For your vacation, how to get to Exuma in the Bahamas is easier than you might have imagined. You can take day trips from Nassau to Exuma and arrive in a little over half an hour. However, there are a few things you should know before you take your trip to make everything easier and more convenient for you. Let’s take a look at your options.
Here is how to get to Exuma tours from Nassau
You want to know how to get to Pig Beach Bahamas and the pigs in the Bahamas? In the following information we will explain where the island of the pigs is located and how to get there.
Where is Exuma Pig Beach?
Before you learn how to get to Exuma, you should know where Pig Island Bahamas is. Big Major Cay (later known as Pig Island) is located on the Exuma Cays, a collection of 365 islands in the southern half of the Bahamas.
The Exumas are known for their exotic surroundings and their relative remoteness. They are known as the most beautiful islands of the Bahamas and astronauts have come to say that the Exumas are the most beautiful view of the earth from space.
There are many ways to reach the Exumas and other remote secrets in the chain of paradise islands that we will review now.
How did the Exuma Pigs get there?
There are many popular stories, especially in the area, to explain how the Exuma pigs ended up at Pig Island Bahamas. After all, we know that pigs are not exactly tropical animals.
Some believe that they were left there by sailors after the start of a storm when sailors had to leave Big Major Cay without much warning due to increasingly dangerous sea conditions.
Although, it is generally believed that Staniel Cay’s farmers were forced to take their Exuma pigs to Big Major Cay, where their stench could not reach the village of Staniel Cay and disturb the village residents.
As the farmers took the ten-minute boat ride to feed the pigs on Big Major Cay, the pigs began to swim to reach the boats and feed themselves. That’s what made the Bahamas swimming pigs the attraction they are today.
There are other stories, but these two are the most common and credible.
Which Exuma Pig Tour from Nassau should you take?
Nassau to Exuma day trip by ferry
If you know how to get to Exuma by ferry, you know it is not the perfect way. It is crowded, it is a rough ride over sea, it is often delayed, and it is a long ride. Though, it is the most cost-efficient way how to get to Exuma which is why most tourists choose the ferry. The ride lasts about four hours round trip so you would be best suited to decide if time is of the essence on your Exuma excursions from Nassau.
Flying Exuma excursions from Nassau
This is the best way how to get from Nassau to Exuma — by means of a private charter flight from the Bahamas capital. You will arrive in comfort and with an extraordinary view over the wild Exuma Cays. The flight only takes thirty minutes to reach your destination at Exumas (Staniel Cay) and part of Nassau International Airport at Hangar 11. The flight only takes 30 minutes.
Day Trips from Nassau to Exuma
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