Guys, You Can Swim with Pigs in the Bahamas!
Travel bucket list, anyone?
You go to the Bahamas to soak in the sun, drink from a coconut and…swim with the pigs?
Um, yes. Turns out, if you head to the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay, you can jump in the turquoise surf with some 20 little piglets, who alternate between the calm waters and the shaded almond trees.
In answer to your questions: Yes, the pigs are friendly. No, they are not wild. (In fact, they were brought there by islanders before Y2K--literally in case of the computer apocalypse--and have been bred and managed ever since.) And yes, they essentially doggy-paddle.
OK, so you have to book a daylong excursion (starting at $188) from mainland Exuma to actually get to these little guys. But as far as we’re concerned, it’s well worth the sea travel to catch some rays with an aquatic Babe.