Final Information to Swimming with Pigs in The Bahamas

Sponsored by 3 N’s Exuma Holidays

So, you wish to swim with pigs within the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Bahamas? We did simply that within the lovely Exumas Islands, and that is how you are able to do it too!

Pig swimming at the beach
Our youngsters cherished the expertise

Till pretty just lately, swimming with pigs in The Bahamas was not one thing on anybody’s radar. Phrase began to slowly trickle out a couple of small Exuma Island known as Massive Main Cay (additionally now known as Pig Island) {that a} group of untamed pigs had been excited to see any vacationer that needed to go to with carrots in hand.

Now it’s some of the well-liked sights in The Bahamas!

Pig at the beach with a mother and daughter looking on
Such a novel expertise!

I by no means realized how a lot of a factor swimming with pigs could be however so many in our neighborhood enthusiastically responded with, “I had no concept you would swim with pigs.” “I’ve by no means thought-about the Bahamas earlier than, however now I’m planning on it.”

Even all the best way from Australia – the land of lovely seashores – our followers stated, “How do I get there? I’m coming!

This information to swimming with pigs within the Exumas, Bahamas will let you know all you must know together with how you can get there, what are the perfect excursions, what to anticipate, correct etiquette, and the opposite unimaginable stuff you see and do on the swimming with pigs tour.

As a result of Pig Seaside wasn’t even the spotlight of our 1/2 day boat tour for me!

The place Are The Exuma Cays?

Plane flying over islands
View from our flight from Nassau to Staniel Cay

The Exuma Cays are an oasis of 365 distant islands stretching throughout the Tropic of Most cancers within the southern half of The Bahamas. They’re identified for being extra distant and unique than the northern islands of the Bahamas.

I hadn’t even heard of the Exuma Islands till Natijia from 3 N’s Exuma Vacations invited us to go to Staniel Cay and expertise their swimming pigs’ tour. (They’re our paid accomplice for this journey!)

I’m unsure why The Bahamas was by no means on my radar. Most likely as a result of I’m Australian and had my fair proportion of spectacular seashores and islands. Wouldn’t it actually curiosity me, or would I simply be as blasé as one will get visiting Europe and seeing infinite church buildings?

Family of four getting a phot taken on the beach with beautiful blue water behind them
Pirate Seaside on Staniel Cay is unimaginable!

Nope. Not possible once you see absolutely the paradise that’s the Exuma Islands. No marvel many celebrities come right here for a non-public escape.

Our Bahamas trip turned a lot greater than only a swimming with pigs tour, which is why I like to recommend you spend longer on this spectacular area.

On our tour, we visited a number of of the cays and spent four nights on Staniel Cay at the Embrace Resort. We’re already planning our return journey and cherished escaping winter from our dwelling in Raleigh, NC!

The place is Pig Island?

Pig swimming at the beach

The unique Pig Seaside is on Pig Island which is definitely known as Massive Main Cay. It’s an uninhabited island subsequent door to Staniel Cay, the gateway to the Exuma Cays. 

Staniel Cay has the closest airport to the pigs, so most guests becoming a member of the Pig Island excursions by airplane from Nassau or Paradise Island will arrive right here.

People on the sand at the beach

When you’re taking a ship tour from Nassau or Paradise Island, it’s a 2-hour velocity boat trip to Pig Island, every approach! You’ll be able to even get the ferry from Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida in case you actually wish to (I don’t suggest).

Exuma Pigs Historical past: The place did the pigs come from?

Pig swimming at the beach

On a distant island in the course of the Caribbean Sea lives a bunch of glad, wholesome pigs. As they’ve lived there now for a while, they’re native, however they didn’t begin out that approach!

There are plenty of tales about how the wild pigs of the Exuma Islands got here to be. The truth is, there’s a complete e-book on the topic known as ‘Pigs of Paradise’ by T. R. Todd, in case you’re actually .

Pig swimming at the beach
Piggy paradise

We realized the true story of the place the pigs got here from Natajia at Embrace Resort. And on what authority does she have to inform this?

Effectively, her grandparents had been the unique inhabitants of Staniel Cay and so she is aware of how the pigs moved from that island to the one subsequent door, Massive Main Cay.

As you possibly can think about pigs scent, and, on an island two miles lengthy and half a mile extensive, that scent can intensify shortly. Her household clearly wanted meals – not a lot is accessible naturally within the Exumas – so pigs had been a necessity.

As a substitute of residing amongst the uncomfortable scent of the pigs on Staniel Cay, they’d the thought to maneuver the pigs to the close by desolate island. They may are inclined to them – and slaughter them – from there. And that’s the story of the pigs.

Pig at the beach
A few of them are huge!

They quickly grew comfy of their paradise dwelling and would typically be visited by passing sailors and boaters who threw meals scraps out to them. The pigs bought used to this and would swim out to the boats for his or her feeding once they noticed them arrive.

It has solely been the previous 5 years that swimming with these pigs turned a factor and now it is without doubt one of the hottest issues to do in all the Bahamas.

Young girl petting a pig at the beach
It’s okay to pet them

I feel the true star of this present although is the beautiful pure great thing about the pig’s Exuma Island dwelling. And there at the moment are Pig Seashores popping up everywhere in the Bahama Islands in an effort to capitalize on this world-famous phenomenon. 

However there is just one REAL Pig Seaside and that’s on Massive Main Cay, which is true subsequent door to Staniel Cay.

Finest technique to see the Swimming Pigs within the Bahamas

There are a number of methods you are able to do a tour swimming pigs within the Exuma Islands. Listed below are the preferred tour operators and what they provide.

3 N’s Exuma Holidays Swimming with Pigs Tour

Pigs swimming at the beach
Who knew they’re good swimmers?

Our tour was with 3N’s Exuma Vacations, a premium four-hour tour that gives small group sizes, seven stops, and contains drink (even native Bahamian beer, Kalik), snacks, snorkel gear, seaside towels, and entrance charges and taxes. They also offer private tours.

3 N’s was the primary journey company in Staniel Cay and is rated #1 on TripAdvisor and holds a Badge of Excellence. With 3N’s, the tour will end on the Flying Pig Café on website on the Embrace Resort.

That is an all-woman and domestically owned company by a mother-daughter group who had been each born and raised in Staniel Cay. 

close up shot of a pigs head
Hey attractive!

3Ns is an acronym for the 3 generations of ladies, Nellie (the grandmother and inspiration), Nikki, (the mom and basis), and Natajia (the daughter and continuation). 

With 3N’s Swimming with Pigs tour you get a premium service with further stops in comparison with most different excursions. Whereas we didn’t expertise every other tour operator, from our observations we felt we had been on among the best excursions as a consequence of small group sizes, extra comfy boats, and premium service.

Listed below are the three excursions they run:

1. Group tour from Staniel Cay

People on a boat cruise in beautiful water
Our boat tour from Staniel Cay with 3N’s Exuma Holidays

One of the simplest ways to do the swimming with pigs tour is out of your lodging on Staniel Cay. This Cay is paradise – as are all of the Exuma Islands. When you’re coming all this manner, why not spend an evening or two on the Cay? 

It’s important to get the identical flight over anyway, and this manner you possibly can spend extra time stress-free in paradise. 

These excursions begin at $300, and company of Embrace Resort obtain a 30% low cost for the tour. We stayed at Embrace Resort, which is owned by 3N’s Exuma Trip, who run the swimming with pigs’ tour.

2. Flying in from Nassau for the day

View from our flight from Nassau to Staniel Cay

You’ll be able to be a part of the 3N’s tour for a full-day journey from Nassau which features a 30-minute scenic flight to Staniel Cay, which is the place you’ll be a part of the boat tour. 

The views from the airplane are spectacular – so I hope you’ve got nice climate.

That is the second-best choice. When you arrive in Staniel Cay, you’ll be a part of the group tour with these staying on the island and can be precisely the identical as I’ve outlined on this publish. On the time of writing (January 2023), this tour begins from $675.

3. Personal Tour

After all, the last word technique to see the pigs (in case your finances permits) could be on a non-public tour with your individual boat. 

You should have the identical expertise however the luxurious of your individual private house and extra flexibility in your itinerary. The non-public tour could be an ideal concept you probably have a big group touring collectively and will prevent cash.

Different: Pace Boat tour from Nassau or Paradise Island

Speed boat with people on it anchored at a beach
Pace boat from Nassau

What if you’re coming in for the day from Nassau and don’t wish to fly? We perceive that some folks don’t have plenty of time (or finances) within the Bahamas and should not be capable to journey to Staniel Cay like us.

There may be an choice to hitch a swimming with pig tour on a velocity boat from Nassau. A number of necessary issues to notice:

  • It takes two-hours on a cramped boat simply to get to Pig Island. Due to this you solely get 10-Quarter-hour at 4 stops earlier than you’ve got the lengthy two-hour journey again. 
  • If the climate is dangerous, they received’t go due to uneven seas. However, in case you’re flying in, or staying on the island, they will wait till the climate passes (which is frequent within the Exumas).
Boats anchored off a beach
Pig Seaside

Personally, I don’t assume it’s price doing such an enormous journey like this to see simply the pigs for a brief time period, so don’t suggest it. Similar to I wouldn’t suggest folks driving 4 hours to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas for the day, simply to see it for 15-minutes!

However, if this works for you and you actually wish to see the pigs, then go for it. It might be a extra inexpensive choice and I’m certain others have loved it.

Though I’ve not been to Nassau, I discovered the Exuma Islands spectacularly lovely and relaxed so would select having a trip right here as an alternative.

What to anticipate from a Swimming with Pigs Bahamas tour?

Pig at the beach
They don’t seem to be shy about posing!

That is based mostly upon our expertise with the 3N’s Exuma Trip tour and our observations:

  • You’ll get 25-minutes in any respect stops on the excursions and the order of stops isn’t set in stone. Your information will determine the place to go first making an allowance for tides and avoidance of crowds.
  • Excursions depart as soon as all company flying in from Nassau arrive. Inclement climate may delay departure. However with the Exumas, the downpours typically don’t final lengthy. Have persistence, you’ll nonetheless get your four-hour, half-day tour regardless of once you depart.
  • Our information was glorious at telling us earlier than the tour began, earlier than we jumped off the boat for every cease, and even whereas we had been having the expertise, how you can behave and take care of the animals and keep away from getting bitten. I didn’t see anybody from our group behaving badly. Take heed to the information and take care of the animals. When you get bitten, take into account what you had been doing that led to that.
Girl bottle feeding a pig
You’ll be able to feed the piglet’s milk
  • You’ll see we didn’t get any staged or unnatural selfies with the pigs. They had been shifting too shortly in the hunt for meals, and I wasn’t about to harass a pig simply to get an arrogance shot. The pictures we bought had been all pure. If circumstances are completely different for you then go for it!
  • As lifelong vacationers, we all know how disappointing it may be if the climate is just not blue skies and sunshine. However it may possibly’t be helped or managed. You’ll be able to nonetheless have a good time and get superior pictures.
  • You’ll be able to feed the pigs, however not processed meals. You can be given fruit and greens, reminiscent of apples, watermelon, carrots and so forth. When feeding the pigs, maintain your hand out flat and be aware of their chompers!
Pig swimming at the beach
They love carrots
  • Examine to see what your tour gives. You could must deliver your individual water or snacks – you’ll need slightly pick-me-up. And convey a towel! You’ll get moist. Our tour provided all of this.
  • Put on reef-safe suncream. Don’t spoil the pure great thing about The Bahamas by carrying poisonous suncream that harms the fish. Attempt to put money into a reef-safe suncream earlier than you go.

Finest Time to Go to the Bahamas to Swim with Pigs

Mom and two kids on a boat ride
Gorgeous Exuma Islands

When you’re planning forward and questioning when to suit this attraction into your Bahamas itinerary, then you’ll want to plan your go to for exterior the hurricane season.

The hurricane season often lasts from early June to late November, and generally into early December. Weirdly, Staniel Cay has by no means been hit by a significant hurricane, however that doesn’t imply it may possibly’t occur.

time to go to is the Spring. From April, the climate is at its mildest and you might be blessed with sunny skies. The height season runs from December till early April, so an excellent time to go to could be late April and Might, which can see fewer crowds and good climate.

Pig at the beach with a young girl
We had 80F temps in January!

Peak instances are Christmas and New Yr, Spring Break, the 4th of July, Bahamian Independence Day, and the primary week in August. 

June and July are the busy excessive season.

The off-season is often mid-August to mid-November, however remember the fact that that is additionally the wet season.

Surprisingly, Staniel Cay is sweet to go to year-round, and we had beautiful 80F temps in January.

What Are The Boats Like?

Boat anchored on the edge of a beach with a lady standing next to it
Captain Dave on our tour boat

The boats are fairly small to permit for straightforward navigation across the islands, seashores, sandbars, and tide adjustments. 

Our boat with 3 N’s Exuma Vacations from Staniel Cay had comfy seating for the 13 of us on tour. Craig sat up the again behind the captain so we had extra room on the entrance and so he might take pictures. 

The great thing about this pig’s tour is not only that Pig Island is just 10-minutes-away, or the stops you make alongside the best way, however attending to the stops. You’ll cruise by beautiful seashores, small islands, and spectacular views.

Most of the cays you go by are privately owned, so get pleasure from a glimpse of huge mansions and pristine non-public seashores.

Deserted house on the beach
Personal dwelling

Johnny Depp purchased his personal Exuma island after filming Pirates of the Caribbean and falling in love with it. My therapeutic massage appointment was postponed as a result of he saved our mutual therapeutic massage therapist for an extended appointment on his non-public island!

Yep, we had been one diploma of separation from many well-known stars together with Michael Jordan, Pooh Bear, Paris Hilton, and Johnny Depp.

Embrace Resort may also help you set up a therapeutic massage from Khori at Illusions by the Sea – it was implausible.

Our Expertise Swimming with Pigs on Pig Island

Pig swimming at the beach
A pigs life

Earlier than occurring this swimming with pigs tour on Pig Seaside, Kalyra was adamant she was not swimming with the pigs as they’re filthy – regardless of my protests that they had been really very clear animals.

However as quickly as we arrived, and he or she noticed these pigs swimming out to satisfy us, she was hooked and jumped straight within the water to spend time with them. She even cuddled and fed a piglet milk – given to her by one of many attendants.

Because of this we worth wildlife encounters – they may also help us see the true magnificence in animals and so do higher to assist shield them.

It’s about observing and genuinely connecting with the animals in a secure and loving approach.

Pig laying in the sand at a beach
Chilling within the shade!

We couldn’t consider our luck once we arrived at an empty seaside and had the expertise with these pigs rising from their shady resting spot and swimming out to our boat. One even tried to climb into our boat.

We had a few minutes to get pleasure from their immense presence and humorous conduct as they got here for his or her meals, remembering to place each palms within the air and say, “No meals,” once they got here close to us eager to eat.

Pig swimming at the beach
Arms up means no meals!

And like well-trained piggies, they’d quietly swim away till they discovered the meals they had been on the lookout for. I left the feeding to the specialists, content material to only watch and giggle at them.

I used to be stunned at how huge most of the pigs had been and what nice swimmers they had been. It may be unnerving once you see them come in direction of you, particularly if their mouths are open.

Pig at the beach with a young girl
“No meals”

When you observe the directions, they won’t harm you. Don’t scream or run, simply put your palms up and say “no meals.”

Whereas I noticed most individuals behaving okay, I did see just a few not eager about the pigs sufficient, just like the lady so targeted on getting the right pig selfie she refused to hearken to the PIGLET’S distressed squeals and put it down for about 20-minutes!

Or the lady screaming on the pig to ‘Go away, Go Away’ whereas wildly waving her palms round… with a carrot in it. Or the folks attempting to feed the piglets carrots when instructed to not! And – this was funnier – the younger male telling the pig to “Sit. Sit” prefer it was a canine.

People feeding pigs on a beach

“I’ll present you sit,” stated the piggy leaping at him with enamel bared to grab the carrot he was dangling above its head. He form of squealed, threw the carrot, and ran!

Usually, if anybody will get bitten, it’s as a result of they’ve made selections like this. I used to be grateful for the preparation we had from Captain Dave earlier than getting within the water with them.

When you care in regards to the pigs and observe the directions, you should have an exquisite time “swimming” with them. You’re not likely swimming with them – extra like wading in waist deep water – though if you’re lucky to get there with out different boats you would swim with them.

Pigs swimming at the beach
Who wouldn’t wish to swim right here?

One of many pigs pooped within the water close to us, however you possibly can simply keep away from it. It’s all a part of the tour!

Fairly just a few boats quickly got here in (the big velocity boats from Nassau with plenty of folks), which made the expertise really feel slightly extra chaotic and crowded. This is able to be the worth of a private tour as you’d be higher in a position to keep away from the crowds.

We researched the swimming with pig tour fastidiously earlier than doing it, noting some eco-warrior and animal-lover pals of ours who’ve additionally carried out it.

Pig laying on the sand at the beach

The pigs are very effectively taken care of, extraordinarily well-fed, and get common veterinarian checks. They’ve a committee of locals who work to maintain them protected and on-site caretakers. They even get coconut oil rubbed on them to assist with solar publicity.

As they’re fed frequently by vacationers who come to see them (wholesome meals pigs can eat) they pose no menace to the native wildlife as in any other case feral pigs would.

Different stops on the Swimming with Pigs Bahamas Tour

I discussed earlier that it’s not price doing a tour all the best way from Nassau on a velocity boat solely to swim with pigs. We cherished our tour with 3N’s Exuma Holidays as a result of we bought to see different gems within the Bahamas too and spend an excellent period of time there!

Listed below are another stops on the swimming with pigs boat excursions.

Visiting The Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay

Mom and two daughters looking at an iguana on a beach
Iguana Island

Our first cease on the tour was Bitter Guana Cay to go to the native iguanas basking within the solar on the seaside. Iguana Island is dwelling to the one remaining endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas on the planet. 

Whereas they haven’t any pure predators on the island, the iguanas on Bitter Guana Cay are endangered – their greatest menace being people. Though unlawful, the iguanas are sometimes hunted for human consumption. 

We had been so enamored by the few that greeted us as we jumped off the boat that I failed to note the scores of iguanas additional behind on rocks and camouflaged by the shrub-like atmosphere.

Two iguanas on a beach
Tremendous cool expertise

Their beautiful brown-ish pink our bodies shortly waddled right down to the shore, checking us out with curious, red-rimmed eyes. 

As instructed, we saved our distance from the iguanas as we stated G’day, snapped pictures, and took in the fantastic thing about their pristine atmosphere.

DO NOT feed the iguanas. It’s unlawful to take action and simply not good for them. They’re okay with you visiting, however in case you’re a human behaving badly, don’t be stunned in the event that they harm you.

Mom and two daughters on a beach with a boat in the background
One other lovely seaside

This was our first have a look at the beautiful seashores which can be in abundance on the islands of the Exuma – glistening white sand, and shallow clear turquoise water excellent for swimming and snorkeling. 

Swimming with Sharks at Compass Cay

People standing in waist deep blue water with baby sharks swimming
Compass Cay Marina

This was one other, “No approach, I’m not doing that” wildlife expertise our daughters protested about. To be trustworthy, I didn’t assume I’d swim with sharks both.

Like many Gen X youngsters, I’ve feared sharks since watching Jaws as a younger baby. They’ve all the time been a daunting enemy intent on just one factor – consuming people.

So, this up-close encounter helped us to see that this isn’t an correct portrayal. The truth is, all of us commented on how a lot they reminded us of our valuable kittens – gently swimming previous and form of rubbing at your leg with their tails, hoping to be fed.

However in contrast to kittens, they’re as tough as sandpaper, however nonetheless lovely to the touch as they swim by.

People standing in waist deep blue water with baby sharks swimming
One of many handlers

Once more, strict directions instructed us how you can safely work together with them, with warnings to preserve our fingers out of the water lest we needed them to be mistaken for fish meals and bitten. These are docile nurse sharks with tiny enamel (that may nonetheless do some harm).

The attendants present you how you can fastidiously pet the sharks and likewise maintain them in case you like. This doesn’t harm the sharks and they’re fastidiously monitored by attendants, however we selected to not maintain them simply in case.

Because it was low tide, we had been principally wading by means of the water as they swam round us. I used to be shocked that I didn’t really feel any concern in any respect. It was an exquisite expertise.

How did these sharks get right here? 

People standing in waist deep blue water with baby sharks swimming
Tremendous clear water

They had been initially introduced as pets, nonetheless, after gaining recognition by means of tourism, the Compass Cay Marina has turned the atmosphere right into a sanctuary for dozens of nurse sharks within the space.

Compass Cay Marina has one of many uncommon completely protected harbors within the Exumas. It’s a haven for boats, significantly huge yachts. Hold an eye fixed out as Michael Jordan was close to right here only some days earlier than us. 

Observe: When you keep on Staniel Cay, you may as well see plenty of nurse sharks across the Yacht Membership marina. They feed off the scraps the fishermen throw in after cleansing their fish.

Snorkeling at Thunderball Grotto

Mom and daughter snorkeling inside a cave
The Grotto is superior!

Snorkeling at Thunderball Grotto was my favourite a part of the Swimming with Pigs tour. Not all excursions go right here, particularly these coming in from Nassau by boat for the day excursions.

I used to be not anticipating the sweetness that lay beneath the water. The grotto was teeming with small striped Sergeant majors, yellow tail snappers, and angel fish swimming round us, and bright-colored coral on the seafloor and rock partitions.

With the sunshine coming by means of the cave from holes above and beneath beneath the water there have been various hues of blue underwater as effectively.

Fish swimming among coral
We noticed fairly coral and fish

A rope guides you thru the small tunnels into the grotto the place you possibly can snorkel. We snorkeled at many locations around the globe, so I used to be stunned to see how pristine it was right here.

The timing right here is necessary because it’s finest to enter the grotto at low tide.

Thunderball Grotto is positioned simply off Staniel Cay and is called after the James Bond film, Thunderball, which was filmed right here. Splash and Into the Blue additionally had scenes filmed right here.

Pipe Creek Sandbar

Mom taking photo of daughter running in shallow water at the beach
Gorgeous sandbar

My different favourite a part of the Swimming with Pigs tour was our cease at Pipe Creek Sandbar.

I’ve not seen a spot as lovely since Whitehaven Seaside in Queensland. With its swirling colours of white sand and 50 shades of blue, it was similar to this protected and distant space of Australia that, like Pipe Creek, is just accessible by boat.

Many individuals come right here to get married. I’d like to return with a picnic, an excellent e-book, and oodles of time to take a seat with the view.

Mom and daughter taking a photo at the beach
Superb picture opps!

Pipe Creek is alleged to be some of the spectacular sandbars within the Exumas, presumably The Bahamas. You want low tide and a small boat to entry it.

On this cease, you get to stroll round, swim, and benefit from the heavenly views. 

Seeing the Sunken Airplane Wreck

Sunken drug airplane

Our final cease was to see a sunken airplane that crashed within the shallow waters right here within the 70s. It was a drug smuggler’s airplane that belonged to Pablo Escobar and the Colombian Cartel.

Legend has it the 2 pilots couldn’t escape the sunken airplane as a result of it was packed too tightly with marijuana and so died by drowning.

It is without doubt one of the most accessible underwater airplane shipwrecks in your entire world and is seen from above water. We didn’t cease for snorkeling, however I consider you possibly can.

The women had been slightly freaked out when seeing this contemplating the small airplane flight to and from Staniel Cay, which they had been nervous about! However I’m glad to report they cherished the return flight to Nassau.

Lunch at The Flying Pig Café

People sitting on a deck at a cafe
Flying Pig Café

In case you are doing the Swimming with Pigs tour with 3N’s Exuma Holidays, you’ll finish with lunch on the Flying Pig Café positioned within the Embrace Resort on Staniel Cay.

We ate on the Flying Pig every single day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – throughout our four-night keep and cherished the freshness of the meals. 

Lunch is included within the tour and also you pre-order. Choices embody:

  1. Greek Salad
  2. Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry
  3. Wings with fries
  4. Fish Sandwich
  5. Rooster, Bacon Soften
fish sandwich with fries
Fish sandwich

Our daughter cherished the rooster bacon soften and ordered it a number of instances. She stated it was the perfect she’s had. The wings had been scrumptious – we cherished the candy guava sauce, and the fish sandwich and Greek salad had been contemporary and yummy.

As that is peak time on the café, anticipate a wait in your meals. Sit within the solar – or at shaded tables – order a rum punch and luxuriate in stress-free into Bahama time.

In case you are on a day journey from Nassau, somebody will stroll you over to the airport when it’s time in your flight to depart. When you’re staying right here, get pleasure from stress-free on the resort or any of Staniel Cay’s lovely seashores.

The place To Keep in Staniel Cay: Embrace Resort

Pool, poolside chairs and a villas at a resort
Embrace Resort

In case you are staying in Staniel Cay for the Swimming with Pigs tour, as an alternative of flying in from Nassau for the day, among the best locations to remain on Staniel Cay is Embrace Resort.

Its inexpensive luxurious with one to 3 bedrooms, and totally furnished villas, a few of which include self-contained kitchens.

Pool chairs and a villa in a resort
Our two story villa

We cherished the relaxed, tropical vibe, pleasant service, and the additional facilities that included the onsite cafe, swimming pool, and golf automobile leases that will help you get across the small island. 

Steadily Requested Questions About Swimming with Pigs

Listed below are the solutions to some ceaselessly requested questions on swimming with pigs Bahamas…

How do I get to Staniel Cay?

You’ll be able to both fly in from Nassau (Bahamas) by way of Flamingo Air or Titan Air or fly in from Ft. Lauderdale (Florida, US) by way of Makers Air or Staniel Air. Flamingo Air, Titan Air and Maker’s Air have flights twice day by day.

What’s a Cay?

Don’t really feel foolish in case you’re questioning what a Cay is or how you can pronounce it. As a result of that was all me.
Cay is pronounced Key (just like the Florida Keys) and it’s merely a naturally occurring low island, both a sandbar or a coral reef. Cay is most frequently utilized to Caribbean islands and comes from the Spanish phrase, Cayo, which suggests key.

How will the climate be?

The Exumas has a tropical savanna local weather with dry winter. The yearly common most temperature in Exumas is 81°F (starting from 76°F in march to 85°F in august). Annual rainfall is 64.3 inches, with a minimal of two.1 inches in March and a most of 11.7 inches in October. We visited within the first week of January and had beautiful heat climate every single day with just a few sudden, however fast rain showers. Perceive that climate is all the time unpredictable and can’t be managed. Discover ways to dance within the rain! 

Do you must tip your guides?

As with life within the USA, tip your guides in case you really feel they gave nice service. They are going to be extraordinarily grateful!

Last Ideas on Swimming with Pigs Bahamas  

Pig swimming in the ocean with people on a boat behind it

So, there you’ve got it, that is every thing you must learn about swimming with the pigs in The Bahamas. 

When you select the proper your, you should have an exquisite expertise with the wildlife and be wowed by the spectacular great thing about this space. We now have not been this impressed by seashores since we left our dwelling nation, six years in the past.

We had a blast on this tour. It was our favourite a part of our Staniel Cay trip, and we now have recollections to final a lifetime.

To essentially take this expertise to the following degree, we do suggest staying longer within the Exuma Islands. Keep related as we now have extra Exuma journey posts to return.

Don’t overlook journey insurance coverage, as you simply by no means know when it’s possible you’ll want it.

We hope this information helped you to determine whether or not it’s the proper Bahamas attraction for you and helped you get an concept of what to anticipate!

When you have any questions or feedback, please go away them beneath!