Choosing the right Exuma tours from Nassau for you can be a detail-oriented job. Let this information be a guide for your decision on your Exuma excursions from Nassau.
Which Exuma tours from Nassau is best for you?
There is more to the Exuma Cays than the Nassau Bahamas swim with pigs — there is plenty of excitement you may not know about. Here are our favorite Nassau to Exuma day trip activities:
1. Bitter Guana Cay and the Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas
Scientists believe population levels of this species are down to the last 5,000. Bitter Guana Cay is one of the last places on Earth you can still get a glimpse of this beautiful creature.
While on your Exuma tours from Nassau, you have to try to arrive at Bitter Guana Cay to see the last of a dying breed of spectacular reptiles.
2. Jump into the James Bond Thunderball Grotto
If you are an adrenaline hero at heart, Thunderball Grotto is just what you need. This place is a whole book of excitement and wonder and will definitely sit at the top of your list of stories you can tell when you get home.
Feel like you have just stepped inside the life of James Bond? That is because, technically, you have. A successful 1965 Hollywood movie, “Thunderball”, starring Sean Connery, was the inspiration of the name of the hidden grotto.
Dare if you will as you enter this beautiful cave through an underwater tunnel. Inexperienced swimmers beware on your Exuma tours from Nassau!
3. Take a dip with the Compass Cay Sharks
From swimming with pigs to swimming with sharks, taking Exuma tours from Nassau are always worth it. The Compass Cay marina is home to a large number of reef and nurse sharks. These beasts range anywhere in length from about five feet to nearly 10 feet long!
They are certainly intimidating, however, most of them are harmless and look more like a catfish rather than a ferocious shark. This means that you can jump into the water with these seemingly threatening creatures for an experience you’ll never forget.
Careful, because they are wild animals, they should be treated very cautiously. Don’t fret too much, though. Rarely is there ever any remotely threatening incidents. You can pose and take sensational pictures for the holidays surrounded by the masses of reef sharks! A trip to Compass Cay promises an experience equally unbelievable as the Exuma pigs.
4. Have a relaxing break at Staniel Cay Yacht Club
This place has so much history, it should certainly be on your Exuma tours from Nassau. Opened in 1956, Staniel Cay Yacht Club (SCYC) is one of the oldest establishments in the Exuma Cays. It is even visited by celebrities on occasion.
During the filming of ‘Thunderball’, Sean Connery and cast used to frequent the famous U-shaped bar after a long day of filming next door at Thunderball Grotto. Staniel Cay is one of the most popular Exuma excursions from Nassau.
5. Exuma tours from Nassau: Swimming with the pigs on Pig Beach Bahamas
Nassau to Pig Island Bahamas day trips are some of the most popular in the tourism industry of the Bahamas. Matter of fact, the famous Bahamas pigs have become the country’s number one attraction — visited over six million times annually on their small island of Big Major Cay.
A Pig Beach excursion from Nassau is a must on your day in the Bahamas. In addition, traveling from Nassau to Pig Beach takes virtually no time at all. There are flights for the Exuma pig tour from Nassau leaving Nassau International Airport every morning and within half an hour, you will reach the pigs in the Bahamas so you can swim with pigs Nassau.
You can also travel from Nassau to Pig Island by ferry, but expect this way to take up to four hours round trip. That is less time you get on your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau!
Choose the Nassau to Exuma day trip for you!
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Discover all the exciting things to do in Exuma with the Bahamas Official Exuma Tourism guide.