A Nassau to Pig Beach tour in the Exumas has become one of the highly touted trips to the Bahamas. The Exuma Cays are a collection of islands in the Bahamas which are known to be the most beautiful of the crop. Their appeal is a promise of a more secluded Bahamas which you don’t always feel in the busy northern islands because of the influx of tourists coming from nearby Florida. The Exumas are further and, therefore, not as traveled, giving it an exotic feel you can’t necessarily find in the north.
Laying under the warm Bahamian sun, taking a sip of your pina colada as the small waves roll into the white sand of your Bahamas oasis, you think about anything besides the reality that soon you will be leaving the Exumas and your day trip will be ending.
Here’s a Pig Beach tour you will love
Thinking about a vacation to the beautiful Bahamas from Nassau to Pig Beach? Here is a tour idea that will make your entire planning process so much easier.
Where do you swim with pigs Nassau?
Big Major Cay (Pig Island) is only a short boat ride — about ten minutes — from the ever-popular transport hub of Staniel Cay. There is a landing strip which you will land at and then be transported to the neighboring island to swim with pigs Nassau before any other tourists arrive.
It is the perfect Pig Beach excursion from Nassau and Florida; no matter where you are coming from.
Tours to Pig Beach Bahamas netted nearly 6.62 million visitors in 2018 and that number will only continue to grow as the dream-like island continues to be shared on Instagram and other social media channels.
How did the Nassau swimming pigs get to Big Major Cay?
Legend has it that farmers in Staniel Cay used to care for their pigpen right outside of Staniel Cay Village.
When the village people complained about the stench blowing into the village from the farm, farmers were forced to dial up a solution which included relocating the Nassau swimming pigs.
Their solution?– Moving the pigs to the nearby island of Big Major Cay (later known as Pig Island) where they would boat the pigs’ daily feed to them at the same time every day.
Soon, the Bahamas pigs picked up on the pattern; if they saw the boat, that meant their food was nearing.
It wasn’t before long the pigs began swimming to the boat to be the first ones fed. The farmers knew they had struck tourist gold and soon the island was seeing mass amounts of visitors like never before.
With the introduction of social media sharing, the island with pigs went viral and a Nassau to Pig Beach tour quickly became one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world.
Now, there are 20-25 pigs which are the island’s only permanent residents and who see thousands of visitors daily coming from various destinations such as Nassau and Miami.
Nassau to Pig Beach by air
If taking Bahamas day trips by plane in how to get from Nassau to Exuma, you only need to show up at the appropriate airport in either Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport) or Nassau (Nassau International Airport) and you will be transported in luxurious fashion in less than one hour to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
Nassau to Pig Beach by ferry
You can select your choice of a direct Miami to Bahamas ferry or one which stops in Bimini to drop passengers off before continuing on to Pig Island tours from Nassau which will only increase the time spent on the boat trip from Miami to Bahamas.
Getting from Nassau to Pig Beach and back no matter which ferry route, after the long ride home, will return to Fort Lauderdale at 8:30pm or later. In small print at the bottom of the website, you are notified that the schedule can be changed at any time without notice. We wouldn’t want to spend any more Miami to Bahamas boat time on schedule changes.
Enjoy your Nassau to Pig Island Excursion
Want to book a Nassau to Pig Beach Exuma Swimming with Pigs tour? Then be sure to contact one of our Experts to go swimming with the pigs via our contact form before you make the trip from Nassau to Pig Island.