From Elizabeth Corzo-Ruiz who took an amazing trip to the Bahamas and along with all the other amazing wildlife, got to paddle with the piggies.
The Bahamas are known for their beautiful crystal clear waters. There is however, one area where the different shades of blue seem to be brighter and clearer than anywhere else. The Exumas are an archipelago of islands within the Bahamas. The first island is only 35 miles from Nassau. The last time I was here was about 20 years ago. The only thing that has changed is the influx of mega yachts. Our Journey began in Miami on a 1982 28′ Bertram (same boat we went in 20 years ago). We were always the smallest boat out there in this vast area.
We trekked more than 250 miles crossing the Bahama Bank, Tongue of the Ocean and the yellow bank. We made many stops along the way. Staniel Cay is centrally located to many very cool points of interest. So centrally located that if it is a nice calm day you could paddle to many of these locations. Taking a small boat would always be your best option. You can going swimming with sharks on Compass cay, swim in thunderbolt grotto or (my favorite) swim or paddle with the piggies on Big Major Cay. These piggies are some of the coolest piggies you will ever meet. Make sure to bring them some snacks. You may even get to see a goat. This area is wild and pristine. There is so much wild life everywhere you turn. I saw dolphins, sea turtles, all types of rays, sharks and of course those rare swimming pigs. I can’t wait to go back again and again and….