One question which is always asked is ‘Where is Pig Island?’.
Wondering how to get from Nassau to Pig Beach is a fair concern when about ready to travel to the Bahamas. It is the number one attraction in the country.
In the following article, we explain where is Pig Island and how to get there.
Where are the Exuma Cays?
Before you learn how to get to Pig Beach, you need to know where is Pig Island. Big Major Cay (later known as Pig Island) is located in the Exuma Cays (a part of the Family Bahamas Out Islands), a collection of 365 islands in the southern half of the Bahamas.
The Exumas are known for their exotic surroundings and their relative distance to Nassau and the northern islands. 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.
What is Pig Beach Bahamas?
Tucked away in the Out Islands are beautiful Exuma pigs in the Bahamas. There are 20-25 of them on Big Major Cay to be exact and they are the top visited attraction in the Bahamas — visited over 6 million times annually. It is located just a short ten minute boat ride from the Gateway to the Exuma Cays, Staniel Cay.
What is around Pig Island Bahamas?
There are also a number of attractions surrounding Pig Island to make your trip to the Exuma Cays worth it. In addition to the Bahamas pigs, you can see the Compass Cay sharks, the Bitter Guana Cay rock iguanas, Thunderball Grotto, the Norman’s Cay plane wreck, the hidden sand bar of Pipe Creek, and the ever-popular Staniel Cay.
Those are just a few of the many things that there is to see and do in the Bahamas Exuma out islands. On top of the serene beauty and nature, there are many more attractions that will catch your eye.
How to get to the island with pigs
There are multiple ways to get from Nassau to Pig Island where can you swim with pigs. You can get to Pig Island from Nassau by ferry,
speedboat, or plane and it is never hard to book your spot on any of them.
The most popular is the ferry, though it is not as convenient as the other two, but it is cheaper. The speedboat can be fun with good sea conditions. And the plane is almost always your best choice but it is a little more expensive. It is the newest way to get to swimming Pigs Island which we will discuss below.
Where is Pig Island Tour departure point?
Due to the rise in popularity of Pig Island tours thanks to social media virality, there has been a relatively new way to get to Pig Beach Bahamas by taking a private charter flight to the Out Islands. You can fly from the two destinations below:
Pig Island Tours from Nassau
The flight takes about thirty minutes to reach the usual destination in the Exumas (Staniel Cay) and departs from Nassau International Airport at Hangar 11. Most of your time will be spent at the Nassau airport for check-in.
Pig Beach Bahamas from Miami
The flight from Miami takes less than an hour to reach the Bahamas and less than two hours to reach your destination at Staniel Cay Airport in the Exumas. Most flights to Bahamas from Florida leave from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport but this should be confirmed with the company you are flying with first.
Where is Pig Island and how to get there
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