Day Tour FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for a Day Tour in the Bahamas

Planning your first trip to the Bahamas? Ready to embark on a boat tour and discover the stunning beauty of the islands? We’ve covered you with common questions to make your journey a breeze. and help you start planning.

Wondering what to Pack for an Unforgettable Day Tour in the Bahamas? Essential Items and Weight Limits

Get ready to explore the stunning Staniel Cay in The Bahamas on a Day Tour! Wondering what to pack for this adventure-filled day? We’ve got you covered!

Please make the most of your day exploring the breathtaking Exuma Cays with our handy packing guide. Don’t forget these essentials to stay comfortable and capture unforgettable memories: sunscreen, a hat, a camera, and/or a fully charged phone, a sun shirt, and sunglasses. And here’s a pro tip: you’re limited to a 10lb kit bag on the aircraft, but don’t worry, trust us, you won’t need anything more. Get ready for a fantastic experience!

Do you need a passport to go to the Bahamas?

* Yes, Ensure a seamless Day Tour in the Bahamas – packing your passport and any required travel documents is a must! Don’t forget to double-check if visas are needed.

Where do we make a stop for lunch during the Swimming Pigs day tour?

The famous Staniel Cay Yacht Club will be your lunch stop! Indulge in a delicious meal while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Check out their mouthwatering menu below. Please note that lunch is not included in the tour price – plan accordingly.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club Lunch Menu

Enjoy a casual meal.  Served noon to 9 PM

Starters

Conch fritters $16
Chicken Wings $16
Herb Tomato, Mozzarella & Cucumber Salad $14
Shrimp – Fried or Grilled $16
Grouper Fingers $18
Conch Bits $18
Fresh Fruit & Cheese $28
Norwegian Smoked Salmon $24
Crab Cake $24
Ahi Tuna, blackened & seared rare $28

Pizza

Meat Lover $26
Margarita $24
Cheese $22

Additional Toppings

Mushroom, Onion, Tomato, Jalapenos, Peppers ~ $2/ea
Avocado, Bacon, Pepperoni, Sausage, Extra Cheese ~ $3/ea

Salads

Soup and Salad

Soup du jour served with a fresh garden salad cup $15 bowl $19

Garden Salad *

Mixed greens with cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and tomatoes served with our house dressing $19

Classic Caesar Salad *

Romaine lettuce with fresh croutons tossed in classic caesar dressing $19

Tuna Salad

Solid white albacore tuna served on a bed of mixed greens with toast points $22.50

The Beyond Burger Salad

Plant-based burger (non-GMO, no soy, no gluten), atop mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, and fresh mozzarella $23

Chef Salad

Romaine lettuce, diced ham and turkey, sliced hard-boiled egg and cheddar cheese served with citrus dressing $24

Lobster Salad (seasonal)

Chunks of fresh Bahamian lobster tossed in a creamy citrus dressing served on mixed greens with toast points $34

Lump Crab Cake Salad

One jumbo lump crab cake atop mixed greens, sweet peppers tossed in a creamy poppyseed dressing $32

Smoked Salmon

Wild Norwegian salmon, mildly smoked and sliced thin, served on mixed greens with toast points $35

Ahi Tuna Chop Salad

Sashimi grade tuna mixed greens, peppers, cucumber, avocado, wonton tossed in a soy vinaigrette $34

*Add Grilled Chicken $10, Tofu $18, Grilled Fish, $18, Mango Shrimp $18, Ahi Tuna $24 (when available)

Sandwiches and Burgers

Served with your choice of French Fries, Onion Rings, Peas & Rice, or Coleslaw

BLT Sandwich

Crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomato piled high on our homemade Bahamian bread with mayo $18

The Beyond Burger

Plant-based burger (non-GMO, no soy, no gluten), served fully-dressed on a brioche bun $20

Classic Hamburger

Angus steak burger grilled and served on a toasted pretzel bun with lettuce, tomato, sweet onion, and mayo $20

Add bacon or cheddar cheese $2/each

The Deli *

Your choice of ham, turkey or tuna served on our homemade Bahamian bread with mayo, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sweet onion $16

Chicken Sandwich *

Your choice of grilled or blackened served on a Brioche bun with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and sweet onion $16

Add Bacon or Cheddar Cheese $2/each

The SCYC – DLH’s Favorite

Tempura fried chicken sandwich topped with Asian slaw, served fully-dressed on a brioche bun $18

Conch Po’Boy *

Conch seasoned and fried, served on a Brioche bun with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and sweet onion $22

Club Sandwich*

Classic three-tier club with turkey, ham, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato served on our homemade Bahamian bread with mayo $22

Fresh Catch of the Day

Our fresh fish cooked to your liking! Grilled, fried or blackened, on a Brioche bun with lettuce, tomato and sweet onion, topped with homemade Asian slaw $20

Asian Tacos

Three soft shell tacos with your choice of blackened chicken or fish, topped with homemade Asian slaw $20

*Can be served as a wrap. Your choice of whole wheat or white tortilla.

Sandwiches and Burgers

Cup of Soup $8
French Fries $6
Onion Rings $6
Garden Salad $8

All items and prices subject to change without notice.
MENU PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE 10% VAT or 15% GRATUITY

Can I bring my own snacks, beverages, and snorkeling equipment on the boat tour?

Feel free to bring your own snacks, beverages, and snorkeling equipment on the boat tour. We also offer snacks and drinks, but feel free to bring your favorites! Just make sure to keep it within the 10lb allowance per passenger on the flight.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Yes, they are allowed to bring alcohol but will be required to consume responsibly. Cans or plastic bottles are preferred please on the boat.  No glass.  Any overly aggressive or belligerent behavior due to alcohol consumption will result in the cancellation of the tour with no refund.  Please note that alcohol bottles will be considered part of the customer’s checked baggage at flight check-in.  Excess baggage fees will apply as necessary.  The passenger is responsible for following all customs duty rules/regulations.
DUTY FREE ALLOWANCES FOR ALL TRAVELERS
Alcoholic Beverages not exceeding one quart of spirits and one quart of wine (Adults only), Tobacco not exceeding one pound in weight or 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars (Adults Only)

How long is the boat tour, and what are the itinerary's highlights?

The Swimming Pigs Day Tour typically lasts until mid-afternoon and includes stops at stunning sandbars, hidden coves, swimming pigs, and iconic landmarks near Staniel Cay. We offer various tours, and there is plenty to see around the islands! If you’d like to customize your itinerary or see more destinations, Contact Us for a list of all our tours you can experience with your private boat and captain!

What happens if there's inclement weather on the day of the trip?

Safety is our top priority. If weather conditions are unfavorable, we may need to reschedule the boat tour for your safety and enjoyment. Please note that tours are not canceled due to rain.  However, in the event of extreme weather, the tour may be delayed or altered to accommodate a safe and enjoyable experience.  If it is not possible to visit nearby protected sites (Thunderball Grotto, Sampson Cay sandbar, Pirate Trap beach), guests will be brought to Staniel Cay Yacht Club to wait until conditions become favorable to continue the tour safely. In the event of tour curtailment after landing in Staniel, Staniel Cay Adventures will always make every attempt for other arrangements (by sea or land) to give the guests the best tour experience possible.   If this is not possible, a full refund will be issued for the boat tour portion. In the case of a tropical storm watch or hurricane warning in effect 48 hours prior, we do offer a rescheduling credit valid for 12 months.

How do I contact customer support if I have more questions or need assistance during the trip?

* Our customer support team is here to assist you. You can reach us via email at info@bahamasislandtravel.com or by phone at 954.900.2739.

How much money should I bring for the tour?

We recommend bringing cash (around $50-75 per person) to cover your meal expenses and optional tips. While some places accept credit cards, having cash on hand is often more convenient, especially in case of any issues on the island.

Can you accommodate special events such as proposals, business trips, or other special occasions?

Absolutely! We’re happy to work with you to make your special event memorable. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer support team to discuss your specific requirements and how we can tailor our services to your needs.

How big is the boat and how many people fit on the boat?

* Boat size is dependent on group size, Our aircraft seats a maximum of 9, but we can fit anywhere from 1-18+ on boats ranging from 22’-36’.

Can I do the Day Trip and come back the next day?

Of course! Check out our Vacation Packages page for overnight stays and more!

What if I need to change my date or cancel my ticket?

 Our change/cancellation policy is below: 

Ticket Changes and Cancellation Policy

Please note that all tickets are non-refundable. No changes can be made to your ticket once you are within 48 hours of departure time. Should your travel plans change, please notify info@bahamasislandtravel.com immediately in writing and complete a Travel Rescheduling form.
* No change/cancellation fee for changes/cancellations made outside of 7 days before departure time.
* Within 7 days of departure, a $150 per person change/cancellation fee will apply.
* Within 48 hours of departure, no changes can be made. The customer forfeits ticket.

What happens if nobody else books on my Bahamas Day Tour?

We understand that traveling solo can be a unique and rewarding experience. If no other individuals have booked on the same tour as you at the time of departure, a Solo Supplement Fee of $400 will be applicable. This fee is designed to cover the additional costs of organizing and operating the tour with only one participant. This will allow you to enjoy the tour on a private boat by yourself and prevent having to reschedule a time.

Is there parking available at the airport?

Yes! Makers Air provides complimentary valet parking for our passengers. Self-parking is not available. Makers Air is not responsible for any damage to vehicles or their contents. For after-hours assistance with your vehicle, please get in touch with Farber Parking at 561-774-0494.

What is the minimum age required for joining a Bahamas Day Tour?

There are no restrictions on age for the boat tours. Infant life vests are provided. Please always specify when infants/toddlers are booked. Children under 24 months on the date of travel flight pay only the required fees and taxes and are still required to have a ticket issued in their name. (Booked as a lapbaby).   Please note that lapbabies do not receive the 10lb baggage allowance. Should they have their own baggage, it will be weighed together with the parent’s baggage.

Can you take a day trip to the bahamas from Fort Lauderdale?

A Day Trips, Excursion, or a Bahamas Vacation to The Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale is an excellent idea if you want to experience the beauty of this island nation but don’t have enough time. You can choose from various tours like the Swimming Pigs Tour, Brunch or Lunch in Paradise Tour, Fishing, and Turtles. These tours offer unique experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. So book your tour, and get ready to experience the beauty of The Bahamas.

Can you do a day trip to the Bahamas from Miami?

Yes, you can by departing from Fort Lauderdale Executive which is a short drive from Miami.

These Day Trips, Excursions, and Bahamas Vacations offer unique experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. So book your choice, and get ready to experience the beauty of The Bahamas.

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