Exuma’s Famous Swimming Pigs
Situated in the heart of the 365 islands that make up the Exuma Cays, this tiny paradise is the perfect beach escape.
The swimming pigs of Exuma are a group of feral pigs that live on a small island in the Bahamas called Big Major Cay. They have become famous due to their habit of swimming out to greet boats that pass by the island. It is believed that the pigs were left on the island by sailors who planned to return and cook them but never came back.
Wherever they came from, there are now about 20 pigs and piglets living the easy life, with daily visits from Bahamians and tourists.. The pigs have since become a popular tourist attraction, with many people visiting the island to swim with and feed them.
Expect a safety briefing from your captain, who explains the do’s and don’ts of feeding and petting these locals. Afterward, you’ll be given food for these islander pigs to enjoy. Your captain is in the water with you the whole time to help and snap pictures!