A Pig Beach excursion from Nassau has become increasingly popular with the rise of the Bahamas pigs on social media. Let’s take a look at some information you will need before your adventure to the Bahamas.
How far is Nassau from Exuma
Luckily, you can go on a Pig Beach excursion from Nassau quite easily. Bahamas day trips to Exuma by plane take as little as half an hour from Nassau to Pig Beach Bahamas.
7 Things to Expect to See on a Pig Beach Excursion from Nassau
Check out the top Exuma excursions on your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau:
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club is often known as the ‘Gateway to the Exumas’ because of its central location between Nassau and Great Exuma. It is a great stopping off point for sailors and fishermen traversing the beautiful Caribbean.
It is also a great place for tourists to take a break from the sun and have a beer (or several) with locals and tourists alike.
Compass Cay Sharks
The Compass Cay sharks are one of the best Exuma excursions from Nassau. The marina at Compass Cay is filled with dozens of Reef and Nurse sharks which are almost completely habituated and harmless.
When fully grown, these sharks can get up to 14-feet in length! But don’t worry, as we said, they are harmless bottom-feeders, not man-eaters.
James Bond 007 Thunderball Grotto
On your Pig Beach excursion from Nassau, you might as well stop at Thunderball Grotto too.
From the outside, it might not look like much — just another simple rock formation jutting from the sea. However, swim closer and you will notice the secret natural entrances and underwater tunnels that lead to a hollowed-out paradise with exotic sea life, glistening water, and natural sun windows in the middle of the rock formation. It is one of the more adventurous things to do near the swimming pigs island and you can easily reach it after swimming with the pigs as it is right next door to Big Major Cay (within swimming distance)!
Bahamas Swimming Pigs: The staple of any Pig Beach excursion from Nassau
Where can you swim with pigs? Well, there are several imitation beaches but the original swimming pigs Bahamas are located on Big Major Cay at Pig Beach Bahamas. Pig Island tours are quite popular with just about anyone who travels to the Bahamas. After all, who could resist these pigs in the Bahamas?
Pig Island tours usually start in the early morning (even earlier if traveling by ferry than flying) and return at sunset or shortly after. While on an Exuma pig tour from Nassau, you can check out all of the attractions mentioned on this guide. By flying, you automatically get a private transfer to all of the best spots around Pig Island Bahamas.
A Pig Beach excursion from Nassau is exactly what the doctor ordered for your Bahamas vacation!
Colombia Cartel’s Sunken Drug Plane
The plane wreck off of Staniel Cay is a must on your day trips from Nassau to Exuma. It is actually a plane that was used to transport drugs to the United States from Colombia during the cartel’s reign in the Eighties.
Legend says the plane was found the morning after it mysteriously went down, still filled with bales of marijuana.
Today, it is one of the most accessible underwater plane wrecks in the world as it sits only 10 feet below the sea. The plane wreck is one of the best excursions in Bahamas.
Making the most of your Exuma pig tour from Nassau
Want to book a Pig Beach excursion from Nassau to go on 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.