With more than 360 islands, the Bahamas will enchant you and Staniel Cay will mesmerize you with its beauty. Whether you are planning for an adventurous tour or relaxing on the beach, Staniel Cay is an ideal destination to make your short or long vacation exciting and memorable.

Staniel Cay is approximately 75 miles Southeast of Nassau and about 240 miles from Florida, US. By boat, it takes about 12-15 hours and depending on weather conditions, it could be a bumpy and less than pleasurable ride. Although many people do it, it’s far easier and more economical to fly.

This fun-filled vacation spot is a good option for a weekend trip with friends and family. You don’t want to spend your weekend traveling but rather having as many options to explore and relax. The swimming enthusiasts can enjoy an unforgettable dip with the sharks, or a dive into the sea to experience Thunderball Grotto while those who escape from hectic work weeks can relax and bask in the calm and serene atmosphere of the beach.

The flight for Staniel Cay usually takes-off early morning at around 6 a.m. where the Staniel Air staff await to welcome you. They familiarize you with the Bahamas, activities and guide you through the day tour schedule and plan. You can choose the time and duration of each stay on specific stops. Make sure to schedule your tour around lunch timings as eating options are only located in Staniel Cay.

What to do around Staniel Cay?

  1. Explore the island:

Staniel Air’s travel package offers visits to key destinations with tour guides. Along the way, they share their knowledge about each spot, historical facts, and interesting stories to amaze you during traveling. Snacks and drinks are also served.

Thunderball Grotto is a must visit spot. It is an underwater cave featured in two famous James Bond movies.

  1. Visit Pig Beach:

Pig Beach is a popular attraction at Staniel Cay; here, a large number of pigs live very close to the sea. This area has been preserved by the tourism authorities of Bahamas. Each little pig is allocated a name and is identified with his photo. You can walk to their resting area, take pictures with them, hold them and even feed them. In case, you don’t want them to get too near, raise your hand.

  1. Swim with the Sharks:

Swimming with sharks can be the most exciting experience. You can attract them with something to eat and also touch them. Although these are friendly creatures and the tour guides ensure these sharks don’t harm the visitors and it is absolutely safe to caress them, it can be intimidating for most visitors to see a large group of sharks this close up.

  1. Snorkeling:

If you enjoy activities in water, then you must try snorkeling in the blue waters of Bahamas. All necessary equipment and guide are provided to facilitate the visitors and ensure they have a safe yet unforgettable experience.

Things you must have on your visit to Staniel Cay:

  1. Don’t forget to take your passport. You will need it traveling from the United States.
  2. Pack your sunscreen. You’ll definitely be needing it to get some protection from the intense rays of the sun on the beaches.
  3. Take extra clothes. You might need to change clothes after swimming or snorkeling.
  4. Carry cash, especially if you want to reward tips to the people along the way who strive to provide excellent service on an unforgettable trip.

If you are a nature lover and want to explore the beautiful Bahamian islands, plan your next visit to the Exumas starting in Staniel Cay.