Planning day trips to Bahamas can be a hassle. It is a good kind of hassle, but a hassle nonetheless. There are so many different touring companies, various modes of transportation to get there, a plethora of excursions to choose from, and dozens of beautiful islands you don’t want to miss.
Best things to do on day trips to Bahamas
There are so many things to do on a Bahamas one day cruise. Let us make your research a little easier by highlighting the most popular stops in the Exumas on any day trips to Bahamas.
1.Pig Beach (Big Major Cay)
Nearly 15 minutes boat ride from Staniel Cay, this place is the new most popular attraction in the Bahamas. In 2018, more than 6.62 million visitors flocked to see the Bahamas pigs on Pig Island Bahamas.
You can go on one of the many swimming pig tours to Pig Beach on Pig Island to play with the cute Exuma pigs in the Bahamas.
2. Thunderball Grotto
Within an arm’s reach from the pigs is the scene from the 1963 Hollywood James Bond hit, “Thunderball” — aptly named Thunderball Grotto. From an outward look, you may not think much of it; it looks like nothing more than a rock formation jutting from the sea. But swim through one of its hidden entrances and be amazed by the exotic fish, vibrant and lively coral, crystal clear water, and natural sunroof to let the light bring the place to life.
3. Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club is one of the oldest establishments in Exuma Cays. Built in 1956, it has a history of celebrity visitors and is known as the “Gateway to the Exuma Cays”.
It has a bustling marina on most days with an always-popular restaurant and bar. Plus, the boutique hotel make for a great stop for a bite to eat on your Miami to Bahamas day trip.
4. Compass Cay
Reef and Nurse sharks at Compass Cay Marina own the shallow waters, but are completely harmless to the millions who visit them annually, as well. Swimming with sharks at Compass Cay is a crowd favorite of any one day trip to Bahamas.
Take a dip on the edge of risk and wade in the waters with these carnivorous creatures on your next day cruise to Bahamas.
5. Hidden Sandbars
There are sandbars hidden all over the region, but none which look as paradisical as the Sand bar at Pipe Creek.
Show up early — not only does the early bird get the worm, you will also find yourself alone. If you have time, we would recommend Pipe Creek on all day trips to Bahamas.
6. Underwater Plane Wreckage
This underwater plane wreck has a hell of a story. During the reign of the Colombian cartel, drug runners had a half-way stop between Colombia and Miami which was at Norman’s Cay. One eventful night for the otherwise quiet air station, a low flying place ran out of fuel and descended for an emergency crash landing in the sea.
7. Bitter Guana Cay
Bitter Guana Cay is off the beaten path to most tourists taking a day trip to Bahamas from Miami. Though, this spot is special because it is the last known place to have the rare Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas living in a wild environment.
See if you can spot one on your day trip Miami to Bahamas.
Day trips to Bahamas you won’t forget
Want to book a Miami to Bahamas day trip to go on a Swimming with the Pigs tour to Pig Beach Bahamas in the Exumas? Then be sure to contact one of our Swimming with Pigs Experts via our contact form for your day trip to the Bahamas from Miami (Fort Lauderdale Bahamas day trip).