Today, Pig Beach Bahamas Tours are the most popular tours and excursions to the Bahamas. Hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors day trip to the Bahamas to get a chance to go swimming with pigs in the Bahamas every day. With plenty to do, this quick guide should get you on your way and will tell you everything you need to know before visiting Pig Beach Bahamas.
4 Things to Know Before you get to Pig Beach Bahamas
Without further ado, here is everything you will benefit from knowing about Pig Beach Bahamas:
1. Where can you swim with the pigs?
Pig Island Bahamas is located on a tiny island, Big Major Cay (Pig Island) in the south of the archipelago. It is a region known as the Exuma Cays.
The Exumas are an exotic part of the Bahamas and can be seen from the air with turquoise waters, lush vegetation, and white sandy beaches that look like pearls in the middle of the ocean, or rather 365 pearls that form a network of beauty.
2. Where is Pig Beach Bahamas
Pig Beach Bahamas is located on a tiny island, Big Major Cay (Pig Island) in the south of the archipelago. It is a region known as the Exuma Cays. Have a look on our Map here of where is the island with pigs.
The Exumas are an exotic part of the Bahamas and can be seen from the air with turquoise waters, lush vegetation, and white sandy beaches that look like pearls in the middle of the ocean, or rather 365 pearls that are connected to each other.
3. How to get to Pig Beach Bahamas?
Fortunately, since Pig Beach Bahamas has become one of the more popular attractions in the country, it is becoming increasingly accessible to tourists not only vacationing in the northern Bahamas islands, but also to those people having their holiday in southern Florida.
Now, you can fly to Staniel Cay from Nassau, Miami, or Fort Lauderdale which is by far and away the easiest way to get there.
After landing at Staniel Cay, you are not far from the swimming pigs Bahamas. It is a short trip to the Staniel Cay Yacht Club where you will find a local fisherman or water taxi to take you directly to Pig Beach Bahamas.
This price should be discussed with the local transport providers before you go to swim with the pigs excursion (and you can usually bargain with them).
4. Bahamas Swimming Pigs Etiquette
Here is a short list of ‘rules’ you should adhere to when visiting Pig Beach Bahamas:
- Do not taunt the Bahamas swimming pigs
- Never feed to pigs directly from your hand
- Only feed approved foods to the pigs
- Don’t feed to pigs on the beach
- Clean up after yourself because the pigs can’t
This small list should keep you out of trouble when you visit the island with pigs. That way, your Bahamas day trip can be both fun for you and good for the environment and pigs.
How did Big Major Cay become Pig Island Bahamas?
The Exuma pigs living on Pig Beach Bahamas are considered to have been brought to the island after a community complaint about the unpleasant smells they produced so close to Staniel Cay Village. To combat this, the farmers took them away from the village to a nearby island just ten minutes away where they are brought food every day.
Every year, more and more tourists come to Staniel Cay and the myth of the island with pigs is being spread. A visit to Pig Beach Bahamas is becoming one of the most popular attractions in the Bahamas.
Have Fun on a Swimming Pigs Exuma Tour
Looking at Pig Island Tours from Nassau to Big Major Cay in the Exumas to go swimming with the pigs? Then be sure to contact one of our Swimming Pigs Exuma Experts via our contact form.