An Exuma pig tour from Nassau has become an increasingly popular option on any Bahamas vacation things to the superstars of Bahamas tourism – the Exuma pigs. Below we have covered some of the most crucial information as well as some extra attractions not to miss on your day trips from Nassau to Exuma.
What you need to know for your Exuma Pig Tour from Nassau
Below, we have highlighted some important information for any of the Exuma tours available to you. Take a look!
Where will a Pig Beach Exuma Tour take you?
Pig Island Bahamas (Big Major Cay) is thirty minutes south of Nassau if you fly. It is just north of the popular Staniel Cay. Though, you are not limited to just Pig Beach Bahamas on your Nassau Bahamas shore excursions.
You will travel all around the Exumas on your Pig Island tour. A Pig Beach excursion from Nassau not only means spending time with the Bahamas swimming pigs, but it also means seeing all the great attractions around Big Major Cay such as the Pipe Creek sand bar, Thunderball Grotto, Bitter Guana Cay, and much more on your Exuma pig tour from Nassau.
Where did the pigs on the Pig Island tour come from?
The Exuma pigs in the Bahamas arrived on the island not so many years ago. It is said that they were originally located near Staniel Cay village, however, complaints from the residents about their stench forced them to be relocated to (what is now called) Pig Beach Exuma.
Every day, the farmer would bring them their daily feed from Staniel Cay. And every day when they saw the boat in the distance, they would start swimming further and further every time to get their food first.
After a while, the farmer realized he had just stumbled onto the Bahamas most surprising and popular attraction.
Why you should make a stop at the Compass Cay sharks
Want the perfect compliment to your Exuma pig tour from Nassau?
A stop to swim with sharks at Compass Cay is one of the best Exuma excursions from Nassau. There are dozens of nurse and reef sharks waiting for you to take a plunge with them. Don’t worry, though, they are completely habituated and naturally harmless. They dwell in the shallow waters on the floor of the sea of Compass Cay Marina and you can wade in the waters side-by-side.
Though, you have to have a bit of dare-devil in you to jump into the water with the beasts of the sea even if they are naturally harmless. At full length, a reef shark can grow to be 14-feet. Now imagine that big, long, swooping tail fin glide past you in the water.
For adrenaline lovers, this is the perfect stop in your itinerary.
Other attractions to see on your Exuma pig tour from Nassau
As mentioned, here are some other activities you can expect to do on your Exuma pig tour from Nassau:
- Track down endangered iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay
- Re-enact James Bond 007 at Thunderball Grotto
- Have a drink in the presence of Sean Connery (kind of) at Staniel Cay Yacht Club
- Take a golf cart cruise around Staniel Cay village
- Find the hidden paradaisical sand bar at Pipe Creek
- Dive down to an underwater plane wreck belonging to the cartel
- Go deep sea fishing with a local expert
- Check out the turtles at Farmer’s Cay
. . . And many more!
Time to book your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau
Want to book a Swimming with Pigs tour to Pig Beach in the Exumas? Then be sure to contact one of our Swimming with Pigs Experts via our contact form.