Northwest of Staniel Cay and southeast of Fowl Cay, the snorkeling at Big Major Cay is best known for its Pig Beach. While the stories vary of how they arrived, the visiting snorkelers enjoy diving with the friendly and hungry swimming pigs.
To reach the snorkeling at Exuma Cays, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. To reach the out islands from Nassau, you can either use Bahamas Air (which is known for late departures) or use the mail boat ferry service (393-1064). The main airport at Exuma Cays is the Exuma International Airport (GCT). Note, it is sometimes possible to fly commercial air from southern Florida into Great Exuma Cay, such as the United/Silver Airways flights from Ft Lauderdale to Georgetown. The capital city of Georgetown makes a good base.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Thunderball Groto off Exuma Cays, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Big Major Cay is the 15th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Exuma Cays.