MEET THE BAHAMAS WILD SIDE!
A variety of opportunities exist for visitors to mingle with Bahamian residents, not just human ones! The Exumas offer unprecedented interactions and encounters with wildlife inhabitants, all just a short boat ride from your prime location at Staniel Cay. You can swim with friendly nurse sharks at Compass Cay, see the endangered Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay, swim with the sea turtles at Farmers Cay, and feed the swimming pigs at Big Major Cay (also known as “Pig Beach”). The famous swimming pigs are widely lauded as the highlight of a trip to the Bahamas.
For access to a vast canvas of experiences, visit the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park – the first protected area of its kind in the world. Established as a refuge for marine life in 1959, the 176-square-mile park is a fantastic spot for snorkeling, diving, and observing flora, fauna, and wildlife like diverse fish species, sharks, jellyfish, birds, conch, and more. The entire grounds are labeled a “no-take” zone, so fishing is prohibited at the park, handling the coral.
FAMOUS SWIMMING PIGS
Take photos and feed the world famous swimming pigs at Big Major Cay.
LITTLE FARMERS SEA TURTLES
Beautiful, crystal clear waters are the setting for snorkeling with the Sea turtles at LIttle Farmers Cay.
EXUMA LAND AND SEA PARK
Explore the Land and Sea National Park, a 176 square mile protected marine ecosystem including the Western Hemisphere's second largest coral barrier reef.
SWIM WITH SHARKS
Swim with friendly Nurse sharks at Compass Cay.
See the endangered Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay.
Excellent visibility makes diving a great way to discover an abundance of marine life under the seas including sea turtles, stingrays, barracuda, sharks, and much much more.