The pigs have become a proud icon of the Bahamas, making for a unique sight as they swim in the clear blue waters of the island's white beaches.
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.
How did the pigs get to Pig Beach? None one knows How. 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.
Wheresoever 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. The pigs became so famous now that they even inspired a book for children and had songs written about them.
Be safe and watch your hands, the pigs have teeth that can easily injure you and some of them are aggressive (especially the black one, he chased my daughter down the beach!). Don't be afraid to jump in the water with them, it's an amazing experience, just be mindful of your distance. Enjoy!
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