Go the whole hog on Staniel Cay

While swimming with dolphins, sting rays and even sharks is commonplace in many tropical locations around the world, who would have thought swimming with pigs would be so popular?

The super-friendly inhabitants of the Bahamian island of Staniel Cay delight visitors to this remote stretch of beach, and their warm welcome only adds to the appeal of the picturesque outpost.

There are many myths surrounding their arrival on the island, but it's widely accepted they were marooned here on Big Major's Spot, as it's known, to resolve a dispute between neighbours. Pigs, as it's well known, can be a little stinky. Relocating them to a remote cay where they could procreate and prosper, like pigs in . . . seawater, meant happy piggies and equally happy humans.

Visitors to the island over the past 100 years or so were so tickled by these porcine natives they began feeding them fruit and vegetable scraps off their boats, which pleased the pigs immensely.

Now, the pigs only have to hear the hum of a tender engine and they take to the water, paddling as fast as their little legs can carry them. Apparently they go nuts over watermelon rinds!

If swimming with pigs is not to your fancy, Staniel Cay has several other interesting attractions: a quaint village that's home to friendly locals, an industrious boat building yard where racing sloops are the specialty, on the north side secluded beaches ideal for sunbathing, or an easy hike on the rugged and scenic north ridge.

If you would like to plan your next luxury charter vacation in the Bahamas, please contact your charter brokers at Luxury Charter Group. 

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