The Swimming Pigs
An incredible site in the Exuma Cays

Yes pigs really do swim! At least they do in the Exuma Cays. Big Major Spot lies just north of the island of Staniel Cay in the Exuma Cays. The Exuma Banks side of the island has two beautiful beaches, of which one is home to one of the most famous attractions in the area-the swimming pigs. Many years ago, a local put his pigs on this island, and over the years, local yachts and sailboat cruisers brought their scraps and leftovers to the beach so the pigs could feed. Nowadays, as soon as they hear the dull vibration of an engine approaching the island, they raise up from their naps, and mozy down the beach, out from the scrub. They will actually swim out to the boat to try to get a nibble, and could try to hop up into your boat on occasion, so take care! Most people will go very close to the beach in their dingy and stay in the boat, but some venture out directly to greet the swimming pigs on the beach. Either way, remember, they are still fairly wild, and can still bite. Definitely visit pig beach and the swimming pigs when in the area of Staniel Cay, Sampson Cay, or Compass Cay.

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Staniel Cay, Sampson Cay, Compass Cay, and The Exuma Land and Sea Park, as listed under Travel








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