Making for a unique sight as they swim in the clear blue waters off the white beaches of the island, the pigs have become a proud icon of the Bahamas. For charter guests wanting a real once-in-a-lifetime experience swimming with pigs in glittering blue waters has become a sought after – if slightly surreal – adventure. The pigs have now become so famous that they have even inspired a children’s book, and have had songs written about them.
On Pig Beach the pigs now live a laid back Bahamian life – basking in the sun, then jumping into the clear waters to cool down and frolic in the surf. They have become accustomed to visitors, and as you cruise toward the island the pigs will swim out to greet you. Look over board and you may see expectant upturned noses hoping to be thrown some leftovers.
From snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles, to eating freshly caught fish cooked on a beach-front grill as the sun sets, a charter in the Bahamas is an incredible all round experience and a visit to the swimming pigs is just one reason to book a Bahamas charter vacation. The swimming pigs have become just as much a part of the Bahamian experience as steel drums and conch fritters. Sailing up to the uninhabited island, eyes peeled for the sight of pink and brown pigs lying on the white sands is certain to be one of the most unforgettable moments of your bespoke Bahamas cruise.
To craft your bespoke Bahamas charter experience today, including a visit to the swimming pigs, contact the IYC charter team.
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