Sure, different individuals swim with dolphins, stroll with gorillas and hang around with chimps. However right here within the extraordinary Exumas, it’s the pigs which are the principle attraction. These fortunate porkers have their very personal island. It’s known as Large Main Cay and so they spend their days rooting round Pig Seashore. Again within the day of the primary settlers, an entrepreneur from close by Staniel Cay discovered that the disagreeable odour from his pig inventory was inflicting an issue on this tiny island hamlet. He come across the crafty plan of relocating them to their very own abandoned but close by island. There have been 365 island Cays in spite of everything. So these completely happy hogs had been moved to their very own neighbouring island the place they could possibly be “harvested” as the necessity arose for a roast and a few streaky bacon. The pigs learnt that whereas the sight of an oncoming boat could imply the lack of household, it additionally meant the arrival of meals. After just a few a long time, the pigs had been declared protected and pig farming ceased on the island. The descendants of those unique hogs stay at this time offering a singular vacationer attraction. These good little babes have gathered that whoever swims out to the visiting boats first, is the almost definitely to attain delectable bread snacks from the vacationers. As we glided in on our boat, we noticed no signal of the pigs however abruptly the low scrubby bushes behind the seashore started to shake and emit grunting sounds. The pigs leapt onto their trotters, the grunts gave option to squeals as they hurled themselves headlong down the seashore. Hurtling into the water, they swam furiously in direction of us utilizing their snouts as built-in snorkels. Now was the time for us to plunge overboard and swim towards shore surrounded by a motley colored crew of swine. Surprisingly calm and respectful, there was no snapping or biting or snatching. The one lurking, bobbing hazard being the little poop parcels that ought to finest be prevented.
Easy methods to get there: Guide a visit with one of many pleasant boat operators based mostly in Georgetown or Staniel Cay. Anticipate enjoyable, pleasant leisure from the second your flip-flopped toes alight upon the deck. Cruise previous islands of the wealthy and well-known, snorkel Thunderball Grotto, spot the sunken drug aircraft, get near the endangered dragon-like Exuma Island Iguana and naturally swim with these irresistible oinks.
What else: Eat a conch salad on the seashore at Stocking Island. Pack your fins, masks and goggles and board Elvis’ water taxi from Georgetown harbour. Stocking Island is for the dedicated and gifted chiller. Flop on the seashore, watch dolphins, ogle the enormous rays, order a pina colada and savour the freshest flavours in a carefully balanced ceviche-style conch salad. Because the solar glides towards the horizon, make certain to not miss the final taxi. And possibly I mustn’t point out that there’s a well-known pig roast on the seashore each Sunday.