The above is a video from our visit (produced by Mike Corey of Kick the Grind with a cameo by Will McGough of Wake and Wander). You can see us running down the beach at the end of the clip, tossing out vegetables as the pigs scramble after in pursuit. Despite being "wild," the pigs are extremely social and somewhat trained, at least in the sense that they understand you are there to feed them. As our boat approached the island, the pigs came running out of the woods when they heard the sound of the engine.
In other words, they know the deal. But that was charming in a way -- and definitely bizarre. As they swam out to us, we jumped in to join. One of the most surprising things was how good of swimmers the pigs were, churning their little feet, breathing loudly and snorting away but chugging along. When we got tired, we swam into shore, which ended with the scene described above. Check out the video for a glimpse.
For those interested in making their way to Pig Island, we can recommend these guys on Great Exuma.
[Photo: Will McGough for Jaunted]