Bahamas Air Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We offer Day Trips and Island Hopping Tours to the Bahamas by Plane. Let us take you on a full day adventure to Staniel Cay to visit the famous Swimming Pigs, Sharks, Iguanas, Sand Bars and James Bond Thunderball Grotto. We have tours available from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Nassau.
Miami, Florida

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Krystyn G
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
It was our first sister trip together and the Bahamas is well known for their swimming pigs. If you do a quick google search Bahamas Air Tours should be one of the top searches. Of course I had to do a lot of research to make sure they were legit, and after reading all the reviews, I decided to book with them. Best decision ever- the Exumas trip was the highlight of our vacation. Do know that the islands run on “island time” so if you tell a new yorker to be ready by 6am, we’ll be waiting at 5:45 only to be picked up at 6:20. No big deal, they all guarantee that you will not miss your flight. I saw why afterwards. When we got to the airport there was a bit of an issue during checkin, but nothing major that the airlines couldnt fix. Waiting for the plane was another waiting game. There was only one small plane to and from the exumas so you’ll have to wait a bit depending on which batch you’re flying (i was in the second plane to the exumas, and first plane back to nassau). The plane can get hot in the afternoon, but it’s a quick 30 mins with gorgeous views. The excursion itself was AMAZING. We were put in Captain Fishy’s care. Our group had around 10 people, and I even made a great friendship with one of them. Captain Fishy was great with his itinerary. He got us to the Grotto first thing while the current was still manageable. He said only swimmers can get down and explore, and for a good reason. Getting in the grotto was DIFFICULT! I cannot swim (unless doggy paddles are considered swimming), and i didnt want to burden the captain so i opted not to go, but he helped me and pulled me into the grotto like nothing was pushing me back out. It was amazing and im glad he helped me. (PS, im scared of water because i cant swim, so this entire excursion was me facing fears). He got us everywhere right away, before other people came to crowd, and he gave us more time to relax and enjoy each stop. Im deathly scared of sharks but that was my favorite part of the trip! Captain Fishy can be extremely playful as well (throwing fish towards you so the sharks flock towards you as well), and he taught us how to safely handle the sharks. Pig island…Captain Fishy was the only captain there that let his group hold a piglet and feed them. It was amazing and i felt so lucky. Everyone else was trying to pick up the piglets but captain fishy made sure his group got their chance and explained to the others that they couldnt pick up the piglets without their guide. Orher groups got back to the airport too early so they waited for the plane in the heat for a little too long. Captain fishy had everything planned out greatly so that we made the most of our excursion. Again, i only planned on swimming with pigs, but i enjoyed EVERYTHING on the itinerary and I felt completely safe throughout. Would definitely do again and hope to come back with more people.
Written September 19, 2021
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Thank you for your very detailed review of our Day Trip! It sounds like you had a wonderful day out with Captain Fishy. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Written October 12, 2021
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Alexandra L
17 contributions
Feb 2022
My boyfriend and I had the very best day trip to bahamas. The blue color of the exumas is absolutely stunning. You have to do this tour by plane - we had the best views over the tropical islands. landing into the small island staniel cay we got on the boat tour where the boat captain was very funny and offered fab service all day. Our favorite stop was the swimming with sharks. Our boat guide got into the water with us to show us how to pet the sharks! And no point did we feel rushed, the pace of the day was perfect. lunch was good although the service was abit slow as we went on a very busy day. the food was fine, lots to choose from. Such a fun day out, it was well organized by bahamas air tours. Its expensive, but you fly in a private plane and the boat tour had a small group size, they gave us plenty of drinks too, its worth every dollar!! The communication before the trip and help with booking was absolutely 5star, all there team went above and beyond for us. thank you so much, cant wait to return. Exumas is Paradise!!
Written July 5, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Alexandra. I am glad to read that you had a wonderful time on the day trip. Your photos look amazing!
Written July 12, 2022
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Anthony F
Houston, TX12 contributions
Sep 2022
My girlfriend and I booked the Gold Package of Swimming with the Pigs tour through 3n’s Exuma Vacations for Labor Day weekend. First and foremost, amazing tour. It was not cheap but it was worth every penny. We flew from Nassau to the Exumas on a 10 person plane. The plane had other people taking the same tour as us but once we landed they loaded the two of us up on our personal 17’ Boston Whaler. Our captain Perry did a great job timing our arrive to each of the island stops so that we had each stop to ourselves for a short period of time. This tour has something for everyone. My girlfriend loved Pig Beach, I loved the Thunderball Grotto. My only regret is I wish I would have had a water proof case for my phone so I could have taken a few pics inside the Grotto. You have to swim underwater for a very short distance to get inside. Once inside the water is crystal clear and there are fish everywhere. Perry timed it so we were completely alone in the grotto for at least 10 minutes before we heard the next tour boat approaching. I even had a good size grouper rub against my leg while in there.
I do consider myself well-traveled and I have done numerous vacation excursions. This tour is easily in the top 5. The Gold Package is well worth the money. It was amazing being able to go at our pace in such a beautiful part of the world.
Written September 16, 2022
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We are always very grateful for when our customers leave such a detailed review and stunning photos from their tour, so thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you had a wonderful day in Exuma with our private boat package. We will pass on your kind words to Captain Perry. And yes that is a top tip to bring a waterproof phone case to take your camera into Thunderball Grotto, so we will get that suggestion published on our website.
Written November 2, 2022
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Lance L
10 contributions
Feb 2021
We had been waiting for months to do this trip, when covid restricted our opportunities to travel. Well it did not disappoint. The day way absolutely First Class. We had booked onto a Private charter day trip so it was just a group of 8 of us on the tour. The flight over from Florida was very smooth, and Zach the Pilot was both informative and guided us through the customers and border entry into the Bahamas. Captain Bernie took us on the boat tour and visiting the famous Bahamas swimming pigs was an absolute treat. We got to get upto them really close for photos and even went swimming with 2 of them. The sharks were just incredible and the tour guides we so helpful with showing us how to pet them safely!! And we all got incredible photos! One of our friends proposed on the iguana beach which was such a magical moment, its such a picturesque beach. We didnt have time to snorkel at the plane wreck but diving into Thunderball grotto cave was an experience to remember.

Overall this was just an amazing day out in the Bahamas, we were very thankful to have amazing weather. We will definitely be back again later this year. Thank you to all the Bahamas airtours team, they were very helpful in giving us all the information about the covid tests and health visas. I understand now that if you are vaccinated (not for us at the time of travelling) you dont need to do the tests anylonger which would be a big improvement.

A top class day out, Staniel Cay is just paradise. You have to go to experience it for yourself!!
Written July 13, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We will look forward to welcoming you all back again soon!
Written July 14, 2021
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MariFarAway
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic7 contributions
Feb 2022
I highly recommend this tour! For me that was a dream come true since I wanted to go swim with the pigs for a really long time. We loved it! We took the tour from Nassau. Everything was organized great and we were well taken care of. Its a small plane taking you in where you get a great view from the islands and the turquoise water. Our captain on boat, Dave was awesome. He is so well humored and funny and made this trip extra special. Thank you for that! Some of the sites get crowded but the group on our boat was small (12 people). We went to all sites on the itinerary even tho we were a bit delayed due to some extra slow guests in our group. The only thing I didn't like was the long waiting time in the end for the flight back. That could maybe be improved. Either way I will cherish the memories made here and would definitely take this tour again!
Written March 2, 2022
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It sounds like you had an amazing day out with Captain Dave! We have since improved our tour by upgrading our flight experience so that there are no longer any long waits at Staniel Cay airport waiting to return to Nassau. I am glad that you have so many wonderful memories, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we greatly appreciate it.
Written March 15, 2022
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Andre S
Fort Lauderdale, FL4 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
I’m giving this review 5 stars but what the lady who gave the review about VIP being a joke is true (disorganized with food). But note*** it doesn’t take away from the experience in any way and our lunch was free!

By far the best experience I’ve had to date. The trip started off a little less luxurious than you can imagine with a regular shared bus (they could upgrade the buses especially since Baha mar picks you up in a Tesla or Mercedes whilst Bahamas air tours picks you up in a fairly older bus) but the staff and 3rd party vendors they use are the nicest people, please reprogram your time efficient mind to island time because what I realized is all the vendors communicate via cellphone and they’ll just play it by air with a general idea of time but nothing concrete! they take you to the airport but to the private planes side on time and cordial, then the plane had a total of about 9 of us you pick your seats quick plane ride on a Cessna with the best views of the exumas breathtaking views. I also appreciated that the plane had air condition because we’ve been on a few of these that don’t, when you land in staniel cay it’s like you vacation just began it’s so quiet and peaceful out there couple of vacation homes near the airport dirt roads and golf carts for cars, very island life slow pace, they transferred us to a boat a 24-28’ dusky left a low tide and he carried us to the caves, provided snorkeling gear, one of the most unique experiences with a very experienced boat captain! We spent 20-30 mins there then visited the pig beach! Same thing another amazing experience! We then took the boat to the best beach I’ve ever been to in my entire life the open clearest water whitest sand cay! OMG I could stay here and just chill the entire day! Best part of the trip! But it still wasn’t over yet, we then hopped back on the boat and went to a marina where they had a restaurant and below the restaurant docks were sharks! Bottom feeding on what appeared to be bread and raw fish from the filet table this was super unique because you get to go in the water and swim with the sharks! The day still wasn’t over we went back to where the airport was to have lunch at a famous restaurant at the yacht club that everyone has been to from Sean Connery to the sandals resort ceo to Johnny depp food wasn’t that great and this was the only area of disorganization from the trip because some of the group paid for their meal some didn’t but the restaurant didn’t know who did from who didn’t so they billed us all we sorted it out after, the day still wasn’t done because after lunch we went to visit iguanas they weren’t out in full force we only saw one or two but it was very secluded and clear waters so still a good time! Then we headed back to the airport got on the plane and went back to our hotel. By far the best birthday trip I’ve ever experienced!
Written July 30, 2021
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Hi Andre Thank you very much for taking your time to leave your review and honest feedback. I am so glad that you had a very enjoyable time on the tour. I fully appreciate your feedback about the Gold Package add-on hotel transfer service and we are working to ensure we provide vehicles that are of an excellent standard. We are always striving to better improve our tours and services, so thank you again for your feedback.
Written August 5, 2021
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Joshua M
1 contribution
Dec 2021
BAT was everything it promoted. Unlike the myriad of other tours promising similar adventures, BAT came through big time. They were prompt, professional and on time. Communicated in a timely manner and let us know when to be picked up and ensured we were dropped off. We had the Gold Package and expected the best and received it. The biggest highlight:

Smiling Dave - our SUV driver who picked us up from the airport and then brought us back on time.

On the day of our return back from Exuma to Nassau, our plane was severely delayed and we had to get to the hotel to take our Covid Tests as we were leaving the next day. We HAD to make the last appt or else we would be stuck in Nassau for Xmas.

Smiling Dave picked us up at the airport and drove (with caution) as fast as humanly possible to get us to our Covid Test with 3 mins to spare. He IS a CHAMPION and exceptionally warm and generous human being!

Thank you Dave!
Written January 1, 2022
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Thank you for leaving us a review. We have passed on your kind words and feedback to our Driver Dave. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time on the tour and that everything met your expectations, including your Gold Package upgrade.
Written March 15, 2022
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Jennie B
Bedford, UK120 contributions
Nov 2021
This trip is absolutely amazing!!! The day was first class and I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking to visit Pig Beach whilst in The Bahamas. Every stop on the tour was well thought out and well planned. Our little group of 7 had the best day.
Written December 17, 2021
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Thank you so much for leaving us a review, so glad you had an amazing time!
Written March 15, 2022
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Mollie
Estes Park, CO1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
We had an amazing air tour to Exuma combined with 3Ns Swimming Pigs tour. Flying Bahamas Air Tours is the way to go! We were upgraded to a private plane out of the private airport and were able to skip long security lines. The pilot was professional and passenger safety was of upmost importance. All staff members from the airport staff to the tour guides were very friendly and made the trip one to remember. If you are island hopping, definitely choose Bahamas Air Tours!
Written June 22, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Mollie. Your photos of the Exuma Cays from the plane look amazing! Glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our new charter flight service on the Day Trip.
Written June 23, 2022
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stevenhobbs
Bixby, OK3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Amazing experience, from pickup to drop off. The flight was beautiful with a bird’s eye view of the islands and ocean. Captain Dave served as an outstanding tour guide! I would highly recommend this trip for anyone staying in Nassau and wanting to visit the Cays while in the Bahamas.
Written April 27, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and a wonderful photo of the Exuma Cays from up in the plane. I am glad you had an outstanding time with Captain Dave!
Written April 27, 2022
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