*******The pigs were completely untouched by Hurricane Dorian*******
Broker Alice shares her insight and experience of her time spent swimming with the pigs in the Bahamas.
Pig Beach – what and where?
The Bahamas comprises of over 400 islands. The most popular destination in this island chain that has become the mysterious pig beach. Thanks to social media platforms and to holiday experiences this has become an increasingly popular place to visit. The swimming pigs of the Bahamas are now known as one of the best tourist experiences. An Instagram must is to get a selfie with the swimming pigs.
Nestled at the heart of the Exuma islands at Big Major Cay, a large family of swimming pigs awaits your arrival. Remember to bring some food! The island of Big Major Cay is inhabited only by pigs, there are no humans living on this island.
As an experience, arriving at the beach is just as surreal as it sounds and one not to be missed on your Bahamas yacht charter. Although there is a lot of wildlife in the Exumas, the pigs are the rarest kind of wildlife known to the ocean.
Pig history: how did they get there?
The increase in ‘pig popularity’ has led to the big question surrounding the swimming piggies- just how did they end up on a beach? Tourists, boat captains, zoologists, and historians ask themselves this question every day.
Pig Myths: the good, the bad and the ugly.
The pigs were brought to the island to be eaten by hungry sailors in the late 1700’s. The sailors didn’t manage to catch all of the pigs to eat and created the pig family on the beach.
2- The pigs were the only survivors from a shipwreck and managed to find their swimming capabilities once they were put in the ocean for the first time.
3- The pigs are native to the island and love the beach and sea! They are truly the pigs of paradise.
The mandatory Pig Selfie in the Exumas
Team the swimming pigs with other adventures in the Exumas and experience a charter like no other! From wild iguanas, Pablo Escobar’s sunken plane, James Bond’s Thunderball Grotto to Staniel Cay Yacht Club for an unforgettable conch lunch – Get the pigs ticked off the bucket list this summer and charter a yacht in the Exumas with Boatbookings!
2 top Crewed Catamarans in the Exumas/Nassau/area in the Bahamas that have not been affected by Dorian.
We all witnessed with grief the unimaginable destruction brought upon Great Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands by hurricane Dorian and we pray for the fast and smooth recovery of the stricken areas.
Regardless, the Bahamas remains one of our most popular year-long yachting destinations: Dorian only affected the above-mentioned islands but the rest of the islands is as beautiful as always.
In any case, the majority of charter vessels have always been based in the Nassau cruising area. The Exumas combine a protected sailing area with magic sandy beaches, turquoise waters and high temperatures all year long. Some of the most popular charter vessels in Nassau and the Exumas are crewed catamarans
AMURA II is a lovely Lagoon 560, with a professional crew of 2 (captain and hostess/chef). Based all year long in Nassau, AMURA II will also consider one-way charters starting Nassau and finishing in the Exumas; this will allow you more time in order to explore the islands!
Available out of Nassau for both day charters as well as for longer period cruises is SEA SENOR! Excellent catamaran with a very experienced crew, ideal for short escapes out of Nassau! Feel free to contact now our expert broker team and start planning your next crewed catamaran charter in the Bahamas.
Spring Break is approaching us quickly and now is the perfect time to book your family getaway on a Bahamas yacht charter. If time isn’t on your side than this fun filled 3-day itinerary is the perfect solution and is sure to be a hit with everyone in your group. Where else can you swim with pigs and sharks, feed iguana’s on a beach and snorkel in James Bond’s Thunderball Cave except in the Bahamas?!
What are your top five things to do in 2016? Maybe you want to take your family away to the Bahamas, where you will discover your own paradise island, swim with dolphins by day and enjoy gastronomic delights by night. All is possible on the 157′ Christensen super yacht TOP FIVE, the perfect companion to your Bahamas Yacht Charter.
Do you like to combine world-class resorts with local culture and cuisine during your vacation? Have you been to Nassau and Paradise Island but felt guilty because you haven’t taken the opportunity to explore the surrounding area? After reading this blog, you will be inspired to take a little time out of your usual vacation to get a true taste of Bahamian life, including a trip to a famous conch stand, a popular beach bar and a stunning adventure to see some of the local marine life.