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Ultimate Guide to Swimming with Pigs in The Bahamas

Pig swimming at the beach

Sponsored by 3 N’s Exuma Vacations

So, you want to swim with pigs in the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Bahamas? We did just that in the beautiful Exumas Islands, and this is how you can do it too!

Our kids loved the experience

Until fairly recently, swimming with pigs in The Bahamas was not something on anyone’s radar. Word started to slowly trickle out about a small Exuma Island called Big Major Cay (also now called Pig Island) that a group of wild pigs were excited to see any tourist that wanted to visit with carrots in hand.

Now it’s one of the most popular attractions in The Bahamas!

Pig at the beach with a mother and daughter looking on
Such a unique experience!

I never realized how much of a thing swimming with pigs would be but so many in our community enthusiastically responded with, “I had no idea you could swim with pigs.” “I’ve never considered the Bahamas before, but now I’m planning on it.”

Even all the way from Australia – the land of beautiful beaches – our followers said, “How do I get there? I’m coming!

This guide to swimming with pigs in the Exumas, Bahamas will tell you all you need to know including how to get there, what are the best tours, what to expect, proper etiquette, and the other incredible things you see and do on the swimming with pigs tour.

Because Pig Beach wasn’t even the highlight of our 1/2 day boat excursion for me!

Where 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 remote islands stretching across the Tropic of Cancer in the southern half of The Bahamas. They are known for being more remote and exotic than the northern islands of the Bahamas.

I hadn’t even heard of the Exuma Islands until Natijia from 3 N’s Exuma Vacations invited us to visit Staniel Cay and experience their swimming pigs’ tour. (They are our paid partner for this trip!)

I’m not sure why The Bahamas was never on my radar. Probably because I’m Australian and had my fair share of spectacular beaches and islands. Would it really interest me, or would I just be as blasé as one gets visiting Europe and seeing endless churches?

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

Nope. Impossible when you see the absolute paradise that is the Exuma Islands. No wonder many celebrities come here for a private escape.

Our Bahamas vacation became so much more than just a swimming with pigs excursion, which is why I recommend you spend longer in this spectacular region.

On our tour, we visited several of the…

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