After our stay at Norman’s, we continued south to Staniel Cay. On our way we passed this HUGE mega yacht, complete with the helicopter on the back. It was definitely the biggest yacht that we’ve ever seen. EVER. All we could do was stare at it with our mouths hanging open as it slowly passed by. You know there had to be someone pretty darn rich important onboard. We heard later that Johnny Depp was getting married on his private island which was like 10 miles north of us. We literally passed it on the sail down that morning. I’m assuming that’s where this yacht was headed. Guess our invite got lost in the mail. Damn mail boats are so slow down here!
We were excited to see the famous swimming pigs, which are actually on Big Major’s Cay, right next to Staniel, and is uninhabited except for the pigs. I’m assuming that the locals didn’t want to share their island with a bunch of feral pigs and “relocated” them to the next island over. Totally understandable. Especially after we saw how aggressive they get when you approach them with food. We were careful to toss our bread out and away from our dinghy because we heard that they would jump right in to search for food. Sure enough, as we were leaving, another dinghy pulled up close to shore and didn’t get their food out quick enough, and a huge pig the size of a bear just climbed right on over the side and grabbed their bag right out of their boat. It was pretty funny to watch, only because it wasn’t our dinghy they were trying to board.
Supposedly, they’re not the same pigs each year. I guess Staniel Cay is also well known for it’s yearly pig roasts. Mmmm….