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Can You Swim With Pigs In Bora Bora?

When I first visited Bora Bora, one thing I really wanted to do was swim with pigs!

I ended up spending hours researching it to find out if it was possible.

Here’s what I found out…

Can You Swim With Pigs in Bora Bora?

Unfortunately you are not able swim with pigs in Bora Bora as there are no wild pigs present on the island. 

I was kinda disappointed when I found this out as I’d already set my heart on it. It turns out I was confusing Bora Bora with the Bahamas where you can swim with pigs.

My heart wasn’t broken for long though as I soon found out that there’s plenty of other unique things to do in Bora Bora that you can’t do anywhere else.

Bora Bora is actually famous for being one of the only places in the world where you can swim with sharks.

The sharks present around the island are harmless to humans and pretty small.

I ended up doing this when I went to Bora Bora and had the best time. It’s genuinely one of my favorite memories from the whole trip.

Find out more about swimming with sharks in Bora Bora in my ultimate guide.

What Else Can You Do In Bora Bora?

As well as swimming with sharks, there’s plenty of other fun activities you can try out in Bora Bora.

This tour allows you to get out onto the water on a jet ski where you’ll cruise past stunning bays, small islands and Mt. Otemanu. 

It also includes a shark and stingray boat safari and a delicious Polynesian lunch.

On this tour you can watch the sunset from the deck of a catamaran. It includes a glass of sparkling wine and snacks.

This tour is a day trip around the lagoon in Bora Bora. It includes a snorkeling experience where you’ll see tropical fish, coral, stingrays and maybe even a shark. 

It also includes a delicious Polynesian lunch served on the beach.

Snorkeling is actually one of the most popular activities in Bora Bora. Check out my ultimate guide to snorkeling in Bora Bora for more info.

Where Can You Swim With Pigs?

The only place in the world where you can swim with pigs is in the Bahamas. 

Specifically you will need to go to Big Major Cay which is one of the Exuma islands. The island is referred to as ‘Pig Island’ locally.

There you will find Pig Beach which is filled with cute pigs swimming in the clear water and playing on the golden sand.

The only way to reach Pig Beach is by joining a boat tour.

If you’re interested in swimming with pigs in the Bahamas, then check out the top rated tour below:

This tour includes swimming with the famous Bahamian pigs but also you’ll get the chance to feed iguanas and sharks. It also includes transport from Nassau to Exuma.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Exuma then Grand Isle Resort & Residences is one of the best.

For more information, you can read my post on the cheapest ways to swim with pigs in the Bahamas.

Check out the pigs of Exuma in the video below:

Deciding between the Bahamas and Bora Bora? Check out my comparison guide Bahamas vs Bora Bora.

And that’s it!

Even though there aren’t any pigs in Bora Bora, there’s still plenty of other fun things to do in Bora Bora.

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Megan Jones is a travel expert and founder of Traveller's Elixir, who has been travelling the world full time since 2021. Megan's travel tips been featured in numerous media outlets including Metro, Timeout, Thrillist and more.

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