Swimming With The Pigs

If you’re staying in Nassau or The Exumas, you can easily book a day trip to see the swimming pigs. Your adventure includes a boat tour through The Exuma Cays.

Get ready to fall in love with The Exumas for its pristine waters, flawless coastlines, and endless natural beauty.

pig swimming on beach towards camera making its snout look big
Want to swim with me? Oink! Oink!

Here’s a typical day trip through The Exuma Cays:

  • Feed Bahamian rock iguanas
  • Visit Blowhole Beach
  • Stop for lunch on Staniel Cay
  • See / swim with the pigs
  • Pet a stingray, hold a starfish
  • Snorkel in the Out Islands

About the Pigs

How did the pigs get to Pig Beach? It is not know for sure. Big Major Cay is uninhabited and the pigs are not native to the island. Some say they were left by a group of sailors, who planned to come back and cook them. Or that the pigs swam over from a shipwreck nearby.

Wherever they came from, there are now about 20 pigs and piglets on Pig Beach. With daily visits from Bahamians and tourists, the pigs are living the easy life on Big Major Cay.


 

Information source: https://www.bahamas.com/swimmingpigs


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