1: Swimming Pigs in Exuma
How the pigs initially got to Exuma for some people is the 8th wonder of the world and the legendary myth continues to baffle visitors but on visiting the Island make sure to speak with the locals and your tour guide to unravel the great mystery.
How did the pigs get so tame? Every day someone would come by the island to feed and take care of the pigs, and as pigs are intelligent animals motivated by food, they eventually began to associate the sound of the boat engines with supper. Soon the pigs began to stand in the ocean as they waited for their food. To the surprise of their caretakers, the pigs eventually started swimming out towards the boats.
It is definitely an interesting experience that you CANNOT miss when you visit Exuma Bahamas!
2: Snorkeling in the Exuma Cays
The water in Exuma is so clear you can literally drop a Diamond Ring inside and find it. Yes this actually happened and was found! Plus you can put on some goggles and snorkel anywhere you want. Between the colorful fish, sea slugs, turtles, starfish, and sharks, your Exuma snorkeling adventure won’t have a dull moment.
Thunderball Grotto has lots of Film & Hollywood history. Some of you 007 fans may recognize the name, Thunderball Grotto. In fact, this island was used as a filming location for the two James Bond films: Thunderball and Never Say Never!
The outside of this cave is beautifully surrounded by the Bahama Blue water Exuma is known for, but it’s the inside that truly counts! A large hallow cavern with holes in the ceiling with the sun’s rays shining through, lighting up the cave and hundreds of colorful fish swimming below, is why everyone stops here at high noon.
Snorkeling next to beautiful fish and exploring this famous cave was truly an unforgettable experience.
3: Compass Cay – Swim With The Sharks
While it might seem terrifying to swim with sharks in Exuma, these are actually quite harmless. Nurse sharks are slow moving bottom feeders who prefer fish, shrimp, and squid. However, they do have very small, but strong jaws and will bite defensively if they are stepped on or bothered so it’s important to be respectful.
Don’t let fear stand in the way of your next great Exuma adventure!
4: Iguanas in Guana Cay, Bahamas
When in Exuma, make sure to visit Guana Cay.
Hanging out with these indigenous Iguanas in Guana Cay is always a favorite part of our tours. Many people have actually never seen an Iguana live and up close before and many times becomes people’s new favorite animal! They’re like little dragons (or Godzillas) you can pet!
5: The Sand Bar in Exuma – 1 Mile Long
The Mile-Long Sandbar in Exuma got its name for being…one mile long.
The amazing thing about this sandbar is the water is only knee deep, so you can walk for miles into the ocean (this makes for some excellent seashell hunting). Once on the tour so many come across fully intact conch shell, starfish, sting rays, several schools of fish, and and sea slugs… just to mention a few natural observations! Of course, once again, the crystal clear water will definitely help your search.
David Copperfield was right when he called this sandbar “Heaven on Earth”.
Staying at Staniel Cay the nearest Sandbar is just 2.5 Miles [Sandy Cay] away and can easily be reached using our Staniel Cay boat tours.
6: Clear Sea Waters in Exuma
700 islands make up the Bahamas with about 300+ in the Exuma Cays [out of the cluster of the main 7 Islands we at Embrace have 7 Villas of them] and each and every one of them is surrounded by crystal clear and almost impossibly blue water. It looks like the ocean was filled with premium bottled water!!
I have seen different oceans and seas around the world but the sea water in the Exumas is by far the clearest. Talk about “Bahama Blue”!
Check out our Villas below and get a real taste of 12 beautiful Islands in one breath taking place.