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Pearl Island: Pigs Beach with Lunch

1. Pearl Island: Pigs Beach with Lunch

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. Your day starts from a ferry ride from Nassau’s bustling harbor to Pearl Island. From there, you board our ferry and comfortably cruise to your destination for the thrill of a lifetime. Pigs Beach, is just a short five-minute trip away. After arriving, you’ll meet the local “hosts” and enjoy frolicking with them in their natural habitat. Make sure to take pictures and create memories that will last a lifetime. After your encounter with your new four-legged friends, spend what’s left of the day lounging in the sun, back at Pearl Island. Our quaint and quiet, sun-drenched retreat is the perfect way to unwind away from the din of Nassau’s busy streets. Sip a cocktail beneath of shade of a leafy palm tree, sunbathe on our powdery white-sand beaches, or take a dip in the azure-blue waters. You can also enjoy a freshly prepared lunch of Bahamian staples, like BBQ Chicken, Peas N’ Rice, Fish Fingers, Coleslaw. It’s all served on the patio overlooking the lighthouse and ocean. After lunch you can kayak along the flourishing coast lines, or just lounge around the property on one of our many plush chairs. On Pearl Island time flies, but memories will last a lifetime.

From Nassau: Exuma Swimming Pigs, Sharks and More

2. From Nassau: Exuma Swimming Pigs, Sharks and More

Enjoy a tour that includes everything you need for a full day of Exuma Cays' awesomeness. Experience the Exumas from the perspective of a local guide, and make 7 different stops at local highlights. Start your day on cloud nine by flying into Staniel Cay from Nassau. Upon arrival, you'll be escorted to your captain to start your day of adventure. Feed the local pigs at Pig Beach and swim with sharks at Compass Cay. Don't worry, these sharks are friendly and will offer you their back to pet. View the gorgeous Thunderball Grotto where movies like Splash, 007 Thunderball, and many others were filmed. Enjoy the chance to snorkel in this stunning site. Head to see the indigenous iguanas on Guana Cay, then stop by a sunken plane to snap great photos. Later, enjoy a dreamy stop on a white sandy beach and walk along a mile-long beautiful sandbar. After your adventure, you'll be taken for a local Bahamian lunch (not included) before heading back to the airport for your return flight to Nassau.

Nassau: Pearl Island Beach Day Trip and Cruise with Lunch

3. Nassau: Pearl Island Beach Day Trip and Cruise with Lunch

Meet your group and hop on the ferry which will take you straight to Pearl Island Bahamas. Sit back and enjoy the scenic cruise as you make your way over the Caribbean's crystal clear waters. Stroll along winding paths, enjoy a stunning panoramic view from the top of the lighthouse, relax on the island's two pristine beaches, explore its waters by kayak or standup paddle board, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life for up to 5 hours on your day tour. Alternatively, sit back and relax under coconut trees with a tropical cocktail. Tuck into a delicious typical Bahamian lunch of barbecue chicken, fish fingers, peas n' rice, and plantains to keep you energized before heading back out for more water sports or relaxation, and finally return to Nassau with your group.

From Paradise Island: Bahamas Beach Excursion to Sandy Toes

4. From Paradise Island: Bahamas Beach Excursion to Sandy Toes

Spend the day snorkeling and kayaking or lazing on a hammock on the private beach at Sandy Toes. If you feel like some adventure, take a tube ride in a water-ski tubes, or socialize with other guests during a game of volleyball or dizzy lizard. Rent a water float and bask in the sun or hang out at the Sandy Toes Beach Bar for music and a famous Sandy Toes drink. Whatever you fancy, your experience on the beach is sure to be a memorable one. Your full-day excursion includes a scenic boat ride to and from the Sandy Toes private island. Once on the island, an array of activities are available, including guided snorkeling and fish feedings. See the swimming pigs that inhabit Sandy Toes. Watch the animals come out to play in the habitat in which they have been raised. Dine on a buffet lunch, served on a southern pavilion overlooking the picturesque Lower Harbor, or shop in the Sandy Toes Gift Shop with one-of-a-kind souvenirs available for purchase.

Nas Speed boat 3 Island! snorkel 2 reefs and turtle viewing

5. Nas Speed boat 3 Island! snorkel 2 reefs and turtle viewing

Embark on a thrilling 15-minute speedboat ride from Nassau out to Pearl Island and over to Green Turtle Cay where you observe green turtles swim in the shallow waters. Take photos of the turtles and other thriving marine life. Take off from Bay Shore Marina toward Pearl Island via a 40-ft speedboat and escape over to Green Turtle Cay to snorkel and take photos of the green turtles and other thriving marine life. Stay here for 30 minutes up to 1 hour. Then, head over to Rose Island for more snorkeling with colorful fish. Relax and unwind with some private beach time enjoying the balmy Bahama breeze and calm sounds of the ocean. Bottled water and light snacks are provided. At the end of the tour, take a scenic return ride back to Bay Shore Marina.

Pearl Island: Private Ocean View Cabana with Lunch

6. Pearl Island: Private Ocean View Cabana with Lunch

Feel on cloud nine as you enjoy a day on Pearl Island, on your luxurious cabana. Walk along the two idyllic beaches and discover the island's lighthouse with stunning views of the surrounding seascape. Start your trip from Nassau, hop on the boat and enjoy a quick ride to Pearl Island. Fancy a swim? No worries, dip your toes in the warm turquoise waters. If you're feeling adventurous, you can try paddleboarding or Kayaking. Put on a snorkeling mask, a set of fins and swim to the vivid coral reefs with your instructor. Discover the colorful marine life that lies beneath the surface. If you're lucky, you might even see stingrays and small reef sharks. Enjoy a traditional Bahamian lunch which includes BBQ Chicken, fish fingers, peas, rice, and plantains served at your cabana. Finally, finish your day relaxing on a lounger, sunning yourself before getting the ferry back to Nassau.

Nassau: Rose Island Boat Tour with Snorkeling

7. Nassau: Rose Island Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Glide across the water in a speedboat on this boat tour from Nassau to Rose Island. Choose from a private or a group tour. Speed past mansions on Paradise Island before stopping to snorkel and enjoy the beach on Rose Island. Relax on the beach, snorkel, and visit a coral reef. Meet your guide at the Bayshore Marina and get ready for a special adventure. Embark on the speedboat and set off passing Paradise Island. Cruise past the island and the beautiful million-dollar villas on the way to your first stop at Rose Island. The crew will provide you with all the equipment and a life jacket for snorkeling. Dive into crystal clear water with a very vibrant and lively reef full of colorful coral and beautiful fish in every direction. Hang out on the beach snorkeling and relaxing at Rose Island.  A refreshing punch will be provided as you relax and chat with your boatmates. Relax on the journey back Bayshore Marina where you finish the tour.

Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

8. Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

Choose to either start in the morning or afternoon. Roundtrip transportation is provided from most major hotels or cruise port. Receive your ATV safety briefing.  See the sights of Nassau with a narrated tour; including the Government House, Fort Charlotte, Arawak Cay, Bahamar, and Queens Staircase and Water tower. Ride along a scenic beach route to discover Nassau's most popular attraction, the Caves. Enjoy a full Bahamian lunch at one of the local restaurants. 

Nassau: 6-Seater Beach Buggy Rental

9. Nassau: 6-Seater Beach Buggy Rental

Do something different during your time in the Bahamas, whether on vacation or visiting as a cruise ship passenger. Rent a fun beach buggy for periods of up to 24 hours and venture outside of Nassau to explore the island at leisure. Rent a buggy for 4, 6, 8, or 24 hours and visit the historic Queen's Staircase, where the 65 steps indicate each year of Queen Victoria’s reign. Drive to the Water Tower, built in 1928 to maintain water pressure in the capital, or go to the small spit of Arawak Cay, named after the original West Indian inhabitants. Venture further to Fort Charlotte, built in 1789 by Lord Dunmore and named in honor of the wife of King George III. Visit the old cave dwellings of the Lucayans who lived on the islands until Christopher Columbus arrived, and look for the resident Buffy Flower Bats!

Nassau: Bahama Life Pedal Crawler Tour

10. Nassau: Bahama Life Pedal Crawler Tour

Experience the best of Nassau from a pedal crawler on this exciting tour. First, head to The Queen's Staircase, a jungle oasis hidden among the bustle of Nassau. Admire the plant life that forms a beautiful canopy for shade as you walk up the stairs to see the waterfall. Learn more about the rich history of the area and the significance of the "66 Steps" before heading to Graycliff Chocolatier. Here, savor fine chocolates produced in the Graycliff Chocolatier factory paired with wine and Bahamian appetizers.  Your next stop is Fort Charlotte. Let yourself be amazed by the fort's intriguing past and fascinating structure. Walk along the massive drawbridge and admire panoramic views of Nassau Harbor from the water-less moat. Next, head to the beating heart of the city, Arawak Cay. Discover some of the best, most authentic cuisine in the Bahamas here. At the Fish Fry, learn about the conch and its preparation and help yourself to some samples of this local delicacy. Finally, head to your final stop, Western Esplanade Beach. Enjoy a traditional Bahamian lunch served in a fresh pineapple bowl. Finish your day by admiring the beach views or taking a dip in the crystal-clear water.

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4.4 / 5

based on 59 reviews

My family and I enjoyed this tour very much. It's a great opportunity to see the piglets and have a relaxed day for a reasonable rate (compared to all the offers on the islands). Enjoyed Pearl Island a lot, the food was really good and the piglets are the best. Really friendly staff all over and great captain aboard. Remember your sun screen and bring a mask if you wish to find conches on the sea bottom. Really reccomend it!

It was such a fun way to see Nassau. It had been a few years since I’d ridden an ATV but the staff did a great job of making everyone feel comfortable. Reeco was a great guide and went above and beyond to show us everything we wanted to see and augmented the tour with fun anecdotes. The included lunch was delicious. I highly recommend!

A very memorable day! We were able to kayak and enjoy the beach and lighthouse at Pearl island. Lunch was tasty. The swimming with the pigs was such a fun experience. My daughter loved it and none of us will ever forget it! I already have friends asking for the booking info!

Rico and Cory were awesome and very informative- felt safe and enjoyed thoroughly Island boy was great as well very unexpectedly good lunch. - highly recommend

We had an amazing day at Pearl Island… will definitely go again..