Swimming Pigs From Nassau Only $447. In 3 Simple Steps

Step One: Call or email us to let us know your arrival date and time so we can check availability on our swimming pig tour info@StanielCayAdventures.com  Call (242) 524-8062  or What’s App

Step Two:  Take a taxi to the airport for your flight to Staniel Cay, Please arrive at the airport and be checked in no later than 7 am. Have your camera ready as we believe that the flight is an experience in itself!

Step Three: When you land in Staniel Cay our professional tour guide and luxury boat service will greet you and whisk you away to start making memories on the swimming pig tour that will  last a life time. “It’s Da Ting To Do!”

Nassau to Staniel Cay – Excursion Only
DEPART ARRIVE FREQUENCY SAME DAY ROUND TRIP FLIGHT
8:00 AM 8:45 AM Daily $197.40 Airfare & $250 Tour.
5:00 PM 5:35 PM Daily All Prices exclude 12% VAT and Credit Card Processing Fee of 5%

Swimming Pigs Tour From Nassua Includes Six Stops:

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1. Swim With The Pigs

The Original Swimming Pigs Tour With Staniel Cay Adventures

Pigs can’t fly but they sure can swim; join us as we embark on this magical Swimming Pigs Tour adventure! Swim with friendly sharks at compass cay, feed the swimming pigs and get a close look at the endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas all while cruising in the pristine waters of the Exuma Cays.

The Swimming Pigs

In the middle of paradise, with billionaires and celebrities for neighbors, is an island populated only by swimming pigs. For decades, this archipelago of 365 islands would remain largely unknown to the world. It would not be a ruthless pirate, pioneering loyalists, a notorious drug kingpin, or the infamous Fyre Festival that would unveil Exuma to the world, but rather the most unlikely of creatures. Appearing in magazines, videos, newspapers, commercials, TV shows, and countless selfies, the Swimming Pigs of Exuma, in the Bahamas, have become a bucket-list sensation and have been named one of the marvels of the universe.

Big Major Cay, is a daydream when you meet the inhabitants: loud, snorting pigs paddling out to greet you like a jolly bunch of golden retrievers rushing to the door when their owner finally gets home from a long day of work.

The locals at Big Major’s “Pig Beach” are transplants rather than native islanders, just like many of the people you’ll meet in the area. And though they’ve clearly taken to their tropical digs and rising popularity — spurred in part by a dramatic appearance on “The Bachelor” and more than a few well-liked Instagram posts — the rewards of fame are free food. Most tours to the island start at 9 a.m. It’s best to go early in the morning for the most uninterrupted attention from the pigs. By late afternoon, you’ll usually find them tuckered out with full bellies, and they’re more likely to lounge in the sand than to paddle through the water with you.

2. Swimming With The Sharks On Compass Cay

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Does swimming with the sharks sound dangerous? This part of a tour can be loads of fun! Nurse sharks, the bottom-dwelling sharks that live in warm, shallow waters of the Bahamas are a friendly bunch. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get up close at Compass Cay just north of Staniel Cay

The nurse sharks are – for the most part – harmless to swimmers and snorkelers.

Nurse sharks may have the ominous dorsal fin of a predator but they are much more easygoing than your average shark. These sharks are greyish-brown in appearance, reach 7.5 to 9.75 feet long, and weigh up to 300 pounds! Young nurse sharks can be identified by their spots. Nurse sharks feed on the fish, squid, and crabs of shallow ocean floors, and use their strong jaws to crush and eat shellfish, and even coral.

Is it safe to swim with nurse sharks?

A human fear of sharks is not without reason, but it just so happens that nurse sharks are laid-back and mostly harmless. That is why many divers and snorkelers visit the Bahamas to swim with sharks. Nurse sharks that live near marinas are fed by local fisherman and have grown accustomed to the presence of humans. This makes them much more friendly. Having your own day tour with Staniel Cay Adventures allows you to take advantage of every opportunity to swim with the nurse sharks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Visit The Iguanas On Bitter Guana Cay

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The Exuma Island Iguana is a critically endangered subspecies of northern Bahamian rock iguana that is found on the Exuma island chain in the Bahamas with a wild population of 1,300 animals, it is listed on the IUCN Red List. Iguanas of Bitter Guana Cay is a must stop to visit with amazing coral rock formations hand over a picture perfect little sandy beach. The Exuma Island iguana is the smallest of the three subspecies of C. cychlura. It attains a total length of close to 3.3 ft. Its coloration is dark-gray to black, with white or orange tinged scales on the head and snout depending upon which cay the iguana is from. As soon as you step on Bitter Guana Cay, you will notice the island is filled with iguanas. These iguanas are endangered species, with the population being less than 5,000.

If you just pass by, you will not notice the dozen of iguanas on the island; they won’t move or scurry or even blink. When you pull up in the boat and hit the sandy beach they will run out to greet to you like a long lost friend. They hang around like puppy dogs, basking in the sun & playing with the visitors. Just like the other islands in The Exumas that are inhabited by wildlife, these are accustomed to people visiting them. As you walk the beach, you will notice some stay in hiding; they are super friendly, although they will only let you get so close.

Due to their isolation to the rest of the world, the iguanas are indigenous to this island & are not found anywhere else. This subspecies is found on at least seven small cays throughout the central and southern Exuma island chain of the Bahamas: Bitter Guana Cay, Gaulin Cay, White Bay Cay, Noddy Cay, North Adderly Cay, Leaf Cay, and Guana Cay. The entire population on Leaf Cay was translocated to Pasture Cay in 2002.The Exuma Island iguana utilizes a variety of habitats from sandy beaches and xeric limestone devoid of vegetation to dry forests. The iguanas use limestone crevices or sand burrows for retreats at night and in adverse weather conditions The Exuma Island iguana, like most Cyclura species is primarily herbivorous, consuming leaves, flowers, berries, and fruits from over 100 plant species. Favored food plants include seaside rock shrub , darling plum , pride of big pine , joewood , black torch , seagrape silver thatch palm, white stopper , bay cedar , and the rotting fruit of seven-year apple . The Exuma Island iguana is also an important means of distributing these seeds to new areas (particularly when females migrate to their nesting areas) and, as the largest native herbivores of their island’s ecosystem, they are essential for maintaining the balance between climate and vegetation. The longevity record in captivity for an Exuma Island iguana is twenty-three years, six months.

The iguanas live in large social colonies with a lack of social structure; typically not aggressive towards each other. They bask in the sun, relax & greet with visitors to their own private island.

4. Snorkel Thunderball Grotto

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Retrace 007’s swim-finned steps with an unforgettable excursion to this famous turquoise grotto.

Cue the martinis, bombshells in bikinis, and MI6 secret weapons. Thunderball Grotto, an underwater cave that’s been featured in two James Bond movies, also happens to be one of the most spectacular places to snorkel in the Bahamas.

A short boat ride from the northwest coast of Staniel Cay in the Exumas, Thunderball Grotto has played host to several silver screen gems, including Bond flicks Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983), Splash (yes, the one where Daryl Hannah plays a mermaid), and Into the Blue, starring Jessica Alba.

In Thunderball, Sean Connery’s James Bond heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by global terrorist organization SPECTRE.

Thunderball Grotto

Thunderball Grotto is located two minutes from Staniel Cay Exuma, offering an incredible underwater cave system is great for snorkeling and wading. You will experience a variety of friendly marine life along with brilliantly colored coral reefs and Sergeant Majors ,Yellow-tail snappers and Angel fish. We provide professionally maintained snorkeling equipment from our certified PADI Dive Master.

 

Retrace 007’s swim-finned steps with an unforgettable excursion to this famous turquoise grotto.

Cue the martinis, bombshells in bikinis, and MI6 secret weapons. Thunderball Grotto, an underwater cave that’s been featured in two James Bond movies, also happens to be one of the most spectacular places to snorkel in the Bahamas.

A short boat ride from the northwest coast of Staniel Cay in the Exumas, Thunderball Grotto has played host to several silver screen gems, including Bond flicks Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983), Splash (yes, the one where Daryl Hannah plays a mermaid), and Into the Blue, starring Jessica Alba.

In Thunderball, Sean Connery’s James Bond heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by global terrorist organization SPECTRE.

Thunderball Grotto in the Exuma Cays

Once you visit the Exumas and make your way to Thunderball Grotto, you’ll understand why Hollywood has taken such an interest in this gorgeous location.

Thunderball Grotto in the Bahamas, just may be one of the most exciting snorkelling trips you’ll ever take. The James Bond movie Thunderball was filmed here as well as Never Say Never Again, Splash starring Tom Hanks and Into the Blue with Jessica Alba and Paul Walker.

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Thunderball Grotto in the Exuma Cays

Once you visit the Exumas and make your way to Thunderball Grotto, you’ll understand why Hollywood has taken such an interest in this gorgeous location.

I don’t think we have ever seen water quite so beautiful as they are in the Bahamas. We never took the Bahamas seriously before our trip to the Exumas. It is a destination that most people that we know, stop off at for a day trip during a Caribbean Cruise. But as it turns out, The Bahamas are outstanding and the Exumas are undeniably the crown jewel of the island chain.

Staniel Cay, Bahamas

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cast of Thunderball

We had the chance to enjoy this quiet cay in the heart of the Exumas where we spent a lot of time in the water. Johnny Depp, Oprah and Faith Hill all have islands nearby, and Staniel Cay is just a few minutes by boat to Thunderball Grotto itself. Sean Connery and the gang hung out at the Yacht Club of Staniel Cay during filming and photos can be seen all around the bar.

It’s an island we could have easily hung out at ourselves for a few more weeks. But alas, we only had a few days.

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Thunderball Grotto in the Exuma Cays is one of the best examples of Bahamian beauty. This wondrous destination combines the splendor of the country’s unique landscape with the thrill of the world of James Bond. Exploring this submerged cave will ensure that you take unforgettable memories home of your day trip to Bahamas.

The Exuma Cays are made up of 365 islands, and many more sites and attractions. Thunderball Grotto is among the most beautiful. In close proximity to Staniel Cay Bahamas, the jewel in the crown of the Bahamas, Thunderball Grotto is easily accessible. This is important because with our Air Tours you can choose to embark on a Staniel Cay day tour. You’ll be able to visit a number of extraordinary sites on your trip, including the marvelous Thunderball Grotto.

 

5. Staniel Cay Yacht Club

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The centerpiece of the Staniel Cay community is the famous and historic Staniel Cay Yacht Club; a luxury boutique hotel with over water bungalows, marina, restaurant and bar. With close proximity to Staniel Cay Yacht Club is known by some as the gateway to the Exumas. Staniel Cay Yacht Club is the perfect place to lunch and people watch.

6. Exuma's Famous Sandbars

With sapphire-blue water everywhere, The Exumas are an exotic collection of dream destinations.
The white sand exquisiteness and tropical waters make for an excellent destination on any Bahamas day trip to the Exumas. It is just one of many attractions within the vicinity of Staniel Cay.
Staniel Cay Adventures stops at one of the most spectacular in the Bahamas. Enjoy the incredible shallow and narrow channels of crystal clear blues and stunning white sand beach that peek out of the water at low tide. You will see exotic life under the sea and experience quiet seclusion like you can’t get in other parts of the Bahamas.
The Exuma sandbars are the definition of an oasis deep in the Bahamas!

Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs Day TourSwimming Pigs Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Need More Information? – Give us a call!

Info@StanielCayAdventures.com
Text or Call (242) 524-8062 and What’s App

How long is boat ride from Nassau to Pig Beach?

The boat ride from Nassau takes three hours. There is a good choice of Tour Operators in Nassau; most swimming pigs tour operators use speedboats. You can avoid the 3 hours speed boat ride to reach Pig Beach from Nassau by taking a quick 30-minute flight. This option gives you more time in the Exuma Cays and dramatically lowers the risk of cancellation due to the large body of water that needs to be crossed by a speedboat.

What is Provided For The Swimimng Pigs Tour?

  • Fluffy Towels
  • Water and soft drinks with lots of ice for those hot days
  • Snacks
  • Fish and Pig Snacks
  • Sunscreen if needed
  • Snorkeling gear that is professionally maintained
  • Beach chairs and floats
  • Phone Chargers and power supply
  • Digital photos for download
  • Local and experienced Boat Captain

You provide:

  • Camera or smart phone
  • Swim suit, hat and cover up for sun protection
  • Cash for lunch, tips and $10 per person to swim with the pet sharks

What is The Cancellation Policy:?

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made under 48 hours of departure time incur forfeiture of deposit (50%) and Cancellations the day of incur forfeiture of (100%) of the cost. With the only exception being extreme weather conditions.

What is The Cost of the Swimming Pigs Tour from Nassua?

Our Cost: $447 per person.  If you would like a private customized tour please see our tour and boat options.

All Prices exclude 12% VAT and Credit Card Processing Fee of 5%

Provide us with your details. You card is not charged until we confirm your flights.

How far in advance do you need to book a swimming pigs day tour?

The further out you book, the better chance of booking your preferred date. Staniel Cay Day Tours get booked fast make your booking in advance if you can’t then email or call us and we will try to accommodate your schedule.

Can I book Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs Day Tours by phone?

Yes! Call 1.242.524.8062

Can I book a private trip?

Yes, we offer private charter trips. Please see the chart below.

Does the tour still go out if it rains?

We go out as long as the weather permits, depending on the water condition and how heavy the rainfall is we will try to make it out rain or shine. We do have rain protection if needed. It is rare to have a full day of rain.

Do we have to tip our Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs Tour Guides?

Tips are not required but are much appreciated; more than often, people provide tips to our captains.

How much cash should we take and do they accept U.S. currency?

Yes, every island accepts U.S. currency and Bahamian Currency. Bring enough money for souvenirs and $10.00 for swimming with the Compass Cay Pet Sharks.

How much tip do you think we should give?

Tips can vary depending on how many people are in your group.

Will there be somewhere to leave our personal items while on the swimming pigs tour?

Our boats have dry areas that we can stash your personal belongings during the tour.

Is lunch included?

No, lunch is not included on the Swimming Pigs Staniel Cay Day Tour. We offer snacks, water, and soda.

What should we wear for the Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs Tour?

Wear appropriate weather gear and always have a swimsuit on underneath!

Where do we meet for pick up?

When you land on Staniel Cay, we will be right there to greet you.

Who will our tour guides be?

We have licensed local captains that have all grown up in the Exuma Cays and have many years of experience.

Where do The Swimming Pigs Live?

The original swimming pigs live on Big Major Cay, one of the over 365 islands in Exuma Cays, a district of the Bahamas. Also known as Pig Beach. Big Major Cay is not inhabited by people and is located by Staniel Cay. The island is about 82 miles southeast of Nassau, and about 50 miles northwest of George Town.

Can I give a tour as a gift?

Of course, you can! Email us or give us a call, and we can help if you want it to be a surprise.

What Do We to Bring on the Swimming Pigs Tour

  • Change of Clothes
  • Swimsuit
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Shoes
  • No Jewelry
  • Insect Repellent

Who Should Not Go On The Swimming Pigs Tour

  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not accessible for the physically challenged
  • Not recommended for people with back problems or who have had a recent back surgery
  • Not recommended for people with respiratory or heart problems
  • Not recommended for people with a recent arm/hand surgery
  • Not handicapped accessible

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Up to 4 people. After 4 people the cost is $175 per person for Brunch and $250 per person for Lunch up to 6 people.
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Visit Pigs Beach and See The Swimming Pigs with Staniel Cay Adventures