Shelved far away in the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas, there is a Nassau to Pig Island tour that bears your name. Have you ever imagined floating side by side Bahamas swimming pigs in the turquoise waters of the Bahamas? You have surely seen these cute Bahamas pigs on social media before.
These Exuma pigs aren’t easy to forget, they will surely be the highlight of your Bahamas day trips to Big Major Cay. Now is your chance to get the experience with the pigs in the Bahamas that you have always wanted!
Plan the perfect Pig Island tour
This guide to Pig Island from Nassau will answer all your questions about the whole experience of swimming with the pigs and your Nassau to Pig Beach tour.
Where you will leave on your Pig Island tour
Depending on your mode of transportation to Swimming Pigs Island, you will either leave from the port of Nassau or Nassau International Airport on your way to the Nassau swimming pigs.
How long are the Pig Island tours from Nassau?
What is a four-hour return cruise can be done in a little over one hour by plane. If you decide to travel by sea, expect to spend a lot of time in transport. And, honestly, it’s not even a pleasant trip. Dizziness from seasickness (even if it’s not usually effecting you) is common.
On either swimming pigs Bahamas tour — by sea or plane — you will leave a little after sunrise and return at or after sunset.
What food to bring on the Pig Island Bahamas tour
On most tours, lunch will be included. On some, even snacks will be provided. However, if you have any special dietary needs, make sure you accommodate yourself for those. In addition, if you feel you will need more food (most lunches aren’t the biggest portions), make sure you have enough to sustain your energy throughout the day. Sandwiches (or anything which doesn’t need to be refrigerated) always work well.
Other things to do on a Pig Beach Bahamas tour
There are plenty of things to do to compliment your Pig Island tours from Nassau such as:
Just across from Pig Beach Bahamas is the famous Hollywood set of the 007 James Bond movie from decades ago, ‘Thunderball’, starring Sean Connery and others. This James bond Cave, “Thunderball Grotto” is a paradise for adrenaline lovers.
Bitter Guana Cay
This is where the iguanas of the northern Bahamas live; a species threatened with extinction. It is estimated only 5,000 are still alive. It is the only place in the world where we can still find this species of reptile before they die. There are still issues which threaten them with extinction, so it is only a matter of time before this species disappears forever.
One of the other popular attractions on a trip to the Exumas is a chance to dive into the water with the beasts of the sea at Compass Cay Marina. Swim with reef sharks — which are the size of normal sharks, but not as threatening. This is a unique opportunity you should not pass up.
Sunken Plane Wreck
Another unique chance you don’t get anywhere else in the world is to snorkel over an airplane sunken a few meters underwater. This is the most accessible underwater plane wreck in the world.
It was used in the 1980s to transport drugs linked to Pablo Escobar’s cartel. It is said that the plane was found underwater with bales and bales of marijuana left abandoned.
Make the most of your Pig Island Bahamas tour
Want to book Exuma pig tour from Nassau to go swimming with pigs? Then be sure to contact one of our Nassau Bahamas Swim with Pigs Experts via our contact form.