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Swimming Pigs Day Tour To The Bahamas

This experience is available on the Swimming Pigs Tour as a Private Experience or as a Staniel Cay Vacation Package.

The Swimming Pigs Day Tour Includes 7 Stops

Pig Beach is just one of the many attractions the Exuma Cays offers. On your Bahamas day tour, you will have seven exciting experiences. Your local tour guide will share exciting facts about the history and culture of the Bahamas and the Exuma Cays.

At Staniel Cay, a pig is swimming near the Yacht Club in the ocean.
Stop 1

Meet the Original Swimming Pigs in the Bahamas at Pigs Beach! Dive into an unforgettable experience as you get up close and personal with these world-famous pigs. Feed, admire, and create lasting memories with these incredible creatures.

Plunge into Paradise on the Swimming Pigs Day Trip From Florida

Staniel Cay’s Swimming Pigs Day Trip From Florida

The beautiful Bahamas islands are known for their stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and friendly locals. One of the most popular attractions in the Bahamas is swimming pigs, which are adorable and playful in Staniel Cay, Exuma. These lovable creatures roam free in the turquoise waters around the island of Big Majors on a beach known as Pigs Beach, which has become a must-see attraction for travelers to the Bahamas. If you plan a trip to the Bahamas, add Staniel Cay’s Orginal Swimming  Pigs Day Trip to your itinerary. We’ll give you an overview of what to expect on your day tour from Florida and offer tips for making the most of the experience.

 Swimming  Pigs Day Tour From Florida Getting to Staniel Cay is pretty straightforward, and most tour operators provide transportation from other areas of the Bahamas, such as Nassau, Paradise Island, or Exuma. Our tour starts early in the morning, and after a scenic boat ride, you’ll arrive back at Staniel Cay for your flight back to Florida. This tiny, charming island offers a serene and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Once you set foot on the island, you’ll be greeted by your Day Tour Guide, who will help you get to the boat and show you the sights of the swimming pigs and other wildlife that is called the Exuma Cays.

The swimming pigs are, without a doubt, the most famous attraction of this tour. These adorable and friendly creatures love nothing more than interacting with humans and will likely swim up to your boat with wagging tails, hoping for a treat. Visitors are allowed to feed the pigs, though we advise you to follow the guidelines set by the tour guides to ensure the animals’ well-being. You’ll have enough time to play with the pigs, take selfies, and create unforgettable memories you’ll cherish forever.

Staniel Cay’s swimming pigs day tour is not all about the pigs. The island has several other attractions that are equally captivating. You’ll visit the stunning Thunderball Grotto, a natural cave featured in the James Bond movie. Snorkeling around the grotto is an incredible experience, and you’ll see plenty of fish and marine life inhabiting the cave’s clear blue waters. You will also explore the beautiful beaches and sandbars surrounding Staniel Cay, with the option of setting up your private picnic on one of the offshore islets.

The tour also includes a stop at the sunken drug plane wreckage site, where you’ll get to snorkel among an underwater plane that’s now become a thriving marine habitat. There’s something otherworldly and haunting about swimming among the plane wreckage with fish darting around you.

The Staniel Cay swimming pigs day tour from Florida is an experience not to be missed when visiting the Bahamas. It’s a perfect blend of natural beauty, wildlife interaction, and adventure, leaving you with cherished memories. Book your tour ahead of time to avoid disappointment, and bring a waterproof camera to capture every moment of this fantastic experience. Swimming with the pigs is an unforgettable experience that’s likely to be a highlight of your trip to the Bahamas.

Stop 2

Experience the thrill of swimming and snorkeling with nurse sharks at Compass Cay!

Learn More About The Compass Cay Sharks

Discovering the Wondrous Nurse Sharks
Compass Cay in the Exuma Cays

This experience is available on the Swimming Pigs Tour or as a Private Experience or as a Staniel Cay Vacation Package.

The Exuma Cays of the Bahamas play host to a plethora of amazing marine species. Among them, the wondrous nurse sharks have become one of the most cherished, and they can be found in Compass Cay. Unlike the deathly dread when hearing the word “shark,” the nurse sharks are known to be quite peaceful. For those thrill-seekers who want to experience swimming with them, Compass Cay is the perfect destination to do so. Get ready to dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas while enjoying an up-close encounter with these gentle giants.

Compass Cay is a 1,280-acre island that is home to around 18 people. The island is known for its calm waters and its friendly nurse sharks. The nurse sharks in Compass Cay are accustomed to human interaction and typically lurk around the dock while waiting for visitors to arrive. You can also easily spot them near the dock area swimming in a peaceful, unhurried fashion.

One of the great things about Compass Cay is its emphasis on environmental protection. The people who live on the island take care of all of the sharks, so you can trust that the animals are safe to be around. In fact, many of them have been living in the surrounding waters for years, with many of them up to 10 feet long.

If you’re planning to visit the island, make sure that you bring provisions with you as there are no restaurants or shops on the island. You can, however, purchase a bag of fish to feed the nurse sharks from the marina on the island. It’s an amazing experience to be able to feed and observe them up close, which is particularly thrilling for the younger ones.

When swimming with the sharks, it’s important to remain calm and quiet. Avoid making sudden movements that could startle them and always follow the guide’s instructions. Stick to touching their soft, flexible dorsal fins instead of their tails as it’s their most sensitive spot.

A visit to Compass Cay means ample opportunities to interact with one of the most magnificent creatures of the sea – the nurse sharks. After a visit to this little piece of paradise where the sky and waters blend together, you’ll leave with memories that will last a lifetime. So, if you’re a nature lover and have a passion for marine life, it’s high time to head to Compass Cay, where the stunning nurse sharks await your arrival.

Experience the thrill of swimming and snorkeling with nurse sharks at Compass Cay!

Compass Cay Nure sharks on the original Pigs Day Tour
Stop 3

Discover the mesmerizing beauty of Pipe Cay Area Sandbar with its breathtaking white sand that appears and disappears with the rhythm of the tides. Prepare to capture unforgettable moments and create envy-inducing Instagram posts at this stunning location.

Pipe Cay Area Sandbar

This experience is available on the Swimming Pigs Day Tour as a Private Experience or as a Staniel Cay Vacation Package.

Welcome to Pipe Cay Sandbar, an exquisite platform of nature’s beauty that deserves attention from all the adventure-seekers and beach lovers out there! Located in the Bahamas, Pipe Cay Sandbar is a gorgeous sandbar that appears and disappears with the rhythm of the tides. Its breathtaking white sand and crystal-clear waters attract visitors from all over the world to capture unforgettable moments and create envy-inducing Instagram posts. We will explore the mesmerizing beauty of Pipe Cay Sandbar Area and everything you need to know before planning your next trip.

Pipe Cay Sandbar area is a hidden gem, located between Fowl Cay and Staniel Cay in the Bahamas. The sandbar is only visible during low tide, and the rest of the time, it’s submerged under the turquoise waters. As the tide recedes, Pipe Cay Sandbar emerges, transforming the waters into a magical white sand beach that stretches as far as the eye can see. This stunning location is perfect for lazy lounging, sunbathing, and a range of water activities like snorkeling, diving, or simply experiencing the incredible beauty of the island.

One of the best things about Pipe Cay Sandbar area is its isolation. The sandbar is located far away from other popular beaches in the area, giving you a sense of peace and quietness, making it an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. If you are someone who is looking to relax, re-energize, and just enjoy being in the presence of nature, this is the place for you.

The beauty of Pipe Cay Sandbar is unmatchable, and it’s the perfect place to get lost in nature’s wonder. The experience of walking on the white sand of the sandbar is like a dream come true. The inky blue waters contrast with the pristine sand, and the sunsets and sunrises are stunning to watch. As soon as you visit, you will understand why this sandbar is a popular location for photoshoots, travel bloggers, and anyone who wants to capture unforgettable moments.

Visiting Pipe Cay Sandbar area is an opportunity to experience some of the finest water sports in the Bahamas. From paddleboarding to snorkeling, diving, and kayaking, the sandbar is the perfect location to try your hand at a wide range of thrilling water activities. The location is known for its freshwater well, where visitors can refill their supply of drinking water. The crystal-clear waters surrounding the sandbar are home to a variety of marine life like lobsters, starfish, and occasionally nurse sharks, making it an ideal location for snorkeling enthusiasts.

Pipe Cay Sandbar area is undoubtedly one of the most stunning set of sandbars in the Bahamas, with its hypnotizing beauty, crystal-blue waters, and white sand that appears and disappears with the tides. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, an adventure-filled vacation, or want to disconnect and spend some time in solitude, Pipe Cay Sandbar is the destination for you! Remember to pack sunscreen and stay hydrated during your visit to get the most out of your time on the sandbar. So, grab your camera and explore the mesmerizing beauty of Pipe Cay Sandbar today!

Stop 4

Experience the world-famous Staniel Cay Yacht Club on our exclusive day tour. Enjoy lunch at this renowned destination (lunch cost not included).

Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club

This experience is available on the Swimming Pigs Tour  as a Private Experience or as a Vacation Package

Imagine waking up to crystal-clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, and palm trees swaying in the wind. That’s what you’ll experience when you visit the Staniel Cay Yacht Club in the Bahamas. This exclusive island enclave has been a winter home to some of the wealthiest and most famous people in the world for years. From movie stars to musicians, to political figures and royalty, this hidden gem has been a haven for the privileged. But it’s not just about the exclusivity – there’s much more to Staniel Cay Yacht Club than meets the eye.

STANIEL CAY YACHT CLUB

Staniel Cay Yacht Club in the Bahamas Day Tour The Staniel Cay Yacht Club, located in the Exuma Cays of the Bahamas, is a must-visit destination for any traveler looking to experience paradise at its finest. With pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and an abundance of marine lifeThe first thing that will catch your attention when you arrive at Staniel Cay Yacht Club is its charming and friendly character. Despite the high-end clientele, the island locals are down-to-earth and welcoming. You will feel at home right away. The staff at Staniel Cay Yacht Club is professional, hospitable, and always ready to assist you in any way possible. They will help make your stay unforgettable.

On our day tours you will have lunch at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club FlagWhen exploring the island, you’ll discover some of the breathtaking locations where blockbuster movies like Thunderball and Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed. You can take a tour of these landmarks and learn about the history behind them. The island’s natural beauty is nothing short of impressive. The rock formations, coral reefs, and wildlife are all fascinating and worth exploring. You can jump into the warm, clear waters and swim with nurse sharks, feed the wild pigs, or walk along the sandbar where the sea meets the land.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club

Staniel Cay Yacht Club is a great spot for those craving adventure, especially for water sports enthusiasts. From kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling to scuba diving and deep-sea fishing, there’s no shortage of water activities to keep you occupied during your stay. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a first-timer, there is a diving package suitable for all. Every dive is guaranteed to take you to a mesmerizing and unique location.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club is a haven of tranquility, allure, and exclusiveness that captures the essence of the Bahamas’ beauty. It’s an island that has it all – sunshine, turquoise waters, and sandy beaches, a place where you can escape from reality and indulge in the luxury of life. If you want to experience Staniel Cay’s charm and allure, plan your next getaway today, and experience a place that is full of history, stunning views, and unforgettable experiences.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club with flags hanging from the ceiling of a restaurant.
Stop 5

Snorkel Thunderball Grotto, a naturally occurring cave, offers an incredible stop and snorkel opportunity with stunning coral and sea life. Made Famous in the James Bond Film Thunderball.

Experience the Beauty of Thunderball Grotto:

This experience is available on the Swimming Pigs Tour as a Private Experience or as a Staniel Cay Vacation Package.

The Bahamas is home to some of the world’s most picturesque destinations, from its bountiful beaches to its stunning coral reefs, and one of the most notable destinations is the Thunderball Grotto. Made famous by the James Bond film of the same name, Thunderball Grotto is a mesmerizing underwater cave system that offers a unique and immersive experience for snorkelers and shallow scuba divers alike. Thunderball Grotto is a must-visit destination for any traveler heading to the Bahamas with its crystal-clear waters, spectacular marine biodiversity, and breathtaking scenery.

Located just a few hundred feet from the northern end of Staniel Cay, Thunderball Grotto has captured the hearts of many tourists and locals alike, and for a good reason. As you approach the cave’s entrance, you will be greeted by the rolling waves of the Atlantic, offering you a glimpse of the stunning ecosystem that thrives within its caverns. Once inside, you will find yourself in an underwater wonderland teeming with vibrant and colorful marine life, from majestic angelfish to curious-looking groupers, little snappers, and other bigger fish. The surrounding walls of the grotto are adorned with coral formations, sponges, and sea fans, adding to the natural beauty of the cave system.

STANIEL CAY: THUNDERBALL GROTTO

For snorkelers, the Thunderball Grotto offers an excellent opportunity to explore the veritable treasure trove of marine life within the cave system. At low tide, snorkelers can swim through the many openings of the grotto that let in the bright sunlight, casting striking patterns on the cave walls.

Inside Thunderball GrottoAside from its beauty, Thunderball Grotto is also famous for its significance in popular culture. Besides appearing in the James Bond film Thunderball, the grotto has also been featured prominently in Splash and Never Say Never Again. The cave system’s illustrious history reflects its enduring popularity among vacationers and filmmakers alike, cementing its position as one of the most sought-after destinations in the Bahamas.

Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a beginner snorkeler, Thunderball Grotto is undoubtedly a destination that should be on your bucket list of must-see locations. The grotto’s stunning marine life, crystal-clear waters, and rich history are just some of the many reasons why you should make this your next vacation destination. You’ll have a chance to explore a vibrant underwater ecosystem, immerse yourself in the beauty of Bahamas’ coral reefs, and indulge in the rich culture of the Bahamas that thrives in and around this marvelous location.

Staniel Cay Snorkeling Day TourThe Thunderball Grotto is an awe-inspiring underwater cave that offers visitors a unique and unforgettable Bahamas experience. Thunderball Grotto has something to offer everyone, whether you’re after adventure, natural beauty, or just the opportunity to explore a marine sanctuary. Make this extraordinary cave system a must-visit destination on your next Bahamas vacation. You will be treated to stunning wildlife, picturesque views, and the most remarkable underwater adventure imaginable. Don’t wait any longer; start planning your trip to Thunderball Grotto today!

Two people are swimming in a cave in Mexico during their Bahamas Travel.
Stop 6

Experience the extraordinary on Iguana Island – home to a thriving population of rare rock iguanas found nowhere else.

Exploring the Exuma Cay’s Famous Iguanas

This experience is available on the Swimming Pigs Tour as a Private Experience or as a Staniel Cay Vacation Package.

Traveling to the Exuma Cays for a vacation takes one to a world of tropical weather, crystal-clear turquoise sea, and pristine beaches. This mesmerizing chain of islands has kept on astonishing visitors with its mesmerizing beauty and unparalleled charm. Still, one exceptional attraction that lures many to these tiny islands is its famous iguanas. The iguanas that call the Exuma Cays home are iconic and unique, and what’s even more amazing is their inhabitants’ story and preservation over the years. Here, we invite you to join us on a journey to explore the Exuma Cays’ famous iguanas.

HISTORY OF THE EXUMA CAYS FAMOUS IGUANA:

History of the Exuma Cays famous iguanaThe Northern Bahamian Rock Iguana, also known as the Exuma Cays iguana, is a species of reptile that has lived on the islands for over 40 million years. Since then, these magnificent creatures have evolved to become unique inhabitants of the islands, and have been able to survive on these isolated islands due to their special adaptations. Exuma Cays iguanas have a unique relationship with the island as they are known to feed on difficult-to-find shrubs and fruits, contributing to the ecosystem’s equilibrium. In the past, the Exuma Cays iguanas faced significant threats like hurricanes, poaching, and loss of habitat due to human activities, and their population sharply declined.

CONSERVATION:

Due to the gradual decline of the species’ population, conservation efforts have been put in place to rescue the Northern Bahamian Rock Iguana from extinction. The Bahamas National Trust has been working tirelessly since 2002 to protect the iguanas’ habitats and raise awareness about their protection. Thanks to their efforts, the Exuma Cays iguana population has significantly grown in the past few years, restoring the balance in the ecosystem and ensuring the survival of this unique species.

IGUANAS’ HABITAT AND LIFESTYLE:

The Exuma Cays iguanas’ living environment is a spectacle to behold and has played a significant role in captivating tourists’ hearts. The iguanas inhabit several cays, but the most famous are the Bitter Guana Cay and Allen’s Cay. The iguanas are herbivorous and can be seen basking on the rocks, feeding on fruits, berries, and other native plants. Visitors are allowed to interact with iguanas by feeding them grapes or pieces of lettuce. However, it is important to note that visitors are encouraged to not touch or harm them in any way. Don’t miss your chance to visit with the iguanas!

An iguana basking on a beach in the Bahamas.
Stop 7

Sunken Plane Snorkeling. The plane is a vintage Convair CV-440, which served as a passenger plane in the 1950s and 60s. Snorkelers can expect to see a diverse range of fish species, such as yellowtail, snappers, angelfish, and parrotfish.

Discovering the Exuma Cays: Snorkeling the Sunken Planes

This experience is available on the Swimming Pigs Tour  as a Private Experience or as a Staniel Cay Vacation Package

The Exuma Cays, located in the Bahamas, is a tropical paradise that is well-known for its crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and stunning coral reefs. But did you know that it is also home to several sunken planes that make for a unique and exciting snorkeling adventure? We’ll take a closer look at four of the most popular sunken planes in the Exuma Cays, namely Normans Cay, the north end of Compass Cay, Staniel Cay and South of Farmers Cay. Let’s dive into the depths of these underwater wonders!

THE SUNKEN PLANES OF THE EXUMA CAYS

Normans Cay

Normans Cay was once a popular spot for drug smugglers, and its abandoned planes are now a favorite attraction for snorkelers and divers. The submerged planes include a DC-3 and a Beechcraft, both of which are easily accessible for snorkelers. These planes have become artificial reefs, attracting a variety of marine life such as colorful fish, lobsters, and even sharks. The clear waters create excellent visibility and makes for an unforgettable snorkeling experience.

North End of Compass Cay

The north end of Compass Cay is another popular spot for plane wreckage snorkeling, as the area is home to a submerged airplane known as “The Lost Plane.” This plane is a Grumman Widgeon, a vintage amphibious aircraft that was used by the US Navy during World War II. The plane was intentionally sunk in 2003, and since then has become a popular attraction for snorkelers. One can expect to see colorful schools of fish, lobsters, and various coral encrustations.

Staniel Cay

Staniel Cay is one of the most popular islands in the Exuma Cays, and is home to one of the most iconic sunken planes in the region. This plane is a vintage Convair CV-440, which served as a passenger plane in the 1950s and 60s. It was intentionally sunk in the 1990s to create an artificial reef and has since become a home for a variety of marine life. Snorkelers can expect to see a diverse range of fish species, such as yellowtail, snappers, angelfish, and parrotfish. The plane is also one of the group tour stops.

South of Farmers Cay near Rudders Cay

The South of Farmers Cay near Rudders Cay is another one of the hidden gems in the Bahamas. This area features crystal-clear waters, stunning coral reefs, and abundant marine life, making it an ideal location for snorkeling and diving. One of the most popular attractions in this area is David Copperfield island, where a sunken plane has become a popular spot for snorkeling. You can expect to see a wide variety of marine life. The area is known for its colorful fish, such as sergeant majors, butterfly fish, and parrotfish. It is also common to spot turtles, rays, and even the occasional shark. The coral reefs in the area are also a wonder to behold, with a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.

The remains of a plane are floating in the water during Bahamas Travel.

Bahamas Day Tour Schedule

Note: All times are approximate. Experience the incredible Swimming Pigs tour with 7 stops! Dive into adventure as our expert guides curate a unique itinerary just for you, ensuring the best possible experiences at each stop. With careful consideration of tides and tour sizes, every moment of this unforgettable tour will be tailored to perfection.

6:30 AM: Check-in at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
7:30 AM: Flight Departs
8:45 AM: Arrival at Bahamas Immigration and Customs
9:15 AM: Arrival at Staniel Cay & Escort to Marina
9:30 AM: Guided Boat Tour Begins
1:00 PM: Lunch at local island eatery*
4:30 PM: Returning flight departs Staniel Cay
6:00 PM: Approximate Arrival at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

Day Tour Includes

  • Airfare and customs clearance fees to and from the Bahamas
  • Boat with personal Captain and tour guide for the day
  • Snacks and drinks on the boat
  • Fluffy Towels
  • Sunscreen

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Experience the Unforgettable: A Visit to the Swimming Pigs on Pig Beach

Celebrate my birthday with friends at the famous Pig Beach? Check. Crystal-clear water and adorable pigs swimming? Check. Little did we know, this would be a moment we’ll never forget!

We joined Bahamas Island Travel and Makers Air and headed to Staniel Cay in the Exuma Cays. Our boat captain whisked us to Pig Beach, and as we approached, our excitement soared.

Then came the highlight: pigs swimming in the ocean! As we arrived, the pigs eagerly joined us, poking their snouts above the water in search of treats. Screams of joy and laughter filled the air.

Swimming with the pigs and savoring the breathtaking views of Pig Beach, we cherished every moment. As we bid farewell, promising to return, we couldn’t help but reflect on the incredible experience. Off to our next stop!

A trip to the Swimming Pigs on Pig Beach is a must-do for anyone visiting the Bahamas. It’s a one-of-a-kind adventure filled with adorable and friendly pigs whose zest for life is infectious. Trust me, this is an experience you’ll cherish forever.

Experience the Magic

Booking your Swimming Pigs Day Tour

Are you ready to book your visit to Pig Beach? We at Bahamas Island Travel can help you plan the perfect day trip to this amazing destination. Our tours are designed to be fun, informative, and safe. We use only the best boats and equipment to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. You can reach us at (954) 900-2739 to learn more about our tour packages.

Pig Beach is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the Bahamas. It offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with famous swimming pigs. Whether you are traveling with your family or friends, there is something for everyone to enjoy on a day tour to Pig Island. So what are you waiting for? Book your tour today and experience the magic of Pig Beach for yourself!

A group of people jump off a boat into clear blue water, with a green shoreline and blue sky in the background.
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