater plane wrecks in the world. The catch?– This plane used to be used as a drug trafficking jet from Colombia to Miami during the cartel’s reign in South America.
6. Atlantis Resorts Bahamas
Don’t have enough time for Exuma excursions from Nassau? Good news — you don’t have to travel all the way to the Exuma Cays to have a good time.
Jump into the water at Aquaventure Waterpark or dive into Dolphin’s Cay. Atlantis Resorts is a great stop for cruisers and even better for Nassau Bahamas shore excursions. Atlantis Resorts is truly one of the top Nassau Bahamas cruise excursions.
More of the best day trips from Nassau to Exuma!
By now, you have a better idea about some of the unheard-of best excursions in Bahamas for your family vacation so you can experience an adventure only a small minority of Bahamas vacation-goers get to experience.
Want to book Pig Island tours from Nassau to go Swimming with Pigs in the Exumas? Then be sure to contact one of our Swimming with Pigs Experts via our contact form.