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    Booking System Update

    To all of our valued customers (past, present, and future!) please note that we are updating our booking system.  If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at 242-394-8687 or email us at info@harboursafaris.com

    Our exquisite tour offerings remain the same:

    Exuma Swimming Pigs Tours
    Spanish Wells Full Day Tour
    Rose Island Half Day Tour

    Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to having you on board!

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    Top Swimming Pig Tour Nassau

    Top Swimming Pig Tour from Nassau

    Harbour Safaris has received over 200 reviews on TripAdvisor, 78 reviews on Facebook, and over 400 reviews through our booking system!

    And we have an overwhelmingly positive result!  TripAdvisor maintains 5 Stars with a 98%+ positive rating, Facebook at 4.8/5 Stars and Peek Pro at 4.8/5 Stars.

    We are proud recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

    What are the top reasons people love Harbour Safaris?

    • Swimming Pigs – self explanatory!
    • Customer Service – our full time office staff responds to inquiries and maintains relationships with our clients before and after their adventure!
    • Small Tour Size – our tours are typically 10-15 people, versus the “other guys” at 25+ per boat.
    • Crew – our knowledgeable, trained, and experienced crew provide an out-of-this-world experience on every trip!
    • Safety – our intimate tour size allows us to keep a close eye on all of our guests!

    What’s our guests only complaint?  Weather.  Unfortunately we cannot control the weather (we wish we could!) so we do have to reschedule at times.  Our great customer service staff will work with you and your itinerary to find a day that works or refund your tickets in full.

    Don’t just take our word for it – read our reviews online and search for us, you’ll quickly see we’re the original and number one swimming pig tour operator out of Nassau!

    A recent review of our Exuma Swimming Pigs tour:

    Wow wow wow!! The best experience of my life. We came to the Bahamas on the 4th September and landed to an email asking to bring the tour forward as Hurricane Irma was on the way for our original booking date, which of course we didn’t mind-this was my dream and nothing was stopping me. So firstly Darren and Shiv we absolutely brilliant throughout and made sure we was all ok. We got going and out first stop was to see the iguanas, which were pretty cool, then it was off to see the piggies…and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing they are…it was everything and more than I ever expected, a real dream come true. They are incredible, and they are so looked after, I even had a little piggy cuddle up to me when I gave him a little ear rub. There was a big mumma ready to pop, so some of you will be so lucky to see he piglets….I could of actually spent all day there if I’m honest. We then went for lunch and to see the nurse sharks which was lovely, the food was delicious, and getting in the water with the sharks was so much fun. We then left and went on to a private beach…and OMG it was something out of this world…breath taking!!! I cannot recommend Harbour Safaris enough, the communication from when we booked with them up until the date we went was amazing and the tour was even better than I can describe. You really made my honeymoon one to remember, and I really hope to come back and do this all over again. – Steph

     

    Our newest tour, the Spanish Wells Day Away trip is also an amazing experience!

    My husband and I took the newer Spanish Wells/Pigs boat trip. It was a little bit shorter and less expensive than the trip to see the pigs in Exuma (which was sold out the week we were there). We had a blast! Swimming with the pigs was fun, even though I got a bite on my finger from one of the little guys. Use the sticks when feeding the pigs as they can easily mistake your finger for one of the turkey hot dogs! There was lovely beach on the other side of “pig island” which we also got to enjoy for a few minutes. Lunch at Wreckers in Spanish Wells was delicious! The three couples and our two captains were the only people there for lunch on this particular Tuesday. My BBQ chicken pizza was excellent (but huge)! After lunch we visited a sandbar and found some sand dollars! The colors of the water and sand could only be described as “otherworldly!” Paradise, indeed! We had a great trip with this company! – Courileigh, TripAdvisor

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    Swimming Pigs of Spanish Wells

    New Spanish Wells Tour!

    Harbour Safaris is proud to introduce our new full-day excursion to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera!

    This amazing tour departs Nassau Harbour and includes fantastic stops, including one of the most beautiful sandbanks in the world!  Experience bright blue shallow water adjacent to dark blue deep water!  A truly unique experience!

    Spanish Wells Swimming PigsNo trip to Spanish Wells would be complete without stopping to see the amazing beach pigs on Meek’s Patch!  Swim and hang out with these fun little guys and sip an ice cold Sands Light while you wallow in the tranquil waters of the Bahamas!

    Enjoy lunch (included) in the quaint fishing town of Spanish Wells and listen to stories ranging from crawfishing to shipwrecks.  Hear about the Devil’s Backbone leading to the world renowned Harbour Island, the secluded home of the rich and famous!

    Book for Spanish Wells Now!

    Here’s what one of our first guests, Kim, had to say about the tour on TripAdvisor:

    I just did Harbour Safaris’ new trip to Spanish Wells, Bahamas and it was spectacular!! From the boat to the crew to the venues…I could not have had a better day! First stop was the sand flats for a picture perfect chill time. Lunch at Wreckers was amazing – every dish was raved about by all that were there. On to the swimming pigs for laughing and Awwww moments (the babies were adorable). Then to a secluded beach to just relax in my favorite blue waters. Thanks again, Harbour Safaris for being a highlight of my visit!

    Spanish Wells Swimming PigsSpanish Wells

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    Glass Window Bridge, Eleuthera

    Spanish Wells & The Glass Window Bridge

    On a beautiful, slightly overcast yet predominantly sunny day in June, we set out to explore a new route for Harbour Safaris.

    We departed Nassau at a reasonable hour, and headed East up along Rose Island, passing the Pimlico Islands, and reaching Current Cut.  Current Cut separates North Eleuthera from Current Island – and is aptly named due to the tremendous tidal flow through the narrow passage.

    Current Cut, Eleuthera

    We crossed through and headed over the crystal clear waters of the Exuma Sound (yes, even this far up in North Eleuthera) and beached just below the world-famous Glass Window Bridge.

    Harbour Safaris at the Glass Window Bridge

    We headed up the rocky path and down the Queen’s Highway for about a 10 minute hike to the bridge.  The views are outstanding!  It’s more evident why this is called a “glass window bridge” after reading the landmark sign:

    This man-made bridge took the place of what was once an impressive rock arch, destroyed by a raging hurricane. The concrete replacement bridge has been battered by turbulent storms, as well. Glass Window is a prime spot for viewing the striking contrast of the deep-blue Atlantic Ocean on one side and the gentle turquiose water of Exuma Sound on the other.

    Atlantic Side

    Atlantic Side

    Exuma Sound Side

    Exuma Sound Side

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We then headed back through Current and over to Spanish Wells.  This quaint settlement town on a small island off Eleuthera is predominantly a fishing town.  With a lot of rich history and culture, the island is a gem to explore.  We stopped for lunch at the magnificent waterfront restaurant, The Shipyard.  The service and food is excellent (we recommend the conch-bites!).

    Spanish Wells Harbour

    The Shipyard Restaurant View

    We explored the island for a while – the low tides while we were there created magnificent sand banks right off the beaches.

    Sand Banks in Eleuthera

    We left Spanish Wells in the mid-afternoon for the ride directly back to Nassau.  Overall it was a wonderful day, and we look forward to tweaking this excursion and offering it to our Harbour Safaris guests!

    Lee
    HS President

    Panoramic of the Glass Window Bridge, Eleuthera

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