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SWIMMING WITH PIGS AND MARINE MAMMALS NASSAU BAHAMAS - YOUR GUIDE FOR A FUN VACATION

swimming with pigs

When you think of Bahamas you think of bright sun, turquoise water and white sand, caribbean climate, Atlantis paradise and swimming with Dolphins and Pigs! Pigs?? Yes you read it right! Aside from relaxing beaches, Nassau is famous for it's swimming with Pigs excursion too.

 

There are 3 islands where you can see or swim with the Pigs. The Berry Island, Pearl Island and Exuma. Exuma is the famous out of the 3 islands not just because it's quieter and more relaxing than Nassau but because some reportedly celebrities own island's in Exumas such as David Copperfield of Musha Cay; Faith Hill and Time McGraw of Goat Cay; the Aga Khan of Bell Island; Johnny Depp of Little Halls Pond Cay; and Tyler Perry of White Bay Cay. [source:https://www.myoutislands.com/blog/boi-news/travel-like-a-celebrity-by-visiting-these bahamianislands#:~:text=The%20most%20commonly%20reported%20celebrity,700%20islands%20and%202%2C400%20cays.]

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If you are going to Bahamas by cruise ship and would like to try this adventures, I would highly recommend you to book your excursion thru the ship as it will give you assurance that you won't miss the ship going back from your tour, and it is convenient! You get priority too, the ship ensures you that you are the first off the ship in order to maximize your adventure time. If you are going to cruise with one of Royal Caribbean's cruise ship you can do this adventure either in one of the ports of call such as is their private Island's Perfect Day at CocoCay or in Nassau, Bahamas.

 

I had my ample time with pigs in Berry Island which is around 5-8mins. travelling from CocoCay by dinghy boat . The tour will give you around 45mins. in the island then they will take you back to CocoCay to give you time to enjoy the cruise ship's private island. If 45 mins. is too short for you then I suggest that you should try it in Nassau, Bahamas were the tour takes up to 4 hours.

 

Upon arrival in Berry Island and from the dinghy boat I could already see the pigs roaming freely from the area, although they have blocked some parts of the place for the pigs safety. We were briefed by the staff island of what we can and cannot do with the piggy, to avoid any harm. Phone and camera is not allowed in the water area however there are places where they allow you to take pictures using your personal devices such as bar and waiting area were I met Seven and Foots the cute little puppies that runs with the piglet in the water, ( unfortunately Seven can't run because he's tied in the bar ). You don't have to worry not having pictures with the cutey because at the beach area the staff will be the one who will take pictures of you and if you want to get copies of your photos you can buy it online thru here: swimmingpigs.photostockplus.com

​ After the excursion the tour guide came back to Berry Island and picked us up back to CocoCay.

From the ship I had to walk all the way to the other side of the Island to meet the tour groups

From the ship I had to walk all the way to the other side of the Island to meet the tour groups

The hot balloon is so tempting!

The hot balloon is so tempting!

The map shows the distance from CocoCay to Swim with Pigs island

The map shows the distance from CocoCay to Swim with Pigs island

This is Mother Tweety Bird

This is Mother Tweety Bird

I think this is Biscuits

I think this is Biscuits

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Foots and Seven playing

Foots and Seven playing

This is the link where you can buy pictures

This is the link where you can buy pictures

If you are travelling to Nassau by plane and or if you are staying in Nassau for a few days, then booking with a reputable excursion guide is what I recommend you. Get Your Guide is one of the reputable on land excursion guide that received a 4 star review from tripadvisor.com. They have partnered with local independent operators that take care of everything, so you can focus on making memories.

 

Below are the Top 3 tours that you can book with Get Your Guide in Nassau Bahamas

 

NASSAU: 3-STOP SNORKEL, TURTLES, AND PIGS SPEEDBOAT TOUR

Take some time to explore three different islands off the coast of Nassau by speedboat. Visit the coral reef by Pearl Island, snorkel in the waters, and spot the colorful and majestic fish. Then, admire turtles at Turtle Cay, before getting playful with the local pigs of Rose Island.

Highlights

  • Snorkel around Pearl Island to see majestic fish and local marine life

  • Discover the Green Cay, a small uninhabited cay where turtles thrive

  • Have fun swimming with pigs and eat lunch at the very popular Rose Island

  • Ride by private speedboat, with the chance to customize your experience

  • Walk along the turquoise beaches of Turtle Cay and bask in the sun

 

Includes

  • Speedboat trip

  • Captain

  • Snorkeling equipment

  • Visit to Pearl Island

  • Visit to Green Cay

  • Visit to Rose Island

  • Swimming with pigs

  • Bottled water

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PEARL ISLAND: PIGS BEACH WITH LUNCH

Meet, feed, and greet the world-famous swimming pigs for the experience of a lifetime. Enjoy everything Pearl Island has to offer from kayaking to paddleboarding to lounging on white-sand beaches.

If you haven't seen the pictures on friend's social media feeds, or in the pages of travel magazines, you'll be in for a wonderful surprise. Nassau's northern coast is home to Pigs Beach, where beachgoers can meet, feed, and yes, even swim, with the local indigenous pigs.

Includes

  • Round-trip ferry transportation

  • 30-minute swimming with the pigs

  • Lunch

  • Water mats and trampoline

  • Kayaks and standup paddleboards

  • Access to the lighthouse

  • Access to shaded decks

  • Showers

  • Full bathroom facilities

 

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NAS SPEED BOAT 3 ISLAND! SNORKEL 2 REEFS AND TURTLE VIEWING

Discover the coral reef at Pearl Island and Rose Island on a speedboat tour from Nassau. See green sea turtles while on a 40-ft speedboat and snorkel in the clear blue waters of pristine beaches.

Highlights

  • View green sea turtles and other sea life at Green Cay

  • Discover the underwater world while snorkeling at Rose Island Reef

  • Relax and soak in the sun rays at Rose Island Beach

Includes

  • Speedboat pick up and drop off

  • Bottled water

 

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